The Mouldflo system will digitally monitor all of the flow circuits within the mould recording data, both flow and temperature, for every circuit.
Often overlooked by many moulders, the efficiency of the mould cooling circuit(s) are critical to a stable process and the manufacturer of high quality, dimensionally stable parts.
Mouldflo can protect your mould and improve quality by quickly identifying cooling problems and alerting the user to various common cooling circuit problems, such as:
- No water flow from the mould heater
- Blocked waterways
- Scale / rust build up
- Incorrect piping
Injection moulders currently use a range of methods for distributing and controlling the water flow around the cooling circuit.
Traditionally the most common method has been with water flow regulators.
Although cost effective flow regulators suffer from a number of inherent problems:
- Bulky / delicate – have to be mounted away from the mould
- Long pipe runs – reduced flow
- Flow restrictions
- Broken sight glasses
- Do not give a true reading of flow
- Sight glasses unreadable due to oxidation
- High levels of maintenance
More recently there has been a trend towards aluminium manifolds mounted either on the mould, or the platens – this has seen significant benefits with regards to flow – but, generally gives the moulder no visual indication of flow.