March 2011


RJG Customer Testimonial Videos

Click here to see how plastic injection molder Plastic Components, their customer, Moen, and RJG work together for continued success!

Check out this video on Trademark Plastics' home page to see how they utilize RJG Technology to ensure quality parts.

Free RJG Sensor Installation Webinar

Are you frustrated with the time and costs associated with sensor wear and damage?

Are you concerned that your sensors might not be reading accurately?

Are you aggravated with frequent sensor wire damage?

This webinar will discuss correct installation of RJG Cavity Pressure Sensors as well as explain common installation errors.

Date: April 4
Time: 1pm - 3pm EST

Click here to register.

Welcome the new additions to RJG!

Tommy Hale - South Central Regional Account Manager
Tommy will be responsible for supporting new and existing customers in TX, NM, LA, OK, AR and parts of Mexico. Tommy comes to us with 24 years of experience in injection molding. Previous employers include Perlos and Bayer Material Science. Tommy has successfully been through both Master Molder I and II and is fluent in Spanish. Having Tommy cover this area will allow current account manager, Bob Reese, to transition into the position of full-time consulting.

Andrea Novarro - Sales Support
Andrea will assist customers as well as the implementation teams with everything from quotes to order entry to managing various customer contracts. Andrea will have no problem keeping up with the multiple tasks of the sales department as she has spent the last 11 years running an automotive specialties company with her husband called 'Love Your Car' in addition to raising their two daughters, Elli and Olivia.

Randy Monroe - Shipping and Receiving
Randy comes to us with many years of experience in a production environment, which includes shipping and receiving experience. He is also currently pursuing his business management degree through evening courses at Northwestern Community College. Having Randy on board will help us to meet the high volume of shipments that need to be processed in a timely manner. With his production background he will also be an asset as a backup for the production team.

Corine Tietz - Electronics Technician
After a brief time away, Corine has re-joined RJG's sensor department. Corine's extensive production and multi-tasking experience along with her positive attitude are a welcomed (re) addition to a busy department. We all very glad to have her back!

Master MolderSM Certified
Congratulations to Amanda Winn for successfully passing Master Molder I! Amanda works in our customer support department and this expertise will enable her to ensure successful implementation of our eDART System and in-cavity pressure and temperature technology with our customers.

RJG Trainer/Consultant in Utah
RJG Trainer/Consultant; Shane Vandekerkhof has recently relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah. Having a trainer/consultant located in the area allows RJG to provide regional training to Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. This move for Shane will help RJG support the rising demand for processing training in the region. Having a regional trainer also makes training more affordable by eliminating the travel costs for customers to attend training in other regions. Shane is a certified Master MolderSM and has completed all RJG training including the Train the Trainer program which qualifies him to train others in Scientific and DECOUPLED MOLDINGSM methodologies and techniques. He also has extensive field experience networking RJG’s eDART System and implementing cavity pressure sensor technology.

Extended Customer Support Hours
Our Customer Support Department is now open until 9pm EST on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Monday, Wednesday, Friday hours are 8am - 5pm EST. They can be reached toll free at (1) 800-472-0566 or via the eDART Help Button.

RJG offers MAPP members new benefits
RJG, Inc. is offering MAPP members one annual free 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.

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Upgrade Your eDARTTM System for just $3,000
RJG’s eDART System has evolved through the years to better meet the needs of our customers. RJG’s eDARTTM now provides faster data processing and better responsiveness, especially with high cavitation jobs. The current platform also includes a Solid State Hard drive that improves the robustness of the storage device. The new hardware will be supported with a full 1 year warranty. RJG recommends upgrading any first generation eDARTs you currently own, since we can no longer repair them due to a lack of replacement part availability. For further details click here. If you have further questions or would like to upgrade your eDART contact RJG sales at 231-947-3111 or insidesales@rjginc.com.

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.  

Mold Deflection Sensor Under Development -
Soon to be released!

