Monday, September 11, 2017

Skin Packing Machine

Alcon Post #15

In-House Machine Highlight

The skin packing machine represents the final stage of production for most of our products. The skin packer performs several duties; it provides a protective shield for each part while enhancing the safety and ease of handling for the customer and presents a uniformly sized unit for final packaging for shipment.

At the start of the process, each part is placed on a custom-cut piece of specialized corrugated skin board. Next, heat sensitive plastic sheet is rolled over the parts and attached to the frame at the perimeter. After the start button is pushed, the heating elements roll forward over the parts, the perimeter frame rises to about six inches below the heating elements until the film reaches the proper temperature. Once the film has reacted properly to the heat, the vacuum is started, the perimeter frame descends, the plastic film adheres to the skin board, and the heating element retracts away from the parts. The vacuum continues to operate after the heating element is fully retracted, ensuring that the heated plastic is properly adhered to the board and covers each part as snugly as possible. Each batch of parts sit momentarily to cool before heading off for boxing and shipment.

For a visual presentation of the process, click the link below:
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cooling Manifold

Alcon Post #14

In-House Tool

The pictures above and below provide examples of Alcon's manufacturing and engineering ability in producing intricate tooling. The pictured manifold will become part of a vertical spindle, rotary surface grinder in our plant. It's purpose is to increase coolant flow directly to the grinding wheel/part interface.

We can deliver the same engineering expertise and ingenuity to your product needs.

To learn more about our custom-made tools that we produce and sell direct from our plant in Akron, Ohio, visit our website and contact us today!

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