A 16-cavity pre-fillable 5-6cc medical syringe barrel mold designed and built by Tech Mold Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-cavitation molds for the medical, packaging and pharmaceutical markets, will be demonstrated in a high-speed automated in-mold labeling (IML) cell innovated, built and integrated by CBW Automation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of automation solutions for the plastics, medical and packaging industries.
Using new side-gate hot runner technology, called Melt-Cube, developed by Mold-Masters Ltd., Tech Mold designed the 16-cavity mold to accommodate IML technology in cooperation with CBW Automation and Inland Label, a leading label manufacturer for IML applications. Mold-Masters is showcasing its new Melt-Cube side-gate hot runner technology at NPE in this high-speed IML automated cell in collaboration with the supply chain companies. The results of this collaborative are a 16-cavity IML system running a side-gated 5cc syringe with sub 8-second cycles.
In addition to the companies mentioned, the collaborating companies also include Milacron LLC, the supplier of the Roboshot S2000i165B, all-electric injection molding press with artificial intelligence and Fanuc Model 31i-A controller with on-board diagnostics This press, designed with these features for the IML cell, also features a 1/16,000-second scan time for unmatched repeatability and process control. PolyOne Corp. generously supplied the 13T25A polypropylene material being used at the Cell, due to its easy processing in high cavitation tools, and due to the unique end use requirements for this project.