C-cores were a show-stopper at Plastec East

Partners Roehr Tool (Hudson, MA) and Westminster Tool (Plainfield, CT) demonstrated a working Dove Tail collapsible core producing threaded caps on a 110-ton electric injection molding machine at the Maruka/Toyo booth at Plastec East, held concurrently recently with Medical Design and Manufacturing East at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

"It's a great product for medical plastics and other molding because it eliminates the hydraulics used for traditional gear and rack unscrewing systems," said Al Hickok, technical sales manager for Roehr Tool in an interview on the show floor.

Introduced in 2009, the DT Core has six segments and has features including variable collapse, split plate actuation and simplified sequencing. In an effort to accelerate adoption of the technology Roehr and Westminster built a demonstration tool that was also shown at Amerimold. A caps and closure specialist, Westminster has been building tools since 1998....

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