Please visit: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
500 Queen St. S
Bolton, ON L7E 5S5 CA
Hot-runner systems from single-cavity units to 96-cavity, single-face and 2 x 64 cavity stack systems for part weights from 0.1 gm to 15 kg. Complete hot halves can be supplied assembled with prehardened stainless-steel plates and interface mounting holes for the cavity plate. Hot half can be attached to the cavity plate and the system started up. Systems fully wired to multipin connectors and electrically tested. Pronto hot-runner systems with delivery in four weeks and mold bases for quick delivery.
Hot-runner temperature controllers from single-zone to 128-zone units require no tuning and are highly responsive to shear heat and other process disturbances, thereby minimizing temperature cycling. Potential cycle-time reductions can be achieved by accurately maintaining setpoint temperature without risk of gate freeze-off.
Hot-runner sequential valve gate controllers for molding parts requiring individual gate control during the filling process.
Altanium small footprint hot-runner temperature control system can support from one to 384 zones. Unique modular control units can be free-standing, mounted on mold, or mounted alongside, behind, or even inside the injection molding machine.
Altanium CM compact hot-runner temperature control system fits snugly onto the mold junction box, leaving enough space for robots, optronics and hoses, and eliminating the need for expensive power and thermocouple cables. Units can control from six to 12 zones.
Clamp type: Horizontal, hydromechanical two-platen
Clamp-size range: 55 to 1100 tons
Injection unit: Hydraulic reciprocating screw or two-stage with electric screw drive
Injection capacity: Injection rates up to 358 cu in./sec
Applications: Thin-wall medical and technical applications
Standard features: PC-based Polaris control, over 40 different injection-unit configurations, swiveling injection unit, large tiebar spacing. Reflex platen design minimizes deflection, enables molds to be run at lower tonnages.
Designs and manufactures injection molds (using CAD), hot-runner systems, and standard mold components. Primary markets include PET bottle preforms, closures, thin-wall packaging, and medical disposable products. PET preform molds from 16 to 96 cavities and mold refurbishments.
Closure molds typically manufactured for high-volume applications from single-cavity prototypes to 2 x 24 inside center valve-gated stack molds or 2 x 64 hot-tip configurations.
Hot-runner systems range from single-drop to multiple-drop stack-mold configurations with standard hot-tip or valve-gate designs. Standard mold parts such as nozzle housings, tips, insulators, and heaters available. Specialty components custom built.
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Milacron is building an impressive injection technology portfolio that will give it greater reach into packaging markets.
Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched its next-generation HyPET HPP5 preform molding system, which incorporates numerous enhancements that reportedly allow for up to 12% productivity improvement.
Husky Injection Molding Systems recently acquired Schöttli Group in Switzerland, a moldmaker specializing in medical and closure molds.
In its first half-century, EVCO Plastics has grown from one half-ounce injection machine in a basement to a $130 million company with 148 presses and 900 employees at nine plants in the U.S., Mexico, and China.
Lightest ever still water, hot-fill PET bottles debut at Drinktec sow.
Husky unveils new member of its Altanium hot-runner controls family, and makes U.S. debut of an enhanced cap-molding system.
After five years of product development behind the scenes, Athena Automation is ready for its close-up.
Molds and tooling were a big topic at the Molding 2013 Conference in New Orleans this January.
There were also several interesting developments in injection molding control and monitoring systems at this past April’s NPE2012 exhibition in Orlando, Fla.
Tooling innovations at NPE focused primarily on multi-cavity closure and medical applications, though there was also a substantial emphasis on large automotive and appliance parts.
More speed, more power, more precision, and more automated functions accomplished in and out of the mold. That’s exactly what injection machinery suppliers were offering at NPE2012.
Most of the emphasis is on valve gating and on doing more in less space. Other highlights include standardized mold components, some impressive feats of moldmaking creativity, and advances in mold simulation.
Hot buttons at the show will be multi-component molding, in-mold labeling/decorating (IML/IMD), in-mold assembly, medical molding, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), micro-molding, and high-speed packaging.
Fairly consistent focus of annual conference was how to get better control of the molding process.
Price pressure from consumers and rising energy costs have increased the importance for molders to reduce energy consumption, measured in kWh/kg of resin processed.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Bolton, Ont., has launched a new generation of its HyCAP hybrid electric/hydraulic molding system for high output of beverage closures.
Boston-based private-equity firm Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity of Toronto reportedly paid $2.1 billion last month to jointly buy Husky International Ltd. and its subsidiaries, which makes injection molding machines, hot runners and molds.
Husky Injection Molding Systems.
At the world’s largest plastics show in Dusseldorf last fall, hot-runner and controller manufacturers introduced a flood of new developments in speed, size, accuracy, and reliability.
There were new presses of all stripes aplenty at K 2010, but the “wow” factor was supplied by automated work cells and integrated manu-facturing systems performing multiple operations before, during, and after molding.