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Comtec IPE covers every aspect of injection moulding processing – from product design to production planning. The variation in electronics products, from consumer to electrical, requires a broad understanding of technical moulding, fast cycle times, post mould processing and assembly. Our integrated manufacturing systems produce high-precision, complex components, with repeatable fast cycle times – always at competitive unit costs.

our process

To ensure that everything is right from the start, we advise you in detail from the concept stage onwards. Each system is designed and manufactured for long-life, with high-quality materials & components to match any electronics application. A Comtec IPE integrated manufacturing system is fully installed in your factory, ready to make your parts.

specialist partners

Arburg GmbH & Co. KG

Our long standing partnership with Arburg GmbH & Co KG, one of Europe’s leading injection moulding machine manufacturers, provides Comtec IPE with a range of high-quality injection moulding machines and automation systems designed and developed for both technical and high speed product manufacturing, with integrated assembly and automation. This includes both high-speed electric, hybrid, and hydraulic moulding machines and a wide variety of processes and process combinations, such as vertical moulding machines, rotary table machines, and fully automated assembly. <learn more>

mould manufacturers

Comtec IPE partners with a limited number of mould makers who specialise in different sectors for the manufacture of electronics moulds, including insert over-moulding, assembly moulds, in-mould decoration, multi-component, and special processes such as Ritemp, hot-melt and rapid heat/cool.

Priamus Systems Technologies

Priamus manufacture innovative solutions for in process measuring, monitoring, switching and control for quality assurance in injection moulding. Priamus Fill Control works to automatically balance the fill of each cavity during the production process. The patented system automatically adjusts the hot-runner nozzle temperature settings based on the fill time in each individual cavity, ensuring consistent quality parts. <learn more>

Ritemp Technologies

Ritemp design principles result in a thermal balance between plates by enabling even steel conditions between cooling chamber and heated component, leading to a more balanced filling of cavities. Manufactured using standard machining techniques, the cooling technology dramatically improves mould surface temperatures, to provide: • improved cycle times • improved part dimensions • lower energy costs • no condensation on mould surface.  <learn more>

HB-Therm AG

HB-Therm AG are specialists in mould heating and cooling units. Their Variotherm technology allows rapid switching between high and low temperature fluids to the cavity insert (rapid heat/rapid cool), helping to: • eliminate weld-lines • achieve optimal surface quality • reduce injection pressures • reduce sink marks <learn more>

Tampoprint AG

Tampoprint AG pad printing and laser marking machines to meet the highest quality requirements, from manual systems to fully automated systems, used in multi-shift operation with high throughput speed. Highest precision of the print image registration on convex, round or flat parts by using the pad printing process, one to multicolour, or by using the Alfalas laser marking process meets the high standards for electronics products. <learn more>

materials

We partner with a number of engineering resin specialists, to ensure that the right materials are selected for the product that you need to manufacture. This includes providing customised solutions to your moulding. If you are looking for a solution tailored to your needs rather than trying to make your process fit an off the shelf compound then we would be happy to assist.

automation & ancillaries

Comtec IPE integrates automation systems and ancillary equipment that are perfectly matched to the mould to form a highly repeatable and accurate production process. Specialising in: • simple robotics to six-axis • inserting, take-out & assembly systems • end-of-arm tooling • material drying systems • mould temperature regulation systems • chiller systems • material handling systems • printing, decorating and marking systems • unique product identification systems • vision systems • quality control systems • production control systems

support, training & expertise

Comtec IPE is committed to assisting its customers achieve maximum manufacturing equipment up-time. Comtec IPE’s Service Technicians are factory certified, field experienced and are equipped with detailed checklists describing what and how the pieces of equipment need servicing. Technicians have access to specialist maintenance tools and software, maintenance databases, engineering design teams, and multiple technology experts. Our process trainers are experienced in the requirements of electronics injection moulding and automation, to ensure that your process remains optimised.

specialised technologies

In conjunction with Arburg, Comtec IPE offers the specialised process of hot-melt injection moulding. The low viscosity and virtually pressure-less over-moulding enables the watertight encapsulation of sensitive electronics, even without a housing. Hotmelt is not a plastic, but rather an environmentally friendly adhesive with excellent material properties: • Excellent adhesion • Electric insulation • Temperature resistant from -40 to +130°C • Resistant to petrol, oils, acids or alkaline substances • Highly flame retardant • UV and ageing resistant • Suitable for dyeing. Injection moulding offers several significant advantages in comparison with other processes, such as two-component casting or hotmelt moulding:  • Short process times and high productivity • Injection moulding machines are not just restricted to hotmelt processing • Material preparation according to the first-in, first-out principle • Customised quality control • Cost-effective aluminium moulds.