A new line of hot-runner valve gates is driven by an electric stepper motor rather than hydraulics. Synventive Molding Solutions, Peabody, Mass., says its new eGate line can deliver valve-pin movements in increments down to 0.01 in. Each valve gate has its own electric motor, which fits into the same space as a hydraulic cylinder. Synventive says the new line is suited to nozzles of 7 mm diam. and larger. Synventive is also introducing a new 6-mm-diam. nozzle size in thermal or valve-gate designs. (800) 367-5662 • www.synventive.com
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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.