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INCOE International Europe introduces HEM miniature hydraulics and VIX tips

Global hot runner supplier INCOE International Europe, of Rodermark, Germany, introduced innovations, concepts and solutions with advances in miniature hydraulics and fast color change at last month's Euromold 2013. With a Euromold theme of 'Global Technology Partnership to the Plastics Industry,' the company focused on solutions that improve efficiency, quality, and process stability for customers.

Clare Goldsberry

January 10, 2014

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INCOE International Europe introduces HEM miniature hydraulics and VIX tips

INCOE introduced the HEM miniature hydraulics that optimizes the use of available space with proven performance. The HEM's compact footprint is approximately 50% less when compared to conventional hydraulic cylinders. The design maintains all the performance characteristics of much larger, bulky products. For multi-cavity molds, moldmakers can now increase cavitation allowing processors to produce more parts without the need for increased machine size. The HEM hydraulic cylinders can be used in applications that were once confined to smaller, less powerful pneumatic cylinders, and increase valve gate performance.

For larger parts, such as those for the automotive industry, HEM can accommodate larger hot runner systems custom designed to the geometry of the molded part. The designer can locate injection points that are situated close together where needed, and the latitude for selection of the injection points is broader overall, facilitating the positioning of the slides and ejectors. The smaller milling areas strengthen tool stability for repeatable molding of parts.

INCOE also introduced to the European market the new VIX nozzle tips that offer quick color change with optimized channel geometry in the nozzle tip. With the simplified tip design, the VIX eliminates all of the 'joints' on the surface of the channel where material can be negatively impacted. Multiple applications have used the VIX in North America and now European customers. 

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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