Hot Runners Safe time and money with standardised hot runner mould

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Austria — Like in most industries, standardisation can enable substantial time and cost savings in the hot runner sector as well. With the FH hot runner mould, Meusburger offers a standard solution consisting of a complete mould base including a hot runner system.

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The FH hot runner mould from Meusburger consists of a complete mould base including a hot runner system.
The FH hot runner mould from Meusburger consists of a complete mould base including a hot runner system.
(Source: Meusburger)

The FH hot runner mould is Meusburger's answer to standardisation needs in the hot runner sector. Thanks to the specially developed configurator, it can be customised with just a few clicks, ordered as a complete package and is supplied shortly thereafter. The respective 3D data is also available for download. The configurator allows the designer to concentrate on other matters during the mould design and thus saves valuable time and costs, the company states. Additionally, the manufacturer's hot runner experts can provide technical inspection of the FH hot runner mould. To do so, the designer just needs to submit a form. The designer then receives suitable modification suggestions or, upon request, a customised offer.

Along with the new products in the area of mould making in autumn 2020, Meusburger also launched some new functions for the FH configurator. Both the nozzle range and the selection of plastics have been considerably expanded. As of now, shot weights from 0.5 to 500 g per nozzle are possible. The most suitable nozzle is already preselected, but all nozzles within the range of the specified shot weight can be selected. An additional useful function is the recommendation of the suitable gate types for the respective plastic material. By default, the ideal solution is already preselected. Customers can also opt for a different type. If the combination of plastic and the gate assembly results in a recommendation for an insulating cap, it can be ordered directly. In addition, the offset of the cooling hole to the manifold cutout can be adjusted in the x and y axis with the same value from 0 to 25 mm. The result is a compact mould size that is optimally matched to the configured hot runner system. There are optimised default values for every manifold type and manifold size given. The safety distances from the cutout to the outer edge have also been optimised.

The FH hot runner mould from Meusburger has already been tried and tested in various projects. One example is the company Sterk Plast SRL. They used the FH hot runner mould for a project in which different sized lunch boxes were produced. Sterk Plast was able to use the supplied hot runner mould without having to make any adjustment.