August 2009

New Products

Medium Cavitation - Implementing RJG Sensors
Embedded Lynx Sensors
Formerly known as the "Lynx Sensor Plate" this solution for RJG strain gage cavity pressure sensors helps maintain a small mold footprint. The sensors, electronics and wiring are mounted inside the ejector backing plate to save space, reduce cabling and protect them from damage. Having the sensors installed at RJG allows every sensor to be verified for proper operation as well as allows mold configuration files to be created before the mold goes into service, resulting in shorter start-up times. View product slide show for details.
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Lynx Piezo Adapters for Fischer Connectors

The Lynx Four and Eight Channel Piezo Adapters for Fischer Connectors provide piezoelectric cavity pressure sensor users with a convenient, simple interface to Fischer connector based four and eight channel piezoelectric systems. The Lynx Piezo Adapter:

  • Interfaces directly with Fischer four and eight sensor systems
  • Conditions the four or eight signals
  • Sends data to the eDART System
  • Multiple devices can be daisy chained for molds with multiple Fischer connectors
  • The adapter can daisy chain with an RJG Mold Identifier to utilize the eDART Systems mold identifying and job startup features.

Contact RJG's sales department for further information.

New Balance Viewer Software
RJG’s new Balance Viewer software provides a tool for users to visually balance hot runner manifolds. With an eDART™ process controller and pressure or temperature sensors in every cavity of a mold, you can use the data to balance the tip temperatures. Selection buttons on the software allow you to check the balance of other parts of the process: filling and packing, pressurization and mold temperature. The viewer tool automatically sets up and scales the bars for the number and range of sensors found. Once a tool is balanced, any odd behavior such as material build-up or clogging, can initiate a warning system and will not be masked by automatic control adjustments. Click here for a demonstration.

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eDART conx Software - New eDART software module speeds implementation of scientific molding without the use of cavity pressure
By providing the tools to easily verify that the correct processes are running to template, the eDART conx software allows managers to quickly identify machine problems and correct processes. The result is stable processes and quicker implementation of scientific molding. Networking eDARTs allows users to view the entire plant from a browser in the office or at home. eDART conx is the third software module in the suite.  Other modules include eDART apex™ for advanced process control and eDART flx ™ for part containment.  Both the conx software and the flx software are upgradeable to the full apex software.

Verify your flush mount sensors are properly installed
RJG's 4mm Flush Mount Sensor Installation/Check Kit contains the tools and documentation to install and check dimensions of the pockets for standard and Lynx4mm Piezoelectric Flush Mount style cavity pressure sensor installations. Sensor accuracy is dependent on proper installation of the sensor. If a sensor fits too tightly in the tool it can cause preload on the sensor and inaccurate readings or if the bore is not concentric, this too can cause improper readings from the sensor. RJG designed this new kit as a tool to ensure proper installation of flush mount sensors.

New Press Fit Insert Eliminates Flush Mount Sensor Installation Errors
RJG’s Flush Mount Sensor Press Fit Insert contains a complete 4mm flush mount sensor pocket, with all the critical dimensions taken care of for you. This greatly simplifies the installation of RJG flush mount sensors, as well as provides an alternative installation technique for difficult applications. With just a few simple steps you can successfully install a flush mounted sensor correctly every time.

For details and pricing on these products contact Inside Sales.

Successful Strategies for New Tool Launches
This course is for Program Managers and others with a job function in any way related to new tool launches. Public classes are held periodically throughout he year. It is also available as a customized option on-site at your facility. Click this link for course details or click here for a current schedule of classes.

RJG Regional Public Training
Upcoming locations are:

Injection Molding Essentials - Spanish
October 27-28 Apodaca, Nuevo Leon

Systematic Molding I
Oct 6th - 8th Lebanon, KY
Marion County Area Tech Center

Combination Systematic Molding I - Workshop (2 days hands-on practice)
October 27-30 Canton, GA

Master Molder I:
September 21 - October 2, Traverse City, MI

Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 - GR, MI Contact Elleena Chrzan 616-234-3382

November 9-20 Canton, GA

Master Molder II:
October 12-23, Traverse City, MI

Please contact training@rjginc.com for more details or call 231-947-3111x 175. For a list of all upcoming available classes see the RJG Training Schedule.

