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TPE - how to remove gating

TPE - how to remove gating

TPE - how to remove gating

I'm switching the grommets that we design from a rubber material to a thermo plastic elastomer with 400% or so elongation. My question is how do I mechanically remove the gating after the mold opens. Presently the rubber that we use is hand trimmed. Are there any manufactures, tooling companies that do this. any advice?

RE: TPE - how to remove gating

I would look at some type of end of arm tooling if you have a robot on the press.  You can equip them with snips to trim gates from the parts.  Yushin, Star, and many others offer this option but I think you may need a servo driven robot for more control.  Good luck.


RE: TPE - how to remove gating

You can use a overhead robot with vacuum suction to remove the component from the tool, this can then drop it straight onto a degating tool to automate the process.

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