April 2 2012

INCOE® Introduces SoftGate® Advanced Sequential Control Performance to Global Markets


April 2, 2012
INCOE® Introduces SoftGate® Advanced Sequential Control Performance
to Global Markets

NPE- Orlando FL, USA- INCOE® Corporation announced today the introduction of the SoftGate® hot runner valve pin velocity control to global markets. SoftGate®, initially introduced in Europe during K2010, has performed exceedingly well in numerous challenging applications. In those applications, it has successfully improved part and surface quality. SoftGate®

SoftGate® valve pin velocity control technology resolves process challenges related to conventional hydraulic sequential molding. Poor flow characteristics leading to part inconsistency, flow hesitation lines, or blemish marks are reduced with SoftGate®. The gradual pin actuation, precisely timed as needed for optimized melt flow velocity to the mold cavity, provides a key process control advantage for molders.

The SoftGate® technology approach precisely operates the hydraulic valve pin actuation at varying intervals to ensure exact, repeatable filling; part after part. The technology consists of a control module in the hydraulic unit and a velocity calibration unit. Combined, the molder now can have improved part appearance and structure with the ability to record the Valve-Gate pin metering that produces the best melt delivery results. SoftGate® also offers simplified and effective operation and ease of maintenance.

For added value, the technology has been designed to retrofit onto existing INCOE® hydraulic valve gate systems, allowing molders to take advantage of SoftGate® without the requirement of purchasing a completely new system.


Dennis Kenward Donna Hanes

Marketing Manager Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 248.556.7855 Phone: 248.556.7852



About INCOE® Corporation
Since 1958, INCOE® has engineered productivity built hot runner systems starting with their original patented design of the first commercial hot runner nozzle. Today, a wide range of nozzles and manifolds, pre-wired and leak-proof unitized systems, complete hot halves and advanced control technologies provide optimized systems suitable for appliances, automotive, caps, closures, electronics, medical disposables, medical device, packaging , pharmaceutical and technical markets. A network of representatives in over 35 countries is supported by INCOE® facilities located in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Wherever your molding operation is, INCOE® can support your business with complete hot runner systems engineered for your application. That’s INCOE® Hot Runner Performance.

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