The Press force:XY Plot result shows the force applied by the press over the duration of the analysis, displayed on an XY plot of force versus process time.
It is generated from an Injection-compression analysis.
Using this result
For the compression phase of injection-compression molding, the press force is calculated by multiplying the pressure by the projected area of the compression surfaces (excluding the feed system) on the parting plane, at specific time instants.
If only press packing is applied, when the press force reaches the press force used, it will remain at that preset value (constant force).
Note The number of time steps plotted on the XY graph is determined by the input specified for the Number of regular results in Filling phase and Number of regular results in Packing phase options.
Things to look for
An example of the relationship between the Injection-compression results and how to interpret them is provided in the topic on Press displacement.