(max. tool geometry. 1400x600mm; weight max. 2500kg)
Our customers profit from product development activities that are geared to market trends, many years' experience of production that meets the highest standards of quality, a world-wide distribution network and maximum service quality. The production facilities are in close proximity to customers, which permits extremely short delivery times and fast response to market requirements.
In addition to standard products like axial and angular heads, EWS offers swivel units, slot broaching tools, multiform tools and multi-spindle machines. There is just no limit.
The tool clamping systems range from the classic collet chuck holder to Weldon and hydro extension to Capto, KM, ABS and HSK.
The applications range from classic CNC lathes to highly complex turning milling centers.
The rapid change system EWS-Varia has set a standard for a flexible modular system. With its safe handling and short change-over times, EWS-Varia ranks among the most successful systems in the market. This was impressively confirmed by the Innovation Award awarded by the German state of Baden-Württemberg in 2006.
"Made in Germany" is of course guaranteed by EWS also for these tool systems.
Static tools form one of the EWS core areas. There is no other manufacturer in the world offering such a variety of products: More than 20,000 different tool holders are available for machine operators.
Our portfolio includes VDI tool holders with shaft diameters of 16-80 as well as block tool holders of BMT55-BMT85 to machine-specific holders for MAZAK, Okuma or Mori Seiki, to name just a few.
We also offer prism holders according to DIN 69881 (VDI3425 Bl.3) in all nominal sizes.
Simultaneously a highest possible service can be granted. Our employees have a long lasting experience in the construction and the completion of plastic injection tools and the ambition to perform it for our customer.
Our department of tool manufacturing has modern CNC milling and sinking EDM machines as well as surface grinding machines so that we are able to meet the task of our customers with the required quality, exactness and efficiency.
Areas of application
We manufacture for the automotive, furniture, optical and medical industry.
More than just plastics
Plastic as a versatile material has become an important part of our everyday life. They surround us nearly everywhere and their variety in design, quality and technological possibilities has increased rapidly over the last years. The spectrum ranges from ordinary plastics to ultra-light-weight special plastics up to ultra-hard and space-tested materials. Recently, the industry tends toward an exchange of metal or glass in favor of lighter elements to reduce weights and costs.
One-shot and two-shot plastic injection molding
As a contract manufacturer for customers operating in various sectors, we produce complex plastic injected parts with one-shot or two-shot technology. Always on the side of the costumer, we develop constructive approaches, test their feasibility with fill-analysis (MoldFlow) before production and produce tailor-made forms in an in-house mold shop. This shortens the actual process of creating and producing an idea to a finale product. On customer demand, we also refine products or assemble complete systems. We process precise parts with weights from 0.1 g up to 400 g.
Plastic injection over-molding of coated glass
PENTACON holds a patent in over-molding coated glass as used in optical filters. Other than uncoated glass, coated glass reacts far more sensitive toward pressure or thermal deformation. We have developed an approach to over-mold such glass with plastics at a large-scale production.
Even very complex and precise threads are no problem with this method.
Metal substitution and hybrid parts
Due to rising raw material prices, our customers increasingly change their production from using high-cost metals toward less costly plastics with similar or even better qualities. We counsel you in finding an efficient solution to lower your costs for materials. Ranging from exchanging single components to a re-design of your products (hybrid parts) up to the complete material exchange - we have developed a wide range of technologies and methods to save you costs and material weights. Usually, our customers come from the automotive industry where products tend to become increasingly lighter.
Tool and form making
Our in-house tool shop is a key for successful product development. Together with our engineering department, we are able to quickly realize costumer ideas to optimized products. We produce precise and complex tools at our HSC-milling center and degrading studio, which would not be possible with common cutting technologies.
- One-shot and two-shot plastic injection molding
- Plastic-metal hybrid parts
- Plastic-glass hybrid parts
- Module assembly
We process a broad range of stocked materials such as PS, ABS, PP, PA, PEEK, PC, PET, PPO, PPA, TPE, which can be colored and documented upon costumer demand.
We produce with machine clamp forces from 250 kN up to 2,800 kN.
0.1 g up to 400 g
- 410 x 410 mm
- 930 x 930 mm
Tool & Form making
We have an in-house tool and form making division, which develops but also maintains tools and form in high quality.
up to a size of 400 x 300 x 300 mm
up to a size of 350 x 220 x 220 mm
up to the size of 550 x 400 x 400 mm
up to the size of 1,030 x 635 x 610 mm