Agathon Centering System Offers Backlash-Free Mold Alignment

Originally titled 'Centering System Offers Backlash-Free Mold Alignment'

Agathon Machine Tools offers a new round fine centering system designed to provide accurate, backlash-free mold alignment.

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Agathon Machine Tools offers a new round fine centering system designed to provide accurate, backlash-free mold alignment. The patent-pending system also is said to provide shorter cycle times, an accurate radial bearing side lock, high durability for mass production applications, high initial load capacity and lower total costs.

The new design allows for pre-centering of the mold halves for a gentle and synchronous close, so injection molded parts can be removed without damage. In addition, the concept does not limit using the system to the four corners of a mold. The moldmaker can place the unit where there will be more of a deflection, providing greater rigidity, improved open and closure, and less wear, Agathon says. The centering system features no noticeable wear and can be used in clean rooms as well as high-precision, multi-cavity molds. It is heat-resistant to 302°F (150°C).