Hex installer eases platen repair

March 8, 2023
C-Pins act as a fail-safe against back-out on C-Sert thread repair inserts on injection molding platens.

C-Pin hex installer Designed for heavy industrial applications, C-Sert Manufacturing’s C-Sert thread repair inserts can be used to make a permanent repair to stripped threads. In the plastics industry, C-Serts can be used to repair platens on injection molding machines, where stripped threads can be caused by frequent mold changes and production pressures. They are self-tapping and made of through-hardened S7 high-impact tool steel. C-Serts have external grooves, to which customers can add a C-Pin, which acts as a fail-safe against back-out.  

What’s new? The C-Pin hex installer, which adds self-alignment capabilities for the C-Pin.  

Benefits Smoother, faster installation of the C-Pin. Customers had previously pounded C-Pins into place with a hammer — which could occasionally cause the C-Pin to break. The C-Pin hex installer eliminates any chance of C-Pin breakage.  

C-Sert Manufacturing, Portland, Ore., 971-347-3185, www.c-sert.com 

About the Author

David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.