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A focus on improving production and delivery practices in cooperation with its component sourcing partners has cut lead times for DME on its hot runner systems, with components now available with same-day shipping; manifolds and components in 3-4 weeks; unitized systems in 4-5 weeks; and full hot-half systems in 5-6 weeks.

PlasticsToday Staff

June 29, 2011

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DME speeds up hot runner delivery, broadens social media outreach

A focus on improving production and delivery practices in cooperation with its component sourcing partners has cut lead times for DME on its hot runner systems, with components now available with same-day shipping; manifolds and components in 3-4 weeks; unitized systems in 4-5 weeks; and full hot-half systems in 5-6 weeks.

Manifolds and critical components, including nozzles, heaters, support pads, dowels, terminal boxes, and a design guide for layout of pocket machining arrive completely machined to customer specifications with flow channels, both horizontal and vertical, and end plugs. DME says the fast delivery is available on its open-gate hot runner nozzles, including leading lines such as Stellar, Galaxy, Hot One, Gate-Mate, and Cool One.DME-HotRunner.jpg

DME hot runner systems

The company's unitized Hot One, Galaxy, and Stellar Systems can be delivered already plumbed, assembled, pre-heated, tested, and ready to go. DME says its unitized systems offer several benefits, including prevention of potential damage like pinched thermocouples or cut wires; proper wiring and plumbing are ensured; and potential leaks can be eliminated through properly installed seal rings.

Complete package system, including matching unique gate locations, materials, and other parameters, are delivered fully wired with prepped water-cooled plates and riser pads, with other components already fitted. DME says by machining the clearance bores, customers can bolt on the A plate and start molding right away.

DME also announced that it has expanded its technical resources for molders and moldmakers via a Twitter account and Quick Response (QR) codes. On Twitter, the company says its provides brief, timely updates to customers, prospects, and the industry on DME products as well as company and industry news. People with smartphones can download a QR code app that allows them to snap a photo of the code, which gives them access to relevant information from DME including videos and product news. The company already maintained a YouTube channel and a Facebook page.

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