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Clare Goldsberry

June 20, 2016

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Husky demonstrates hot runner and controller innovations at facility in Vermont

Husky hosted more than 90 molders and moldmakers from across North America to showcase its broad range of hot runner and controller innovations at its World Tour event held on June 7 at Husky’s facility in Milton, VT.

“The Vermont Husky World Tour event was a great opportunity to demonstrate our leadership in the industry. By exhibiting our newest solutions and innovations, and providing a showcase of our production and design capabilities, we established a clear commitment to our customers,” said Dave Morton, Husky’s Vice President of Sales, Americas. “We’ve been able to gather valuable customer feedback, as well as communicate our strategy as a long-term partner, which is to help our customers maximize productivity, improve part quality and accelerate their time to market.”

Husky’s Altanium servo-
control technology was
featured at the event.

Stefano Mirti, Husky’s President of Hot Runners and Controllers, kicked off the event with an update on recent investments in the business. The event also featured a keynote presentation from Jon Kurrle, SPI’s Executive Vice President – Advocacy, on trends and the state of the plastics industry in North America. Additional technical presentations were delivered by Eastman Chemical Co. and RJG. A second keynote presentation was given by Simon Chrétien, Directeur General for Vallee de la Plasturgie. 

Featured at the event was Husky’s Altanium servo-control technology, which simultaneously controls three linear axes, two rotary axes and 24 zones of temperature using the new H-series control cards. Also demonstrated was gate quality using the UltraSync-E servo electric stem actuation and Ultra Helix valve gate nozzles, which virtually eliminate gate wear for millions of cycles, allowing molders to produce high quality parts, reduce mold maintenance cost and downtime and produce quality gates equivalent to an ejector pin mark, Husky said in a prepared release.

Technologies supporting the automotive industry were also on display including the Unify Pre-assembled Manifold and Lucent Angled Manifold system, just one of a series of new manifolds targeted at angled gating designed to address demanding automotive lighting applications.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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