Plustech Inc. introduced three Sodick injection molding machines at NPE 2015: The HCO3VRE micro Vertical press, the LP20EH3 micro horizontal machine and the GL Series of mid-size horizontal press.
All three machines feature Sodick's patented two-stage V-Line plunger technology, that separates consistent material preparation by the screw, and exact dosing on the plunger side. That gives precise molding, ideal for miniature/micro-precision components, tight-tolerance applications and advanced polymer applications, according to Plustech.
The new HCO3VRE has an 8-millimeter plunger and 14-mm screw vertical injection unit with a belt-driven, two-station rotary table. The press ran a direct-gated liquid crystal plastic bobbin application weighing just 0.09 grams, on a two-cavity mold at a cycle time of 1.9 seconds. The clamping force is just 3.3 tons.
The high speed molding comes from a mold-clamping system that closes and clamps in a single motion, coupled with the belt-driven table rotation. The direct-pressure mold clamping system uses four tie bars.
Plustech features two other presses at NPE. A Sodick GL100, 100-ton horizontal press ran an automotive part for a metal-to-plastic conversion. A LP20EH3 horizontal micro molder with an injection speed of 1,300 mm per second and injection pressure of 42,000 psi, molding a small think-walled connector from LCP.
Plustech is based in Schaumburg, Ill.
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