Fakuma 2017 Pre-assembled hot runner system for easy installation

Author / Editor: Michael Schiele / Rosemarie Stahl

At Fakuma, Mold-Masters will present its latest developments in hot runner technology. Main focus of the presentation is on the Fusion G2 Series Hot Runner, which offers a uniform heat profile thanks to independently heated gates.

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The Fusion G2 screw-in style nozzles provide a very consistent and uniform heat profile with the ability to control the heat at each gate independently.
The Fusion G2 screw-in style nozzles provide a very consistent and uniform heat profile with the ability to control the heat at each gate independently.
(Source: Milacron)

Milacron’s Mold-Masters product brand has automotive and large-part moulding covered from “bumper to bumper” with its Fusion G2 Series Hot Runner. Fusion G2 is a completely pre-assembled and pre-wired hot runner system that allows for quick and easy one-step drop-in installation and connection. Fusion G2 ensures a mould is back into production as quickly as possible, the company says.

Focussing on high quality and economical part production, Fusion Series G2 hot runners are supported with global technical support and rapid spare part supply. Geared towards moulding medium to large parts, it is the ideal system for automotive, appliance and logistic applications.


Uniform heat profile for processing the most difficult resins

Mold-Masters has developed new and enhanced features for the Fusion G2 Series, including an extended nozzle length range to provide more flexibility while the compound nozzle can be used to avoid interferences with cavity cooling lines and position nozzles in very tight pockets.

Fusion G2 is available with valve pin open speed control and position monitoring that enables improved surface finishes at the gate of the part. Options for extra-extended gate seals are also available on the entire Fusion G2 product line as well as high-performance water-cooled gate inserts plus some additional new gating methods designed specifically for certain resins.

Mold-Masters launched the Fusion G2 series in 2010, based on the long-term successful first generation of Fusion from the early 2000s. The Fusion G2 is defined as a versatile product solution that delivers additional value at a competitive price. It has been developed in conjunction with a larger number of key clients to address the features and benefits desired by the industry – and it has been engineered with value and speed to market as key elements.

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Hot runner technology since 1963

Mold-Masters began in 1963 as a small custom moulding shop located in Toronto. As the business grew, the company relocated to a larger facility in nearby Georgetown, Ontario, where it remains today as the international headquarters. During the 1970s, with world oil prices increasing dramatically, the moulding industry sought out ways to optimise the efficient use of plastic resins. Mold-Masters had begun developing a hot runner system that was manufactured by fusing a heating element into a beryllium-copper casting. Early hot runner systems produced by this unique technology were utilised internally by Mold-Masters as a means of improving process efficiency in the moulding operations. By the mid 1970s, the inherent value of hot runner systems was becoming accepted in the plastics moulding industry. This marked a fundamental change in business direction for Mold-Masters. Discontinuing the moulding operation, the company began to focus on developing, manufacturing and selling its hot runner technology. Today, the Mold-Masters hot runner design has evolved through several product generations, each built upon the original principle of heater fusion. Research and development continue to play a large role in the organisation. Since 2012, Mold-Masters has been a proud member of the Milacron family of brands with a global network of manufacturing facilities as well as sales and service offices. Milacron provides global products and services through industry-leading product brands like Mold-Masters, Ferromatik, Uniloy, DME, Tirad, and Cimcool.

With manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, India and Asia, as well as sales and service support in 70 countries, Mold-Masters ensures that customers receive the highest level of service possible.

The modular concept for small/medium to large part moulding was introduced with a strong focus on the automotive market. Design and system integration have been key considerations, as well as performance and robustness. Soon after its market introduction, the system was also adopted by medium to large-part molders in housewares and packaging, i.e., a larger number of crate, pails and box manufacturers.