Injection molding process results in practical logistics solution
Miba / Reusable packaging
Durable and resilient, with exact dimensions – logistics solutions in particular are often subject to highly precise specifications. That’s why Austrian industrial and technology company Miba turned to its long-standing partner Greiner Assistec when it came to producing a plastic tray for transporting sintered components. The company responded by realizing a transport tray equipped with a nonslip mat. This mat consists of a plate coated with TPU on both sides, which prevents the high-precision and high-strength components from sliding. Greiner Assistec punches the tray and affixes two yellow labels, which include sequential numbering, the product number, and a QR code for Miba’s internal product information system.
The tray was produced using the injection molding process – the first time the technology had been used on a Miba project. The injection molding tool was designed to include interchangeable inserts of appropriately high quality so that various tray heights could be produced using a single tool in the future.
The version that has now been realized has a height of 37 millimeters, and the reusable packaging for internal use at Miba can bear a load of 7.5 kilograms. All of the customer’s requirements were taken into consideration during production – thereby guaranteeing that the container can be handled using fully automatic methods.
“We know that we can rely on solutions from a single source when we work with Greiner Assistec. We had only one contact partner from the development of the trays through their series supply – and that’s how we think it should be."