Plastic profile extrusion from Binder + Wöhrle enables almost limitless shaping possibilities in the processing of plastics. The properties and geometries of the profiles, pipes and hoses can vary greatly, from thick-walled and stable pipes, to complex and detailed profiles, to thin-walled and flexibly mountable profiles.
Plastic profiles are elongated parts made of thermoplastics. They are produced by profile extrusion. The profile extrusion process allows almost limitless shaping.
Depending on the geometry and the plastic used, the properties and applications of plastic profiles can vary greatly. Thin-walled TPE profiles, for example, can be flexibly installed and absorb vibrations. Furthermore, complex profiles made of engineering plastics can be used as guide rails of several filigree components in industrial plants, or thick-walled profiles reinforced with glass fiber can provide stability to a system and perform functional tasks at the same time.
Plastic Tubes and Hoses
In pipe and hose extrusion, Binder + Wöhrle produces pipes and hoses cut to length or wound on spools using all plastics available on the market. They are often used for transporting water, gas or fuel, or for conveying individual parts or guiding cables and ropes.
The typical plastic properties such as flexibility, resistance, light weight and low material price favor their use throughout all branches of industry.
Plastic sheathing is a type of surface coating. In this process, ropes, strands or even plastic pipes are sheathed by a thin plastic layer.
Plastic sheathing offers a number of advantages in many requirements. Ropes and strands can be protected from environmental influences and benefit from increased durability and reduced abrasion. The use of multilayer sleeving allows the advantageous properties between plastics to be combined, for example acoustic damping of a guide tube.
Products that have already been manufactured and supplied, such as stranded ropes, are unwound from a spool, sheathed and rewound. Plastic tubes and hoses can be coated with another layer in co-extrusion. In this process, multilayer hoses and tubes are produced in one production line.
Plastic Injection Molding
Plastic injection molding enables further processing of extruded plastic profiles and pipes. Complex and angled connection parts can be injected onto the plastic sleeve in a reliable and cost-efficient manner. It must be taken into account that the connection between the injected part and the plastic profile withstands the requirements of the application. These combinations can greatly simplify the assembly of plastic pipes and replace other connecting or joining parts.
By using the injection molding process, angled shapes can be produced in a reliable and cost-efficient manner. However, it must be ensured that a sufficiently strong connection is made between the connecting sleeve and the Bowden cable sheath and that the material of the sleeve can withstand the loads of the Bowden cable’s power transmission.
If the prerequisites are met, injection molding offers an almost free shaping, cost-efficient and process-safe connection of the sleeve on the Bowden cable sheath.
The production of Binder + Wöhrle also enables further processing of the extruded plastic profiles and pipes. Various 3-dimensional thermal and mechanical post-processing operations can be realized. Some typical processes are bending, coiling, upsetting, tulip, milling, drilling, countersinking and welding.
The changed dimensions can improve or even enable the installation and assembly, respectively the functionality of the profiles and tubes.