Husky Expansion of award-winning valve-gate technology
Canada – Expanding the award-winning valve gate technology product line released in 2015, Husky has now presented its Ultra Helix 350 valve gate.
This new series of nozzles provides more options for creating a wider range of applications and to produce better quality parts, the company says.
Husky conducted extensive research to understand the fundamentals of valve gate dynamics, materials, wear and gate quality while developing this nozzle. Coming as close as possible to zero-gate vestige performance, Ultra Helix improves part quality.
Additionally, Ultra Helix nozzles build on the company’s track record of industry-leading thermal uniformity, which in turn virtually eliminates mechanical wear on the valve stems and cavity steel, Husky claims.
“Husky’s Ultra Helix valve gates have increased our confidence in hot runner valve gate moulding,” says Casey Miller, senior tooling engineer, C&J Industries, an FDA-registered Husky customer, focusing on the manufacture of medical devices. He adds, “Although other manufacturers have gates incorporated in the nozzle tips similar to the Ultra Helix, we have not seen one that has the valve stem with continuous guidance throughout the cycle.”
In 2015, Husky won the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the development of its Ultra Helix valve-gate technology and its contribution to production efficiency and cost effectiveness.