January 2010


RJG's 2010 Training Schedule is released!
Click here to view and register for upcoming classes.

Liquid Silicone Rubber Applications
RJG is getting more involved with Liquid Silicone Rubber. If you are interested in how we can help with your LSR applications contact Mike Groleau.

Lynx Embedded Sensor Webinar
Put all the proven technology of Lynx digital sensors into the ejector backer plate with Lynx Embedded sensors. The sensor electronics and head are entirely buried, eliminating outside cabling. The plate will include a single connector for up to 30 sensors. Sensor locations and pins size files will be pre-configured making the set-up that much easier. When the tool is hung in the press all sensors are fully functional and properly named with a single cable connection from the mold to the eDART™. Click here to register for a webinar on the benefits of the Lynx Embedded sensor plate.

Get $800 off
Master MolderSM classes

Thinking about taking Master Molder I or II? Here's an incentive for you. If you have molds that aren't being used, in exchange for donating them to RJG's training lab, we will take $800 off the price of the Master Molder courses being held this January and February. E-mail training if you are interested or would like additional information.

College Credit for
Master MolderSM classes

Master Molder students can now get college credit towards the Advanced Processing and Robotics Certification through Mount Wachusett Community College in Massachusetts. Students will get 3 credits for Master Molder I and 2 credits for Master Molder II classes taken onsite at RJG. Class credits are transferable into the associates program. Please contact Sandra Fischer for further information.

Dollars for DartScanners
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™. Offer ends March 31st. Please contact RJG for further information.

RJG offers MAPP members
new benefits

RJG, Inc. is offering MAPP members a one-time only free admission to an RJG eLearning course, which brings comprehensive versions of scientific molding training courses directly to you via the internet. In addition to the one time free admission to eLearning, MAPP members also qualify for a 10% discount to all of RJG's public courses (excludes the Train the Trainer course). For more information about RJG’s training programs visit the training section of our website. For more information on the discount contact RJG's training department.

For more information about MAPP membership visit their website.

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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.

For details or pricing on products contact Inside Sales.

No need to order custom cable lengths!
Our new "sensor cable stacker" allows you to order standard cable lengths and coil the excess in this low cost piece that clips onto your Lynx cavity pressure sensors. You can coil up to 6" of cable in each. Stack multiples in order to hide longer cable lengths. We are looking for people who are interested to test them out and give us some feedback. Please contact us if you are interested!

Interface to multiple RJG piezoelectric sensors
Soon to be released! RJG's Multi-Channel Piezoelectric Interface Connector with Mold ID (PZ-4) allows users to interface up to four RJG piezoelectric sensors while maintaining a small mold footprint. The unique cable connecting system allows for easy field replacement of cables and sensors with minimum nuisance and expense. The PZ-4 identifies the sensors and the mold to the eDART System, so you can be sure you have the right mold running and the correct sensors selected. This product is building on the release of the Lynx Piezo Adapter for Fischer Connectors (see below left). Also coming soon - a PZ-8 version to interface up to 8 sensors!

piezo adapter

This product is currently being beta tested. Contact us if you would like more information.

Is Your Company Making the Most of Departmental Budgets?

Everyone knows that a well-trained work force is any company's best investment for attracting new business, keeping current customers happy, reducing employee turnover, increasing revenue potential and minimizing waste. Yet in spite of these well-documented facts, many companies do not effectively fund a yearly training budget.

RJG training, public and private, can cover many positions of a company and therefore could fall under any one of numerous yearly budgets. RJG training could very well qualify for budgets outside of typical locations within your company. For instance, Master Molder II might be justified in capital equipment budgets because the focus is on the use of the RJG eDART SystemTM along with our scientific molding methods. Or, because the Master Molder I and II certified status of your employees can be leveraged by your sales force as a tool to entice new business, your Marketing/Sales department may be able to include this training in their budget. If multiple departments want to issue separate POs to share the costs of a common training session, we can work with this, too.

RJG can help your management team develop a customized, multi-department training plan to be used during budget preparation. The plan can also be submitted to your state for possible grant approval. Contact the training department for additional tips and information.

Training Spotlight

Combination Systematic Molding I-Workshop
February 9-12, 2010 Peachtree City, GA
The intention of this version of Systematic Molding I is to be a sort of "mini Master Molder I" where students develop a good level of confidence and ability at actually doing DECOUPLED MOLDINGSM on the job but not quite at the advanced proficiency level of MMI. This course will have around 16 hours of hands-on practice. It is especially good for companies who cannot afford the time or money to send their process techs to two weeks of Master Molder I training, but they need their people to have a certain level of proficiency with Decoupled II style molding. Click on the date above for details on this course.

Medical Molding Symposiums
February 4, 2010 Erie, PA
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 date above for more information on the next free seminar.

Training Calendar
Date Course Location
January 11-22, 2010 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI
February 8-19, 2010 Master Molder II Traverse City, MI
February 9-12, 2010 Combination Systematic Molding I Workshop Peachtree City, GA
March 2-4, 2010 DOE for Injection Molding Workshop Traverse City, MI
March 5, 2010 Alarm Settings Workshop Traverse City, MI
March 15-26, 2010 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI
Upcoming Events
Date Event Location
February 4, 2010 Medical Molding Symposium Erie, PA
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