According to Hasco in Germany (U.S. office in Fletcher, N.C.), it is now possible for the very first time to have cooling channels in a mold cross each other on the same plane in a flexible and inexpensive manner. Hasco’s new CoolCross component permits a homogeneous temperature distribution at the mold core or insert, as well as constant cavity cooling on all four sides during the cycle. The CoolCross insert incorporates a locking mechanism to prevent unintended rotation of the unit and blockage of cooling lines.
By allowing cooling channels to cross each other in the same plane, CoolCross reportedly allows for thinner plates and thus shorter nozzles and guidance and attachment elements. Fewer cooling channels can also result, since it is no longer necessary to have separate crossing cooling channels in different planes, thereby reducing tool cost.
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