StackTeck Enhances Mold Qualification Capabilities

The moldmaker offers a virtual mold testing capability package for customers limiting travel during the pandemic, as well as for when future business resumes. 


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High-performance injection molding machines at TeckCenter.

High-performance injection molding machines at TeckCenter. Photo Credit: StackTeck

StackTeck Systems Ltd., (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) a global manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production molds, reported on Dec. 9 that it has successfully navigated through a challenging year, quickly adapting to new ways to serve customers, while providing them with everything needed for successful mold approvals.

“Our operations have continued running without interruption while accelerating deliveries and adopting the new protocols needed for international deliveries,” says Vince Travaglini, StackTeck’s president and CEO.

One way in which StackTeck has adapted to the new business environment was the development of a comprehensive virtual mold-testing capability package. It includes three simultaneous live feeds of the mold running, part quality follow-ups and a full data package that is delivered to the customer in real time. StackTeck says it will continue to offer this service to its customers worldwide as the situation with the pandemic continues, and it will remain available as an option in the future as business travel resumes.

“We had a series of our molds virtually approved. Even though it was a new experience and project done virtually, the mold approvals were given in a very efficient way. The communication, the videos received, the meetings with StackTeck and the technical support were very good,” says Aura Colmenares, development manager from Phoenix Packaging Mexico. “With the pandemic still in place, we see no problem with continuing to work in this way and doing mold approvals virtually. The big advantage is that we already know the way now, and we can certainly see a short- and medium-term future to continue with testing and performing mold approvals virtually. Despite not having been present at StackTeck, we had all the necessary information to approve our molds, we received plastic parts and this process allowed us to continue working virtually without problems.”

StackTeck has eight molding machines that range from 100 to 750 metric tons that are ready for a variety of mold applications including an Arburg ALLROUNDER 720 HP 290T, Demag El Exis S 100T, Engel e-Speed 650T, Husky G-Line 300T, Husky HyPAC 500T, Netstal SynErgy 420T, Netstal Elion 420T and Netstal Elios 750T.