DME and Mold-Masters have combined research and technology to launch what they describe as a “the industry’s most thermally precise and reliable nozzle platform”. The new hot runner nozzle technology has been named ‘Velocity’.
The design and manufacture of the Velocity platform uses proprietary in-house heating elements, patented multi-material tip geometries as well as heater brazing technology.
The nozzles themselves come in four standard sizes — Femto, Pico, Centi and Deci — in lengths from 27mm to 220mm and in six standard gate configurations including hot tip, valve gate and sprue gate. The two firms claim that Velocity enables the user to place the gate in ‘difficult-to-mould’ situations while still offering optimal steel and cooling conditions.
The nozzles can be combined with seven different manifold configurations with standard pitch ranges, which can reportedly offer benefits including high speed system deliveries, rapid assembly drawings and cost savings.
According to DME and Mold-Masters, every manifold is analysed to ensure that the heating is uniform over its entire surface. This aids fill balance and prevents any degradation of the material. Integrated heaters are incorporated to provide energy-efficient and long-lasting heater performance.
DME also offers the Intelligent or Smart Series II Temperature Control systems with the Velocity system.
The Intelligent Control System, which can be installed or retrofitted on a variety of machines, features a plug-and-play set-up, and therefore does not require any external service.