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Thermosetting Plastic Parts

March 06, 2017

Thermosetting can be explained as the competency in moulding high temperature materials to replace critical Aluminium and Steel components. These plastic materials are popularly made using formaldehyde as the primary raw material, which after moulding and softening is set to a hard mass in which its molecules are fixed. The process of moulding takes place while these plastics form many cross-linked polymer chains in their substance.
 
Honasco is an expert at moulding the thermosetting plastic which provides strength to the product. When heated, thermosetting plastic becomes soft enough to mould and later cools down to take the shape of the product/part. Such thermosetting plastic replaces materials like Aluminum and Steel. It retains its strength and shape through extreme heating too. This makes thermosetting plastics ideal for producing heat resistant products such as insulation parts, car parts, etc.

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Seat Adjustment Mechanism

January 31, 2017

Honasco is a leading manufacturer of various component parts for Seat Adjustment Mechanisms like seat adjuster units, parts for the clutch release mechanism and parts for the seat release mechanism,  which are supplied to Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive OEMs. Highly precise techniques like insert/hybrid moulding & automatic assemblies are used to make products in this category. To ensure compliance with product quality at Honasco, the products are made with an inbuilt ‘poka-yoke’ on the machine and automatically quality checked by specialized cameras.
 
Honasco has developed an experienced engineering & development team which works very closely with customers in order to offer smart solutions to them by improving the process. The team at Honasco is currently working on a new project in which a metal part will be replaced by high quality plastic, thus saving time, cost and efforts. The team always offers VA/VE solutions to customers in order to stay competitive & unique in the market.

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The leader in automotive seating comfort

January 17, 2017

Honasco is a highly specialized manufacturer of lumbar support systems made of flexible plastic for trucks’ car seats and office chairs. Our expertise lies in designing, developing and integrating lumbar support systems.

Honasco’s has developed this unique solution to adjust lumbar support in seating applications. The plastic part made by Honasco can be used with electric motors or manual adjustment knobs to increase or decrease the deflection of the lumbar support. The lumbar support system is also widely used in the furniture industry for office chairs. Besides that, it is used on front car seats in the automotive industry.

The lumbar support systems, at Honasco, are manufactured as jointly with Mullertech to create synergy between their design and our operations. Honasco’s key customers for lumbar support systems include Interstuhl, Faurecia and Magna.
In addition to components for seat comfort, we manufacture components for the seat release mechanism & headrest guides.

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Plastic Parts for Automotives

January 03, 2017

Germany is home to an array of impressive manufacturers and suppliers which provide state of the art solutions for Modules and Systems made out of Engineering plastics components and assemblies. Such modules and systems are especially designed for the automotive industry; the machines and equipment are selected from recognised suppliers, from all over the world, with advanced technology. Such plants are designed, constructed and equipped to match international standards, with in-house Production, Engineering and Development teams to support automation & operation facilities. They have the capability of carrying out tool modifications in-house thus being able to cater to changing customer requirements. Based out of Germany, Poland and India, Honasco Kunststofftechnik is one such key Tier-2 supplier to the Automotive industry. Honasco also has a wide range of patented products in its portfolio which are evidence for its design & development capabilities.

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Why does an engine need a water pump?

February 27, 2017

Since the engine of a vehicle can get overheated easily (owing to the constant electrical currents’ activity), every engine has a water pump which facilitates the exchange of a coolant between the engine and the radiator. Such water pump prevents the engine from overheating by generating a cooling effect from the fast movement of blades through the water inside the pump.
 
Honasco Kunststofftechnik GmbH is proficient at moulding and thermosetting plastic parts like water pump components which cover the water pump in a car. Using the technique of thermosetting to make water pump covers in plastic ensures that the cover is very light in weight as opposed to an aluminium cover. Also, the process of thermosetting is less cumbersome since it doesn’t involve any drilling, boring etc. The plastic part is ready to assemble right after the moulding process.

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Injection Moulding Services

February 11, 2017

Plastic injection moulding is the most popular process used in developing plastic parts for the automotive industries. Injection moulding is now one of the most favoured ways when it comes to moulding plastic. Injection Moulding can be defined as a process wherein molten plastic is forced into a mould in order to eject the plastic part from the mould & once the plastic has cooled down.

Through injection moulding, one can produce more complex parts in any design which would otherwise be difficult to produce using other processes. 2K and 3K moulding are types of injection moulding which are now gaining popularity in automotive, medical and other industries. 2K and 3K moulding refers to producing parts by combining two or three materials together in a single mould. This process compels the use of soft touch surfaces & a hard functional area. One can use inserts within the plastic, in injection moulding.

