End-Point Control of Holding Phase Based on Cavity Pressure for Injection Molding
While the switchover from filling to packing is particularly crucial during injection molding, the transfers from holding to screw recovery also significantly affects the quality of molded parts. In this study, the end-point control of the holding phase based on cavity pressure was presented. It was compared with the traditional control method by holding time. The purpose of this study was to validate the feasibility of the end-point control of holding phase by cavity pressure, and to examine its consistency. The weight of the molded parts served as the main measure to probe the process’s capabilities. The results of the verification experiments revealed that the end-point control mode based on cavity pressure could yield better consistency of part weight than the traditional control method by holding time, however, the benefits were not significant. The trigger value of cavity pressure and sensor position should be considered for achieving such high process capabilities.
Chuansheng Wang, Lianxiang Ma and Weiming Yang
J. Wang et al., "End-Point Control of Holding Phase Based on Cavity Pressure for Injection Molding", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 221, pp. 333-337, 2011