Hot Runner Certification Deepens Knowledge and Sharpens Skill

Moldtrax offers a hot runner certification course that has seats available in December.

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Studies by hot runner makers show that 60–75 percent of all molds that are built today incorporate a hot runner system. The MoldTrax Hot Runner Certification course gives attendees a better understanding of typical hot runner components and critical areas in maintenance. The course also covers the situations that warrant project management and how often that should occur, and it covers the effects of heat expansion. Other topics include bench techniques for work on hot runners, strategies for safety and strategies for minimizing mistakes that cause systems to be “flooded” or “encapsulated.” The course covers electrical issues like heater and thermocouple testing, removal and replacement and the proper use and care of cables, connectors and controllers.

The Moldtrax training includes input from industry experts who have been designing, cleaning, repairing and running all types of hot runner systems for decades. The level of training for each attendee is evaluated by asking the attendee questions to assess his or her skill level so that Moldtrax can assign each student an appropriate system on which to work. Moldtrax has a variety of systems from different manufacturers to challenge the apprentice and the veteran repair technician alike. Working in two-man teams, attendees will completely disassemble, troubleshoot and correct electrical issues and then ultrasonically clean, reassemble and retest their molds.

Seats are available for the last hot runner courses of 2017. They take place December 12–15, 2017.