Mould Handling Continuous die or mould handling — from the warehouse to the injection moulding machine

Editor: Alexander Stark

Germany — At Fakuma, the Roemheld Group will present a concept for the efficient change and handling of dies or moulds throughout the entire process chain. Dies or moulds can be handled easily, quickly and safely from removal to transport up to positioning and clamping on the machine, the company announced.

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Efficient die or mould handling throughout the entire process chain: rack systems and changing carts are equipped with a uniform docking system to transport dies or moulds safely.
Efficient die or mould handling throughout the entire process chain: rack systems and changing carts are equipped with a uniform docking system to transport dies or moulds safely.
(Source: Roemheld)

A concept based on coordinated components that can be combined depending on the customer's requirements is the focus of Roemheld's trade fair presence at this year's Fakuma. A wide range of products will be presented — from racking systems and transport carts to magnetic clamping plates for quick and safe positioning and clamping on the machine. At the Fakuma, the group of companies will present its concept and a selection of clamping and handling technology in Hall A1 at Stand A1-1223.

Different types of racks can be assembled to the desired size for the storage of dies or moulds. Die or mould transport is carried out by changing carts. Different models for different weights are available that can be moved either manually or electrically with battery power.

A uniform docking system with which all racks and transport carts are equipped ensures safe handling. Dies or moulds con only be moved when the components are firmly connected.

Magnetic clamping plates position and clamp dies or moulds in just a few seconds

For positioning and clamping the moulds on injection moulding machines and rubber presses, Roemheld relies on magnetic clamping plates. The flexible and universally applicable quick clamping technology is suitable for all ferromagnetic dies and moulds — regardless of their size and geometry. Standardisation is not necessary.

Clamping and unclamping take only a few seconds. A current pulse activates the permanent magnets, which then work independently of the current during operation. Thus, almost all dies or moulds can be clamped over their entire surface with high bending stiffness and unclamped again.

Up to 240°C and for all safety levels

The various magnetic clamping plates of the M-TECS product range are designed for temperatures up to 80 °C, 120 °C or 240 °C. According to the respective requirements, they can be freely designed in size, geometry, clamping force and equipment and are manufactured to customer specifications.

All magnetic clamping systems comply with the current standards for injection moulding machines and rubber presses and the specifications of performance levels “d” and “e”. They are virtually maintenance-free and can be retrofitted to existing machines within a few hours.

As an alternative to magnetic clamping technology, the company offers a wide range of hydraulic, electro-mechanical and purely mechanical clamping systems to handle almost all clamping situations.

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