iTherm® Distributor / Shot block

iTherm® Distributor is produced using tool steel forged or rolled blocks and HTS proprietary additive manufacturing technology.

It is a single body component with equal mechanical properties as tool steel monoblock.

Cooling channels can be freely designed according to the cooling/heating requirements of the product, not by the limitations of using the conventional drilling method.

We produce flat or round distributors, depending on the injection system and cast part.

It is highly customizable to specific customer requirements.

HTS DIFFERENCE

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Based on MFT™ and DED technologies we produce components with conformal cooling / flow design and mechanical properties of a forged tool steel block.

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

iTherm® components have a big impact on cooling and material flow, resulting in shorter cycle times, higher cast/moulded part quality and subsequentially also productivity.

SOLUTION ORIENTED

Years of experience and R&D of HTS Group companies, combined with leading OEM customer partnerships gives us knowledge and capacity to help you improve your productivity.

Advantages over conventional distributor

More freedom designing cooling channels

In comparison with the conventionally made distributor (image on the left), iTherm® Distributor (image on the right) gives you extra flexibility to bring cooling channels near that critical zones of the distributor.

More uniform heat distribution on the working surface

In comparison with the conventionally made distributor, using iTherm® Distributor the heat is distributed much more evenly over the surface, so the distributor is cooling down more evenly and quicker.

Faster biscuit solidification

In comparison with the conventionally made distributor, using iTherm® Distributor you gain time in the phase of biscuit solidification, decreasing the biscuit problems related down time.

 

Cycle time reduction

Combining the advantages of iTherm® Distributor you can significantly shorten cycle time. Our customers have reported up to 20% shorter cycle times when replacing conventional distributor with iTherm® Distributor.

iTherm® Distributor / Shot block MODEL RANGE

We produce a wide range of flat (image on the left)  and round (image on the right) distributors/shot blocks.

 

PARAMETERS

Cooling power

Between 10 and 30 W/cm2 of heat extraction.

Dimensional range

FLAT DISTRIBUTOR

Thickness 30 - 130 mm

Length 100 - 400 mm

Width 100 - 400 mm

 

ROUND DISTRIBUTOR

Diameter 100 - 400 mm

Height 100 - 400 mm

 

MATERIAL

iTherm®  Distributors / shot blocks are made using forged or rolled tool steel blocks produced in EU.

Most often used grades are 1.2343/H11, 1.2344/H13, 1.2367, Uddeholm Dievar.

Based on specific customer need, other steel grades can be used.

Delivery condition

heat treated

hardness between 42 and 48 HRC

machined to final dimension

nitrided

Configure your iTherm® Distributor / shot block online

We have developed an online configurator that helps you configure the parameters of iTherm® Distributor/shot block according to your specific requirements.

iTherm® Flat distributor configurator

iTherm® Round distributor configurator

We have a patented solution to prolong sleeve lifetime by up to 55%, at a lower cost than the conventional sleeve.

LOOKING TO EXTEND SHOT SLEEVE LIFETIME?

Our innovative rod spray lubrication system which lubricates the sleeve across the whole length will prolong the sleeve and plunger lifetime.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT LUBRICATION

Downloads

Product Data Sheet

You can find more detailed information in the downloadable datasheets.

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