Bolton, Ontario — Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. introduced a next-generation melt delivery and control system that it says enables risk-free scalability from prototype to high-cavitation production qualification, which increases speed to market.
Husky officials say the UltraShot-brand injection system can meet the needs of medical, technical packaging and consumer electronic part producers looking to scale up, implement more efficient process control, address competitive marketplaces and reduce risk, scrap, waste and cost.
The injection system eliminates the deficiencies of traditional injection molding processes and creates unique value and opportunity for producers by making it possible to mold the perfect part at scale, according to Husky President and CEO John Galt.
"With the UltraShot injection system we are reengineering the injection molding process. We are breaking down the barriers of traditional injection molding processes in order to achieve higher levels of capability, control and overall part design freedom," Galt said in a news release.
He called the UltraShot a game-changer when it comes to control.
"This approach is especially important now with massive, increased demand and speed to market, especially in the medical market, for example, where production risks and scalability are critical," Galt said.
Husky says its advanced control technology offers "identical system behavior" for each injection circuit to maintain process condition consistency with cavitation scaling. A predictable process lets producers maximize cavitation of up to 128 cavities without negative performance on balance or shot-to-shot variation, the company adds.
The system's cavity-filling control and process overcomes traditional constraints of pressure, flow-length-to-thickness ratio and difficult-to-mold resins, Husky also says, which provides resin selection flexibility and enables part lightweighting.
In addition, Husky says compared to conventional hot runners, melt in the UltraShot system experiences fewer high-pressure injection cycles, which preserves the original resin properties, lowers mold-in stress and leads to better mechanical and optical properties in the molded part.
The injection system is powered by the Altanium process controller, which Husky says provides repeatability and traceability for part dimension consistency through digital analysis. Full control and trend analysis of various processes result in low-risk operations, according to the company.
Husky says the melt delivery system is the "heart" of the injection molding process and its new UltraShot technology offers brand owners increased productivity in a reduced footprint that results in lower total part production cost.
For more information, go to www.husky.co.