Diving into the IS Machine's history - 17 October 2019

One thing we want for our customers is for them to have the best blank mould gauges in the industry. To make certain of this, we spent years refining how we create them. We also take the time to understand the requirements of everyone who comes to us. This way we can cater for their unique needs. These days, we have no trouble issuing suitable tools. History In 1922, the Empire Machine Company teamed up with Hartford-Fairmont to create what we know today as Emhart Glass. Around this point, Henry W. Ingle, glass-making pioneer, began working at the company. In 1924, he filed a patent for a glass blowing mechanism. During the following three years, intensive development and research took place with Ingle at the helm. There was also lots of work from his contemporary, one Algy J. Smith. In 1972 the system had its first commercial operation. We now universally know it as the IS Machine. We don't know for sure whether IS signifies its primary attribute of individual sections or...

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What are the multiple casting types like? - 07 October 2019

The mould reamer is a tool that can help you with a very specific job. This task is mould repair. No two jobs are the same though. We have thought ahead here as we provide reamers in a plethora of sizes. The standard ones range from 2" to 7" and we are more than capable of creating special sizes too. One important process that involves a mould is casting. This is a manufacturing operation where you pour liquid metal or glass into the mould. From there, you let it solidify. Several forms of this process exist. You need to know all about them in order to choose the best one for your projects. To assist you, we are going to discuss some of them here. Sand casting This is the most common method and it supplies the most straightforward medium for producing non-ferrous castings. It does so by pouring molten metal inside a sand mould. People select the procedure when producing a small amount of products. They also pick it for large items and for complex shapes that demand i...

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A broad classification for glass containers - 27 September 2019

Anyone who is a part of the glass container industry knows that it is vital to have the right mould profile. This is because if you leave one fault behind, your containers will be incorrect. So, what you will require here is our neckring profile gauges. These shall aid you in measuring one of the vital areas of your mould. Definition There is no exact definition for glass containers. However, there is a broad classification for them. It is that those that possess wide necks are jars. Ones with narrower necks are what we call bottles. However, as with different industries, the glass container industry has developed several terms suitable for its own products and processes only. It is also wise to keep these in mind. Bottles It is possible for a bottle to take on a myriad of shapes. However, the hallmark is always a narrow neck that is smaller than the main body. This eases pouring and allows you to attach appropriate closures. Liquid foods and beverages, including oil, vineg...

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The casting issues you may experience - 19 September 2019

When someone needs to find high quality blank mould gauges, they come to us. Using our superior experience and knowledge, we fabricate tools capable of meeting the client's needs. Once they start utilising our goods, they will have a far easier time running their business in a smooth and cost efficient manner. One process that involves a mould is casting. Here, you deliver a metal liquid into a mould that has a hollow of the necessary shape. You pour this metal into your mould via a hollow channel we call a sprue. Then, you allow everything to cool before extracting the metal part. Like most other operations, it is possible to encounter defects here. Fortunately, there are ways of getting around them. Porosity Of all the casting defects, the most common is porosity. This is the result of complications with the running system. To remove these issues, it is ideal to use bespoke running systems that you tailor to the specifications of the customer.  Trapped gases a...

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Reamers are a cost effective way of obtaining accurate holes - 10 September 2019

When you are taking on a mould repair operation, you will want to have the right gear. Our company can assist you by supplying the highest quality mould reamer money can buy. We have a full range of products to choose from. Moreover, you also have the choice to purchase a driving wrench for it. Advances Cutting tools, machine tools, and toolholders have seen many advancements over the years. As a result, manufacturing engineers and machinists could increase the efficiency of hole making. Now it requires fewer tools to create accurate holes.  One example of the advances would be high-performance drills. Previously, it was not uncommon for machinists to spot-drill, drill, and ream afterwards to obtain the right hole geometry. Now, it is possible to create the same hole in one operation using the right drill. There is a problem here though. It is that toolmakers don't always provide high-performance drills in the correct size. In other cases, the machine procedure or...

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The major types of glass used to create bottles - 29 August 2019

Our business is one that people rely on when they need to buy neckring profile gauges. We have considerable experience with these products. Due to this, it is easy for us to create something appropriate for each need. You may have had trouble with mould repairs already. With our goods however, things are going to change. A manufacturer will typically use one of three major varieties of glass to create bottles. These are borosilicate, treated soda lime, and normal soda lime. The raw materials to create glass include about 70% sand. This is in addition to a particular mixture of limestone, soda ash, and extra natural substances. All of this depends on the properties they desire in the batch. Soda lime When fabricating soda lime glass, cullet, recycled, or crushed glass is another essential ingredient. Manufacturers use these items because they reduce the amount of raw materials they need to use. They also have a low melting temperature and therefore require less energy. The quan...

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The IS machine is a highly adaptable piece of equipment - 20 August 2019

We are a company that dedicates a lot of time to creating the highest quality blank mould gauges. As the years have gone by, we have built a reputation for excellence in this area. As a result, it ensures our team is the number one choice for clients. If you allow us to show you what we are capable of, you will want to buy from us too. One of the essential pieces of equipment within the glass container industry is the IS machine. It is a machine that comes with a modular operation. Because of this, it has proven itself to be very adaptable. Additionally, it is possible to use it with various glass forming processes. In total, there are two elementary principles of formation in mould manufacturing. They are: Press and Blow During the initial forming procedure, the manufacturer produces a parison in a blank mould. Some people also refer to parisons as initial glass preforms. When one is ready, they swiftly transfer it to a second finishing mould. Here a physical plunger will...

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