INJECTION Moulding Innovations, represented in Australia by HBM Plastics Technologies has released the TandemMould injection moulding system.
The system allows manufacturers to double their output when injection moulding parts with a long cooling cycle, as long as the injection moulding takes less than half of the total cycle time. It uses the dead time to start processing a second part.
Users purchase the appropriate hardware and licence to adapt their regular injection machine adaptation to the appropriately multi-cavity injection mould.
Output can be doubled, providing the IMM has sufficient mould opening and shut height to accommodate the larger mould.
On a TandemMould cell, two machine controlled tool halves work alternately and independently of one another in one injection moulding machine.