"SOLUTION" System Components
"Solution" System Components...
For Superior Runnerless Performance.
Our successful effort to improve and refine the integral heated
design has established the "SOLUTION" as the new standard
of excellence in component performance. Comprehensive testing of
component surface temperature in the mold environment has enabled
Duratherm to match the component heat profile to the specific design
characteristscs of any desired mold system.
"SOLUTION" component design provides the heat uniformity
essential to precision molding of all thermoplastic resins. Components
are available in a choice of insulated or hot runner heat profiles
and will yield optimum results when used in the appropriate system.
"SOLUTION" components designed for conventional insulated
runner molds are also suitable for use in insulated runner systems
where distribution bars or runner torpedoes provide internal runner
heat. "SOLUTION" components designed for hot runner applications
should only be used in systems equipped with a heated manifold.
The "SOLUTION" components can be customized to produce
the optimum heat profile for a specific molding application. Custom
components can readily satisfy the demanding process requirements
encountered in precision molding of heat sensitive resins. Heat
profile adjustments to compensate for mold design variations can
be readily accommodated.
Quality Design and Construction.
- Machined To Precision Dimensions.
All "Solution" components are machined to close dimensional tolerances, using a combination of CNC turning and precision grinding operations. Each component is subjected to a rigorous final inspection process prior to shipment.
- Premium Heat-treated Tool Steel. All of the standard components are machined from AISI H13 tool steel heat-treated to a hardness of 54-56 RC. Additional grades of tool steel as well as special coatings can be supplied to meet the special requirements of glass and mineral filled resins.
- Precise Temperature Control. A quality, mineral insulated thermocouple
can be inserted into the built-in thermowell for precise temperature control. The temperature uniformity of
the "Solution" construction in conjunction with closed-loop control optimizes the processing of all
- Optimum Heat Profile. All "Solution" components are thermally coordinated
to the processing environment. All components have been designed for in-process temperature uniformity and have
been tested in the actual mold environment for conformance to our strict standards.
- Reliable Heating Element. The swaged, integral heated constuction
insures maximum heat transfer efficieny. High quality element wire, wound to precise computer designed gauge
and pitch requirements, is metallurgically bonded to the pins during swaging for optimum connection
- Superior Lead Systems. Standard lead systems feature duplex,
teflon insulated, stranded nickel wire. Leads are silver soldered to the terminal pins and sealed with
a high temperature silicone RTV potting material. A strain relief bracket secures and stabilizes the