Fakuma 2014 Active non-return valve for plastics injection moulding processes
Groche has developed a non-return valve, that stops the plasticised melt stream at the right point without the use of electric motors, the company said.
Groche is showcasing its latest development at this year's Fakuma, the active non-return valve. After three years of development and evaluation, it is now running in pilot trials at several well-established customers, the supplier said. The particular feature of the active non-return valve is said to lie in its tip. It is here where the plasticised melt stream is stopped at exactly the right point “end of dosing”, without complex use of electric motors or other pieces of equipment. This is achieved with a special spring and bolt device that locks the non-return valve entirely before melt injection into the mould occurs, Groche explained.
Groche took the opportunity of this new development to allow interested experts to take a look at the world of this professional high-tech screw technology company during its recently held open house event. Almost 150 visitors came to the Kalletal, Germany-based company on 11 and 12 September 2014, with the new active non-return valve being the main focus of interest, the company said.