BIRNS’ new custom 40-tonne hydraulic transfer press (photo: BIRNS)
BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and custom cable assemblies, has enhanced its existing moulding capabilities with the addition of a new custom 40-tonne hydraulic transfer press. It will provide additional firepower to BIRNS’ moulding facility for connector inserts, allowing computer controlled precision for functions like injecting glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) and providing increased speed and output for large orders.
The press has an advanced user interface for seamless set up and process control, offers the options of either manual or fully automated cycles, and features multiple zone heat control, with closed loop thermocouple connections on the system used for monitoring precise mould temperature. Control transfer pressure, velocity, time and position provide the exact transfer profile required for highest quality parts with exacting tolerances, such as the company’s extremely high density, 6km-rated connector inserts. The press can store hundreds of individual moulding recipes with Ethernet access to the BIRNS server for storage and backup.