New Smart Series TSP hot-runner temperature-control module from DME Co., Madison Heights, Mich., offers up to 48 zones and 5.7-in. color touchscreen that folds away so it can be adjusted for optimal viewing. Software features include adaptive auto-turning, automatic self-diagnostic testing, and Smart Start mode that safely bakes out moisture on startup. Patented all-in-one control card improves reliability, and modular six-zone cards deliver 15 amps/zone.
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