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Sheet Molding Compound Machine (SMC Machine)


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Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) machinery is used to produce SMC, a high-strength glass fiber reinforced polyester material primarily used for compression molding. The machinery involved in the SMC process includes equipment for preparing SMC sheets and compression molding machines for forming the final components. SMC equipment supports high-volume production with short production cycles. Depending on the size and thickness, the production cycle for each part typically ranges from 1 to 5 minutes. The machinery can produce products with complex shapes, high dimensional stability, and strong repeatability. The SMC formulation can be optimized by adjusting the fiber content, fillers, and high-performance additives. The products have an extremely high surface finish.

Application Of SMC Product

SMC is primarily used to produce products such as fiberglass, water tanks, meter boxes, trash bins, cable supports, cable ducts, automotive parts, septic tanks, and resin drainage covers.

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The Machinery Features

  • The machine’s control system has manual and semi-automatic working modes.
  • The hydraulic system uses a two-way cartridge valve integrated system, and the electrical system uses PLC control.
  • The power system of this machine is installed on the ground, making maintenance and repair convenient.
  • The machine is equipped with an independent movable control cabinet for easy operation.
  • The machine can limit pressure, limit travel, position, and perform process actions.

The Machinery Body

The body consists of an upper beam, lower beam, slider, columns, and nuts. The upper and lower beams are firmly connected with four columns and nuts, forming a rigid frame. The slider is guided by the columns and moves up and down along them. The upper and lower guide sleeves of the slider are equipped with dust rings to prevent dust from scratching the column surface. T-slots (specific dimensions proposed by the user) are opened on the slide beam and lower beam. The column nuts can adjust the unevenness of the worktable and the non-perpendicularity between the worktable and the piston. Large parts are precision processed using large CNC floor-type boring and milling machines and high-precision CNC gantry planing and milling machines. The three-beam four-column structure is optimized by computer and finite element analysis, providing high equipment strength and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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Cylinder

The main cylinder adopts a piston cylinder structure, fixed in the center hole of the upper beam by bolts. The cylinder body is rolled, and the piston rod is quenched and tempered, with its surface plated with hard chrome and polished for wear resistance, aesthetics, and corrosion resistance. The piston rod and guide sleeve use composite material technology, ensuring wear resistance, stability, and reliability.

Hydraulic System

The machine uses an electro-hydraulic servo drive system, which has the following advantages:

  1. Energy-saving: Compared to traditional hydraulic machines, the electro-hydraulic servo-driven hydraulic press is significantly more energy-efficient. Depending on the processing technology and production rhythm, the servo-driven hydraulic press can save 20%-60% of electricity.
  2. Low noise: The oil pump of this electro-hydraulic servo-driven hydraulic press uses a low-noise pump. Traditional hydraulic presses generally use axial piston pumps. Under the same flow and pressure, the noise of the low-noise pump is 5dB-10dB lower than that of the axial piston pump.
  3. Less heat generation: It reduces cooling costs and hydraulic oil costs. The servo-driven hydraulic press’s hydraulic system does not generate heat from overflow. When the slider is stationary, there is no flow, so there is no hydraulic resistance heat generation. Its hydraulic system’s heat generation is generally 10%-30% of that of traditional hydraulic machines.
  4. High efficiency: Through proper acceleration and deceleration control and energy optimization, the speed of the servo-controlled hydraulic press can be greatly increased. Its work rhythm is several times that of traditional hydraulic machines, reaching 10/min-15/min.
  5. High control accuracy: The pressure control link of the servo oil pump system is a closed-loop control. The system pressure is measured by a pressure sensor, and the measured pressure does not change with oil temperature or oil viscosity, ensuring high pressure control accuracy and good repeatability, thus improving product quality stability.
  6. Easy maintenance.
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Our Service

Wordwide Install And Remote Maintenance
We have professional after-sales service personnel to provide you with hydraulic press installation services. After the machine is delivered, you can arrange and discuss the installation of the hydraulic press with us according to your schedule and needs. Our customers are located all over the world, but our after-sales service personnel are often unable to arrive on site promptly to resolve issues. No problem. We can provide you with remote maintenance services, saving you time and money.
Modification of Old Equipment
We can upgrade and modify old equipment for customers, especially upgrading intelligent control systems, remote data collection, and providing rich visual touch screens. Applying these new systems and technologies to your previous equipment will bring it up to current technological standards. This can greatly improve the production efficiency and process level of the factory.
Electrical Control System
We can ensure the highest quality of hydraulic and electrical components used in your equipment for a long time. In case of special circumstances, we can deliver parts to your desired location within 48-72 hours, ensuring the smooth running of your production.
What is sheet molding compound used for?

Sheet molding compound (SMC) is a composite material primarily used in compression molding to produce high-strength, lightweight components for various applications.

Applications in the Automotive Industry:

  • Body Panels: Fenders, hoods, trunk lids
  • Structural Components: Floor panels, roof panels
  • Interior Parts: Door panels, dashboards, trunk liners
  • Exterior Trim Components

The advantages of SMC include its lightweight and high strength, making it a suitable substitute for metal in many automotive applications, helping to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel efficiency.

Applications in Other Industries:

  • Electrical Applications: Distribution boxes, insulators, due to its corrosion resistance and electrical insulation properties.
  • Transportation: Internal and external components of trains, trams, personal watercraft.
  • Construction: Roofing tiles, building panels, appreciated for their durability and aesthetics.
  • Appliances: Oven panels, cabinets, benefiting from dimensional stability and stain resistance.
  • Medical Equipment: Instrument covers, waste containers, utilizing its ability to withstand rigorous cleaning and sterilization.
What are the advantages of SMC?

Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) is a composite material primarily used in compression molding to produce high-strength, lightweight parts for various applications.

SMC is widely used in the automotive industry to manufacture the following components:

  • Body panels (fenders, hoods, trunk lids)
  • Structural components (floor pans, roof panels)
  • Interior parts (door panels, dashboards, trunk liners)
  • External decorative components

The advantages of SMC include its lightweight and high strength, making it a suitable alternative to metal in many automotive applications. This helps reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel efficiency.

In addition to the automotive industry, SMC is widely used in other industries due to its excellent performance:

  • Electrical applications (distribution boxes, insulators), due to its corrosion resistance and electrical insulation properties.
  • Transportation (trains, trams, personal watercraft) for internal and external components.
  • Construction (roof tiles, building panels), for its durability and aesthetic appeal.
  • Appliances (oven panels, cabinets), benefiting from its dimensional stability and stain resistance.
  • Medical equipment (instrument covers, waste bins), for its ability to withstand harsh cleaning and sterilization processes.
What is the process of sheet molding compound production?
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