Times change - so do the installation tolerances of mold inserts!
Mold inserts are often installed in the floating manner to allow standardization when replacing a defective mold insert. This means that they are no longer fitted exactly into the mold platen, but are provided with a generous tolerance. This is also referred to as «floating mold inserts».
For this installation situation, we have developed a new type of quick disconnect system that automatically compensates for the lateral displacement of the mold inserts. This is made possible by the fact that the two quick disconnect plugs «find» each other automatically during installation, which would inevitably lead to a collision in the case of a rigid disconnect concept.
Floating quick disconnects simplify the exchange of mold inserts because the quality criteria for the mold engineers are much lower. This is a prerequisite for the standardization of molding components, especially in a global environment.
Floating quick disconnects are available for both cavity pressure and cavity temperature sensors.