Hot runners – At this year's Fakuma, Husky Injection Molding Systems is releasing the Ultra Side Gate Inline hot runner technology. Besides the usual features of Husky's hot runner systems, it has some additional features.
According to the company, it was designed for applications with long and thin parts. It is also suited for parts with a spacing as low a 18mm, Husky announced. A further optional feature is the individual tip control technology.
“Hot runners a re the most critical component in the injection moulding process,” Stefano Mirti explained, President of Husky's Hot Runners and Controllers. “This is why we are so focused on improvin hot runner design and performance while also finding ways to help customers reduce their cost. Ultra Side Gate Inline is another example of an innovation that accomplished this goal. This new technology provides the same superior part quality, speed and efficiency that our customers have grown accustomed to with the added benefit of tighter part spacing.”
According to Husky, one of the advantages of the Ultra Side Gate is that it leaves almost no vestige on finished parts (~ 0.05mm). As Husky states, the hot runner technology allows using a single-piece cavity in the design, thus avoiding flash on finished parts or other issues that come with split cavity designs.
Additionally, Ultra Side Gate Inline is easily installed and maintained, the company says. To improve sustainability, the hot runner system can be used when pitch spacing can be reduced down to 18mm.
Husky will display the Ultra Side Gate Inline at Fakuma in hall A1, booth 1404; husky.co