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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

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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

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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

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Hot Runner Cable Testing

Manny Diaz invented the Fast Heat CableXChecker because of practical problems he experienced on service calls. It took too long and was too easy to make a mistake when checking for zone continuity and shorts (most people do not check for shorts) within hot runner cables. The CableXChecker saves time (about 15-minutes per cable!) and

By |2021-11-10T16:00:38+00:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on Hot Runner Cable Testing

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