Free Webinar Advantages of servo-actuated moulds

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Converting mould systems previously driven by hydraulic or pneumatic means to electrically-driven mould motions, specifically via servo-motors and actuators, offers many advantages. ETMM will present the basics of servo-driven mould functions, various control solutions, the key benefits of mould electrification and the application testing process in a free webinar on 25 February 10:00 CET (09:00 BST, 16:00 ICT).

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Converting mould systems to electrically-driven mould motions offers many advantages. It is a trend that is happening in our industry and it is something that Husky is very well aware of and actively actively participates in supplying those systems to the market space.
Converting mould systems to electrically-driven mould motions offers many advantages. It is a trend that is happening in our industry and it is something that Husky is very well aware of and actively actively participates in supplying those systems to the market space.
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Converting mould systems previously driven by hydraulic or pneumatic means to electrically-driven mould motions, specifically via servo-motors and actuators, offers many advantages. It is a trend that is happening in our industry, even though servo control is not new but quite new to the mould making industry in regard to what has been done with mould motions traditionally (pneumatic or hydraulic drives).

Servo motors can drive a wide range of functions in today’s injection moulds, including mould core plate rotation to enable two-material stack moulding, or replacing conventional plate forward and back motions often used to eject parts or operate hot runner valve gate systems. Importantly, the precise, rotary motion of servos can simply and efficiently replace the rotary ejection mechanisms used for unscrewing threaded parts such as bottle caps and closures.

Compared with traditional hydraulic and pneumatic mould actuation systems, servos offer improved cleanliness, higher precision, and more-consistent control, as well as added functionality and energy savings. By leveraging effective software programming on the servo controller, moulders gain greater process flexibility with the ability to significantly and rapidly change moulding sequences. At the same time, servo technology itself is being improved to enable highly efficient, low-inertia motors that deliver faster performance, higher reliability, and greater power.

Register for our free webinar

ETMM will present the basics of servo-driven mould functions, various control solutions, the key benefits of mould electrification and the application testing process in a free webinar on 25 February 10:00 CET (09:00 BST, 16:00 ICT). Participants will not only get an overview and comparison of different servo control solutions, but will also be educated on the pitfalls of motor sizing and the application verification process.

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