Mould Components Lever-operated lifting plate lowers energy use
The unit is said to provide gentle compression of the plastic at the injection point for better parts.
Germany's PSG Plastic Service Gmbh has introduced SumoFmax, a lever-operated lifting plate said to increase force exponentially in the closing stroke via a slide role guidance mechanism with an integrated cranked lever. SumoFmax can multiply force, save energy and reduce installation space, the company noted.
Maximum closing force is achieved in the closed position of the pin, the spot the company said is most important. It noted that this feature reduces standard operating units compared to customary stroke plates.
The closer the pin gets to the end position, the more the force rises as the mould closing speed reduces, the company explained. This results in gentle compression of the plastic at the injection point for improved part quality, it noted.
Each pin can be adjusted individually by lockable mechanism, PSG said. It pointed out that SumoFmax is easy to maintain and individual pins can be shut down on demand.