At NPE 2015, French injection press builder Billion SAS showed fully automated multishot molding of two hollow bodies fitted with a TPE seal and four metal inserts, an automotive mart on an all-electric Select press with 200 tons of clamping force. The work cell had a bolt-on, third injection unit.
Billion molded the parts on a Multitube mold from Georges Pernoud North America Inc. The Multitube concept allows the molding and assembly of several components by overmolding the bonding area, in one-shot production, instead of injection molding two or more parts separately, and assembling then in a second step.
Billion, of Bellignat, France, makes all-electric multi-shot presses in clamping forces ranging from 40-600 tons. The Select machines give an energy savings of 50-70 percent compared with fully hydraulic presses, according to the company.
Tel. 011 33 614 686 900, www.billion.fr.