Plastic injection moulding facilitates the production of an incredible amount of parts per hour, as compared to other processes. Thus, it is widely used in mass-production where one needs higher production with accuracy & low wastage. One can also increase such productivity by increasing the number of cavities in a mould.

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Ball Holders - Seat Guide Rails

February 02, 2017

Ball holders, commonly known as seat guide rails were traditionally made of metal however lately, the advancements in technology have made it possible to manufacture ball holders in plastic. Plastic ball holders have an edge over metal ones owing to their reduced weight and lesser cost. Plastic ball holders also do not stand a chance of quick depreciation as plastics are resistant to rust.
 
Plastic ball holders are made on multi-cavity injection moulding tools with very precise tolerances. After the moulding process, they move to automatic ball feeder, with robots. Once the balls are inserted into the cage, a camera controlled inspection is carried out to check various parameters like the ball’s diameter, existence of all the balls at the right place, over moulding, etc.
 
Honasco is one of the global leaders in production of these ball holders, and supplies the same to all major automotive seat tracks’ manufacturers. Honasco manufacturers 40 million seat ball holders every year and its core competency lies in making ball holders with assembled steel balls through a fully automatic assembly process.

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Headrest Guides for safety

December 29, 2016

A headrest guide is an automotive safety feature, which is integrated into the top of each seat to control the upward & downward movement of the adult occupant's head. Lately, the head rest guide has become mandatory to prevent serious head injury of the passenger.

We, at HONASCO manufacture headrest guides on a fully automatic assembly machine with integrated ‘Poka Yoke’ checkpoints based on customer design, which cater to the 3 series models by BMW, worldwide.
 
To measure torque & performance, an automated Functional Testing must be carried out on an assembly machine.  Honasco uses such a ‘Poka Yoke’ technique to ensure safety and other critical components are correctly identified and assembled in the headrest guides.

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What does a tolerance adjuster do?

December 20, 2016

Tolerance Adjuster is a mechanism designed to bridge tolerances automatically. The tolerance clip is positioned between the two components that are to be connected. The components are aligned in axial direction to the screw connection.

Tolerance Adjuster is clipped to one of the components. A connecting bolt is inserted into the hole of the first component and through the Tolerance Adjuster tolerance clip to the thread of the second component.

The Tolerance Adjuster spring clip generates friction engagement between the connecting bolt and Tolerance Adjuster, extending the tolerance clip, thus reducing the space between the two components until the surfaces meet. Any tolerances are therefore completely eliminated. The connecting bolt is then tightened with no component deformation.

Tolerance Adjuster can only be extended as far as the existing distance between the two components or as far as its maximum extension length. The system has been designed to prevent the components from separating, so allowing a production process with oscillating conveyor systems.

The size and the adjust range of the Tolerance Adjuster tolerance clip can be designed to correspond to customer requirements.

Tolerance Adjuster simplifies the production process thus saving time and costs.

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Jumps manufactures rotating elecetrical assemblies

December 08, 2016

Jumps is known for manufacturing of rotating electrical assemblies, including starter motors and alternators in Gurgaon. The company derives 90 per cent of its sales from exports and has a footprint in 50 counties all over the world. Honasco is involved in design, development and manufacturing of complex plastic components, including hybrid parts, thermosetting parts and filtration systems. The products of Honasco include headrest guides, bearing parts, lumbar support systems, linear guide rails, water pump casings, tolerance adjusters and filters.

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First acquisition by Jumps Auto

December 08, 2016

Commenting on the first-ever foreign acquisition, Sanjay Malhotra, MD of Jumps Auto, said, "Jumps Auto has been focused on acquiring a technology driven manufacturer of plastic parts for the last few years and this acquisition is a great opportunity to absorb contemporary technologies and grow the business. An additional manufacturing facility is also planned for India in the near future.

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Filters and Filtration Elements

April 24, 2017

Honasco GmbH is a specialist in making injection moulding filters with sieve and net elements. These elements are available with various filter materials, different construction types and micron ratings to help protect critical system components.
 
Honasco's wide range of filters and filtration elements provide trouble-free operation when filtering abrasive fluids, cooling lubricants or water-based fluids and are designed to achieve cleanliness requirements. Honasco makes filters with plastic & steel mesh for the white goods & automotive industry.

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