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Large-part rotomolding in a small space is the concept behind the new High Volume Shuttle (HVS) machine from STP Equipment Inc., Bromptonville, Que. It integrates a linear shuttle with a rocking oven. It also features a mold-handling platform where a mold can be hung on a rotating arm that is mounted on caster wheels. The wheeled frame rolls the arm into the rocking oven, which rises, oscillates and lowers to eject the molding arm. The machine reportedly occupies up to 50% less floor space than a traditional rock-and-roll model.

The oscillating convection oven has three to five independent temperature zones to improve control in molding oversized pieces, such as kayaks, canoes, and large tanks. The available oven space is 18 to 30 ft long and 100 to 150 in. high. PC touchscreen controls permit programming all aspects of the cycle--cooling, oven angles, temperatures, and cart motion. Set-ups can be stored for quick recall. Other features include four internal air- and gas-injection lines per station.
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Author:Knights, Mikell
Publication:Plastics Technology
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2001
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