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StackTeck implements servodrives for cleanroom moulds

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Canadian firm StackTeck says it has successfully developed and implemented servo drives for two high cavity unscrewing moulds for clean room applications. This technology is said to enable a more effective arrangement of mould drive shafts, belts and pulleys while incorporating a sealed drive system.

Servo Driven Technology features:

  • Drive system is encapsulated and well suited to clean room moulding
  • Premium servo motor and control components from a global leader
  • Parts are available directly
  • Improved energy efficiency compared to a hydraulic rack and pinion system
  • Mould maintenance requirements are significantly less
  • Simple system with single pendant and 5 buttons to control – unscrewing speed is highly accurate, faster and is controllable
  • Compared to hydraulic unscrewing moulds, servo offers superior part ejection control and reduced cycle time
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“Servo driven moulds bring benefits to customers who are looking for efficient unscrewing mould designs that are more compact and suitable for clean room moulding. Every customer I talk to is interested in the servo approach and considering that it’s available at a very modest premium, we expect it will become the new standard for the industry,” said Vince Travaglini, VP of Sales and Marketing at StackTeck.

“In one case, a single cavity prototype ran with conventional hydraulic technology with an unscrewing time of 1 second. However, when we ran the 16 cavity production mould the unscrewing time was reduced to 0.3 seconds – that’s more than 3 times faster!” stated Jordan Robertson, General Manager of Business Development and Marketing.

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