DME Co., Madison Heights, Mich., introduced two new unitized hot-runner systems based on its Stellar and Galaxy lines. DME now offers them pre-assembled with all heaters and sensors pre-wired. Open- and valve-gate versions are available for customers who want a pre-wired manifold without plates.
Galaxy systems are suited to caps/closures, cosmetic packaging, cutlery, and small medical, electronic, and automotive parts. Stellar systems are better suited for micro-parts.
In addition, DME says it has streamlined operations and obtained cooperation with its suppliers in order to provide significantly shorter lead times than in the past. It can now provide components with same-day shipping, custom manifolds and components in three to four weeks, unitized systems in four to five weeks, and full hot-half systems in five to six weeks.