Press Release Summary:
Ion Series is designed to control up to 24 zones, and includes operator interface that enables access to main screen from any part of interface. Device also includes PID software that takes temperature readings 30 times/sec. When thermocouple in one zone fails, unit allows control of that zone to be automatically or manually switched to another. It also offers self-correcting temperature control, which minimizes scrap due to flashing, stringing, and other molding irregularities.
Original Press Release:
Accuracy and Ease of Use of New Hot Runner Temperature Controller Help Molders Obtain Rapid Payback on Investment
ELMHURST, ILLINOIS, U.S.A. - A new modular controller for hot runner systems yields an early return on investment by helping molders to increase productivity and reduce maintenance, scrap generation, and peak energy demand, it was announced today by Fast Heat Inc.
Designed to control up to 24 zones, the Ion Series system makes it possible to save a large fraction of its initial cost by virtue of its accuracy and operator-friendliness, according to Sean Rainsford, Director of Sales. The key features which he cited are a user interface that is easy to navigate and PID software that takes temperature readings 30 times per second, using that data to maintain temperatures within narrow tolerances.
"The Fast Heat software in the Ion Series controller removes many of the variables inherent with standard modular controllers, and the operator interface is designed so that you are never more than one click away from the main screen at all times," said Rainsford. "This new system works largely behind the scenes, enabling users to set it and forget it."
A conservative estimate by Fast Heat indicates that within one year a molder can recover a minimum of nearly US$ 3,500 of the initial cost of the system as a result of these features and capabilities:
FAST HEAT INC. is a global technology leader that designs innovative, market-driven products for plastics processors needing temperature and data intelligence to maintain competitive advantage. Founded in 1957 as a manufacturer of heating elements, Fast Heat now operates three business units: Hot Runner Systems (email@example.com), Heating Elements and Sensors (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Temperature Controllers (email@example.com). In addition to its world-headquarters in Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.A., Fast Heat operates fully equipped manufacturing and sales facilities in France, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and maintains a worldwide network of agents for its products. Visit the website at www.fastheat.com.