Husky continues to drive innovation with new Ultra SideGate™ Inline hot runner
News release, October 5, 2017
Bolton, Canada – Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, today announced the
commercial release of its Ultra SideGate™ Inline hot runner technology. The Ultra SideGate™ Inline hot runner was designed and optimized for challenging applications
with high-balance requirements such as long, thin parts and is ideal for part spacing as low as 18mm. By taking advantage of the optional individual tip control
technology, molders can ensure that their challenging applications have the best part quality possible.
Superior part quality
The new Inline option provides all of the same benefits and features of Husky’s standard Ultra SideGate™, which allows for high cavitation molds with a small
footprint, reducing cost while providing outstanding gate quality and offering mold makers added design flexibility. “Hot runners are the most critical component in
the injection molding process. This is why we are so focused on improving hot runner design and performance while also finding ways to help customers reduce their
cost. Ultra SideGate Inline is another example of an innovation that accomplishes this goal,” said Stefano Mirti, Husky’s President of Hot Runners and Controllers.
“This new technology provides the same superior part quality, speed and efficiency that our customers have grown accustomed to with the added benefit of tighter part
By direct-gating parts with Ultra SideGate™, molders can achieve significant resin savings, faster cycle times and better performance across a wider
temperature range. In addition, the technology allows direct access to the individual tips without needing to remove the mold from the injection molding machine,
saving molders time on maintenance.
Ultra SideGate™ Inline offers exceptional gate quality leaving virtually no vestige on finished parts (~0.05mm vestige). By allowing for the use of a single-piece
cavity in the design of the mold, the quality issues that often accompany split cavity designs are avoided, such as flash on finished parts that can occur if the
cavities are misaligned. This is particularly critical in the medical industry where safety is paramount and sharp edges can be detrimental. Ultra SideGate™ Inline is
also ideal for complex applications that require technical resins such as automotive connectors.
Ease of Installation and Maintenance
Ultra SideGate™ Inline is simple to install and easy to maintain. Nozzle tips are mounted separately from the nozzle housing into one-piece cavity inserts before
hot half assembly. This approach eliminates the impact of thermal expansion on tip position which can impact balance and gate quality.
Maximum productivity with minimum footprint
In order to minimize footprint to allow for maximum number of mold cavities in the smallest mold, Ultra SideGate™ Inline offers pitch spacing down to 18mm. Ultra
SideGate™ Inline also includes our patented UltraSeal® technology with three-year leak-proof guarantee. As with all Husky hot runners it performs consistently with a
wide variety of challenging resins.
Ultra SideGate™ Inline will be on display next at the Husky booth at the Fakuma show in Friedrichshafen, Germany from October 17-21, 2017.
About Husky —
Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40
service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky’s manufacturingfacilities
are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, China, India and the Czech Republic.
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