The MOD24® Hot Runner Control Story
MOD24® is the marriage of modular, integrated and high-cavitation hot runner controllers enhanced with modern IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) features such OPC-UA Euromap 82.2 data logging, remote access/control and file transfer capabilities. It is an ideal solution for integrating with an injection molding machine and other auxiliary equipment while giving users complete modular flexibility for adding zones and mounting the controllers anywhere that is convenient.
Hot runner controllers have evolved substantially over the years. For decades, Fast Heat offered modular mainframe controllers with individual 15 or 30 amp modules. These types of controllers are still commonly used today and are supplied by numerous catalog type suppliers. They offer exceptional modularity because they are available in 1-zone, 5-zone, 9-zone, 12-zone mainframes that can easily be combined together as needed. The downside is that each zone is it’s own controller. Each control module needs to be set manually and turned on or off manually at the appropriate time. These types of controllers call for power independent of each other, allowing for peak demand to escalate. The control algorithms offer only a basic level of accuracy which induces too much variation into the molding process for some applications. We still supply this type of controller when requested through our affiliate Fast Heat UK. Here are photos of this type of modular controller.