The SMN Mixers is probably the most efficient available for injection moulders, in many cases it can be used as an alternative to the expensive option of producing a new injection screw profiles with modified profiles.
The SMN Injection Moulding Static Mixing Nozzle creates homogeneous mixing of polymer melt during injection. The resulting high viscous polymer melt flow is homogeneous with regard to colorant, additives and temperature.
The StaMixCo SMN Injection Moulding Mixing Nozzle contains eight (8) very efficient static mixing elements that homogenize the polymer melt during injection. This homogenization is achieved by the continuous division of the molten polymer and its recombination when processed through the geometric structure of the mixing bars
Superior Mixing - Reduction of colour concentrate additives of as much as 30% can be achieved with comparable part colour density.
2% Master batch Without Static Mixer
2% Master batch With Static Mixer
Outstanding melt flow mixing of molten polymer prior to injection results in the following benefits:
Reduced spots, streaks and clouds of colour
Reduced colorant usage (10% - 40)
Narrower part tolerance
Reduced reject rates
Less part distortion
Less weight variation
Improved part quality when using regrind material
Shorter cycle time
Improved melt flow
Increase regrind ratio with consistent product quality
Rapid nozzle heat-up
Normal Pay-back period of 2-3 months
The optional SMF Filter is installed inside of the Static Mixing Nozzle to protect the hot runner system and mold when processing regrind materials by avoiding clogging and/or damage with debris carried along with the feed pellets
The SMF Filter is designed to be used with the SMN Injection Molding Mixing Nozzle. The purpose and functionality of the SMF filter are numerous:
SMF melt flow filter for SMN Mixing Nozzle
SMN Mixing Nozzle (top). Eight (8) SMN Mixing Elements (middle) and SMF Filter with 6 SMN Mixing Elements (bottom)
Protects hot runner system and mold by avoiding clogging and/or damage caused my metal pieces accidentally introduced with the feed pellets to the injection molding machine (staples, metal chips, paper clips, etc).
Retains semi-molten polymer pellets until melted for incorporation into the polymer melt
For customers with poor thermal control systems, the SMF Filter acts as an upstream breaker-plate to prevent “cold-start” crushing of the mixing elements.
Designed to retrofit into the SMN Injection Molding Mixing Nozzle without nozzle modification
O.D. of SMF Filter = O.D. of SMN Mixing Elements
Length of one (1) SMF Filter = Length of two (2) SMN Mixing Elements
O.D of GPD (Grid Protection Disc) = O.D. of SNM Mixing Elements
Length of one (1) GPD = Length of one (1) SNM Mixing Element
Designed to prevent damage to mixing elements during cold start situations
The optional GPD Grid Protection Disk is installed inside of the Static Mixing Nozzle upstream the first mixing element. During the start-up operation it avoids a possible so called “cold-start” damage of the mixing element grid by plugs of not completely molten and thus partly solid polymer plugs originating from the transition part between the end of the barrel and the Static Mixing Nozzle
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