HOT RUNNERS

What Is the Difference Between Knit and Meld Lines and Why Does It Matter?

Three terms that often get mixed up in the plastic injection molding industry are weld, meld, and knit lines. Meld and knit lines are actually both different types of weld lines. Here is a look at the differences between them, the causes of meld and knit line imperfections, and their impact on part durability.  

Customizable Mold Controller Meets Adaptive Equipment Needs

Husky Injection Molding Systems’ most recent Altanium Neo5 mold controller provides a Basic and Advanced setting to tailor to an operator’s specific needs and skill level. 

Single Shot Nozzle Focuses on Efficiency, Low Cost, Functionality

The extended nozzle range for hot runners provides a wide range of nozzle variants to allow a straightforward feed into a sub-runner or direct gating to the molded part.

MultiPin Actuator Supports Multiple Valve Gate Nozzle Interconnections

The INCOE pneumatic MultiPin valve gate actuator has a user-friendly valve pin, quick coupling and can accept up to 4 gate valves. 

Integrated Cascade Control Unit Ensures Control Over Melt Flow

Conscious of space, the integration of VCON with the profiTEMP+ in one cabinet enables independent valve gate nozzle adjustment for more control.

Expanded Hot Runner Nozzle Series Focuses on Melt Guidance

Meusburger’s offers its expanded smartFILL nozzle series focusing on melt guidance.

Hot Runner Mold and Cable Checker Troubleshoots Mold System Failure

PCS Company’s Mold X Checker and Cable X Checker offerings detect open and shorted circuits and troubleshoots faulty temperature control cables respectively.
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Servo Valve Gate System Advances Injection Molding Process Control

Electrically driven, HRSflow’s Flexflo Evo technology is a ready-to-install system, specifically designed to set and monitor the valve pin position during the injection process.

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Hot Runners

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Hot Runners.

How to Make an Informed Hot Runner Decision

A proper hot runner assessment requires evaluating and calculating key runner system variables.

VIDEOS

K Show Report: Next-Level Efficiency and Control

With a show as big as K 2019 with more than 3,000 exhibitors from 63 nations, you may think that identifying a theme among all the technology would be difficult, but after all is said and done, two words come to mind: efficiency and control.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hot Runner Systems and How to Optimize Their Performance

MoldTrax Hot Runner Extravaganza brings a wealth of expertise and advice for making the most out of the hot runner design, function and performance.

Getting Hot and Heavy during a Little Hot Runner Training

If a mold is the heart of a molding system, then the hot runner system is the heart of a hot runner mold, and I recently learned that there is a lot to know when it comes to designing and maintaining these systems to ensure optimal mold and part quality and performance.

Valve Gate Hot Runner System Provides Common Design Platform

DME’s Smart One valve gate hot runner system provides a common design platform.

Hot Runner Series Ideal for Molding with Challenging Resins

Mold-Masters/Milacron offers its latest advancement in hot runner technology delivering peak performance and precision.

Multi-Cavity Nozzle Solution Improves Thermal Profile and Efficiency

Taking advantage of the latest technological advances, Mastip Inc. continues to evolve its multi-cavity and hot-half solutions with a series of innovations and product upgrades.

HRSflow is Global Market Leader for Automotive Hot Runner Systems

Since the fourth quarter of 2019, HRSflow has been the number one worldwide in the field of hot runner technology for automotive applications.

Compact Nozzle Design Simplifies Cutout Geometry

​​​​​INCOE Corporation presents its DF nozzles with MultiPower heaters for the Direct-Flo product range.

Component Supplier Ramps Up Support during Crisis

Expediting all work and supplies for Coronavirus projects is key to this mold component supplier They have first priority. “Many of our customers are in the medical field and they need support from us.