* Main arm "B" lifts parts from the mold area and traverses to an open cooling fixture
Once the parts are formed, they are transferred to a cooling fixture
and indexed along mesh belts until they are brought down to handling temperature.
A high-pressure air stream causes the panel to conform to the shape of the one-sided die--they are pushed into the die for more consistent grain movement--and the still-hot panels are then transferred to a cooling fixture
: there's minimal springback.
The subarray consists of a set of dual polarized linear apertures, four advanced EW T/R modules, power supply, cooling fixture
Other news from the conference includes an easy way to monitor screw and barrel wear without extended downtime and an innovative cooling fixture
that significantly reduces cycle time.
Longer mold-cooling time or use of a secondary cooling fixture
are possible solutions, but they add cost to the process.
This permits simultaneous molding, cooling and ejection, for a significant productivity increase without need for a robot or cooling fixture
. Husky hints that the cooling stations on this machine could be utilized for operations such as printing or stretch-blowing of bottles.
Average cycle time range for processing RTM body panels at Aero Detroit (not including the preforming cycle) is 14-17 min, which includes the time to open the clamp, manually insert the preform, close the clamp, inject resin, hold and cure, open the clamp, manually remove the part, loosen and remove flash with compressed-air guns, and place the part in a cooling fixture
. Moore says the next target for cycle times will be under 6 min.
You would also have to walk on the roof, open the electrical panels, test electrical outlets and fixtures, open and test heating and cooling fixtures
, test the plumbing and built-in appliances, and so on, and so on.
When setting up the machine for a new run, Griep said it is important to have the mold and process program ready to be installed and all auxiliary equipment such as cooling fixtures
in place, so that the changeover can happen very quickly.
Use shell core cooling fixtures
to maintain dimensional accuracy