HOT RUNNERS

Precisely Managed Melt Delivery Moved into the Hot Runner

Husky says its new UltraShot injection system miniaturizes the shooting-pot concept of a traditional two-stage injection system—putting it within the mold—to create proximity to the gate that all but eliminates pressure drop.
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Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

Online Hot Runner Configuration Tool Adds New Functions

Nozzle range, resin selection, shot weights, gate types and more are expanded on online hot runner configuration portal.

Improved Hot Runner Nozzle Gate Bushing

Thermoplay says the newest generation of its D-Bushing gate bushing features double sealing and high thermal performance, among other benefits.

New Hot Runner Controller Features Updated User Interface

Hasco’s new Primezone H1281/ hot runner control unit reportedly offers an intuitive interface reminiscent of a smart phone.

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Tooling: How to Properly Size, Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 3

Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.

TOOLING: Hot Runners: A View from the Trenches

I conclude this three-part examination of real-world problems and solutions involving hot runners by focusing on heaters, thermocouples, and controls. Part 3 of 3.

TOOLING: Straight Talk on Hot Runners

Here’s a view from the trenches of a tooling manager who, over 30 years, has experienced the joys and pains of using virtually every type of hot runner on the market. Part 2.

TOOLING: Hot Runners: A View from the Bottom Up

Addressing hot-runner benefits, improvements, and everyday issues from the perspective of decades of experience with probably every brand on the market. Part 1 of 2.

TOOLING: Designing Molds for Easy Maintenance in the Press, Part 1

Attention to design of cooling, ejection, and slides can save downtime and maintenance headaches.

How to Start a Hot-Runner Mold That Has No Tip Insulators

Here's a method to assist with efficient dark-to-light color changes on hot-runner systems that are hot-tipped.

Hot Runners: Valve Gate Nozzle Offers Greater Wear Resistance

Husky’s Ultra Helix 250 T2 targets small parts weights with difficult-to-access gate locations, promising less maintenance and more longevity.

Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
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Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'

Beginning Oct. 8, we will be bringing exclusive, live, online technical content on a wide range of processing topics that you can access for free.
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Hot Runners: Control for Hydraulic Needle Drives; Wear-Resistant Design for Abrasive Resins; and Specialized Film Insert Molding System

HRSflow has introduced a trio of developments, offering precision needle control in hydraulic systems, wear-resistant hot runners for filled resins, and a line targeting film insert molding (FIM), for the back molding capacitive films, for example.

Barnes Group Announces Restructuring

The company, whose portfolio companies include Synventive, Thermoplay, männer, Foboha, Priamus and Gammaflux, will cut approximately 400 jobs globally.

Tooling: How to Properly Size, Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 3

Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.

Hot Runners: Two New Control Related Products

Compact operating and display unit and power controller for precise switching of resistive loads launched.

HRSFlow and RJG Pair Technologies for Advanced Process Control

By pairing HRS Flow’s servo-driven FLEXflow hot runner with RJG’s sensors and eDART controller, the collaborators say they’re able to sequence mold filling based on what’s actually happening in the tool vs. time or screw position.

Hot Runners: Controller Adds Industry 4.0 Functionality, Set-Up Assistant

The latest iteration of Meusburger’s profiTEMP+ hot runner controller supports EUROMAP 82.2 for data exchange between injection molding machines and hot runner controllers.
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Hot Runners: Nozzles, Valve Gate Unit & Control Announcements

Meusburger’s PSG brand expanded the smartFILL nozzle series; provided pneumatic and hydraulic operating units for valve gate nozzles and combined the VCON controller with the profiTEMP+ in one cabinet.

Tooling: Combined K 2019 Booth for Hot Runner, Molds and Process Control Brands

Barnes Group will collocate its Molding Solutions strategic business unit in a combined booth for the first time at K 2019, with FOBOHA, Gammaflux, männer, Priamus, Synventive and Thermoplay sharing a stand.

Plastics Pioneers Elect Three New Members

Plastics industry vets honored at fall meeting of PPA.