A new line of hot-runner nozzles is designed to improve heat transfer through the nozzle body and into the tip without heat losses to the mold.

A new line of hot-runner nozzles is designed to improve heat transfer through the nozzle body and into the tip without heat losses to the mold. They come from Volastic Co. Ltd., a new supplier of hot runners, manifolds and temperature controllers based in Bangkok, Thailand. Its products are available in North America exclusively from PCS Co., Fraser, Mich. Volastic was founded by Bob Fill, the developer and original supplier of D-M-E's GateMate system. He later founded hot-runner supplier Mastip in New Zealand, which he sold in 2004. Fill says his new nozzle design features a carbide tip encased in a thermally conductive metal. The metal forms an extension of the nozzle shaft and draws heat from the heater through the shaft rather than through the steel body. The nozzle in turn is heated by a heater with separate thermocouple. Aimed principally at packaging and electronics applications, the design is said to give accurate and lower molding temperatures for sensitive materials. Tel: (586) 294-7780 . www.pcs-company.com

PCS Company
34488 Doreka Fraser, MI 48026
Phone (586) 294-7780 Fax (586) 294-7799