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Synventive to Feature New activeGate™ Tool-Based Molding Technologies at NPE 2015

Newest Additions to activeGate Line Including hGate® and nuGate® to be Displayed; Also New Modular Actuators for Valve-Gated Hot Runner Systems to be Introduced

Peabody, Mass. (February 9, 2015) . . .Synventive Molding Solutions, a business of Barnes Group Inc., will feature its activeGate tool-based molding technologies at NPE 2015, the world’s largest plastics exposition, conference and technology exchange. Included will be the newest additions to Synventive’s activeGate line - nuGate and hGate.

nuGate precisely controls each valve pin’s position, acceleration, velocity and stroke for pneumatic valve pin actuation in the hot runner system.  This enables the molder to precisely control pin movement to achieve the optimum gate control for the highest quality molded parts.  hGate, the newest addition to the activeGate line, provides this same level of control for hydraulic valve gate 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. 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 optimum quality surface finishes, increased production rates, decreased scrap, faster mold start-ups, and the ability to mold parts with complex geometries.

 nuGate Control

Another new product Synventive will feature at NPE 2015 is its new line of Plug ‘n Play® modular actuators for valve-gated hot runner systems.  These actuators feature:

• Plug ‘n Play design (actuators are pre-plumbed, pre-wired, and pre-tested)

• patent pending easy-access pin adjustment

• patent pending automatic bleed

• easy pin decoupling

• improved thermal properties to prevent overheating

• cooling plate with removable plug for easier cleaning

• compatible with the pin position sensor

 Modular Actuator

Synventive’s exhibition booth will be located in the Orange County Convention Center/Booth W951, adjacent to the Männer exhibition booth.  Männer is a leading provider of high-precision molds and hot runner systems for the plastics injection molding industry.  Both Synventive and Männer are businesses of Barnes Group Inc.



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