Time and Cost Savings by Utilizing Modular Slide Assemblies

Better Molding Solutions (Ellington, CT) has recently launched its innovative new line of standard slide assemblies.

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Better Molding Solutions (Ellington, CT) has recently launched its innovative new line of standard slide assemblies. The ModuSlide™ System is one of the most comprehensive slide assembly systems available on the market today. It is modular in nature, with most of the components being utilized across many of the available series.

Time and money saving features of this new system include: grease grooves in the guides and wear plate; wedge screws that mount from the front or the back; guides with 3/8 corner radius on one end or both ends and wear plates with 3/8 corner radius on all 4 corners; robust design including 11/32 diameter water lines with 1/8 NPT, as well as a thick wedge for the two taller units in each series with accommodation for a wedge lock.

According to company owner Gene Beutel, these, as well as many other features, combined with very competitive pricing, can help mold makers and molders save both time and money. The mold maker saves in the initial building of the mold. The molder will reap the benefit initially, as well as down the road if/when it becomes necessary to replace components, as these standard parts can be purchased right from stock.

Sizes are as follows:  the smallest units are 1.125" wide (overall), with two slide thicknesses (0.500" & 0.750") and two maximum strokes for each; starting with the 2" series, there is a new series every inch up to the 9" series; iIn each of these series, there are 4 slide body thicknesses – 0.625" through 2.125", in 1/2" increments; for each thickness there are 3 maximum strokes available, with the longest standard stroke being 2.300".

With all of the various options, there are over 390 units available, the majority of which are on the shelf, ready to be shipped. Incorporating these units into the mold design can also save time and money as the files are easily downloaded from the company web site in both 2d (dxf) and 3d (pararsolid) formats.