Proven, Standard LSR Cold Decks Now Available in North America
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Press release date: November 17, 2009
Madison Heights, Mich. - November 17, 2009 - DME Company has expanded its North American product line with the addition of its standard Cold Runner System, designed for molding materials such as Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), High Temperature Vulcanizing (HTV) silicone rubber, and other elastomers.
DME Cold Runner Systems offer economic manufacturing and material advantages in the processing of elastomers. The technology enables the leftover sprue to be minimized and cycle times and setting times to be reduced.
System nozzles are adjustable by volume for optimal filling and each nozzle has a separate piston drive, allowing for further sequential adjustment. Water-cooled nozzles are also available for processing rubbers of varying viscosities.
DME Cold Runner Systems can also be accompanied by a valve gate for absolute shut-off; a vacuum unit ensuring very tight tolerances; and a valve gate controller, creating a complete package that fills the needs of this growing market. Systems can be designed and customized as needed for multi-component tools.
"Many DME customers are struggling to create their own elastomer equipment," said Michael Kreitner, business manager for DME Emergent Technologies. "We are bringing them a proven Cold Runner System for elastomers so they can focus more on their core competencies and operate more efficiently."
DME has offered its Cold Runner System in Europe since the early 1990s and is bringing it to the U.S. because of the growing market for elastomer processing.
DME finds the medical, plastic food container, electronic and automotive markets to be ideal candidates for the Cold Runner System.
"This is a great product for these industries because of the soft-touch and flexible product applications," Kreitner said. "We have successfully implemented more than 600 Cold Runner Systems and those customers consider DME an essential resource that helps them grow their businesses."
DME Company is an essential mold technologies resource to customers worldwide. In addition to offering the plastics industry's broadest range of market-leading products, DME provides unsurpassed knowledge, a global logistics infrastructure and exceptional service every step of the way. This support ensures that customers get the speed, accuracy and quality they need across DME's complete line of hot runner systems; control systems; mold bases and components; and mold making and molding equipment and supplies. A subsidiary of Milacron LLC, DME also manufactures and sells standard tooling for the die-casting industry.
Visit www.dme.net/lsr for more information about its Cold Deck offering.