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For window manufacturers the replacement market is huge but the problem with replacement windows is that the sizes are not standardized. So a window manufacture has a hard time creating tooling to fill some of these sizes that might not have warranted full production tooling. That was then. This is now.

Window Manufacturer

The goal of this unique program was to be able to produce flexible mold that would form specialty frame covers from .041” PVC sheet for windows in .125” size increments that are typically run in low lot sizes. Omnitool’s task was to design and build the tooling that would be integrated within a brand new custom “Modern” shuttle former.

Window Manufacturer

This tooling had lots of “extras” added to it for quick change over times. In the first year alone they did over 20,000 changeovers.

Window Manufacturer

The scale of this tool is amazing. The cooling plate size was 68” x 92” and the stick mount plate had over 2300 (¼-20) holes. The Mold required a temperature controller as well as an Ethernet connection.

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

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Cut Sheet

Tool Type"Custom" Flexible Quick Change-over Tooling
Tool Dimensions70" X 106" X 12"
Shrinkage.003"
Product Size17" X 24" Up To 60" X 84" (.125" increments)
Material Formed.041 PVC
Design Software UsedPro Engineer
Shuttle FormerModern Machinery Model 7296SS
Three Station (oven, form & load)
Master Cooling BaseWater Cooled
automated lock down & positioning
Vacuum PlateEqual Distibution
Sub-plate (Removable)Inserted, Tool Less Vacuum Ports, Self Locating & lock Down
Mold Sticks (Male)Contact Cooled
Qty 162Top Mounted Self Aligning
Mold Corners (Male)Contact Cooled
Qty 8Top Mounted Self Aligning
Hook upsVacuum: 1-1/2" (Thru Platen) Qty 2
Cooling: 3/4 npt Qty 2 "IN" 2 "OUT"

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