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Germantown, WI 53022 US

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How to Use Hydraulic Locking Cylinders to Improve Plastic Injection-Molded Part Profitability
Improve complex injection-molded part quality and profitability by reducing mold base size and preloading slides from a solid structure to ensure placement.

Hydraulic Locking Cylinder Provides Plug and Play Integration
PFA Inc.’s Hydraulic Locking Cylinders are now available with low profile PNP style sensors designed to integrate with Switchmax mold connectivity solution.

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Components
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including mold components.

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Throwback Thursday: The Next Level of Mold Optimization
New technology gives everyone the ability to gain significant advantage, which pays off in faster builds, better performance, lower costs, and less-risk molds long into the future.

Throwback Thursday: Mold Side-Actions
Demands for improved quality, lower costs, shorter production times and increased part complexity persist, so this two-part series on thinking "outside of the box" when it comes to side-action methods is still very relevant.

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In Search of the Infinite Processing Window
Side-action preload can yield zero core movement during injection and help molders achieve a robust molding process.

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The Advantages of New Modular Tech: Maximizing ROI and Minimizing Risk
Proven off-the-shelf modular mold components and complete component systems meet today’s demanding drive for a lean approach.

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Quick Math for Cylinder Calculations
Simple cylinder calculations provide good first look comparisons for proper sizing when moldmakers are considering the most suitable side-action option early in the mold design.

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Mold Side-Actions: Applications Rule the Action
With a firm understanding of the effects of injection on the core, slide and associated components, this second of two articles will discuss emerging modular technologies which provide alternatives to the limited solutions previously available.

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Mold Side-Actions: How, Why and When They Work
Understanding the effects of injection on the core, slide and associated components is critical to selecting the best side-action methods for a given application. This first of two articles will discuss the basic physics underlying all side-actions.

Product Categories of PFA Inc.

Mold Wiring
Quick Mold Change Systems
Side Actions or Cam Actions
Switches or Indicators