Injection moulders are looking for ways to increase productivity in their factories through smart investment. The FasTie ejector coupling system from Smartflow gives instantaneous returns.
The FasTie ejector coupling system, available from Tasman Machinery , allows moulders to tie in the mould ejector plate to the machine ejector system, reducing mould changeover times. This feature is useful where ejector space is limited in the machines. The FasTie coupler can be permanently mounted to the machine ejector plate. The quick-connect locking mechanism in the machine mounted coupler snaps onto the mould mounted stud when the mould is installed.
Decoupling is simpler with air being applied to the coupler, which opens to release the stud. The tool can then be removed and the coupler remains in the open position ready for the next tool. FasTie is available in a variety of configurations for both centre ejector and multiple ejector tools. Machine sizes below 500 tonnes utilise a 1” coupler while above 500 tonnes a 2” model is employed.