Husky Injection Molding Systems, an industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community headquartered in Bolton, ON, Canada, announced the commercial release of its Ultra SideGate Inline hot-runner technology. The hot runner was designed and optimized for challenging applications with high-balance requirements, such as long, thin parts, and is suited for part spacing as low as 18 mm. By taking advantage of the optional individual tip control technology, molders can ensure that their challenging applications have the best part quality possible, said Husky.
The new inline option provides all of the same benefits and features of Husky’s standard Ultra SideGate, which allows for high cavitation molds with a small footprint, reducing cost while providing gate quality and offering moldmakers added design flexibility.
“Hot runners are the most critical component in the injection molding process. This is why we are so focused on improving hot-runner design and performance while also finding ways to help customers reduce their cost. Ultra SideGate Inline is another example of an innovation that accomplishes this goal,” said Stefano Mirti, Husky’s President of Hot Runners and Controllers. “This new technology provides the same superior part quality, speed and efficiency that our customers have grown accustomed to with the added benefit of tighter part spacing.”
By direct-gating parts with Ultra SideGate, molders can achieve significant resin savings, faster cycle times and better performance across a wider temperature range. In addition, the technology allows direct access to the individual tips without needing to remove the mold from the injection molding machine, saving molders time on maintenance.