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One of the factors that continues to distinguish Dynacast from our competitors are our unique four slide (multi-slide) machines. We have many different types of proprietary machines that allow customers a variety of options for die casting. In this blog post, I’d like to discuss the latest development of our A2 machines. These machines were created in 2008 specifically for Dynacast. It uses our multi-slide technology for faster cycle times and tighter tolerances.
Created in 2008, this A2 machine can handle components from 3.5 to 35 grams and 75x65 mm. It has four pneumatic movements and four hydraulic thrusters for a locking force of up to six tons. The machine is a low cost machine that’s used for higher quality demands. There are move cavities and a higher shot weight when compared to typical die cast machines. A2 Thrusters have a flexible crosshead adaptor system and a fast pneumatic injection system. The locking force is independent from air supply because it uses hydraulic thrusters.
The A206 SIS machine was first created for Dynacast in 2011. Based on the A2 thruster machine, it is a low cost SIS machine used for higher quality demands. Like the A2 Thruster, the A206 SIS has four pneumatic movements and four hydraulic thrusters for up to six tons of locking force. The machine also takes up minimal floor space. One of the differences is that the A206 SIS has an SIS hydraulic injection system. This system is a two-phase injection that avoids heavy flashes and improves the surface and porosity of a part, therefore improving the part quality. There are constant process parameters that equate to high repeatability. A great feature of this machine is the ability to run data comparisons on current runs versus previous runs. This allows us to easily see if the parts are being manufactured the same throughout the entire process.
The A210 SIS machine was created in 2009. This machine is typically positioned between our A2 and A3 machines and has ten tons of locking force. The A210 SIS is usable for all of the A2 die sizes that are available – which means up to 100 x 100 mm. The shot weight is up to 90 grams and it, like the A206 SIS, contains an SIS injection system. The A210 SIS machine fills parts faster without heavy flash and improves surface quality and decreases the porosity of parts. It has high CPM rates for A3 parts while being able to have more cavities for A2 parts than previous machines. There is also faster set-up time because it has a quick connector system for sliders.
The A2 machines that we have available make it possible for us to produce parts in mass quantities while still ensuring the best quality. We are constantly upgrading and updating these machines to keep them running smoothly and to make sure they have the most up-to-date technology. Keep a look out for my blog on how we maintain our machines!
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