Hasco Hasenclever GmbH & Co. KG, the maker of mold tooling components, is investing in its machining operations at its headquarters plant in Lüdenscheid, Germany.
The company also introduced new products as part of K 2019.
Hasco has improved the processing of steel plates for the construction of injection molds, up to 1,000 millimeters in size. The company also has purchased two machining centers from Burkhardt + Weber.
Hasco officials said the moves were done to achieve higher performance and more flexible production. They said it also "marks a further step in the ongoing process to provide even better and faster deliveries of stress-relieved steel, precision standard parts and ready-to-install system components to moldmakers."
The company has extended the range of its P1 steel plates to include 2,000 new dimensions.
At K, Hasco showed improvements to its HASCO App, adding a calculator for the surface temperature of a thermal insulation sheet for injection molding. By entering individual parameters, such as plate type, mold temperature and plate thickness, the surface temperate can be rapidly established on the sheet. That information can be used for designing a tool.
Also, Hasco's hot runner division presented, for the first time, its products under the Hasco hot runner brand.
The new single-shot individual nozzle has an optimum price-to-performance ratio. It has been designed as a single nozzle with maximum temperature homogeneity and generous flow channel cross section. Different tip geometries guarantee an optimum tear-off quality and ideal heat conduction to the gate, company said.
Also new: The screw-on vario shot nozzle. For high-temperature applications, Hasco has added multiple coupling systems — the Z809HT and Z819HT — to its range of shutoff couplings and nipples. The couples have high-temperature sealing rings for maximum loads, will permanently withstand water heating up to 160° C and oil heating up to 200º C. For heating with air, the limit is even higher, going to 250º C.