Vital Technologies for Business Success in a Changing Global Market
January 22-25
Hilton Miami Downtown (reserve a room online)
Miami, Florida


Sunday, January 22, 2012, 2:00 - 5:00pm

Energy Optimization in Molding Operations

Instructor: Sean Golzarian, Husky

  • Electricity 101: definition of KW, KWh, KW demand, and KVAR
  • Key tips in reading and analyzing the electricity bills
  • Analysis of electrical consumption: When, where, and how much
  • Metering and site energy profile
  • Understanding of Base and Process loads
  • PCL (Performance Characteristic Line) analysis and tools
  • Key tips for energy reduction in:
    • Process water system
    • Process air system
    • Resin handling system
    • HVAC
    • Lighting
    • Motors
    • Injection Molding Machines
    • Operational habits and practices that affect energy consumption

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2:30 - 6:00pm

Expert Scientific Molding

Instructor: Umberto F. Catignani, Orbital Plastics Consulting

This Workshop is for: Experienced Molding Technicians & Set-up Personnel, Process & Tooling Engineers, Production Supervisors, Manufacturing and Process Engineering Supervisors and other personnel desiring to achieve higher level of expertise and understanding of the injection molding process via Scientific Molding Principles.

This 4 hour Workshop covers the following topics:

  • The Four Primary Plastic Conditions and their effects on Molded Part Properties
  • Establishing Universal Plastic Processing Parameters
  • Converting Machine Parameters to Plastic Parameters
  • P-V-T Relationship
  • Cavity Pressure & Temperature Instrumentation & Switchover Methods
  • Establishing the Proper Injection Rate via In-mold Viscosity Measurements & Injection Velocity Capabilities
    • Methods, Limitations & Misinterpretations
  • Case Studies in using Scientific Injection Molding
    • Methods, Limitations & Misinterpretations
  • Examples of how Scientific Molding has reduced molders overall:
    • Scrap Rates
    • Start-up Times
    • Downtime
    • Defects