July 27 2020

Move up to 4 valve pins simultaneously in a confined space


New pneumatic MultiPin valve gate actuator with user-friendly valve pin quick coupling from INCOE

Rödermark, July 2020 - For valve gate applications in which multiple nozzles have to be positioned in the most confined space and need to be opened and closed simultaneously, hot runner manufacturer INCOE has developed the new pneumatic MultiPin valve gate actuator in two sizes and included them in its range of products. Based on the well-proven PE pneumatic units and designed for the (Slim) DF 5 and (Slim) DF 8 nozzle series, the MultiPin actuators support interconnecting up to four valve gate nozzles with cylindrical valve pin tip (ZTT). Special highlight of this development is the new quick coupling, which has been developed for easier maintenance and assembly. With just a single set screw, all valve pins can reliably be locked or released at the same time in the easiest way possible so that the actuator housing, for example, can be dismantled without having to remove the valve pins from the nozzles.

In addition to simple and reliable handling for mold makers and fitters, the emphasis in developing MultiPin actuators was on integrating a standardized product in the INCOE product range to allow the designer to implement multiple valve gate nozzles without having to resort to custom solutions involving special components. The standardized adapter plates for the MultiPin actuators can accept 2, 3 or 4 gate valves, and a pin stroke of 6.5 or 8.5 mm is possible. Depending on size, nozzle series and the number of attached valve gate nozzles, pitch dimensions between the nozzles of a minimum of 25 mm up to a maximum of 63 mm can be implemented. The new MultiPin actuator is directly mounted on the manifold supporting the ready-to-go concept where all necessary components are attached to the hot runner system. Thanks to the special design of the connecting elements between manifold and actuator no additional cooling is needed.


The new MultiPin actuator can move the valve pins of 2, 3 or 4 valve gate nozzles.


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Reinhard Kabus
Marketing Manager
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INCOE: INjection COntrol Engineering

Since 1958, this privately owned company has been a pioneer in the field of hot runner technology. We currently develop and produce hot runner systems on a worldwide basis for all areas of plastic injection molding. Our European subsidiary was founded in 1975. Our production plants in the USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore and China provide support for your business at a local level. Our service network covers more than 45 countries. It is made up of and managed by employees who feel at home with hot runner and injection molding technology. Injection molding markets around the world benefit from the wide variety of applications covered by our hot runner range. This variety facilitates technical solutions that meet the requirements of the various markets: automotive, transport, electronics, technical components, packaging, medicine, cosmetics, and household appliances.

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