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Foam Tooling of Hinge Lid Container

Foam Tooling of Hinge Lid Container

Our job is not to create the foam take-out container, but to create the tooling that makes the foam take-out container run profitably and consistently. Omnitool Inc. has been designing and building foam tooling since the early 80’s. In the process we have learned an awful lot about what makes these tooling solutions run and run well. Some of our tools have been in service for over 15 years.

5 A Before we start the design of a hinge lid container we scrutinize the design looking for issues that might adversely affect the performance of the final product.
5 B Since we have designed numerous hinge lid containers in house we leverage that experience to make sure that the container will close correctly, that the tabs closure mechanism will function as planned, and that the hinge will perform as intended.
5 C This foam hinge lid container required the use of in mold shear keys. The job of the shear key is to trim out the hole that facilitates the closure mechanism. Our experience manufacturing tight tolerance work shines through to make shear keys that perform better, and last longer reducing down time.

For more information on this design and manufacturing project, please see the details below.

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Tool Type 28 up , 4 Across
Tool Dimensions 14.00 X 50.00 X 46.188
Shrinkage .003"
Product Size 1.71 X 5.236 X 10.236
Material Formed .059 Foam PS
Design Software Used Pro Engineer
Mounting Irwin 50"
Cavities Flood Cooled
Embossed Inserts
.016 Vac Hole
Plugs flood cooled
Embossed Inserts
front and rear sheet clamp
10 weeks
Tab Slot Shearkey
Photo Lugs
Clamping Flood Cooling
Front and Rear Sheet Clamp
Air cyl. Actuated
Hook ups Vacuum: 1-1/4"npt
Cooling: 1/2 "npt
Delivery Time 2 Weeks Design
8 Weeks Build

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Project Name 5" Hinged Lid Container
Project Scope Narrative
Market Served Food Packaging
Material Trimmed .059 Foam PS
Number Across 4
Product Size 5.236 x 10.236
Mounting Irwin 50"

Die Spec

Posts 4- 2" posts
Shut Height 7.875
Material A-2
Hardness 54/56 Rc
Product Handling Stacking Table
Servo Feed Photo Lugs

Punch Spec

Type Blanking
Material A-2
Hardness 58/61Rc
Clearance .0003/.0006 Per Side
Shear None
Engagement Depth .125" @ 7.875"
Pilot Nylon
Ejector None
Delivery Time 2 Weeks Design
8 Weeks Build

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