EHTC 2009

Mould Opening and Closing Mechanism Development Using HyperWorks

Marcello Ostorero, Bottero

Glass producers every day ask to machines an increasing series of performance and targets, in which the most important is the cycle time reducing, in order to increase productivity.

According to these request, Bottero has developed a new generation of mould opening/closing mechanisms, which main characteristics are the high movement speed, the parallel mould movement and the assembly compatibility with old versions.

A large number of space constraints and requests were present at the beginning of the project, and the reduction of components mass is the base to ensure high movement speed.

The Altair HyperWorks suite has been used in all project phases, in order to find the correct moving strategy, the optimal components shape, and verify the component resistance under ordinary use and misuse.


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