Plastic & Injection Molding

Modular Cables with LEDs for Merging Core Pull Signals to Press

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 […]

Plastic & Injection Molding, Switchmax®

PFA Maintains Fast Deliveries

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 […]

Plastic & Injection Molding

How Can You Prevent Injection Mold Flash?

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 […]

Plastic & Injection Molding

5 Injection Molding Defects and How to Improve Them

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 […]

Plastic & Injection Molding

When are Plastic Parts Better than Metal?

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 […]

Plastic & Injection Molding