GÜNTHER UK At Interplas 2023

As in previous years, GÜNTHER UK can be found in Hall 4 on stand G20. Now in their 35th year in the UK, they will be showcasing innovative and high-quality products from all four manufacturers they represent in both the UK and Ireland.

In recent years, the name BlueFlow® from GÜNTHER has become well known as the most energy-efficient hot runner system on the market, with savings of approximately 50% not uncommon. BlueFlow® will feature prominently on the stand, including examples of possibilities with very small pitch centres and for micro moulding. On the stand, you will be able to see parts that have been directly gated with a hot runner that weighs only 0.004g.

Two other patents from GÜNTHER will also be given prominence. The first is the bi-metallic titanium shaft technology, which minimises heat loss between hot runner and mould tool and ensures a homogenous temperature profile. For valve gate systems, we will be showcasing our well-known PM insert technology. Essentially, these are replaceable gate inserts and can often be changed without taking the tool out of the IMM.

The new BlueMaster® Compact controller will also make its UK show debut. This is the only App-based hot runner controller on the market, and we will be able to show customers how to operate it directly from a mobile phone or tablet – innovation at its finest.

The KNARR range is too big to show everything, so we will concentrate on the wide range of ejector pins and sleeves that we can offer, including a new vented pin option that is very useful for releasing trapped air/gases. With a maximum length of 750mm, this vented pin is also available DLC coated if required, and the depth of the helical geometry is guaranteed not to exceed 0.02mm over the whole length of the pin.

While other major manufacturers continue to have different pillar/bush positions on the bolster plates, Knarr offers common variants in all the recognised tool steels.

Knarr is also a major supplier of bespoke collapsible cores in the UK, and we will, of course, be showing examples on the stand. Used to create undercuts and threads, collapsible cores are a faster and in the long run, cheaper alternative to things like unscrewing mechanisms.

Conformal cooling continues to be increasingly well used in the injection moulding process and CONTURA-MTC are one of the leading companies in the world with this technology – Contura see itself not as a supplier of conformal cooling but more a cooling solutions provider. It is common to see more than 30% cycle time savings. We will also be able to show some parts that are moulded using the innovative variothermal rapid heat and cool technology to eliminate any weld lines, sinkage or warpage and which can give either a piano black gloss effect or, equally impressive, a deep matt finish.

GÜNTHER UK is also a prominent supplier of fully machined mould bases and special parts according to customer 3D and material specifications. It is possible to have a high-quality and competitively priced bolster in just 4-5 weeks. These are supplied via our supplier, FERROFACTA, which is a part of our business that grows yearly.

Technical staff will be on the stand to help with any questions you may have, and we are more than happy to also look at any projects you have in the pipeline, either at the show or your facility.

Read more from GÜNTHER here.

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