Cinpres Gas Injection, of West Midlands, England, a global leader in gas and water injection solutions for Plastics Injection Moulding, has announced a recent success by more than halving the production cycle times for their customer, Port Erie Plastics based in .Pennsylvania USA
Port Erie Plastics, a supplier of custom injection moulding services, required a solution to overcome the difficulties they were having with the part design of a portable Childs playpen that was creating cycle times that were too high and scrap rates that were unacceptable.
Along with a product re-design, Cinpres offered a new processing method, which included the use of a Cinpres PPC3000 MF4 gas controller, which more than doubled the previous output of the product – manufactured by another molder. Cycle times were reduced from 190 to 75 seconds. Port Erie Plastics also claim that further refinement of the process could see this reduce to near the 60-second mark.
Joe Winkler, senior project engineer at Port Erie Plastics, said: “The original product had design issues that were preventing effective production; cycle times were too high and the scrap rate was unacceptable. The unit supplied by Cinpres has given us superior control and setup capabilities and, with the recommendations of Cinpres engineers, we have been able to significantly improve part processing”.
The product is now in full production and Cinpres employees continue to assist in process setup and enhanced mould modifications.
Jon Butler, Managing Director of Cinpres also commented; “It was essential to react quickly and deliver products to Port Erie’s customer on-time and with the design and cycle time issues rectified.The project is a great success and is allowing Port Erie to manufacture more parts per hour, use significantly less material and offer its customer a more durable and lightweight product. We are now advising on the generation of nitrogen gas and improvements to an existing system to help with nitrogen purity”.
Cinpres Gas Injection are represented in Oceania by HBM Plastics Technologies.