Hasco America, Fletcher, N.C., is introducing a new version of its multizone hot-runner controller with a 4-in. touchscreen instead of input keys. The Z 1242 unit controls up to 128 zones in up to eight groups. It retains much of the same functions as the previous version, such as the menu keys. Diagnostic and help menus are included. Parameters of all zones are shown in an overview page. In case of warning or alarm messages, the affected zones are highlighted in color. A timer automatically activates the system at a preset time. There is also a USB port.