A valve gate for side gating in packaging or medical applications is new from Ewikon Hotrunner Systems of America Inc., East Dundee, Ill. The nozzle is positioned in the mold insert with a sealing collar at the nozzle shaft. A cylindrical valve pin enters and crosses the nozzle from the side through an angled bore. The bore diameter is large enough to avoid contact between the pin and nozzle body, keeping the pin free of any load that may be initiated by thermal expansion of the body. A combined valve-pin guide and seal incorporated into the mold insert allows use of a standard manifold without any modifications.
1051 E. Main St. East Dundee, IL 60118
Phone (847) 844-9351