|PERFORMANCE Core Pins® is one of the fastest growing products in the mold making
That is because PERFORMANCE Core Pins®
perform beyond our product claims in most applications. In addition to the unmatched
performance, we offer superior quality with product availability in more standard sizes
than any conductivity pin on the market.
When it comes to cost, PERFORMANCE Core Pins®
provide one of the fastest returns on investment possible for any mold component used by
the industry. Product cost is insignificant when you see the results of quality and
productivity improvement in your finished products.
When you use a PERFORMANCE Core Pin® in place of a
conventional steel core pin or beryllium copper pin, without any other change to the mold,
you will see improvement in the cooling of the plastic in the area affected by the pin.
This means faster cycles are possible, with higher quality parts, less scrap, less lost
production. The overall result is more and higher profits.
Many mold makers and molders define "adequate cooling" as good water flow
rates in close proximity to the molding surface. Many mold makers and molders are of the
opinion that if the core pin or mold design will not facilitate water directly in the pin,
that there is no reasonable cooling opportunity. Many molders don't believe they have a
problem with heat transfer and cooling with their steel components. These mold makers and
molders obviously haven't tried PERFORMANCE Core Pins®.
Our product is made from a Beryllium-Free Copper Alloy that allows PERFORMANCE Core
Pins® to transfer heat far better than standard steel
core pins (6-10 times), even better than beryllium-copper core pins (2
QUALITY/MOLD CYCLE LIMITED BY CORE PINS
If you design, build or run molds that have any other core pin than a
PERFORMANCE Core Pin®, the piece part quality is not as
good as what it could be and the mold is not performing to capacity. Try a PERFORMANCE
Core Pin® in your application, see the PERFORMANCE
GLASS-FILLED RESIN APPLICATIONS
PERFORMANCE Core Pins® can be
titanium nitride (TiN) coated or chrome plated to provide wear resistance for abrasive
filled resins. The TiN or chrome will provide the same additional wear life, as if applied
to steel. And in certain abrasive resin applications without TiN, molders say that the pin
life cycle and replacement costs are substantially offset by the benefits of added cooling
and the increase in mold productivity.
PIN FITS & SHUT OFFS
Many molders have found that by using PERFORMANCE Core Pins®, they are able to run flash-free parts, with more pin fit
clearance and/or shut-off clearance, than would be allowable with conventional steel core
Titanium Nitride (TiN) coating is recommended on a PERFORMANCE Core Pin® in the sleeve contact area. Although uncoated PERFORMANCE Core
Pins® used in sleeve applications, have worked well
because of the reduced coefficiency of friction between the copper alloy pin and the steel
sleeve. Sleeve and pin wear is always more prevalent in molds that are designed without
"guided" ejector systems regardless of the core pin material. In unguided
systems, pin life can be compromised without the Titanium Nitride (TiN) coating.
Performance Core Pins®
Pins® are produced under U.S. Patent