Incoe Corp., Troy, Mich., introduced HEM miniature hydraulics to actuate valve-gate systems at the recent Euromold 2013 show in Frankfurt, Germany. With about 50% smaller footprint than standard hydraulic cylinders, HEM unis allow closer spacing and higher cavitation without resorting to less powerful pneumatic cylinders. Closer gate pitch can also be advantageous in large automotive molds that require large hot-runner systems.
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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.