Plastics processing Hasco’s standard mould innovations for tool and mould makers
Let's take a look at what standard moulding supplier Hasco has come up with between the end of January and today to make life easier for plastics processors.
The first of a selection of systems for tool and mould making in plastics processing is the H1250/... Basezone series of controllers, which Hasco describes as robust. According to the supplier, they are appealing because of their simplicity and the ease with which they can be operated intuitively, with no compromises having to be made in terms of precise control. Hasco designed the control systems as plug & play devices, which is why they did not include any extraordinary features. Only the traditional auxiliary functions such as boost and standby are on board, as well as the option of switching to manual controller operation, which can be set as a percentage.
The easy operation is supported by a clear and self-explanatory membrane keypad, which is placed directly next to the temperature display. For each zone, corresponding control displays inform about the current status and, in case of an error, also provide clear error messages, such as "sensor break" or "overtemperature". The 1-, 2- and 4-fold controllers of the Basezone series are described as very compact, which is why they can also be placed on a relatively small footprint of the injection moulding machine, notes Hasco. The standards specialist promises that they can be purchased at a favourable price-performance ratio.
A co-cart places the hot runner controller
For many injection moulding tasks with hot runner moulds, external control devices are essential, explains Hasco. For this reason, the company offers high-quality, high-performance hot runner controllers in a wide variety of designs to meet the wealth of requirements for the various applications. However, injection moulders are often faced with the problem of how best to position the device near the injection moulding machine. On the one hand, it should be close to the machine control in order to be able to make adjustments quickly, and on the other hand, it should be located where collisions and consequently damage can be avoided. Hasco knows, however, that there is often not enough space and questionable provisional solutions are built. This does not have to be the case!
With the new Co-Cart transport table from Hacso hot runner, there is finally a safe positioning option directly at the mould. The centrepiece of the unit is a robust table that has been specially designed for hot runner control units. The system's smooth-running castors enable safe transport of all control units available on the market, the company adds. According to Hasco, a non-slip standing surface and all-round edges ensure that everything stands securely. The positioning of the transport table directly next to the injection moulding machine is flexibly possible. The system is easily secured by a locking brake on the castors.
A plastic box in the lower compartment of the Co-Cart leaves room for all connection cables and additional equipment. This way, when driving the cart, the transport cannot be disturbed by hanging cables, so the explanation follows.
Another feature of the new Co-Cart is its drawer, which Hasco has installed directly under the shelf. In this drawer, operating instructions or common spare parts, such as fuses etc., can be stored directly next to the control unit. The Co-Cart is available immediately from stock under the designation H1200/850x480x1000, says Hasco.