RJG Becomes a Sponsor of MAPP
RJG recently presented MAPP (Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors) with a sponsorship check. RJG has been a supporter of MAPP for the last two years and the organizations have now decided to increase their partnership. This new partnership will offer discounted pricing to MAPP members on RJG eLearning training as well as give MAPP members the tools and resources to increase their companies’ effectiveness. MAPP is the only processor driven manufacturers association and largest grass-roots organization of its kind in the plastics industry. With members located across the United States, MAPP offers an array of services which are all designed to significantly impact plastics business operations and grow bottom line profits.

Cash for Clunkers
RJG is currently offering a $2,000 credit towards the trade-in of your DartScanner or DT box(es) to use towards the purchase of an eDART System™. Please contact RJG for further information.

Download eDART System™ Utilities Version 2.5
Analyzer, Data Extractor, and Locator have all received updates to improve user efficiency and computer to eDART connectivity. Click here for details or to download.

Download eDART™ Software 8.8
This release includes support for the new Balance Viewer Tool, the Process Stability Dashboard, the eDART conx software, and more. Click here for details or to download.

Medical Molding Symposiums
September 29, 2009 Clinton, MA
October 13, 2009 Charlotte, NC
November 11, 2009 New Richmond, WI
November 17, 2009 in southern CA
RJG’s Medical Molding Symposiums focus on helping companies deal with the very expensive and time/resource consuming task of meeting FDA requirement for IQ, OQ and PQ. Medical molders face a unique and growing set of challenges. FDA guidelines must be met and quality must be maintained, but at the same time ways to reduce costs associated with documentation and inspection must be reduced. Click on the dates above for more information on these free seminars.

Process Monitoring & Control for Medical Molders Webinar
This archived webinar discusses the proven, data driven strategies to simplify validation processes while improving quality and reducing costs. Simple techniques are presented for documenting processes to allow easy transfer of molds between presses. We discuss the importance of process monitoring, and how to choose the right data to monitor. We also identify a systematic approach to risk assessment for new molds and examine how to train your processors in scientific molding techniques. Click here for the archived version of this webinar.

Overwhelmed by the flood of new tools coming in the doors?

Is meeting production needs monopolizing all your resources?

Establishing and documenting good processes is essential to efficient, high-quality part production. Often when new tools come in the door and resources are tight, that crucial step gets bypassed. Assign the molds to RJG and let us do the work for you.

We have the knowledge, experience and expertise to:

  • Build robust machine independent processes based on Systematic Molding Strategies
  • Document processes via templates for customer records
  • Set appropriate process alarms to know when the process has changed
Contact RJG Customer Support for more information.

Advanced Training offering
RJG surveyed a number of our customers last year and the results showed that you are interested in training courses that delve into more complexity, especially in regards to eDART data for quality. We are looking for 3 customers who may be ready for some semi-custom training for their engineers and quality people. Your place or ours, your molds or ours, 1 day per week (if we have several customers in the same locale) or a week in a block. For example, a customer had a mold with chronic quality problems. He wanted us to come in--one day a week for 3 weeks--and walk himself, his engineers and quality people through the analysis of the data, correlations, set proper alarms and test the results. Contact RJGs training coordinators by email or 231-947-3111 if interested.

$75,000 in Federal Grant Money!!
The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is offering a 50/50 cost sharing of projects aimed at improving a company's competitive position. Click here for more information.

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Upcoming Events
Date Event Booth # Location
September 29 Medical Molding Symposium - Clinton, MA
October 4-7 SPE Automotive TPO Global Conference
RJG's Shane Vandekerkhof, Guest Speaker
- Sterling Heights, MI
October 13 Medical Molding Symposium - Charlotte, NC
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