Bike Sales Gear Up - FCS Pursues Production of Smart, Lightweight And High-Quality Cycling Accessories.

In the context of abnormal climate brought about by global warming, the European Union has set a target of reducing carbon emissions by 40%. Most vehicle manufacturers are pursuing "lightweight development", while the bicycle and electric vehicle industries have made certain progress in this regard. We could look forward to growing market opportunity on bike production machine and bike parts. Generally speaking, steel accounts for over 70% of the raw materials for automobiles. According to Nomura Research Institute, it is estimated that the proportion of steel will drop to 62% by 2025, with the rest being replaced by composite plastics, carbon fibers and other materials to reduce the weight of the car body and interior decoration. Traditional automobile manufacturers, as well as the government-assisted electric vehicle and bicycle industries, all play an important role in lightweight development.


Under the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, commuters have changed to riding bikes to avoid the risk of infection by public transportation. The European and American governments have introduced bicycle purchase and repair subsidies, and even expanded or built exclusive bicycle lanes and parking spaces, prompting a surge in market demand. In Brooklyn, New York City, bicycle sales this year have increased by more than 600% over the same period.

FCS with 45 years of effort and experience in the research and development of plastic injection molding machines, can provide various quality products for customers. High efficiency, energy saving and two-color injection molding machine has attracted much attention and is widely used in bicycle, electric vehicle, automobile and other industries. It also provides a one-stop service for whole plant planning to achieve more with less effort in the process.

Advanced Servo Hydraulic Injection Molding Machine (FA Series)
To better refine products, manufacturers put forward higher requirements on energy-saving, cleanliness, high efficiency and other performance of the injection molding machine. FCS high efficiency and energy saving injection molding machine (FA Series) is an advanced model in the elbow oil pressure category. It upgrades the injection unit and the clamping unit in an all-round way to create diversified products with stable quality. Besides, it offers differentiated technology integration and services based on product characteristics of various industries, which can widely be used in the production of bicycle accessories, 3C, even thin food packaging containers, etc.

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injection molding machine for bike parts accessories production bike pedal
Photo: Advanced Servo Hydraulic Injection 
Molding Machine (FA Series)  
 Photo: Bicycle pedal

In addition to the outstanding performance of single injection molding machines, FCS has been studying a multi-component molding technique for more than 35 years and is internationally renowned as the preferred brand in Greater China. The two-color machine is matched with a specific mold to form more than two-color products one or more times according to the injection process, and customized services can be provided based on various industrial characteristics, product complexity or material differences, so as to meet diversified and high added value product requirements.

Rotary Table Two-Component Injection Molding Machine (FB-R Series)
The servo motor controls the rotary table, which greatly shortens the rotation time by over 50%. It is matched with the accurate rotary positioning clamper to extend the service life of the mold and can be used for the productions of automobile lamp shells, consumer goods and medical supplies.

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two color injection molding machine for bike parts manufacturing
Photo: Rotary Table Two-Component Injection Molding Machine (FB-R Series)

Rotary Shaft Two-Component Injection Molding Machine (FB-T Series)
The movable platen is equipped with a 180° rotating table reciprocating to produce two-color products with protruding coating. The injection and clamping molds adopt liner potentiometers to achieve an accuracy of up to 0.1 mm. The produced products include toothbrush handles, tool handles, keyboard, etc.

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bike handle grip - two color

Photo: Two-color handle for kids push car

Sandwich / Interval Injection Molding Machine (FB-C Series)
The two groups of injection molding machines are designed independently and pressure speeds can be changed and set at will to produce different pattern changes. For products with different inner and outer layers of plastics, the secondary processing can be replaced with primary molding to produce two-color interlayers, mixed color products and patterns.

mixed-color bike pedal
Photo: Bicycle mix-color pedal

FCS's multi-component development ranges from two-color machine to four-color machine, and with the changes of vertical and horizontal turntables, the full series of mold locking forces cover 100-1900 tons. FCS focuses on improving the precision of the injection process and expanding related fields. It has up to 5 injection forms and 19 extended configuration modes, obtaining market verification and selling over 5,000 machines.

types of multi component injection molding machine
Photo: Five Injection Forms of FCS Multi-component Injection Molding Machine

MuCell Injection Molding system

Lightweight development is gaining more and more attention due to its selection of alternative materials, reduction of the amount of raw materials through new technologies, and even reduction of the impact of materials on the environment. The application of micro-foaming molding is one of the important developments. FCS enables customers to grasp the application trend and key process technologies in advance and uses the injection molding machine equipped with MuCell special screw and gas injection equipment to facilitate customers' process, such as reducing injection pressure and clamping force, reducing the weight of plastic parts, reducing production energy consumption, or shortening molding cycle, etc.

>> Click to explore: MuCell injection molding process

iMF4.0 Intelligent ManuFactory System
industry 4.0 injection molding machine

Photo: Architecture of iMF 4.0 Intelligent Manufactory System

As a leader in injection molding technology, FCS creates advanced technology solutions for customers. Since 2017, it launched the iMF 4.0 Intelligent Manufacturing Plant System. Such a system is mounted on the injection molding machine and can independently adjust and control quality parameters based on the surrounding information. It uses intelligent sensing modules to improve product yield and reduce production waste. Through engineering monitoring and feedback suggestions, it can achieve advanced warning and avoid accidental shutdown losses, thus seizing the "intelligent" manufacturing opportunities for customers.

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