May 2011

New release! Mold Deflection Sensor
RJG's new Mold Deflection Sensor captures valuable information that allows you to:

  • Establish truly Machine Independent Process Templates
  • Resolve issues with parting line flash
  • Minimize part dimensional issues that are a result of changes in mold deflection
  • Allow analysis of the differences between deflections in various machines and develop a systematic procedure for normalizing them
  • Resolve clamp force adequacy issues
  • Resolve mold robustness issues
  • Ensure correlations of part characteristics to key molding variables

1 For product details, click here. To request a quote, contact Inside Sales.

Soon to be RE Released! RJG's 2 port Junction for Lynx Cabling
Do you ever find a need to connect just two Lynx devices to the eDART and are left with the choice of running two long individual Lynx cables or using a 5 port junction? The J-LX2 may be your answer. It reduces lengthy cable runs and occupies less space than a 5 or 9 port junction. We are anticipating release in early 3rd quarter and would like to gauge interest in this product. Please email marketing with your feedback!

Job Opening at RJG

Southeast Regional Account Manager
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dependable, quality conscious individual with excellent communications skills who is willing to travel extensively to promote and sell the RJG product line. Responsibilities include developing new and existing customer relationships, participating in trade shows, and working closely with our Engineering and Technical Support departments on customer applications. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of five years of successful field sales experience. An understanding of the plastic injection molding process is essential. Experience with capital equipment sales is a plus. Candidates must also be able to work remotely with little supervision in day to day activities. This position will be located in the greater Atlanta, GA area.

RJG provides a professional atmosphere, competitive wages, and excellent benefit package. To apply for one of these positions, please email us your resume.

Changes to piezoelectric sensors allow interchangeability
RJG announces changes to its popular Lynx Piezo Sensor line aimed at increasing flexibility to the user. Current Lynx Piezo sensors come with a sensor mated to a uniquely calibrated Lynx sensor case. The new Lynx Piezo Sensor configuration allows the Lynx Piezo case to be moved to other sensors as needed while maintaining the ability to identify the mold. Currently when customers order Lynx Piezo Sensors they receive a calibrated sensor, case and cable. The sensor and case must be kept together to ensure proper operation. When a customer orders the new Lynx Piezo Sensor configuration they receive a calibrated Piezo sensor, calibrated Lynx case, and cable. These can be kept together or be used with other sensors, cases, and cables as needed. In addition, the sensor or case can be sent in separately for certification and recalibration.

What's new in the RJG Lab
Toshiba has consigned to us an all-electric EC85SX injection molding machine. Click here for a full list of our lab partners.

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eDARTTM Upgrade 9.0
eDART Software 9.0 is now available.  Highlights include:

  • RJG Help button – allows users to contact Customer Support right from an eDART
  • Enhanced flx functionality – V-P control, Excessive Rejects, and others
  • Process Stability Dashboard – now standard on the conx and apex systems


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    For additional information and the free download click here.

Free RJG Sensor Installation Webinar
Installing sensors doesn’t have to be that hard! This webinar will discuss correct installation of RJG Cavity Pressure Sensors as well as explain common installation errors.

Date: June 28th
Time: 1pm-3pm EST

Click here to register.

New Training Assessment Test
We have revised our online training assessment test. The test now has segregated focuses on math, material, machine, mold and process. This allows us to see where a person's weakness and strengths are to aid in making training recommendations. Click here to try our training assessment test.

Medical Devices Summit - June 27-28

RJG Presents: Ensuring Absolute Quality of Critical Plastic Components by Bob Reese

Do you ever receive bad parts from your molding suppliers? How confident are you that none of these get through to your finished product? Do you struggle with the costs of validation, and still end up fighting quality issues? Device Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to deliver absolute quality at reduced cost. With injection molded parts, this starts with the fundamentals of good part and tool design, and continues with robust processes based on Scientific Molding principles that streamline process validation. In this presentation, we will discuss proven techniques and technologies. We’ll provide case studies from a leading device manufacturer to show how you can make these strategies work for you.

