55% cycle time reduction with iTherm® Core


shorter cycle time

Background information

Our customer that produces thick wall plastic piping was struggling with cycle times when moulding 90° pipe elbows.

Their cycle time was 256 seconds.

FEA analysis that has been carried out predicted a massive cycle time reduction to 125 seconds (graph below).


 Based on big potential savings customer decided to replace its current core (left image) with a conformally cooled iTherm® Core.



Improvements with iTherm® custom Core

More uniform heat distribution across the work surface


Cycle Time Reduction

By implementing iTherm® Core, the cycle time was reduced by 54,7%, from 256s to 116s.

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