Husky Hot Runner Controller Covers as Many as 128 Zones

Originally titled 'Hot Runner Controller Covers as Many as 128 Zones'

Husky Injection Molding Systems has added to its family of Altanium hot runner temperature controllers.

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Husky Injection Molding Systems has added to its family of Altanium hot runner temperature controllers. The Altanium Delta3 is designed to bridge the gap between the functionality of the company’s Neo2 and Matrix controllers, offering an integrated, intelligent platform for two to 128 zones of control for increased part quality and improved uptime.

Delta3 features a variety of enhancements for improved operational efficiency, including a highly intuitive navigation method coupled with a large, full-color touchscreen, which are designed to shorten the learning curve for new users, and ensure fast and consistent startups. Automatic storage and recall of setups ensure the same processing parameters are used for a mold without operator intervention. Multilingual support is intended to increase user adoption, while historical event auditing and enhanced process monitoring enable faster, more accurate troubleshooting.

The hot runner controller also features advanced monitoring capability to further eliminate the risk of bad parts entering the downstream process. Integrated mold protection prevents material degradation and addresses issues before part quality is compromised to decrease downtime and reduce risk during operation. Real-time power deviation monitoring enables Delta3 to automatically detect signs of plastic leakage and impending heater failure, mitigating damage to the mold. In addition, the controller has been designed on a platform that supports network connectivity and closer integration with other Husky products, including remote monitoring capabilities using the Altanium dashboard application.

An integrated control card is designed to maximize system reliability by minimizing discrete connections and components. All Altanium controllers also use Husky’s Active Reasoning Technology (ART) for greater shot-to-shot and cavity-to-cavity consistency and repeatability. ART is said to deliver tighter control and minimized variability through best-in-class power output delivery, fully isolated thermocouple inputs and high thermocouple sample rates that ensure the integrity of temperature readings.