Click here for info in this conference.

Training Spotlight

Systematic Molding LIVE via the internet!
This is an excellent overview for managers of the many economic benefits of implementing a scientific molding strategy in your organization, and for those responsible to understand scientific molding principles in order to approve process changes and make decisions. Students leave this course with a better understanding of how to develop a machine independent process, how to make data driven improvements to existing processes, as well as how to effectively trouble-shoot using scientific and systematic approaches. Students will also understand the cause and effect relationships between the machine, process, mold, and material as well as how and why polymer behavior is influenced. This will allow them to make informed decisions for lasting solutions instead of “band-aid” fixes to the process.This course is delivered directly to you via the internet with a Live instructor. You can “raise your virtual hand” to ask questions, see demonstrations, and re-watch the presentation later.
Upcoming eLearning Class: June 13-17

RJG Technology Days
RJG’s Technology Day seminar focuses on systematic processing strategies and advanced processing technologies that will allow you to consistently manufacture the highest quality parts. Molders are finding that three key components provide positive results: cavity pressure sensors, process control systems and employee training. Individually, each of these components have a positive effect on part quality, when combined the results can be staggering. This seminar is a must for anyone responsible for the development and manufacture of plastic parts or directly involved in part quality issues. The methods & technology we teach dove-tail with most “green” initiatives and our training can often be offset through green initiative grants.

Upcoming Technology Days
June 28 - Montgomeryville, PA
July 5 - Hermosillo, Mexico (Spanish)
July 12 - East Hanover, NJ
July 20 - South Lake, TX
September 20 - Chihuahua, Mexico

MAPP Members have saved over
$40,000 on RJG Training!

MAPP members get one free annual admission to an RJG eLearning course, which brings comprehensive versions of Scientific Molding training courses directly to you via the internet, plus a 10% discount on all of RJG's courses. In addition to the free and discounted training, RJG will pay half of the cost of a company assessment through Harbour Results. For more information about RJG’s training programs visit the training section of our website. For further details on MAPP benefits contact RJG's training department.

For more information about MAPP membership visit their website.


Upcoming Events
Date Event Location  
June 7-9 Plastec East New York, NY Booth# 429 - With Toshiba Machine Co.
June 13-15 Innovation and Emerging Technologies Erie, PA RJG presents: Process Monitoring and Strategies for Medical Molders
June 21-23 Plast-Ex Toronto, Ontario Booth # 2541
June 27-28 Medical Devices Summit San Diego, CA RJG presents: Ensuring Absolute Quality of Critical Plastic Components
June 28 Sensor Installation Webinar Online Register
June 28 RJG Technology Day Montgomeryville, PA Register
June 29 RJG Medical Molding Symposium Montgomeryville, PA Register
July 5 RJG Technology Day (Spanish) Hermosillo, Mexico Register
July 12 RJG Technology Day East Hanover, NJ Register
July 13 RJG Medical Molding Symposium East Hanover, NJ Register
July 20 RJG Technology Day South Lake, TX Register
Sept 20-22 MD&M Chicago Chicago, IL Booth #2344
Sept 27-29 Interplas Birmingham, England Booth # D56
Oct 4-7 Plastimagen Mexico City, Mexico Booth #2334
Oct 18-22 Fakuma Friedrichshafen, Germany Booth # B5-5110
Nov 2-3 MD&M Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN Booth# 1501
Training Calendar
Date Course Location
June 6-17 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI
Class Full
- Email us to get put on the waiting list
June 13-17 Systematic Molding Online
June 14-16 Process Match & Troubleshooting Rancho Cucamonga, CA
June 21-23 Systematic Molding Seattle, WA
July 18-29 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI
Class Full - Email us to get put on the waiting list
July 26-28 Systematic Molding (Spanish) Cartago, Costa Rica
August 15-26 Master Molder II Traverse City, MI
August 30 - Sept 1 DECOUPLED MOLDINGSM II Workshop Menominee, WI
Click here to register for public courses and to view the full 2011 training schedule.

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