NEGRI BOSSI MultiMat®
MULTI-COMPONENT MOULDING TECHNOLOGY
From the technological experience of Negri Bossi comes a range of solutions that satisfies all your multi-component moulding needs.
Negri Bossi MultiMat® multi-component injection moulding machines can be equipped with up to six injection units and each injection unit can be controlled independently. As a result, complete freedom of choice with regard to the type of mould that can be designed and used is possible.
From very small to very large plastic moulded parts for virtually any end market. Negri Bossi offers a complete range of moulding solutions for multi-component moulding requirements.
AVAILABLE INJECTION UNIT CONFIGURATIONS
A range of injection unit configurations are available.
MultiMat® Vertical Units
Horizontal Lateral Units
Horizontal Parallel Units
MultiMat® Overlapping Units
Any of the above injection unit configurations can be combined with one of the other types. For example, a machine can be supplied with both Parallel and Lateral configured injection units.
In addition to the choice of injection unit positions, Negri Bossi MultiMat® multi-component moulding machines can be configured with multiple ejector plates to allow ejection from one side of the mould.
Material Compatibility Chart
MATERIAL COMPATIBILITY CHART
The table below shows the multi-component moulding compatibility between some of the more commonly used plastic moulding materials. The quality of the chemical bond between materials is a direct result of processing conditions.
Lateral Positioning Device
LATERAL POSITIONING DEVICE
For those multi-component projects that require a MultiMat® Parallel injection unit solution, it is sometimes difficult to obtain the required return on investment with a dedicated multi-component machine, particularly when the project life is limited.
Negri Bossi has solved this problem by offering a Lateral Positioning Device. This is a special option available with a parallel injection unit configuration that repositions the injection unit sleds, moving one of the injection units back to the centreline of the machine. With this device, and with a central injection aperture in the fixed platen, it is possible to use the moulding machine in either a MultiMat® multi-material mode or conventional mono-material mode, which ensures that the machine can be fully utilised.
To compliment Negri Bossi MultiMat® multi-component machines, we offer a range of rotary tables that can be controlled by hydraulic or electric servo-motor. The use of a rotary table provides improved precision and greater range in the positioning of the mould, and also enhances adaptability to the specific needs of the mould in use.
The rotary table can be either fully integrated into the moulding machine, which includes controlling the table rotation using the moulding machine controller, or as a separate controller independent unit.
Rotary tables are available with a range of options including water circuits, hydraulic oil circuits, air circuits and electrical circuits by means of a slip-ring device. The number of circuits supplied as standard depends on the size of the rotary table.
When the integrated solution is selected, this includes proper installation of all pipes, wires and connectors for the various circuits, all terminated at an easily accessible connection plate.
A rotary table can be used for 180º (2-shot), 120º (3-shot), or other moulding scenarios.
MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF ROTARY TABLE SOLUTIONS
- Centering holes and lock pin to ensure correct position before the mould closing
- Mould mounting bolt pattern and knock-outs per customer request
- Air, oil and water connections on the sides of the rotary table
Some multi-component projects require the MultiMat® moulding machine to be configured with a special ejector plate design, or even with independently-operated dual ejector plates. The Negri Bossi engineering team is able to provide a full range of special ejection solutions and, because of the excellent versatility of the ejector/core pull software, multiple ejector control circuits are easily implemented.