BOLTON, Ontario - Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced the availability of the Ultra Helix™ 350 valve gate, expanding the existing product line of the award-winning valve gate technology released in 2015. This new series of nozzles provides customers even more options for creating a wider range of applications, producing better quality parts with the longest gate life of any valve gate currently available.
“The gate quality of the Ultra Helix nozzles continues to impress many of our customers,” said Stefano Mirti, Husky’s President of Hot Runners and Controllers. “The addition of the 350 valve gate demonstrates our commitment to bring industry-leading performance to an even wider audience, helping our customers produce superior parts while providing the lowest total cost of ownership compared to any other valve gate on the market today.”
Husky conducted extensive research in order to understand the fundamentals of valve gate dynamics, materials, wear, and gate quality while developing the Ultra Helix™ nozzle. Coming as close as possible to zero gate vestige performance, the Ultra Helix™ valve gate dramatically improves part quality. Additionally, Ultra Helix nozzles build on Husky’s track record of industry-leading thermal uniformity and virtually eliminates mechanical wear on the valve stems and cavity steel.
“Husky’s Ultra Helix valve gates have increased our confidence in hot runner valve gate molding,” said Casey Miller, Senior Tooling Engineer, C&J Industries a FDA registered Husky customer focused on the manufacture of medical devices. “Although other manufacturers have gates incorporated in the nozzle tips similar to the Ultra Helix, we have not seen one that has the valve stem with continuous guidance throughout the cycle. Because of this we have gained a lot of confidence in the gate quality and elimination of wear that these valve gates have provided. We are planning to implement Ultra Helix in future production tools with long run times.”
Husky won the 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the development of its Ultra Helix™ valve gate technology and its contribution to production efficiency and cost effectiveness, a proven testament to the value the nozzles provide to Husky customers.
About Husky — 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 manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, China, India and the Czech Republic.