Hot Runner & Control Systems

JUNE 2021

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DME Hot Runner Technology Selection Guide

The values expressed in grams are for reference only and are determined by using a nominal wall thickness of 1.8mm (.070") and unfilled poly- propylene Part dimension, wall thickness, length of fill within part, mold

GENERIC PLOYMER NAME (TRADE NAME) [A=AMORPHOUS or C=CRYSTALLINE]

NOTE: THE CHART BELOW SHOWS COMMODITY RESINS IN ORANGE TYPE; ALL OTHERS ARE ENGINEERING RESINS.

Good Contact DME Not recommended Resin Application Key

conditions and molding parameters must also be considered.

Recommended

Flow Capacity

NOTE: If flame retardant is present in the desired resin grade, please contact DME for product suitability or application guidance.

Polymer Viscosity Key L=Low M=Medium H=High

Gate Diameter Range

(Grams)

Viscosity

Min (mm)

Max (mm)

Min (inch)

Max (inch)

Low MFI.16

Medium MFI 7-16

High

MFI

NOZZLES

TIP

.02-7 L L H M H M L M H M M M H H M L H H H H H H H L H H M H H L L H H H M

Sprue Tip

1.0 2.0 0.040 0.080 20

15

10

SmartONE-04 Thermal Gate

Point Gate Tip

1.0 1.9 0.040 0.075 10

10

7

Sprue Tip

2.0 3.0 0.080 0.125 500

400

225

SmartONE-06 Thermal Gate

Point Gate Tip

1.5 2.5 0.060 0.100 175

125

80

Sprue Tip

2.5 4.0 0.100 0.160 625

575

325

SmartONE-08 Thermal Gate

Point Gate Tip

1.5 3.1 0.060 0.125 250

175

125

Sprue Tip

2.5 5.0 0.100 0.200 850

700

425

SmartONE-10 Thermal Gate

Point Gate Tip

1.5 3.1 0.060 0.125 310

200

150

Sprue Tip

3.0 6.0 0.125 0.236 1000 775

475

SmartONE-12 Thermal Gate

Point Gate Tip

2.0 3.1 0.080 0.125 500

375

275

Sprue Tip

3.0 8.0 0.125 0.315 1500 1100

750

SmartONE-16 Thermal Gate

Point Gate Tip

2.5 4.4 0.100 0.175 800

550

400

Sprue Tip

1.5 2.0 0.600 0.800 400

300

150

SmartONE-06 Valve Gate

Direct Valve Gate Tip 1.5 2.0 0.600 0.800 225

150

90

Sprue Tip

2.5 2.5 0.100 0.100 500

450

250

SmartONE-08 Valve Gate

Direct Valve Gate Tip 2.5 2.5 0.100 0.100 450

300

220

Sprue Tip

2.5 3.0 0.100 0.125 775

625

375

SmartONE-10 Valve Gate

Direct Valve Gate Tip 2.5 3.0 0.100 0.125 610

460

280

Sprue Tip

4.0 5.0 0.160 0.200 900

725

425

SmartONE-12 Valve Gate

Direct Valve Gate Tip 4.0 5.0 0.160 0.200 725

525

315

Sprue Tip

5.0 7.0 0.200 0.275 1200 950

600

SmartONE-16 Valve Gate

Direct Valve Gate Tip 5.0 7.0 0.200 0.275 940

640

475

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