Modular sensor cables and LED light box makes integration of sensor signals from multiple cores to single press inputs simple and easy.
Plastic & Injection Molding
PFA Inc.’s mini hydraulic locking cylinder delivers 8,000 pounds of preload force in a new narrow format, enabling multiple small cores to nest together and time independently.
With PFA’s SWITCHMAX® mold wiring solution, it is possible to connect all core position sensors into single press inputs for set and pull, and provide operator side LED light indications for core positions. Secondarily designed for blocking unwanted signals, the system includes cross-connected sensor verification for mechanical switches, 3-wire PNP integration, and relay sensor adapters […]
Responds to industry chatter about long deliveries for Hydraulic Locking Cylinders. While supply chain impacts from Covid-19 have plagued many manufacturers, the roller coaster ride has seen some bright spots in service and delivery. PFA Inc., supplier of KOR-LOK Side Action Systems – a specialty type of Preloading Hydraulic Locking Cylinder, for example. During the […]
Anyone who has worked with plastic injection molding machinery, likely knows that issues can happen. Unfortunately, when they do, they often result in wasted materials and directly impact the speed and quality of the finished parts that are created. Not all troubleshooting steps are going to work for each application, but knowing what tips are […]
As a common defect in injection molding, flash can have a significant impact on the level of scrap you are producing or cost of secondary processes as a manufacturer. While Automotive and Medical suppliers typically reduce scrap to near zero as part of the controlled process monitoring, many other components do not operate with as […]
No matter what upcoming projects you may have as an injection mold builder or injection molder, there is a good chance that you are looking for ways to save money – improving your injection molds or molding process. While the steps required to complete a project may be diverse and specific demands targeted to unique […]
While there is no denying that plastic injection molding has positively impacted a variety of different industries, the recent coronavirus pandemic has led many manufacturers to determine how their services may impact the medical industry or other associated industries in times of need. Modern medical-grade plastic injection molding can be used to create medical devices, […]
Injection molding defects are often inevitable, and depending on the type of mold, various things could affect part quality. Typically, challenges are factors like material differences, ambient environmental impacts, machine changes, margins of error, and much more. Simply put, a variety of different things can cause injection molding defects; however, there are also small changes […]
For many manufacturers, there is often a deeply rooted misconception in their customers that metal is always better than plastic when creating parts. Depending on the part being created, however, this approach could be causing unnecessary costs for a product that may be just as strong if cast in plastic instead. But when are plastic […]