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Hot Runner Course

Course Dates

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Cost €795 inclusive of course manuals, lunch and refreshments.

Course Content:

• Types of hot runner systems
• Function of hot runners
• Categories of hot runners – internally and externally heated
• Requirements for effective performance
o Containment of melt temperature
o Consistency of temperature control
o Selection of effective temperature values
o Monitoring/control of values
o Set versus actual values
• Cavity balance of hot runners
o Associated problems
o Gate temperature control
o Gate size/cavity balance


• Single level systems – Pressure balance/Geometric balance
• Multi-drop system
• Channel size
• Channel diameter prediction
• Pressure drop consideration
• Gating types/material consideration
• Calculation of gate sizes
• Importance of effective cooling
• Cavity plate cooling
• Temperature control of gate
• Thermal (fixed) probe technology
• Valve gating technology
• Valve gate actuation
• Problems related to hot runners
• Review of designs/types and applications
• Discussion

7  Centre  Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone.

The successful completion of this programme by the learner does not lead to an award, but a certificate of attendance is issued to each participant.

Safety Shoes – Required on this course



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