Remain aware of mould contamination - 17 February 2020

We are a business with a reputation for supplying many unique and practical products, including the mould reamer. The standard tool is one that is useful for all sorts of mechanical operations. As for ours, we design them specifically for repairing moulds, hence the name. You can use them to rectify any faults in a comprehensive manner. Something about moulds that people have to be aware of is mould contamination. Deposits on mould exteriors can originate from a myriad of sources. The mould and part design could be such that you require considerably high melt-temperatures to fill the part. If this is the case, the user might discover that some deterioration of their components is occurring. This can result in deposits on the mould's surface. Accumulating air pressure If you don't vent the mould adequately, the air pressure inside is going to build. It will do this as the cavity fills. As pressure rapidly gathers on a fixed weight of gas, the gas' temperature shall...

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Containers you can make using Blow and Blow - 09 February 2020

Many projects require you to have specific equipment. This is so you can meet their unique demands. We assist people with this area by providing them with high calibre neckring profile gauges and similar goods. As leaders in the glass container industry, we make it a point to design tools that will satisfy their users. One of the processes people use to create glass containers is Blow and Blow. What happens is that they firstly use compressed air to create the gob inside a parison. This offers the gob a uniform shape and establishes the neck finish. Following this, the parison flips to the other side of the mechanism. From here, air blows the parison into the right shape. It is possible to make several types of container using this technique so it is a very popular one. Boston Round Bottle The first one we will discuss is the Boston Round Bottle. They are made using USP Certified Type III glass. This is for general as well as pharmaceutical use. The bottles are ideal for plant...

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The containers you can make with press and blow - 30 January 2020

As Penico Gauges we design and manufacture a series of specialist tools. For years, we have been at the forefront of our industry. This is because we know what customers desire the most from their purchases. As a result we fabricate our blank mould gauges in ways that enable them to fully satisfy their users. You may already be familiar with glass containers. If so, you are probably aware of the processes manufacturers use to create them. Press and blow is the example we shall use here. However, you might not know about the specific types of receptacles you can make with this technique. Read on to find out. Wide mouth packer bottles These include a spacious opening which makes them perfect for storing solids. The amber coloured ones filter ultraviolet wavelengths out. This turns them into a practical choice for solids that are light sensitive. These containers are the archetypal vitamin bottles. As a result, they are very common as pharmaceutical packaging. You are also free t...

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Gravity permanent mould casting - 20 January 2020

Reamers are tools people use in all kinds of mechanical procedures. What they do is fashion holes inside a mould. They smooth out and debur any edges or imperfections on an object. We distribute a unique model known as the mould reamer. When there is a fault with moulds, you can use one to repair it comprehensively. One of the processes that involve moulds is permanent mould casting. This is useful for creating a huge quantity of castings. You do this with one mould that is reusable. The casting operation merely consists of someone pouring molten metal inside a mould. Here, it cools down and eventually solidifies. Then, you open the mould and remove the casting, and reuse the mould. The material used for the mould is a high-temperature metal. Hot work die steel and cast iron are good examples. How gravity casting works Gravity permanent mould casting is one form of this process. It employs the metal die and uses it in tandem with a delivery system that is gravity fed. This mix...

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Exiting the lehr - 08 January 2020

If someone requires neckring profile gauges, they come to us. Those who have had the pleasure to work with us before know they can count on the quality of our products. In addition, many recommend us to others so they can take advantage of what we are offering. Our products are an essential part of the mould repair process, making them a very popular tool. The glass container process is one that involves many phases. At one point, it goes through what is called the lehr. What we are going to do is talk about what happens at the stage where the container exits the lehr. This is an important time and can have a big impact on the quality of the final piece. Inspections Once it comes out of the lehr, the glassware comes to the inspection phase. At this point, your glass has to be completely cool. We refer to this as the Cold End. This differs to the production stages that came before. Collectively, we call these the Hot End. It was the case that we did inspections manually here...

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Gob and container forming - 27 December 2019

If you have come looking for the highest quality blank mould gauges in the country, you are in the right place. For years, we have been working tirelessly to create the best possible designs. As a result, we have built strong working relationships with our clients. Today, we are the business they rely on whenever they require top tier merchandise. Two parts There are two essential parts to the glass container forming process. Gob forming is one and the other is container forming. With the former, you transform your molten glass into forms that you can mould. Your glass goes into the feeder. Here, a plunger pushes it down past a small tube. Once the glass stream comes out of the tube, it is cut off. You do this so you can create a gob, which is a chunk of glass. Now, we will move onto the container forming operation. This is the heart of glass container production. What happens is that you manipulate and/or blow it into its final shape. In order to fabricate separate container...

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What happens after you form the glass containers? - 15 December 2019

Reamers are utensils that are necessary in many mechanical projects. You either use them by hand or as additions to your mechanisms. The mould reamer is different. It is for the explicit purpose of working on moulds. They come in handy when you find you have to repair any faults. Glass container production made the move to automation during the early 20th century. Since then, there have been major breakthroughs in inspection, efficiency, and automation. However, a glassmaker who was in operation during those earlier days would still be able to spot the essential aspects of a modern production line. They are more or less the same as how they were 100 years prior. What we are going to do is talk a little about what happens straight after the containers are fully formed. This is an important stage and can affect the quality of the batch of products. Step by step After forming, you remove the containers from your IS apparatus. This occurs during the take-out phase. Following th...

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