April 12, 2013
Kistler has introduced its industry exclusive Type 1712A and Type 1714A contact elements, designed to facilitate seamless plastics injection mold changes without typical sensor dismount or removal requirements, minimizing downtime and increasing throughput capabilities.
Designed for use with all Kistler single-wire mold cavity pressure sensors, the single-channel Type 1712A (used with mounting socket Type 1300A131) and four-channel Type 1714 (used with retaining plate Type 1419) provide electrical connection for each installed element between cables within different mold components. During mold assembly, the cables are connected via the contacts of both elements, allowing for the connection of any Kistler single-wire sensor between a mold insert and its frame or mold plate. These elements allow for quick injection mold insert and mold module plate exchanges of up to four sensors simultaneously, without sensor dismount or removal. Single-wire cables have crimped contacts and can therefore be removed or replaced using the “cut-and-grip” technique, the company says.
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