Keep mould temperature in mind - 29 May 2020

The time we have spent developing the finest blank mould gauges has been worth it. We are now one of the global leaders in our field. For years, our team has also been working to satisfy customers left and right. We have come to fully understand that each of them has unique needs. As a result our service much be flexible and our product range broad. When you are working with moulds, the mould temperature should stay in your mind. You need to choose these while considering the collection of many dependent process parameters. These include the shrinkage of the part as well as its geometry and design. They include residual stresses, ejectability, and surface finish as well. With regards to quality, mould temperature is one of the most significant things to monitor. In fact, it is able to influence quality in all sorts of ways. The mould temperature stands apart from the cooling water temperature. It is the temperature actually belonging to the mould cavity once you stabilise it....

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Are you doing mould reaming right? - 17 May 2020

Reamers are tools used for all sorts of mechanical operations. Normally, we would use them to produce holes inside a mould. In addition, they help to smooth out and debur imperfections and edges on items. As for the mould reamer, it is specifically designed to comprehensively repair moulds. When someone machines a hole precisely to size, the top choice for a machinist is typically reaming. Usually, you can't use it to straighten holes. All you are free to do is get rid of a set quantity of stock. However, reaming can actually prove to be an incredibly accurate procedure when you do it properly. Prep In order to carry out reaming correctly though, you will require decent preparation. Essential elements include leaving the precise amount of stock following drilling and understanding when to ream twice. It is also preferable to use a multifunctional device or another utensil full stop. Last but not least, you must specify the most suitable reamer for the task. In numerous...

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Avoiding trouble with canning - 06 May 2020

When you work with our company, you can ensure you receive products capable of matching your needs. This is even the case with our necking profile gauges. As industry leaders, we have proven ourselves more than capable of satisfying clients. We design everything to the highest standard and have the very best equipment to hand. Canning is a method of preserving foods and often involves the usage of glass jars. The process itself can be somewhat intimidating. It is a highly scientific procedure where a lot can go wrong. You should not let this put you off though. To help, we are going to talk about some of the most common canning troubles and how to prevent them. Should you pre-warm a lid? First, we will discuss pre-warming lids. This is more on the side of being unnecessary rather than a mistake. At one point, some establishments recommended pre-warming the lids in addition to the jars. However, quality assurance teams did their own research into this area. The conclusion was t...

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Are you aware of the importance of mould cooling? - 24 April 2020

We have spent much of our time designing and manufacturing the best possible blank mould gauges. As a result the Penico brand now has an impressive reputation. However, this does not stop us from wanting to improve. Clients in over 40 countries depend on us but we want to expand this even more. Therefore, we must continue to better ourselves to satisfy their needs and attract new customers. Cooling is essential The majority of mould makers and moulders are aware of the advantages of having as much heat removal machinery in a mould cavity or core as possible. However, there is a lot of material about cooling down mould cavities. This can make it tricky to determine what to do. Merely drilling a hole in the core's lower area for a closure and introducing a bubbler or buffer leads to uneven heat. As a result the core won't cool effectively. In addition, there is going to be a longer cooling time that is expensive and wasteful. Instead, you have to lower this heat withi...

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The right way to carry out mould repair welding - 17 April 2020

A reamer is a utensil that is used in all sorts of mechanical operations. You use them by hand or they act as additions to machines. Normally, you need one to create holes inside a mould. It is possible to deburr and smooth out any imperfections and edges on an object. As for our mould reamer, it is a critical tool for mould repair operations. Mould repair welding provides an economical way of adding life to a utensil. If wear renders moulds unusable or they are broken, they need engineering to repair them. So that the weld can perform correctly within its application, you have to pick and apply the filler metal properly. Premature weld failure can happen when you base filler rod selection on the beliefs that what is on hand shall work. You may also think that a quick turnaround is more important than weld life, cheaper is better, or that soft materials won't crack. Filler material Making the right choice of filler material is a vital element of the pre-weld engineering...

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Permanent surfacing or coating may be preferable to thermal surfacing - 07 April 2020

Something you need when operating in the glass container industry is the correct profile for your mould. If one single fault exists, it will be enough to ruin your products. Our company is here to ensure this does not come to pass. We do this by providing the highest quality necking profile gauges. You will have a much easier time making your measurements with these by your side. Thermal surfacing is a technique used to augment the surface properties of base metals. In addition, it prolongs the operative life of your mould. Another use is to take care of worn out exteriors. Sulphur containing lubricants are capable of degrading the mould surface. Because of this, it is preferable to use permanent surfacing or coating. Chromium oxide layer The excellent resistance to hot glass Ni-Cr-Si-B alloys have is described via the emergence of a chromium oxide layer. This is on the coating surface. Said layer is not miscible with the silicon oxide that exists inside the glass. This augmen...

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The other steps involved in blown glass production - 25 March 2020

Creating the ideal blank mould gauges has taken some time. However, thanks to our efforts, we have been successful with this. We have not stopped though. Instead we are continuously looking for new ways to improve on our work. That way, we can be confident that we can satisfy our client's requirements with ease. As experts in the glass container industry, it makes sense that we know the facts relating to all kinds of glass. One variation would be blown glass. Another word for this is moulded glass. Here, the manufacturer will direct gobs of hot glass to the moulding machine from a furnace. In addition, they head into the cavities where air forces its way in. This creates the neck and general shape of the container. When shaping them, they become what is known as a parison. Conditioning To manufacture the final container, you would use one of two processes. They are Press & Blow and Blow & Blow. Regardless of the one you choose, there are several other operations yo...

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