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K 2019 / Barnes Group One-stop solution

Editor: Steffen Donath

Barnes Molding Solutions — including brands Foboha, Gammaflux, Männer, Priamus, Synventive and Thermoplay — covers the entire spectrum of mould-making and hot runner technology at K.

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The joint-booth of the Barnes Group covers all areas of mould-making and hot runner systems.
The joint-booth of the Barnes Group covers all areas of mould-making and hot runner systems.
(Source: Barnes Group Inc)

US-based Barnes Group Inc. is exhibiting in Europe and for the first time showcasing its Molding Solutions strategic business unit at a joint booth in the new Hall 1 (Stand C50 and E50).

The booth concept dispenses with the presentation of individual brands and focuses entirely on customer application. Theme-based sections will present products for demanding projects concerning the manufacture of plastic parts in the medical/pharmaceutical, personal care, packaging, automotive and technical parts markets, as well as electrical and household applications.

Foboha and Männer, Barnes Molding Solutions’ high-precision mould-makers, serve different industries but work according to the same principles in terms of performance, durability, and ease of maintenance of their tools. While Männer specialises in moulds for the medical and pharmaceutical industries with corresponding knowledge in qualification, Foboha develops mould concepts for the personal care and caps & closures end markets. Foboha will present two cube technology innovations at the 2019 K trade show: the Plug ‘n Play Compactcube for rapid implementation and easy maintenance, as well as its Reversecube TM, a system of counter-rotating cubes on an Arburg injection moulding machine, which replaces several molding machines and automated assembly units with a single system.

In hot runner technology, Männer, Thermoplay and Synventive will exhibit their very latest developments and projects in their sectors. Männer continues to focus on its Cylindrical Valve Gate patented by company founder Otto Männer, while Thermoplay specialises in thermal system designs. The two hot runner specialists complement each other to meet specific customer requirements. Thermoplay will present its new range of hot runner systems for multicavity moulds with up to 144 cavities. The new systems offer significant process window improvements and an optimised thermal profile, which reduces energy consumption. This helps to ensure high reliability of the injection molding process and consistent part quality, even at the high speed and volumes specifically required for caps & closures, packaging, and personal care applications.

Synventive, primarily serves the automotive, industrial, electronics, and household goods industries, with solutions tailored to those sectors. For the first time at a European trade fair, Synventive will present its new generation E-Gate system. The electric-drive valve gate solution is now available for larger components and ensures complete pin movement control on each individual nozzle to achieve the highest performance for perfect component surfaces and dimensional consistency. A live demonstration of the proven Synflow two-speed pin control technology will also be presented. Synflow for hydraulic cascade molding now offers even more melt flow control functionality and has been equipped with a new interactive user interface.

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