Responding to molder requests for a reliable and economical nozzle tip that is a universal design and helps control or eliminate stringing, drool, cold slugs, nozzle freeze-off, and sticking runners at the sprue, Molders Choice, Solon, Ohio, has added a new offering to its catalog of aftermarket parts. The patented design of the “E” Universal Nozzle Tip was developed by Samuel Lee Kern, a plastics consultant and molder in South Carolina.
This “universal” nozzle tip reportedly can replace three different tips—general-purpose, nylon, and ABS types. It’s said to control or eliminate strings (particularly with ABS) and other problems while avoiding high shear and pressure loss. It also eliminates the need for sprue break and allows for longer pack time than g-p nozzle tips. The “E” Universal Nozzle Tip reportedly delivers results more typically achieved by higher-priced shutoff nozzles. The tip is available in 10 different configurations based on radius and orifice requirements.