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Hotset Flexible temperature control channel reduces design effort

| Author / Editor: Julius Moselweiß / Steffen Donath

Thanks to the reversible flexibility of this corrugated hose solution made of stainless steel, the cooling and heating channels in the cavities can be freely laid out.

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Cooling and heating channels in the moulds can be freely laid out. Near-contour installation patterns with tight radii can be realised very easily.
Cooling and heating channels in the moulds can be freely laid out. Near-contour installation patterns with tight radii can be realised very easily.
(Source: Hotset)

With the tempering channels of the Tempflex series Hotset expands the creative scope of the designers in toolmaking. According to the company, it is very easy to create installation patterns with tight radii that are close to the contours. In addition, demanding deep drillings can often be dispensed with.

Densely occupied interiors, faulty drillings or even overly ambitious deadlines — such adversities are all too familiar to toolmakers in plastics and foundry technology.

In such cases, the use of Tempflex temperature control channels from Hotset can prove to be an equally user-friendly and cost-effective solution. This is a flexible corrugated tube product made of stainless steel, which can be used for quick and easy realisation of contour-near temperature control in the cavities. The toolmaker and his design engineer have the possibility to design even complex structured channel layouts with small bending radii of only 10 mm without extensive deep drilling. “Our tempflex temperature control ducts are simply fitted into previously milled grooves and connected to the media supply with the plug-in couplings of their ends. They can basically be used for cooling, preheating or heating of tools used in injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming and foundry,” says Hotset project engineer Bernward Seeberg.

Manufacturer Hotset offers the Tempflex temperature control duct as standard in lengths from 200 to 2,600 mm and in cross-sections of 8.0 x 8.0 mm and 12.0 x 12.0 mm. The corrugated hose is always made of stainless steel, while its plug-in couplings are either made of brass (metric) or stainless steel (inch). At operating temperatures of up to 250 °C the flexible temperature control channel from Hotset can be used for applications with oil as well as with water, the company explains.

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