Product News: Controls & Controllers

Hot Runner Controller supports 16 timer-based zones.

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Press Release Summary:

June 18, 2012 - Delivering responsive control for precise, sophisticated molding, 16-Zone Hydraulic Valve Gate Sequencer features PLC touchscreen that lets users save and load mold recipes. Visual icons show valve position for each zone, circular log shows last 200 changes, and dual-time functions allow each zone to be programmed with delay-time and on-time. Along with external alarm contact, controller features Manual Mode that can turn all outputs on/off and cycle time on/off.

D-M-E Company

29113 Stephenson Hwy., Madison Heights, MI, 48071-2383, USA

Original Press Release

16-Zone Hot Runner Controller

Press release date: June 15, 2012

Madison Heights, Mich. - DME Company, a leading global provider of mold technologies, has unveiled its new 16-Zone Hydraulic Valve Gate Sequencer. The new sequencer brings molders responsive control of more valve gates, helping meet increasing demands for precise, sophisticated molding.

While increasing the maximum number of timer-based zones from 4 to 16, the 16-Zone Valve Gate Sequencer provides the same reliability and accuracy customers have come to expect of DME's Valve Gate hydraulic controls.

Offering faster response than typical valve gate controllers, the highly efficient sequencer also greatly reduced electrical use over the life of the unit. Plus, its new PLC touch screen makes controlling the system easier than ever.

"DME has been a leader in hot runner technology for nearly 40 years because we never stop striving to be a better resource for our customers," said Craig Kovacic, Hot Runner Business Manager. "Our customers want not only more cost-effective solutions, they want more user-friendly options and control over their systems."

The control and convenience features of the 16-Zone Valve Gate Sequencer include: · Control over electronics to match the hydraulic zones instead of using physical timers per zone · An external alarm contact · Ability to save and load mold recipes · Small visual icons that show valve position for each zone · Circular log that shows the last 200 changes · Dual-time functions that allow each zone to be programmed with a delay-time and an on-time · Manual Mode that can turn all outputs on /off and cycle time on/off

For global customers, the controllers can operate from a wide supply of operating voltages for easier relocation between plants and countries. This plug can be removed and replaced with any number of 240 VAC plugs for instantaneous operation.

The 16-Zone Valve Gate Sequencer is among several new additions to DME's industry-leading selection of hot runner components, systems and services.

About DME DME Company is an essential mold technologies resource to customers worldwide. Through aggressive new product development, global product standardization and a powerful combination of in-house manufacturing centers of excellence and strategic global partnerships, DME is helping customers succeed in changing times. The company's standard-setting, comprehensive product line - including hot runner systems; control systems; mold bases and components; mold making and molding supplies; and cold runner systems for elastomers - is backed by expert technical service every step of the way. DME also manufactures and sells standard tooling for the die-casting industry. Visit www.dme.net for more information.

Media: For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Bob Starr at: 248-544-5718 or bob_starr@dme.net.

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