Synventive Introduces activeGate™, New Tool-Based Molding Technology for Unprecedented Control of the Hot Runner Molding Process
October 30, 2014
Synventive Molding Solutions, a business of Barnes Group Inc., has recently introduced activeGate, their new tool-based molding technology that will help provide unprecedented control over the molding process and enable the production of higher quality parts than were previously attainable with traditional hot runner systems.
Synventive’s activeGate products employ position, pressure and temperature sensors within the hot runner and mold cavities to provide independent melt flow control at each individual gate.
The new activeGate family of products includes numerous Synventive technologies including:
- Dynamic Feed® Injection Pressure Control, allowing for independent pressure control at each gate;
- eGate® Electronic Control, which gives users complete control of pin movement and superb process repeatability;
- SynFlow® Hydraulic Two-Speed Pin Control, eliminating surface defects through high control levels of the pin’s opening velocity;
- nuGate® Pneumatic Control, enabling precise, independent control of pin movement on the more commonly used pneumatic valve gate systems.
Together, the activeGate family of technologies gives users the ability to mold the highest quality parts through unrivalled control over the process. The benefits of this are significant and include higher quality surface finishes, higher production rates, decreased scrap, faster mold start-ups, and the ability to mold parts with complex geometries.
“Synventive continues to innovate and improve our products in ways that tangibly benefit our customers,” said Mark Moss, Executive Vice President – Product and Market Strategy. “Our activeGate products are enabling technologies – they provide product designers and molders the tools they need to create new and better plastic parts, parts that they couldn’t create before with existing hot runner system technologies.”
Synventive Molding Solutions, a business of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hot runner systems and components for injection molded plastic parts. Since the 1970’s, Synventive has served thousands of customers in the automotive, electronic, medical, consumer, industrial and packaging markets.
Synventive has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, each with its own research and development, manufacturing and design departments. North America is served by the company’s Peabody, Mass. site. Europe is served by the company’s facility in Bensheim, Germany, while Asia is served from Suzhou, People’s Republic of China. Additionally, the company has sales and service representatives in 26 countries. For more information, please visit www.synventive.com.
About Barnes Group Inc.
Founded in 1857, Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a wide range of end markets and customers. The products and services provided by Barnes Group are used in far-reaching applications that provide transportation, communication, manufacturing and technology to the world. Barnes Group’s approximately 4,300 dedicated employees, at more than 60 locations worldwide, are committed to achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.