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Fast Heat Product Line Now Includes Sprue Bushings and Heated Nozzles

Spark Industries Expands Product Line We’re seeking to provide as much value to mold builders as possible. Expanding our product line to include integrally heated sprue bushings and machine nozzles enables tool shops and molders to leverage these proven designs while receiving our hands-on service and support. We also offer custom mold boxes, mold, and

By |2022-05-03T13:25:52+00:00May 3rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Injection Molding & Design Expo May 25-26, Detroit MI

Injection Molding & Design Expo May 25-26, Detroit MI The Injection Molding and Design expo is an exciting new free-to-attend tradeshow from the people behind Plastics News and Injection World magazines. Focused exclusively on injection molding, the two-day event brings together the complete North American supply chain, from part and mold design, through process optimization and automation, to

By |2022-04-28T15:32:29+00:00April 28th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Hot Runner Control Input and Output Communication

Auxiliary INPUT and OUTPUT signals are a terrific way to integrate hot runner temperature controls with injection molding machines, robots, conveyors, or other peripheral equipment. The Fast Heat Pulse Controller has four INPUT and OUTPUT channels. The channels are configurable per order, but the INPUT is typically a N/O (normally open) dry contact, or a

By |2022-04-29T11:44:33+00:00April 28th, 2022|Best Practices|0 Comments

Hot Runner Control Impact on Moldflow Analysis

Consistent Hot Runner Temperature Control is Key We've known for many years that Fast Heat clients value precise hot runner temperature control, especially for engineered resins, glass-filled applications and wide-spec regrinds. These materials require consistent temperature control to achieve "part-to-print" specifications. According to CAE, a leader in Moldflow analysis, altering material characteristics due to

By |2021-11-22T14:14:23+00:00November 16th, 2021|Best Practices|0 Comments

The Ins and Outs of Hot Runner Control

Hot Runner Maintenance Training Needs to Include Why, Not Just How Onboarding and training new employees on why things are done a certain way and not just how is critical in hot runner temperature control and proper hot runner system management. Spark Industries has created a guide for training new mold making and molding

By |2021-11-10T15:47:02+00:00November 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on The Ins and Outs of Hot Runner Control

Fast Heat Updates HMI on Pulse Hot Runner Controllers

Pulse Hot Runner Controller Fast Heat by Spark Industries will be debuting an updated human-machine interface (HMI) on their Pulse hot runner controller at Amerimold 2021. The updated controller is now standard on all Pulse controllers and older versions of the hot runner controller can be retrofitted with the new technology.  The features of

By |2021-11-10T15:59:29+00:00July 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Fast Heat Updates HMI on Pulse Hot Runner Controllers

Spark Industries Acquires Fast Heat’s Hot Runner Controller Product Line

January 7, 2021.  Recently formed Spark Industries, founded by former Fast Heat GM Chad Root and Operations Manager Manny Diaz, has acquired Fast Heat's current product line with an eye on advancing the technology of their hot runner controllers. Root and Diaz are leveraging their extensive experience in the industry and deep understanding of

By |2021-11-10T15:59:40+00:00January 7th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Spark Industries Acquires Fast Heat’s Hot Runner Controller Product Line

Fast Heat’s CableXChecker: Hot Runner Cable Maintenance

Hot Runner Cable Maintenance - So Much Easier! The traditional way of testing hot runner cables uses an ohmmeter or multimeter. The problem is that when cables are “set-aside” in the “not-sure-what’s-wrong-with-it pile,” somebody has to troubleshoot the cables to see if they are faulty. The first thing to check for is the continuity of

By |2021-11-10T15:59:53+00:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on Fast Heat’s CableXChecker: Hot Runner Cable Maintenance

Fast Heat’s MoldXChecker: Hot Runner Maintenance

Hot Runner Maintenance - A Better & Safer Way! What would you normally have to do for hot runner maintenance? You’d look for dead shorts caused by pinched wires, open circuits and you would want to measure the resistance of the heaters to ensure they are in a healthy range. Let’s start by measuring

By |2021-11-10T16:00:15+00:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on Fast Heat’s MoldXChecker: Hot Runner Maintenance

Hot Runner Diagnostics

Hot Runner Maintenance Using the MoldXChecker® Just like you would connect your hot half to a hot runner controller, you can now connect to the Fast Heat Mold Checker. If you’re wise and use the Mold Checker in the tool room, you would also know if you had an open heater. Waiting until you have

By |2021-11-10T16:00:25+00:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on Hot Runner Diagnostics

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