Husky pumps up efforts into PET tooling


Canadian machine maker Husky Injection Molding Systems says it has made significant investments to its PET Tooling business to increase customer value and better respond to market needs. With the creation of a dedicated tooling team, focused investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities, Husky says it is demonstrating its commitment to providing solutions that maximise efficiency throughout the entire lifespan of its customers’ equipment.

“As an OEM supplier, Husky has always taken responsibility for supporting our customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their equipment. The strategic changes we have implemented to our PET Tooling organisation are helping to strengthen our global infrastructure and product offerings,” said Thomas Bontempi, Husky’s General Manager, PET Tooling. “

Husky says it has extensive knowledge of the injection moulding process and offers a complete, integrated system solution as well as by offering best-in-class technology. To achieve this Husky is bringing its patented HyPET HPP5 technology to legacy systems and tooling generations.

One recent example is its patented Self-cleaning Technology, which eliminates hundreds of hours of mould maintenance a year. Originally developed for HyPET HPP5, Self-cleaning Technology is now available for all HyPET platforms.

Husky’s Integrated Mould Alignment is another example of how the latest HyPET HPP5 technologies are being applied to legacy platforms. Integrated Mould Alignment uses strategically placed sensors to provide closed loop feedback from the moulding cell to the system operator. The feedback results in prolonged mold life, reduced regular maintenance intervals and lowered maintenance costs. Husky hot runners are also benefitting from similar advances. An example is the new Ultra G-PET hot runner designed to replace legacy solid skirt technology. By implementing HyPET HPP5’s superior hot runner design, customers benefit from increased longevity with an attractive payback.

Husky has also developed a new 96 and 128 cavity upgrade solution for HyPET systems, enabling customers to achieve a more than 30% increase in production capacity.

As the world’s largest mould maker, Husky says it has always maintained state-of-the-art refurbishing centres, enabling its global customers to easily convert or refurbish PET moulds to ensure quality and performance. Over the last three years, Husky has made strategic investments to further improve its global refurbishment and conversion capabilities that allow the company to expedite delivery, reach more customers, reduce lead times and provide the most effective tooling solutions.

As well, Husky recently established a dedicated cross-functional global team of experts solely focused on serving customers’ PET Tooling needs. This will help support the industry’s growing trend towards increasingly regional applications with shorter lifecycles and lower volumes, requiring tooling solutions that are more cost effective, faster to market and have quicker changeover times.

This is complemented by prototyping laboratories located in Canada, Luxembourg and Shanghai, assisting customers in the development of new preform and closure designs.


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