CHICAGO (July 31, 2 p.m. EDT) — Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has cut in half the time needed to make its Pronto hot runners.
The Bolton, Ontario, company now can deliver a complete hot half within two weeks, down from the four weeks it offered when it first launched the Pronto program, Martin Baumann, business development and marketing manager for Husky's hot runners, said June 21 at NPE 2006 in Chicago.
The system is marketed toward molders and mold makers serving the electronics and telecommunications industries, when customers need to get new products to market fast, he said.
Pronto is available in 120 plate sizes, with three nozzle sizes and with one-, two-, four- and eight-drop manifold configurations. The delivery time includes design, Baumann said.
The hot halves are made to order, with time savings coming from lean manufacturing in Husky's hot-runner plants, he said. The company offers the same three-year leakproof warranty on the Pronto halves as it does other programs.
Lean manufacturing brings down total costs by about 15 percent because of the reduced time needed to produce a Pronto system, he said.
Husky also unveiled new hot-runner nozzles during NPE, including the Ultra 1750, geared at large auto parts. The nozzle can handle throughputs of up to 2,000 grams per second, with melt channels up to 25 millimeters in diameter.
Auto suppliers also are the focus of Husky's new Ultra 1000 RP complete hot half and a sequential valve-gate-control option for its proprietary hot-runner temperature controllers.