Brampton, Ontario, Canada: StackTeck Systems Ltd., a global manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production molds for thinwall packaging, closures, personal care and medical products, will display their newly developed servo IMC technology at the NPE show in Orlando.
A 1×4 flip-top closure mold featuring a servo actuated IMC mechanism will run at the Wittmann Battenfeld booth W-3742 in an EcoPower 180/750 machine with fully integrated Wittmann 4. 0 auxiliaries including a W833 Pro Robot with mold following. As compared to a conventional IMC mold with a cycle time delay of 1.5 seconds for closing, this servo mechanism actuates in 0.35 seconds representing a 75% reduction in closing time.
StackTeck has also used a KoolTrackTM mold stack design for optimal cooling, resulting in reduced hold/cool time and an overall cycle time 3-4 seconds faster than a conventional flip-top closure mold.
The servo drive technology is suitable for unscrewing and flip top caps through a simple interface to the molding machine. The show mold includes its own stand-alone servo control cabinet and pendant which uses a standard Euromap robotic interface to the injection machine.
The arrangement of the IMC closing mechanism remains the same as StackTeck’s proven existing design, based on a track record with production molds with over 1000 cavities, with a single servo drive mounted at the top of the mold. The complete mold and control system are well suited to mold changes between different standard machines.
See this mold running: https://stackteck.com/videos/1×4-servo-imc-flip-top-closure-mold/