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Co-injection with continuous injection molding

A carousel-like continuous co-injection molding system includes an arrangement of upper and lower inclined feed channels. Each of the feed channels has a valve therein positioned upstream of an inlet to an associated mold cavity. ... Imflux Inc

Method for controlling valve gates using one or more strain gauges

A method of monitoring and controlling a sequential valve gate molding apparatus in an injection molding or other molding process is disclosed. The method includes creating a target strain profile, receiving a deviation limit, receiving a change in strain relating to a first valve gate from a first strain gauge, identifying whether a deviation exists from a first portion of the target strain profile based on the output from the first strain gauge, determining whether any existing deviation exceeds the deviation limit, and adjusting the position of a first valve gate pin in the first valve gate if it does. ... Imflux Inc

Injection molding system with discretely-adjustable variable control

An injection molding machine uses a controller to effectively control its operation. The controller may determine and/or receive information regarding the machine's maximum load capacity, and may also determine a current operational load value of the machine. ... Imflux Inc

Injection molding system with user-adjustable variables

An injection molding machine uses a controller to effectively control its operation. The controller may determine and/or receive information regarding the machine's maximum load capacity, and may also determine a current operational load value of the machine. ... Imflux Inc

Upstream nozzle sensor for injection molding apparatus and methods of use

A strain gauge nozzle adapter that may be placed between a barrel end cap and a nozzle body of an injection molding system, the strain gauge nozzle adapter having a strain gauge pin that measures strain within the strain gauge nozzle adapter for use in approximating conditions within an injection molding system, such as pressure or the location of a melt flow front. The strain gauge nozzle adapter may include a plurality of strain gauge pins. ... Imflux Inc

Method for evenly distributing plastic melt in a hot runner system using strain gauges

A hot runner injection molding apparatus, and method of use, is disclosed in which strain gauges are provided in the temperature zones of the hot runner injection molding apparatus and a hot runner controller creates a target strain profile, detects deviations from the target strain profile in any temperature zone based on the strain readings provided by the strain gauges in each temperature zone, and instructs correction of deviations from the target strain profile in any deviating temperature zone by adjusting the heat produced by a heater or heaters in the deviating temperature zone. The target strain profile may be based on a median or average of strain readings provided over time by the strain gauges in each temperature zone. ... Imflux Inc

Method for monitoring and controlling an injection molding process using a strain gauge

Methods of monitoring and controlling a molding process using a sensed change in strain provided by a strain gauge are provided. A target strain profile is created for a molding process of a molding apparatus. ... Imflux Inc

Injection molding with targeted heating of mold cavities in a non-molding position

Injection molding utilizing targeted heating of mold cavities when in a non-molding position, thereby facilitating enhancement of the appearance and strength of injection molding parts in a manner that does not significantly increase cycle times or energy consumption.. . ... Imflux Inc

Injection molding controller interface with user-adjustable variables

An injection molding machine uses a native controller and a retrofit controller to effectively control its operation. The controllers may determine and/or receive information regarding the machine's maximum load capacity, and may also determine a current operational load value of the machine. ... Imflux Inc

Porous insert for nozzle of an injection molding system

A nozzle assembly for an injection molding system has a nozzle adapter with one or more vent holes therein. A porous metal insert is provided in fluid communication with at least one of the vent holes. ... Imflux Inc

External sensor kit for injection molding apparatus and methods of use

Embodiments within the scope of the present disclosure are directed to external sensor kits that may be included in new injection molds or retrofitted into existing injection molds in order to approximate conditions within a mold, such as pressure or the location of a melt flow front. Such kits are designed to amplify meaningful measurements obtained by the external sensor kit so that noise measurements do not prevent the approximation of conditions within a mold. ... Imflux Inc

Reduced size runner for an injection mold system

A runner system for a multi-cavity injection molding system, the runner system having runners of reduced size.. . ... Imflux Inc

High thermal conductivity co-injection molding system

A low constant pressure co-injection molding machine forms molded parts by injecting molten thermoplastic material into a mold cavity at low, substantially constant pressures. As a result, the low constant pressure injection molding machine includes a mold formed of easily machineable material that is less costly and faster to manufacture than typical injection molds. ... Imflux Inc

Remote controller for controlling apparatus by diverting feedback signal from native controller to the remote controller and methods for same

A remote controller can be provided on any apparatus that employs feedback control from a native controller to add functionality to the apparatus where the native controller is not capable of providing such functionality independently.. . ... Imflux Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165889

