Haydon Kerk Adds Mold Flow Analysis Software for Rapid Custom Lead Screw Nut Solutions

CONTACTS: Marcia Colucci, 203-756-7441 ext. 255, marcia.colucci@ametek.com; Jon Daley Product Line Manager, 603-465-7227 ext 515, jon.daley@ametek.com

Milford, NH - Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently added a powerful mold flow analysis software to help with the design of custom-molded lead screw and linear motion components.  Solid Works Plastic Professional is an engineering tool used by Haydon Kerk’s experienced tooling engineers to help speed up the design process and offer customized solutions to fit customer’s application needs.

The use of mold flow analysis helps engineers run critical calculations to expedite the design of custom part and mold features, such as gate location, parting line location, design geometry, material flow, fiber alignment, vent locations, weld-line analysis, and cooling-line locations.   All of these design considerations affect custom parts in the following areas:

  • Ease in part strength
  • Reduction in part voids/improved fill
  • Reduction in cooling/cycle times
  • Reduction in material waste
  • Reduction in part warpage
  • Reduction in mold design/manufacturing time

Haydon Kerk’s experience with the use of over 60 molded materials, including the Kerkite® composites, PEEK and PPS base materials, combined with the capabilities of this new software, allows engineers to reduce the time required for the design and build process for custom molds.  The combination of on-site tooling and molding machines also reduces the time to production for custom parts for existing Haydon Kerk polymers or customer-specified materials.    

Haydon Kerk has been designing custom parts for 30 years.   That experience, combined with state-of-the-art CNC EDM tooling, molding machines and now mold flow analysis, helps to remove risk when designing new molded parts. 

For help with new custom-molded lead screw or other linear motion components, contact Haydon Kerk’s applications engineering team by calling 1-603-455-7227 or email you application and material questions to HK.Applications@ametek.com. 

For more general information about Haydon Kerk products, contact: Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, 1500 Meriden Road, Waterbury, CT 06705. Telephone: (toll free) 800-243-2715 and (international) +1- 203-756-7441.  Fax: 203-756-8724.  E-mail: info.haydonkerk@ametek.com.   Web site: www.haydonkerk.com

About Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. 

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is the joining of two world-class brands in the field of linear motion: Haydon Switch and Instrument, Inc. and Kerk Motion Products, Inc. Together as Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, they offer a wide range of high-performance and precision linear motion products.

Recognized as a leading manufacturer of stepper motor-based linear actuators, rotary motors, lead screw assemblies, and linear rail and guide systems used in niche market applications, Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has developed industry-renowned brands built upon its technical innovation, versatility, customization, product durability, and dedicated customer service. 

 

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