Injection moulder chooses activeFlow

Published: 18-May-2015

German manufacturer of oral dosing pipettes and injectors, elm-plastic, recently solved a problem of cleanroom production of flawless 8ml injectors in a 32-cavity mould with help from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

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Düsseldorf-based manufacturer elm-plastic is one of the latest precision manufacturers to realise the advantage of using activeFlowBalance from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag in its all-electric IntElect machine. In doing so, the producer of medical injectors has addressed the issue of producing thin-wall components in 32-cavity moulds, evening the fill and boosting output by 50% while also increasing general production quality.

Until recently, manufacturing flawless 8ml injectors in a 32-cavity mould had presented the elm-plastic engineers with a major challenge. When components with long flow paths also have small wall-thicknesses, as these have, difficulties can arise. The components in question have a prescribed wall-thickness of just 1mm – while the flow path is longer than 100mm.

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