CHICAGO — A Kona bushing on a Eurotool manifold displayed during NPE 1997, held June 16-20 in Chicago, was an early example of synergy in Dynisco Inc.'s newly enlarged hot-runner business.
Kona Hot Runner Systems' SR3 minibushing — introduced in early June — was shown at NPE on a manifold from Eurotool Operations BV of Gravendeel, Netherlands.
The system starts at $2,700, with price hinging on the resin to be used.
Kona's parent, Sharon, Mass.-based Dynisco, acquired Eurotool earlier this year. Kona is based in Gloucester, Mass.
The SR3 allows for minimum gate spacing of 25 millimeters and is available in standard lengths of 46, 56 and 66mm; previous gate spacing was more than 30mm, Kona said.
The Eurotool manifold is smaller and thinner than those produced by Kona, and is suitable for smaller systems. The Kona nozzle is suited for small systems, and the combined technology is expected to benefit small-parts molders.
The minibushing incorporates patented technology, a stainless-steel body and an abrasion-resistant insert that allows processing of engineered plastics, including filled crystalline resins.