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KOR-LOK® Makes Lean Molding Possible

KOR-LOK® Makes Lean Molding Possible

One of the primary goals of lean manufacturing is the ability to eliminate common sources of waste, inefficiency and ineffectiveness. Not only can these problems eat into your profits, but they can also hinder your ability to create a consistent product with each mold run. As one of the most recommended products for Injection Molding and Die Casting, the KOR-LOK® Side-Action System is the ultimate lean manufacturing solution.

No matter what your current injection molding or die casting process may be, there’s a good chance that you have room for improvement. One of the common problems that manufacturers face lies in the way they pre-load their cores to minimize changes that may occur due to external factors. If you are looking for a great lean manufacturing solution, the KOR-LOK® Side-Action System was developed for you.

At PFA, we feel understanding core forces under injection, understanding the required preload necessary to overcome those forces, and knowing the details of possible solutions, is critical to choosing the correct “locking” cylinder. For this reason, we created the KOR-LOK® to allow for a pre-loaded force to mitigate compression changes and thermal variations. We have worked hard to ensure KOR-LOK® Side-Action Systems save you both time and money during your mold building and molding process.

During injection, changes in temperature and pressure will often decrease the intended core length and result in a “backed up” core face. By utilizing the KOR-LOK® system, you have the ability to eliminate core backup by pre-loading the core above the force of injection. This eliminates the need for time intensive, costly and repetitive tweaking to achieve the perfect timing “at temperature” needed and minimize the chances of defects in the completed part.

With a proven off-the-shelf “lean manufacturing” solution from PFA, your mold works every time. Using a KOR-LOK® Side-Action System will result in shorter design and manufacturing mold build time and will lead to shorter concept-to-production schedules. From spare parts to complex solutions, PFA is the answer to faster production and more profits. If you need a custom solution to enhance your lean manufacturing goals, contact us today to learn how we can help!


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