You won’t believe it!
Benefit from the new era of injection molding
High quality designed surfaces – more possibilities
Z-System: Selectively, the right temperature at the right time precisely at the right place in the cavity. The result: no visible weld lines, flow lines or matt points. In addition, you will be able to realize thin wall thicknesses, filigree geometries and top quality microstructures.
Z-System works in an extremely dynamic way. With a heating rate of 60 K/s (at the cavity surface), the injection molding tool is quickly heated up at the right point and above all, cooled down very quickly. Remove from the mold in the shortest possible time and manufacture top quality plastic designed surfaces in short cycles.
Save energy, decrease costs. Due to the dynamic tempering of the mold, the Z-System works in a highly energy efficient way in connection with a thermal insulation in the mold. In practice, low heating capacities of around 100 W are sufficient. As such the Z-System stands for efficiency and sustainability in the field of plastic injection molding.
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Better. Faster. More efficient.
With its Z-System, hotset provides tool manufacturers with an important further development on the previous variotherm tool temperature control in injection molding as a future-orientated, high-speed temperature control system. With a heating rate of 60 Kelvin per second and minimal energy consumption, cavities can thus be heated and cooled in a targeted, accurate manner in very short cycles.
The results will impress any injection molder: high-quality molded parts with excellent surfaces and no weld lines or dullness, as are desired or demanded for example in automotive construction, lighting technology or the consumer industry.
In addition, particularly thin walls can thus be realized, meaning that new perspectives are opened up for the manufacture of microstructures and miniature components!
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paul Thienel Specialist field of plastics technology
Fachhochschule Südwestfalen (University of Applied Sciences of South Westphalia)
Recommended by the expert.
High process reliability
Numerous sensors control and monitor the dynamic tempering.
No additional personnel requirements
No additional effort required to operate the Z-system.
Controllers are set on commissioning – easy to adapt to different machines.
Individual solution & implementation
Customer-tailored development by hotset Engineering.
Can be used anywhere
Works with every injection molding machine – even with older systems.
Professional support on installation of the system.
System completely ready for installation with standardized technology.
Secure data portal
Maximum security regarding data exchange.
Communication with other devices possible via the open interface.
Clearly set apart from the rest through clear quality and cost advantages.
No license costs
No subsequent costs after commissioning.
Intensive training and support.
Individual, non-binding inspection of practicability and preparation of offer. free of charge
Design and construction of the tool
Customer-tailored implementation based on the process parameters and manufacture of the system ready for installation.
Installation & commissioning
Execution of controller settings and brief employee training.
In only 3 steps to the Z-System.
Customer and partner statements
We had a visually-detectable weld line problem on an exposed area in a vehicle during a major automotive project. With the aid of the Z-system, we could eliminate the problem and supply the customers with a higher-quality surface component.
Peter Lochner, Head of Tool Technology
When the Z-system technology was presented to us, we found the whole idea absolutely fantastic. Of course, the appeal for us as simulation software manufacturers was then to be able to present a simulation of this new technology, which we succeeded in doing within a very short time with the aid of hotset. The openness we experienced during the preparation of the simulation quickly became the foundation stone for our partnership with hotset. We are delighted that we can now jointly convince the market of the Z-system’s advantages!
Thorsten Strauß, Director of Sales
simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH
In our experience, the Z-system is very easy to install. It takes up little space in the tool.
The machine control system can easily be integrated into our process. Collaboration with the hotset technicians is very pleasant.
Markus Becker, Managing Director
Johannes Becker Werkzeugbau GmbH
While working with hotset, we like the common aspiration finding short ways: from the challenge to the solution.
We call this "open innovation" and this means that good ideas, new solutions and innovative products can also be exchanged externally - eg. can arise with partners from the industry.
Rainer Protte, Head of Processing Methods & Injection Molding Lab
Covestro Deutschland AG
Our partner KIMW has carried out the comparison of costs.
The basic concept of the new Z-system is envisaged so that it will always be designed by hotset engineers as an individually-configured complete solution with control technology, adapted to a definite application. It comprises various hardware and software components and is provided ready for use for integration into the tool – similar to the hot runner system.
A new thermal sensor with extremely short response time gives the hotset Z-System even higher process accuracy for partial and cyclic cavity temperature control.
Thanks to its fast response, the new cavity sensor detects even the smallest temperature changes and deviations virtually in real-time. In a fraction of a second, the measured values are then forwarded to the Z-System controller and graphically processed.
News about the Z-System
Fast information from the dynamic zone
(03/19/2019) New thermal sensor from hotset specifies cyclic tool temperature Control.