Husky has launched two new hot runner products at NPE, in what is says is part of a “renewed focus” by the group on the technologies.
The first is the UltraHelix Valve Gate, which it says moulds better parts and provides the lowest total cost of ownership when compared to any other valve gate and the second its Altanium Servo Control that enables servo motors to replace mould pneumatics or hydraulics.
“We are getting great feedback form the market in terms of our direction, separating hot runners from the rest of our business has given us focus and our investments have given us capacity,” explained Dave Morton, Vice President, Americas, for Hot Runners and Controllers during the show. “Of course, hot runners have long been a focus for Husky, but in the last two years we have renewed our attention in this area.”
Husky says it conducted extensive research to deeply understand the fundamentals of valve gate dynamics, wear, and gate quality before developing the UltraHelix.
Coming as close as possible to zero gate vestige performance, the UltraHelix valve gate is claimed to dramatically reduce moulders’ cost of quality, provide thermal uniformity, and virtually eliminate mechanical wear on the valve stems and cavity steel.
“I am especially excited to introduce our UltraHelix Valve Gate,” said Gerardo Chiaia, Husky’s President of Hot Runners. “It’s a remarkable product that incorporates many ideas that our customers have shared with us, and when combined with UltraSync-Electric actuation, it performs at a level that will really astonish the industry. Customers can invest once and mould worry-free, perfect parts for millions of cycles.”
The company said NPE was an opportunity to display its full range of Altanium controllers, including the brand new ALTANIUM Servo Control.