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Husky announces availability of new valve gate nozzles

Husky Injection Molding Systems has introduced the Ultra Helix 350 valve gate, expanding its existing product line of the award-winning valve gate technology released in 2015.

The new nozzle series provides more options for creating a wider range of applications, producing better quality parts with the longest gate life of any valve gate currently available.

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 valve gate improves part quality 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 moulding,” said Casey Miller, senior tooling engineer at 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,” Miller added.

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.