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 their client’s needs to continuously improve the current line and create new and innovative products in the future.

“We have a lot of support from customers, reps, and dealers. They expect us to ramp up service and support along with new product development, which is exactly what we are doing. One group that we hope to provide extra support to is the moldmaking community. When Fast Heat sold hot runner systems and sprue bushings, we spent a lot of time with mold makers. We hope to become a valuable resource to them again,” says Root and Diaz.

Spark Industries hit the ground running with its first major project that includes an upgrade to the Pulse Hot Runner Controller HMI to cover 2-180 zones. The upgrade will benefit from I/O integration, VNC viewer control, and the standard technologies such as Bake-Out, EvenSoak, Zone-Grouping/Mgt, Slaving, Recipe Storage, Constant Tuning PID Algorithm, and Active Thermocouple Protection within an industrial-grade platform.

Spark’s product line includes the ION and Pulse Hot Runner Temperature Controllers, MoldXChecker, CableXChecker, SmartMold, Cables, Service, and Repairs, along with all patents, intellectual property, inventory, customer and vendor lists, backlog, and rights to use the Fast Heat brand on products.

All open orders will continue to be processed, and current dealer agreements will be maintained. All existing Fast Heat customers are encouraged to contact Chad and Manny directly via fastheat.com or call 574-606-4243 for service and support.


Pulse Hot Runner Controller