Tappex Heat Inserter customised to manufacturing process resulting in cost and time savings

Written by Steve Imm on October 26, 2020 in Case Studies

The customised 3rd generation heat inserter of threaded inserts created by Tappex for a customerA local moulding company, who makes interior components for the automotive industry, recently contacted us having researched our Generation 3 multi-point Heat Installation tool.

They had an injection moulded component that required post mould insertion of 4 Tappex Multiserts. Our customer told us they are keen to use new and innovative equipment and to develop new methods to constantly improve production and we were able to help them achieve these goals also increasing productivity and saving costs in the manufacturing process of this component.

Tappex's 3rd Generation Heat Inserter with the ability to have multiple heat cartridges of different lengths

Our Heat Inserter has the ability to have multiple heat cartridges of different lengths

We were able to collaborate with their design engineers to offer tailored heat tip locations to match the customer’s own jig. The ability to install 4 inserts simultaneously will offer substantial time and cost savings over the previous single point equipment and can easily be reconfigured for use with future projects.

Our Heat Inserter is also capable of holding heat cartridges of different lengths which is very beneficial to the customer if they have multiple inserts to heat insert into the component at different heights.

A custom-made jig allowing for easy and repeatable positioning of the plastic moulded component in the 3rd Generation Heat Inserter

A custom-made jig allowing for easy and repeatable positioning of the plastic moulded component

The machine was able to go directly into the production process, providing a plug in solution adjacent to the moulding machine. Thread insert installation can now be completed by the operator within the moulding cycle time.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your project requirements and see how Tappex can help improve productivity and efficiency in your manufacturing processes.