26 January 2016
26 January 2016
RocTool has launched its new RocTool Performance Cooling (RPC) units.
According to RocTool, these units are used to complement its induction heating process for plastic injection and composites processes. “RocTool Systems & Engineering teams have developed a wide range of new performance cooling units to meet the manufacturers growing demand in our Heat & Cool technologies in production globally,” says Jean-François Martinez, RocTool’s Manager for Systems and Peripherals.
RocTool explains how it now offers a wide range of equipment designed to deliver high performance cooling, mainly for RocTool technology users and the new C-series has been designed specifically for its own processes. Dedicated to both plastic injection and composites processes, the units are easily controlled by RocTool’s tactile interface.
One of the main objectives for RocTool teams working on RPC units is to optimise cycle times to increase equipment productivity. With the C2V for instance, RocTool says that each of its technology users can improve its plastic injection cooling time by reducing the flow to a laminar state during heating, while accelerating the flow to a turbulent state during cooling.
“It is a great cycle time improvement and an extra cooling control capability. It’s a real technological breakthrough that enables our users to have better control over the temperature changes and save valuable production time!” explains Martinez.
“Besides, the T9 is a compact thermoregulation unit offering a greater cooling power at 140kW when standard equipment does not exceed 40kW, as well as high pressure and controlled flow rates. ….For Composites as well!” he continues.
Especially designed for RocTool composite processing, it says the C-series has been developed to improve the complete cycle time by purging the water from the mould in order to reduce the heating time and managing the water flow during the cooling time. “Our C2V unit is used with a water pressure network higher than 3 bar at 100 l/mn, when our C6, C12 and C24 units are used with a water pressure network at 3 bar maximum, the flowrate depending on the model chosen. During the purging sequence, water mixed with compressed air is sent back to a tank to prevent any turbulence in the water network” adds Martinez.