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Purging Procedures for Hot Runner Open/Closed Mold



 SAFETY PROCEDURES:

  1. Always follow safety procedures before performing start up or shut down on ANY material. It is the machine operator’s responsibility to wear the appropriate protective equipment such as gloves and safety shields.
  2. Check with your hot runner supplier to insure the system can be purged through with the mold open without causing damage.
  3. Protect the “B” half of the mold so that pins, polish doesn’t come into contact with hot extruded purge.
  4. A minimum of a .030 gate is required for proper purging Hot Runner in open position.
 

PURGING PROCEDURE OPEN MOLD HOT RUNNER

  1. Refer to purging procedure on standard or vented barrel. Steps 1-8 need to be completed before attempting to purge the Hot Runner.
  2. Protect the “B” half of the tool as noted on safety procedures #3 above.
  3. Make sure the nozzle and sprue bushing are clean of molten plastic.
  4. Move the Injection unit forward until it seats with the mold.
  5. With the injection unit at full capacity with MAGNA PURGE® begin purging through the open mold until it’s a white to clear and clean.
  6. Retract the injection unit and follow purging procedures 9-11 for purging MAGNA PURGE® out of the barrel and prepare for next resin.
  7. Proceed with your set up for next production resin.

PURGING PROCEDURE/HOT RUNNER/CLOSED MOLD

  1. Follow same safety procedures above. #1 and #4 on minimum gate size.
  2. Refer to purging procedures on standard or vented barrel. Steps 1-8 need to be completed before attempting to mold MAGNA PURGE™ in Hot Runner.
  3. Begin molding parts with MAGNA PURGE® until all parts are clean.

OTHER HELPFUL TIPS:

  1. It may be necessary to raise manifold and tip temperature by 50°F to 80°F, consider operating temps for resin to be removed and MAGNA PURGE®.
  2. MAGNA PURGE® can be safely processed from 360°F -610°F. Idea temps are 410°F-460°F.
  3. For extreme contamination such as carbon, liquid color or highly loaded pigments in colorants you may consider using a HDPE or PP to pre-purge prior to using MAGNA PURGE®.
  4. One of our glass grades may also be considered, consult with our technical team.


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