14% cycle time reduction with iTherm® Gate insert


shorter cycle time

Background information

Our customer that works in packaging industry was trying to improve the following areas:

  • Cycle time

  • Scrap rate

  • Moulded product surface blush

Instead of using a conventional gate insert (image on the left), they have decided to use the iTherm® Gate insert (image on the right).


Improvements with iTherm® Gate insert

Cycle time reduction

After replacing the conventional gate insert with iTherm®, cycle time was reduced by 14%


Gate blush improvement

Below is a comparison of gate blush. On the left image the blush after using conventional gate insert, on the right after using iTherm® Gate insert.


Learn more about iTherm® Gate insert characteristics