Hot Runners (May 01, 2009)
Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc.
Introduces the new Rheo-Pro CV08 mold-mounted valve gate sequence controller, a compact and user-friendly solution for accurate fill control of injection molded parts.
Designed for balancing family molds and stack molds, the CV08 provides time-based control of up to eight pneumatic valve gate circuits. Units are available with up to 64 valve control zones. The controller is mounted directly on the mold to minimize setup time and to eliminate the risk of plumbing errors during mold setup. Conventional valve sequence controllers are bulky stand-alone units with air or hydraulic hoses connecting to the mold.
The plug-and-play CT05 touch screen interfaces with the CV08 controller for hand-held operation, while the programming unit simplifies machine setup and can be detached during production. LED’s on the CV08 provide real-time visualization of the valve gate open or close position.
The CV08 does not require special options from the molding machine other than a simple start signal for the injection cycle. The controller has an internal memory which stores numerous process program setups with an automatic mold identification.
Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc. (Georgetown, Ont.); www.mhsinc.ca; 905-873-1954