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Gammaflux Europe GmbH., supplier of hot runner temperature control systems, will introduce two new options for its G24 hot runner temperature control systems product line at FAKUMA 2015. Both options are designed to help increase productivity and profitability for injection molders.
Water Flow Monitoring
The new Water Flow Monitoring option can be added to any Gammaflux G24 controller. This option employs dual output flow and temperature sensors in the molding cell to monitor and ensure proper water flow throughout the mold. Adequate water flow in a hot runner mold is critical towards protecting water and valve gate seals, which will overheat and potentially leak without properly chilled, circulating water.
“Good parts are highly dependent on adequate cooling in the mold to control various aspects of the molded part including finish, shrinkage and general dimension repeatability. “Monitoring multiple points of temperature, pressure and flow throughout the mold can identify problems prior to quality control rejection and document production for critical applications.”
The new Water Flow Monitor feature supports 16 analog channels (8 dual output sensors) as a standard. An optional second module would provide 32 total channels of monitoring (16 dual output sensors). It includes data logging capability whereby the user can graph a single chart for various increments for up to 4 days of continuous operation.
Water Flow Monitoring is one of Gammaflux’s three main suggested molding machine interlocks to prevent problems and potential downtime. The three interlocks include:
• Water/cooling input – protects water and valve gate seals
• OK to run output – prevents cold valve gate movement and excessive injection
• Standby input – avoids burning the material
This new Water Flow Monitoring option adds to the advanced capabilities of the Gammaflux G24, as much more than just a hot runner temperature controller. “Our products have really evolved into production monitoring systems for molders. “They are so much more advanced than they were even a few years ago.”
The world’s leading supplier of temperature and sequential valve gate control systems to the plastics industry
Gammaflux L.P. is the world’s leading supplier of temperature and sequential valve gate control systems to the plastics industry. An expert in process optimization, Gammaflux partners with plastics parts manu- facturers to help them achieve higher quality, efficiency, and profitability. The company primarily serves the hot runner injection molding industry but also provides temperature control solutions for blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming and other applications.
Known as a pioneer in temperature control technology, Gammaflux developed the first products to anticipate temperature changes, sense wiring and heater pro- blems, and react instantly to avoid serious mold damage. All Gammaflux systems feature the company’s unique Triangulated Control Technology® for the best temperature sensing, controlling, and actuation capabilities.
All Gammaflux controllers feature Triangulated Control Technology® along with exclusive Gammaflux features such as Power Priority® and Mold Doctor®, for the ultimate in temperature control. Our product lines provide control for applications ranging from 2 – 640 zones, and include:
Affordable, full-featured control for 2 to 24 zones of temperature control
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For 18 to 480 zones of temperature control – the next generation in temperature control from Gammaflux, featuring the following benefits:
• Easier to Use
• Less Expensive
• More Flexible/Standardization
• Improved Interlocks
• Mold Doctor®
• Early Material/Leak Detection
• 5 Year Warranty
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Advanced, powerful, highly technical control for integrated temperature or stand- alone sequential valve gate control (SVGC) applications, up to 640 zones; panel mount options for injection molding machines also available
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Gammaflux temperature control systems deliver superior control, reliability, ease of use, and value to every application on which they are used. We are so confident in our products that we encourage new customers to take the Gammaflux Challenge and try a Gammaflux controller risk-free on your application.
Features and Benefits
Benefits that can be realized from improving temperature control on your application include:
• Enhanced part quality
• Reduced scrap
• Improved part weight consistency
• Material savings
• Higher profit margins
5 Year Warranty *
All Gammaflux temperature controllers come with a full 5-year warranty and are backed by the industry-leading worldwide service and support.
* 2 year warranty on touch screen interface
G24 – the high-performance temperature control system
This high-performance control system unites the compact dimensions of Gammaflux’s LEC controllers with the performance attributes of the TTC models. The G24 controllers also use the Triangulated Control Tech- nology® developed by Gammaflux, a technology that in practical terms means: temperature sensing in 50 ms cycles, temperature evaluation with the self-adapting PID² control algorithm and actuation with phase angle firing control.
The G24 high-performance temperature control system combines improved user benefit and superior performance with reduced floor space requirements
Further innovations make the G24
- Simpler – the operator can familiarize himself with the working and programming of the G24 controller in just a few minutes; when set to automatic operation, the controller operates in accordance with best industrial practice.
- Less expensive – through the use of fewer electronic components and optimum exploitation of the global supply chain for these components.
- Smaller – each control module is rated for 15 A and up to 24 zones can be accommodated in one single control block. By comparison with the TTC controller, a G24 controller with 128 zones takes up 48% less floor space.
- Faster – the industrial duty USB interface to the screen ensures an update rate of 0.1 sec.
- More flexible – the standard module is equipped with two 15 A outputs which can be used for both hot runner tip and manifold zone control.
Input/output (I/O) interfaces to the injection moulding machine ensure that no reject mouldings are produced and no serious damage can occur to the mould. Thanks to its screen input facility, the G24 software simplifies the interlock between the mould and the machine and also interlock simulation during machine set-up prior to commencement of production. It goes without saying that the new control system features the tried and tested “Mold Doctor® ” functions for mould troubleshooting and for “Performance Monitoring”, the latter serving as a means of detecting leakages and faults in the hot runner system. Every G24 controller comes with a full 5-year Gammaflux warranty.
Application: process temperature control in all areas of plastics processing
For the past 30 years or so, temperature control systems from Gammaflux have been proving themselves in the control and monitoring of hot runner systems in injection moulds. Meanwhile they are also being used in the plastics industry more widely and frequently for the feedback control of process temperatures, typical examples being thermoset moulding, reaction injection moulding (RIM), the processing of liquid silicone rubber (LSR), blow moulding, thermoforming and profile and flat film extrusion. Benno Kippes, Managing Director of Gammaflux Europe, explains: “Just like a hot runner system, each one of these processes requires reliable temperature control. Faults in temperature control can lead to rejects and/or interruptions in production. It is not least for this reason that processors make sure their control systems come from a supplier distinguished by the quality, accuracy and reliability of his products.”
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