Mold Deflection Causing Problems With Your Injection Molding Process? Read This.

  • Injection Molding

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, September 9, 2021 - When it comes to manufacturing plastic parts to tight tolerances, minimizing mold deflection is essential. Mold deflection is generally caused by clamping and cavity pressures which then cause the mold to deflect and distort significantly from its intended configuration. In order to extend tool life and maximize part quality you need a machine that allows for uniform clamping force distribution. 

Shibaura Machine’s SXIII series is designed with an advanced clamping system that leverages a 5-point Linkline toggle system and double platen design. This combination offers a uniform clamping force that reduces deflection by 30%, improving mold longevity and preventing flash.

Reduced Deflection in Superior Design

The smart design of the SXIII means that you get a rigid machine structure, with minimum deflection and consistent product accuracy. 

Shibaura Machine’s SXIII 5-point Linkline toggle system directs clamping force toward the center of the platen. This improved 5-point toggle mechanism is angled, which distributes force evenly across the platen, increasing quality and minimizing defects. The system also helps to extend mold life and reduces overall machine maintenance. 

In combination with the double platen design, this allows the user greater flexibility and productivity. The rigid double platen design is engineered with linear guides on the moving platen instead of tie bar bushings, which ensures a steady and precise movement. This construction ensures uniform clamping force and increased parallelism between the platens.

Combining Power + Flexibility

The 5-point Linkline toggle system and double platen design create a powerful combination for high-performance injection molding. Contact our team to learn more about how the advanced clamping system on the Shibaura Machine SXIII can help your factory achieve its goals, from improving productivity to maximizing machine OEE.

Contact us today to see if our SXIII series can help your molding shop achieve its goals!

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