It is hard to believe that August is here. It does not seem it was that long ago that we watched the ball drop-in Times Square. Most everything is different now. Instead of talking about your favorite football team, whether college, professional or soccer, we are more concerned with what type of facial covering is best and what direction we are going in the aisles in the grocery store.
One thing that has not changed is that our customers still expect us to provide good parts, at a competitive cost, with on time delivery. FISA is here to partner with you to help you satisfy your customer’s requirements. I have discussed the advantages of using hot runner nozzles over cold runner systems in the past. While it is a little more cost up front for a hot runner system, that cost spread out over the production life of the tool, 4 or 5 years or more, the manufacturing cost savings will provide a very quick return on your investment.
The FISA hot runner is a cost-effective way to inject melt into the tool. It does not need any hydraulic or pneumatic actuation, so there are no potential leaks. That eliminates any environmental hazards like slippery floors or high dB levels. The FISA nozzle uses the pressure developed by the barrel and screw to open and close the valve gates. On a multi-drop manifold system this allows for a balanced fill as the nozzles open and close at the same time.
The patented FISA hot runner is designed to operate with low maintenance. One of our customers says he has used the same FISA hot runner in a tool for 20 years and millions of cycles, he has only replaced the spring a few times. There are several factors that may impact the frequency of maintenance such as type of resin, any filler material, melt temperature to name a few. Should you need them, we keep a complete supply of standard spare parts in Tennessee that can be shipped 1-day ARO.
Whether you are looking to plan a tool refurbishment or new tooling, contact me with any questions or requests.
Until next month, be safe, stay healthy, and make good parts.
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