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Hot Runner Temperature Controllers Boost Productivity and Quality

Want to know how to reduce scrap and increase productivity in your shop…Fast Heat by Spark Industries' temperature controllers are a must! Realistically, there are hundreds of ways to eliminate or reduce scrap on your  production floor that will increase those productivity numbers…from reintroducing scrap back into your processes to continuing to educate your technicians.

By |2023-01-27T14:09:18+00:00January 25th, 2023|Best Practices|0 Comments

CableXChecker: Diagnose Hot Runner Cable Issues

Effectively Getting to the Root of the Problem Diagnostic device helps molders check hot runner cables quickly and efficiently Spaghetti bowl?! That’s right…spaghetti! That’s what all the wires and cables inside a press might remind you of…and have you looked closely at all the pins and cables making up a hot runner system? Plastic injection

By |2022-12-22T13:55:13+00:00December 21st, 2022|Best Practices, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Low-Investment Molding Solution

Hot Runner Temperature Control: A Low-Investment Molding Solution Processing challenges and mold design considerations amplify the importance of the use of hot runner controls. Before we get started on the subject of using hot runner controls as a wide-reaching molding solution, we thought it worth mentioning where we are economically. The state of the economy

By |2022-12-01T18:18:49+00:00December 1st, 2022|Best Practices|0 Comments

Reliable Hot Runner Temperature Control

Pulse technology demonstrates enhanced ergonomic features for accurate and reliable hot runner temperature control. Catchy intro… Well, we don’t really have one. But to be straightforward…Fast Heat Inc. by Spark Industries is simply the apex of the industry when it comes to hot runner controllers. Gear like the (showcased at Amerimold 2021 exhibit) Pulse

By |2022-12-01T13:29:35+00:00November 7th, 2022|Best Practices, Design, Technology|0 Comments

Hot Runner Cable Connector Anatomy

Hot runner cable connectors come in a wide range of specifications with some being much better than others. Our recent article in MoldMaking Technology magazine calls attention to the top 5 problems we typically see in the field. These include: Pushed-Back or Bent Pins Pushed-Back Inserts High Amp Deterioration Loose or Broken Latches Missing or

By |2022-09-07T12:47:04+00:00September 7th, 2022|Best Practices|0 Comments

Hot Runner Control Input and Output Communication

Hot Runner Control Input-Output Signals Hot runner control input-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

By |2022-09-06T16:20:44+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 |2022-09-06T16:20:44+00:00November 16th, 2021|Best Practices|0 Comments

Fast Heat’s CableXChecker: Hot Runner Cable Testing

Hot Runner Cable Testing - So Much Easier! Hot runner cable testing can be a tedious process. 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.

By |2022-09-06T16:20:45+00:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on Fast Heat’s CableXChecker: Hot Runner Cable Testing

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 |2022-12-21T14:14:23+00:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on Fast Heat’s MoldXChecker: Hot Runner Maintenance

MoldXChecker ®: 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 MoldXChecker. 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 |2022-09-06T16:20:45+00:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on MoldXChecker ®: Hot Runner Diagnostics

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