Braunform Injection moulds with quick-change system ensure maximum efficiency and flexibility
Braunform offers quick-change systems with modular design to meet the industry's demand for efficiency and short cycle times
For the manufacturing of various mould variants, the interchangeability of mould cores and pins is a flexible, inexpensive alternative without long set-up times. Braunform offers quick-change systems with modular design to meet the industry's demand for efficiency and short cycle times.
Through simple operation of a locking device, cores and pins of different geometries are exchangeable within the quick-change system, the company explained. It added that in the modular design complete components and thus large-scale forming areas can be easily replaced.
Here, Braunform found a solution for replacing nozzle side inserts, in which a side gate nozzle is implemented. The module designed can be separated from the mould during disassembly by a releasable electrical connection at the mould without additional work, so complex wiring work is eliminated, Braunform said.
The modular design is said to allow more compact injection moulds, whereas each module is almost like a small tool. Due to the direct centering of the inserts, ejector side to nozzle side wear is minimised, Braunform said. It added that with floating cavities the thermal expansion of the mould plates has a minor influence. Moreover, the modules can be used in a pilot mould for testing purposes before the final installation takes place in the production mould. Thus, the pilot phase brings both a risk minimisation as well as project safety, Braunform said. Thanks to reduced set-up times, higher costs for the pilot and production mould amortize within a very short time, the company added. In cases of maintenance or repair, the modules can be replaced quickly, which results in minimum downtime.