Brampton, Ontario — StackTeck Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production molds, says it has developed a new approach for fast mold deliveries that uses automated design capabilities and pre-set, optimized design rules.
The company added stack mold applications to its FastTrack brand program, according to a news release, which also says in recent weeks StackTeck has achieved record lead times for round container and lid molds with deliveries in the range of 6-9 weeks
Stack molds for round lids and containers are now available for molds of up to 2x16 cavities, making them suitable for companies in need of increased productivity as a response to sudden market demands for food packaging applications, the release says.
The lead time for a round container mold in a 2x2 configuration is six weeks from order until mold test while a 2x16 round container mold lead time is now 11 weeks under the FastTrack program. Round lid molds also average 6-10 weeks on stack mold configurations starting with 2x2 and up to 2x16 cavities.
StackTeck customers need reliable high productivity molds fast to satisfy rising market demands for consumer products, Lou DiMaulo, the company's senior vice president of manufacturing, said in the release.
"Our team has found the right avenues to compress engineering and manufacturing stages for stack molds, using automated design and product standardization, which in the end translates to huge advantages for our customers," DiMaulo said.