Sponsored By

The MC5 controller series is 27% lighter and has a smaller footprint than previous models.

Clare Goldsberry

April 28, 2017

1 Min Read
Matsui's new mold temperature controller heats faster so molding can start sooner

A new mold temperature controller from Matsui America (Chicago) reaches temperature settings fast so that molding machine operators can start processing sooner. In addition to a feature-packed user-friendly control panel, the new MC5 device has the valves positioned outside the cabinet for easy access and maintenance. The MC5 series is 27% lighter and has a smaller footprint than previous models.

The mold temperature controller comes in 12 different models to suit molders’ individual needs. The MC5-B1 series hot water controllers are available in 25-, 55- and 88-liter sizes, each of which have low- and high-temperature versions. Molders can upgrade to the MC5-G3 controller, available in the same sizes and temperatures, with even more programming choices.

Equipped with a powerful pump and responsive thermocouple sensor, the MC5 quickly and accurately reaches target temperatures within 1° of set point, shortening startup times. By taking samples four times every second, the unit maintains optimum temperatures throughout production. As a result, processors can mold more parts in less time with fewer rejects, boosting productivity as well as their bottom line, claims Matsui.

The MC5-s control panel features a large LCD character display that’s visible even in bright lighting conditions. It can store up to 64 different temperature settings, detects heating and cooling errors and improves maintenance. An easy-to-use touchpad simplifies programming, enabling users to preset operations, monitor settings, view progress and make changes.

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."

Sign up for the PlasticsToday NewsFeed newsletter.

You May Also Like