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Heated Tapered Nozzle

Heat Transfer and Uniformity by Zeiger and Spark Industries Okay, one more time for those of you who may have missed it…for those way in the back…anyone who knows anything about injection molding knows the importance of having optimum control over heat profiles…it is top priority! Temperature affects every step of the injection-molding process and must be appropriately managed. Inadequate or excessive temperatures can leave flaws in the finished product and damage the injection machine. During the injection process, temperatures that are too low can lead to flow marks or wavy lines on the surface of the finished part. Identifying and controlling the temperatures at each point throughout plastic injection molding will ensure that the process runs smoothly. Knowing the flaws that can occur in the

HMI Remote Monitoring and Control

Fast Heat hot runner temperature control industrial offers two options for HMI remote monitoring and control. We first offered VNC Viewer with the advent of newer touchscreen HMIs. Most recently, we have added EasyAccess 2.0 VPN. Here is a brief explanation.VNC Viewer - Same Network ConnectionVNC viewer is a graphical desktop sharing program that allows a PC (client) to connect to another PC or HMI (server) with the VNC server app installed. Once a connection is made, the server sends a duplicate of what is displayed on the PC (or HMI) to the client PC. The client PC remotely controls the PC/HMI. To make a connection, the client PC enters the IP address of the target device. VNC Viewer is a great app if you want to

Sprue Bushings and Heated Nozzles Now Available

Spark Industries Expands Product Line To Include Sprue Bushings and Nozzles We’re seeking to provide as much value to mold builders as possible. Expanding our product line to include integrally heated sprue bushings and 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 cable diagnostics, cables, and of course, our Fast Heat Pulse and Ion hot runner controllers. Integrally heated sprue bushings have a superior heat transfer and can process a wide range of resins. The streamlined flow channel terminates in a reverse taper gate, providing minimum pressure loss and allowing for rapid gate freeze. The formation of a small gate stub on the part or runner results in a

Injection Molding & Design Expo

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. The expo focuses exclusively on injection molding. The two-day event brings together the complete North American supply chain and provides an amazing opportunity to learn about new products, processes, and equipment. From part and mold design, through process optimization and automation, to finishing and assembly, everyone is represented. Join us at Huntington Place, Detroit, to learn, network, and collaborate. Register for Free. Visit us at Booth # 325 Hot Runner Controller Demos Mold and Cable Checker Demos See Mold Boxes, Cables, and Sprue Bushings Attend our Hot Runner Control Input and Output Communication Presentation Molding the Future Theater Day

Pulse Hot Runner Controller Debuts New HMI

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 standard on all Pulse controllers. Additionally, the new technology's retrofit is available for older versions of the hot runner controller. The features of the updated interface are: Plug and Play- Set/Select your recipe and go Automatic bake-out to prevent shorts Evensoak-ramps up by group, so expansion is even Zone or group set points can be adjusted quickly Auto or manual slave off other thermocouples Temperature, amperage, percent power, thermocouple, and heater condition alarms are easy to see Thermocouple designation can be reassigned if there is a miswire Boost or Idle with one button Security levels can be assigned Why Choose

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

January 7, 2021.  Recently formed Spark Industries has acquired Fast Heat's current product line. Founded by former Fast Heat GM Chad Root and Operations Manager Manny Diaz, Root and Diaz are leveraging their extensive experience in the industry. There is an obvious opportunity to advance the technology of the Hot Runner Controllers, and tackling that challenge was first on the agenda.  Their deep understanding of their client's needs gives them a distinct advantage. Spark is committed to continuously improving the current line and creating new and innovative products in the future. Spark Industries is poised to be a game-changer. Support from the Industry "We have a lot of support from customers, reps, and dealers. They expect us to improve service and support along with product development,

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