July 2017

Summer is a time to enjoy many outdoor activities. Hiking trails, floating rivers, taking road trips, visiting theme parks, camping to name a few of these activities. It is a chance to unwind from your daily grind, to create family memories, or just to enjoy friends and family.

With a few precautions, these activities can be safely enjoyed. If you are camping or hiking make sure you have plenty of water to hydrate with, a basic first aid kit and some insect repellent. Take plenty of sunscreen if you are outside, even on cloudy days you will need UV protection. But most important don’t forget your Smore’s kit.

When you are driving to your destination, keep your speed down, those white signs along the way are not suggested speeds. Be aware of the distracted drivers that may try to share your lane. Play travel games with the children during the trip. Many times, the journey is as enjoyable as the destination.

We at FISA Corporation want you to enjoy your well-earned vacation and know that when you return we will have a full stock of standard Hot Runner Nozzles and spare parts to keep your injection molds making the best parts possible. Please contact us with any questions or quotation requests.

Mark Gilley
sales@fisacorp.com

June 2017

Summer is right around the corner and many molders will have a summer shut down as a time for refreshing and recharging for most people. However, for the people that keep the tools running that make the plastic parts, this is the time to schedule tool repairs. Included in the repair of the tools is the inspection and or replacement of the hot runner components.

Evaluation of the heaters and thermocouples.
Ring and cartridge heaters should be examined for frayed wiring, damage to the metal case, and loss of the wire seal on cartridge heaters. Frayed insulation may be repaired with high-temperature electrical tape. If the conductor wire or metal case is damaged, the heater should be replaced.

Thermocouple examination is for frayed insulation, kinks and crushed areas on the metal sheath. As with the heaters, frayed insulation may be repaired with high-temperature electrical tape. A thermocouple with kinks or crushed metal sheath should be replaced.

FISA Corporation keeps a large assortment of heaters and thermocouples along with all the standard components required for the complete rebuild of the hot runner nozzle drops in stock in Tullahoma, Tn. Please contact us with any questions or quotation requests.

Mark Gilley
sales@fisacorp.com