A screenshot of the website in use.
Fast Heat Inc. has launched an online ‘custom builder’ for hot runner users to purchase new or spare cables and connectors.
The online store at www.fastheat.com features a “Custom Cable & Connector Builder” that allows users of hot runner controllers to find, combine, and order the components they need. As well as making purchases, visitors can use the online store to maintain histories of constructions that they have bought or plan to buy and to communicate with others in their company regarding purchase orders.
The store features a ‘dashboard’ for building customised components. Using drop-down menus with photos keyed to each selection, the user can build a component consisting of cable and controller- and mould-side connectors. Options span the full range of cable and connector types available from Fast Heat and include the capability for colour-coding. An estimated price is automatically generated for each cable construction.
The site also features a ‘Wishlist’ for cable constructions. After custom-building a component, the customer can send the design directly to the shopping cart for purchase or store it in a wishlist pending further action. The wishlist can be shared with others via email, allowing the user to refer a design to others in the company for comment or revision, or to secure a purchase order.
“Fast Heat’s new online store makes it easy to specify the cable constructions that exactly meet the requirements of a particular moulding operation and to streamline the process of authorising and placing an order,” according to Deborah Dynako, Marketing Manager, Fast Heat. “Reordering is easy as well, since the order history maintained on our site for each customer eliminates need for separate records of part numbers and other details.”
Direct access to the Custom Cable & Connector Builder is available at http://fastheat.com/store/index.php/fast-heat-custom-cable.html