The compact direct-drive servo motor design minimizes stack height and simplifies mold design.
The additive manufactured Streamrunner hot runner system from Hasco eliminates sharp corners for improved melt flow.
Husky’s Ultra Helix 250 T2 targets small parts weights with difficult-to-access gate locations, promising less maintenance and more longevity.
As the original melt-delivery system, cold runners still have their place in injection molding, but when demand for a plastic part—and required production—rise, the move to a hot runner can unlock myriad benefits.
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Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.
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.
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.
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.
Attention to design of cooling, ejection, and slides can save downtime and maintenance headaches.
Here's a method to assist with efficient dark-to-light color changes on hot-runner systems that are hot-tipped.
Online monitoring of existing systems and configuration and ordering of new molds were featured at K 2019, as were numerous advances in valve-gate controls.
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.
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.
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.
The world’s premier injection molding technical conference comes to Chicago, March 17-19.
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 industry vets honored at fall meeting of PPA.
At K 2019, HRS’ FLEXflow will power a pair of family molds and the company will showcase new cylinders, hot runner nozzles and cooling technology.
Hasco will feature and expanded range of mold bases at K 2019, as well as launch its own hot runner brand with new Single-Shot individual nozzle.
Just 2 mm wide, this Turk+Hillinger cartridge is suited to small hot-runner nozzles.
At K 2019, Ewikon will unveil a new nozzle range for vertical multi gating, process monitoring tech and a cold runner for LSR molding.
Milacron joins Coperion, Rotex, and other industrial holdings under the Hillenbrand umbrella.