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Sequential Controller Actuates Up to 8 Valve Gates
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Among the melt delivery technologies Incoe Corp. will display is its GSC-Mini valve-gate sequence controller.

Product Range Includes Mold Cycle Counters, More
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PCS Co. will highlight a range of products, including mold cycle counters, an expanded cutting tool line and more..

Mold Water System Basics
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Molder to moldmaker: “If you want the project, you need to hit the targeted tooling costs.” Then oftentimes the moldmaker builds a tool that fits the budget, but does not have the best performance with regards to water. Here are some basics about the impact of mold's water system.

Mold Project Teaches Criticality of Design Phase Collaboration
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Prestige Mold, Eastman Chemical Company, Mold-Masters (owned by Milacron LLC) and Pres-Tek Plastics joined forces on a project to solve customer challenges with producing small medical device parts made of Tritan™ copolyester with a multi-cavity hot runner mold. I spoke with Eastman's market development manager for medical devices to learn more about the Eastman-Prestige collaboration.

Common Sense Innovation and Moldmaker Collaboration
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As I walked the aisles of NPE last month, taking in all the plastics-related technologies and solutions on display, two obvious trends emerged: logical innovation and moldmaker collaboration.

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OVERVIEW:
Hot Runners

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Hot runners are the systems in place that deliver the material into the mold to make the part. These systems consist of hot halves, nozzles, gates and temperature controllers—all of which must be monitored, maintained and cleaned for optimal performance and to guarantee a quality end product.
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