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Injection Molding Clamp Force Requirements

In plastic injection molding, clamping force is required to hold the mold halves together while they’re being filled, under pressure, with the molten plastic. The force required by the injection molding machine to hold the mold together is expressed in clamp tonnage. A “200 ton” machine, for example, is capable of creating a clamping force equivalent to a total of 200 tons. So, how do you know how much clamp tonnage, and therefore which injection molding machine, is required for a [...]

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Injection Molding Machine Clamp Tonnage

Believe it or not, the clamp tonnage page of our website gets a lot of traffic. A lot. The amount of interest in this topic is really quite surprising. We ran across a great article published on the Plastics Technology website two weeks ago that is definitely one of the best articles ever written on the topic of clamp tonnage. The article, entitled Clamp Tonnage: More Is Better…Right? was written by Jeremy Williams, a consultant/trainer for RJG Inc., a company that [...]

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