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Free Webinar Advantages of Servo-Actuated Molds

Author / Editor: Barbara Schulz / Nicole Kareta

Converting mold systems previously driven by hydraulic or pneumatic means to electrically-driven mold motions, specifically via servo-motors and actuators, offers many advantages. ETMM will present the basics of servo-driven mold functions, various control solutions, the key benefits of mold electrification and the application testing process in a free webinar on February 25.

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Join the webinar to get an overview and comparison of different servo control solutions as well as an education on the pitfalls of motor sizing and the application verification process.
Join the webinar to get an overview and comparison of different servo control solutions as well as an education on the pitfalls of motor sizing and the application verification process.
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Converting mold systems previously driven by hydraulic or pneumatic means to electrically-driven mold motions, specifically via servo-motors and actuators, offers many advantages. It is a trend that is happening in the industry, even though servo control is not new but quite new to the mold making industry in regard to what has been done with mold motions traditionally (pneumatic or hydraulic drives).

Servo motors can drive a wide range of functions in today’s injection molds, including mold core plate rotation to enable two-material stack molding, or replacing conventional plate forward and back motions often used to eject parts or operate hot runner valve gate systems. Importantly, the precise, rotary motion of servos can simply and efficiently replace the rotary ejection mechanisms used for unscrewing threaded parts such as bottle caps and closures.

Compared with traditional hydraulic and pneumatic mold actuation systems, servos offer improved cleanliness, higher precision, and more-consistent control, as well as added functionality and energy savings. By leveraging effective software programming on the servo controller, molders gain greater process flexibility with the ability to significantly and rapidly change molding sequences. At the same time, servo technology itself is being improved to enable highly efficient, low-inertia motors that deliver faster performance, higher reliability, and greater power.

Register for ETMM's Webinar

The online portal ETMM will present the basics of servo-driven mold functions, various control solutions, the key benefits of mold electrification and the application testing process in a free webinar on February 25, 10:00 CET (09:00 BST, 16:00 ICT). Participants will not only get an overview and comparison of different servo control solutions, but will also be educated on the pitfalls of motor sizing and the application verification process.

This article was first published by ETMM.

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