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At the Fakuma 2014 EWIKON presents HPS III-FleX a new variable hotrunner solution which enables the use of the same hotrunner system in several moulds and at the same time is available on very short term. HPS III-FleX was designed to offer customers a cost efficient hotrunner alternative for the production of small series or prototypes in two-cavity moulds. Up to now in such applications often coldrunner technology is used for cost reasons.
HPS III-FleX system as valve gate version
To enable a variable use of the system a linear main manifold is combined with two lateral arms of the same length. At the connecting positions to the main manifold a special pivot joint technology is used which allows the lateral arms to be positioned within a defined angular range. Depending on the angularity between main manifold and lateral manifolds a surface generates within which any nozzle positions and the pitch distance are freely selectable. With this solution HPS III-Flex can be used in several moulds with different pitch distances by simply dismantling the system from one mould and assembling it in the other one.
HPS III-FleX comes with flow channel diameters of 6 mm and 9 mm. Because standard nozzles are used the full range of gating options such as for example direct tip gating, gating with screw-on gate bushes or valve gating is available. The valve gate version uses a pneumatic valve pin drive. It is is fixed on the manifold and very easy to integrate into the system as only simple recesses for the drive unit housing and the supply hoses are necessary in the clamping plate.
Because main manifold and lateral manifold are fully standardized components which are available from stock a very quick availability of the system is ensured. If most commonly used machine radius values, nozzle lengths and gating options are ordered the system can be delivered within 24 hours after order acknowledgement.
For more information please click on the links below:
• Valve gate technology
• Hotrunner manifolds
• L2X Drop-In system
• Hot halves
• Large systems
• Hotrunner control technology
• Special systems
Ewikon - Our competence - Your benefit
Our hotrunner system solutions are exclusively made in Germany. The EWIKON headquarters in Frankenberg incorporate the R&D, design, production and sales departments and employ more than 200 highly qualified people. On request we support your mould projects from design stage to start of production. In our inhouse R&D department with 12 employees we develop new products and also realise customised hotrunner solutions fast and flexibly. The components are produced in the modern and highly automated production department and we use capable 3D CAD technology to design our systems.
Visit us at Fakuma 2014. We would be pleased to meet you on our booth (hall A2, booth 2203).