Liquid Silicone Rubber

Injection Molding

Silicones, and particularly the new generations of LSR (liquid silicone rubber), continue to conquer new application areas thanks to their excellent physical property patterns, offering great opportunity for growth. At the same time, however, they burden the processor with challenges when it comes to precision and process consistency in the injection molding process. But with a system partner who is up to the task, such as KraussMaffei, the Plug & Produce concept can be applied to this material as well.

Advantages of Liquid Silicone Rubber: 

  • Biocompatible
  • Bacterially resistant
  • Can be sterilized because it is temperature-resistant
  • Permanently elastic  
  • Free of plasticizers
  • Long service life 

Advantages of the SilcoSet technology: 

  • Safe, stable processing of low-viscosity material thanks to absolute platen parallelism
  • Exact shot weight consistency even with 256 cavities
  • Consistently high component quality and thus minimum scrap thanks to APC plus
  • Absolute transparency throughout the process thanks to digital solutions
  • Easy changeover from thermoplastic processing to silicone processing

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proven-in-line-injection-unit
Proven in-line injection unit

- High-precision injection due to direct line of action

Barrel with cooling-jacket

- Short cycle time thanks to precise temperature control

Special silicone non-return valves

- Very good, repeatable closing behavior, adapted to the respective material

Leading screw technology

­- Precise and gentle processing of silicones

- Without leaks

Mixing and metering unit

- For each requirement, the right range of peripherals

Water-cooled needle shut-off nozzle

- Safe process all the way through the mold

 

Mold heating

- High heating capacity of up to 7 kW in the standard version

- Heating circuit monitoring

APC plus for SilcoSet

- Compensates for viscosity fluctuations

- Makes start-up with LSR and HTV easier thanks to special material database

MC6 Multitouch

- All functions of the SilcoSet technology are integrated

Highlights of the SilcoSet technology for LSR processing: KraussMaffei offers you the right solution for manufacturing complex components

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The greatest precision in silicone processing – PX 50-55 SilcoSet
Coffee lid production with LSR – live demo at K 2019 (Quelle: Wacker)

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Webinar.

PIONEERS!TALK - sustainable coffee enjoyment with silicone

Durability and bacterial resistance are just two advantages of products made of LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber).

In the new Pioneers!Talk, KraussMaffei and mold maker ACH Solution demonstrate how this demanding material can be processed easily and safely - using a reusable coffee cup lid as an example.

Every part a good part - sustainable coffee enjoyment with silicone
(Video Expert Talk of 10.02.2021)

Feb 10, 2021

Munich

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HEY!TALK - Every part is a good part

The processing of LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) is challenging and calls for an injection molding process that is sophisticated down to the last detail. Find out more how to optimize your production in terms of precision, stability and transparency in our Webinar

Every part is a good part - Zero-defect production with SilcoSet and APC plus
(Video Expert Talk of 20.10.2020)

20.10.2020

Munich/Germany

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