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Mold-Masters Introduces Manifold Leak Detection Technology

First in industry to use thermal analysis to detect plastic leaks within manifold pocket

Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 11:59

(Mold-Masters: Georgetown, ON, Canada) -- Mold-Masters has enhanced the advanced plastic leak detection capabilities found on its TempMaster hot runner temperature controllers. Mold-Masters is the first in the industry to use thermal analysis to detect plastic leaks within the manifold pocket. This innovative manifold leak detection feature is certain to save molders repair costs and downtime. 

To enable this feature, thermocouples are installed on the manifold in various locations and are dedicated to monitoring and detecting manifold leaks. The size of the manifold will dictate how many detection thermocouples are necessary, and the position of each thermocouple will determine how quickly the leak is detected. During internal testing of this feature, leaks were detected quickly and reliably before any damage had occurred.

Manifold leak detection is an optional feature that is available now with all Mold-Masters TempMaster M2+ and M3 hot runner temperature controllers. Our original plastic leak detection feature that quickly detects plastic leakage within the nozzle pocket is included with all M2+ and M3 controllers as standard. For more information, please speak with your Mold-Masters regional sales representative. 

About Mold-Masters

Mold-Masters is a global supplier of hot runners, controllers, auxiliary injection, and co-injection systems. The company designs, manufactures, distributes, sells, and services highly engineered and customized plastic processing equipment that caters to every market. Mold-Masters is credited for patenting the first commercially viable hot runner system in 1965. Today, Mold-Masters conducts business in more than 100 countries and employs a diverse workforce that exceeds 2,150 professionals. Mold-Masters global headquarters is located in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.


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