Sophisticated hot-runner systems can benefit from the new high-performance electric valve-gate system from Synventive Molding Solutions, Peabody, Mass. Its eGate system precisely controls each valve pin’s position (within 0.01 mm), acceleration, velocity, and stroke. It’s aimed at multi-shot molding, sequential/cascading valve-gate applications, optical parts, and premium cosmetic surfaces. This system is also well suited to use with all-electric molding machines and cleanroom environments.
Editor PickBlock Cavities and Keep Molding
It goes against conventional wisdom, but molding with blocked cavities can be done while maintaining quality with the help of appropriate in-cavity sensors and process-control software.