Remote controller for controlling apparatus by diverting feedback signal from native controller to the remote controller and methods for same

A remote controller can be provided on any apparatus that employs feedback control from a native controller to add functionality to the apparatus where the native controller is not capable of providing such functionality independently.. . ... Imflux Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165887

Remote controller for controlling apparatus by diverting feedback signal from native controller to the remote controller and methods for same

A remote controller can be provided on any apparatus that employs feedback control from a native controller to add functionality to the apparatus where the native controller is not capable of providing such functionality independently.. . ... Imflux Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157824

System and method for continuous injection molding

A carousel-like continuous molding system includes an arrangement of inclined feed channels. Each of the feed channels has a controllable valve therein positioned upstream of an inlet to an associated mold cavity. ... Imflux Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157820

Co-injection with continuous injection molding

A carousel-like continuous co-injection molding system includes an arrangement of upper and lower inclined feed channels. Each of the feed channels has a valve therein positioned upstream of an inlet to an associated mold cavity. ... Imflux Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057148

Plastic article forming apparatuses and methods for controlling melt flow

A process of forming molded articles using an injection molding apparatus is provided. The process includes providing a thermoplastic material to the injection molding apparatus. ... Imflux Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057147

Injection molding apparatus and method of controlling same

A method of controlling a melt pressure of an injection molding apparatus is provided. The method includes establishing a melt pressure profile having a plurality of setpoints.. ... Imflux Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057146

Methods of selecting termoplastic materials for use with plastic article formi ng apparatuses that control melt flow

A method of selecting thermoplastic materials for use with an injection molding apparatus that adjusts viscosity of a thermoplastic material based on an interpreted viscosity is provided. The method includes determining a target mfi for an identified plastic article based on performance properties. ... Imflux Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057145

Plastic article forming apparatuses and methods for controlling melt flow in real time using additives

A process of forming molded articles using an injection molding apparatus is provided. The process includes providing a thermoplastic material to the injection molding apparatus. ... Imflux Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057133

Method for injection molding using reduced melt temperatures

A molded article is formed using an injection molding apparatus by heating a thermoplastic material to a melt temperature, injecting the heated thermoplastic material into at least one mold cavity of an injection molding apparatus at a substantially constant pressure, and cooling the thermoplastic material to an ejection temperature. The thermoplastic material is heated to a reduced melt temperature which is less than a minimum conventional melt temperature.. ... Imflux Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021544

Method of injection molding using one or more external sensors as a virtual cavity sensor

A injection molding method involves measuring, using at least one external sensor, a change in a parameter of a mold side of a mold cavity, approximating a condition within the mold cavity based on the change in the parameter, such as pressure within the mold cavity or flow front position, and comparing the approximated condition to a trigger point,. If the approximated condition equals or exceeds the trigger point, activating a virtual cavity sensor having an optimal pre-defined pressure-time curve, and upon activation, the virtual cavity sensor tracks an approximated condition calculated from the change in parameter measurements measured by the at least one external sensor over time. ... Imflux Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021543

Method of injection molding using one or more strain gauges as a virtual sensor

A injection molding method involves measuring, using at least one strain gauge sensor, a change in strain in a mold side of a mold cavity, approximating a pressure within the mold cavity based on the change in strain, comparing the approximated pressure to a pre-set trigger point, and if the approximated pressure equals or exceeds the pre-set trigger point, activating a virtual cavity sensor having an optimal pre-defined pressure-time curve, wherein upon activation, the virtual cavity sensor tracks approximated pressures calculated from the change in strain measurements measured by the at least one strain gauge sensor over time and compares the results of the approximated pressure tracking to the optimal pre-defined pressure-time curve.. . ... Imflux Inc

01/19/17 / #20170015029

Injection molding with a leaking check ring

Injection molding at substantially constant pressure yields a substantially controlled injection molding process, even when utilizing a leaking check ring.. . ... Imflux Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001356

Method of injection molding with constant-velocity flow front control

In order to injection mold parts at a constant flow front velocity in a mold cavity of an injection molding system, particularly where the mold cavity has a varying thickness along its length, mold modeling software is used to calculate the cross-sectional area as a function of the distance from the gate, percentage of fill, or length of the mold cavity. Based on that cross-sectional area, the mold modeling software determines an appropriate recommended ram force profile and/or melt pressure profile that would result in filling the mold cavity at a constant flow rate. ... Imflux Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001346

Sequential coining

Injection molding at substantially constant pressure and utilizing “sequential coining” to produce molded parts substantially free of cosmetic and mechanical defects.. . ... Imflux Inc








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