New hot runner mould recognition software has been released, reportedly capable of being operated quickly and reliably, even by inexperienced operators.
Gammaflux Europe has equipped its G24 hot runner temperature controller with the ‘Mold Wizard’ software.
When a new mould is put into service, the software is said to identify and analyse the individual zones of the hot runner system within only seven process steps.
The ‘Mold Wizard’ overview monitor screen is divided into four groups: menus, ‘Mold Wizard’, ‘Mold Doctor’ and ‘Main Screen’.
The software then goes through its seven process steps, which include selecting nozzles and manifold zones; setting temperature set points; ensuring throughputs are safely monitored; selecting heating and cooling processes; recognising melt leakage and defective heating zones; heating to working temperature and finally storing the mould data.
This mould data can then be retrieved through the controller menu whenever it is to be used again.