The 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 which are a result of changes in mold deflection
  • Allow analysis of 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

Click here to read about some of the experiences we have had with the Mold Deflection sensor. Or for product details, click here.

Monitor Cavity Pressure on Cores and Ejector Sleeves
RJG's new piezoelectric load washers monitor cavity pressure on cores and ejector sleeves. For ejector sleeves, the core pin extends through the load washer so that only pressure from the ejector sleeve is monitored. For cores, water or bubblers can flow through the hole in the load washer. A variety of sizes are available to suit most applications. To find out which load washer will work best for you, contact customer support.


Training Spotlight

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
March 10 - South Elgin, IL
March 22 - Peachtree City, GA
April 4 - Grand Rapids, MI
June 14 - Northern CA
September 20 - Chihuahua, Mexico
November 8 - Monterrey, Mexico

Improved Systematic Molding Training
Our 3-day Systematic Molding public training course now includes 50% activity based learning exercises, often at a machine or with exercises. It is more advanced and fast-paced than our old Systematic Molding course. This new format provides an excellent opportunity for production & plant managers to see first-hand how the RJG systematic approach from the plastic's point of view can eliminate common frustrations and benefit your company in real dollars. No special equipment or cavity-pressure technology required. The investment is risk-free: we will refund 100% of the fee if not completely satisfied.

Upcoming Systematic Molding courses
March 15-17 Canton, GA
March 29-31 Lombard, IL
April 12-14 Traverse City, MI
May 10-12 Avon Lake, OH
October 4-6 Traverse City, MI

Register for our courses by clicking here.

eDARTTM Upgrade 8.9
eDART Software Version 8.9 is now available for download. Just visit our website for details or to download this free upgrade.

RJG is now a proud member of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA).

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Upcoming Events
Date Event Location  
March 7-9 Molding 2011 San Diego, CA  
March 10 RJG Technology Day
Innovation and Process Event
South Elgin, IL Register
March 22 RJG Technology Day Peachtree City, GA Register
March 23 RJG Medical Symposium Peachtree City, GA Register
March 22-23 Medical Silicone Conference Minneapolis, MN  
April 4 RJG Technology Day Grand Rapids, MI  
April 5 RJG Medical Symposium Salt Lake City, UT Register
April 11-13 Plastics In Medical Devices Huron, OH Booth #26
May 10 RJG Medical Symposium Southern CA To register contact Rebecca Hamstra
May 17-20 Chinaplas Guangzhou, China Booth #8.1S31
May 24-27 F.I.P Plastics Industry Exhibition Lyon, France Booth # TBD
June 7-9 MD&M East New York, NY Booth # TBD
June 14 RJG Technology Day Northern CA To register contact Rebecca Hamstra
June 21-23 Plast-Ex Toronto, Ontario Booth # 2541
Training Calendar
Date Course Location  
March 7-10 Successful Strategies
for New Tool Launches
Seberang Jaya, Malaysia To register contact Ms. Chuah Choon
60 12 428 3265
March 7-10 Injection Molding Essentials Online Register
March 14-25 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI Register
March 15-17 Systematic Molding Canton, GA Register
Mar 28-Apr 8 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI Register
Mar 29-31 Systematic Molding Lombard, IL Register
April 4 RJG Sensor Installation Webinar Online Register
April 5-6 Injection Molding Essentials Avon Lake, OH Register
April 5-7 Successful Strategies
for New Tool Launches
Canton, GA Register
April 12-14 Systematic Molding Traverse City, MI Register
May 9-20 Master Molder II Traverse City, MI Register
May 10-12 Systematic Molding Avon Lake, OH Register
May 17-19 Successful Strategies
for New Tool Launches
Columbus, IN Register
May 24-26 Process Match Traverse City, MI Register
June 6-17 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI Register
June 21-23 DECOUPLED MOLDINGSM II Workshop Avon Lake, OH Register
Click here to view the full 2011 training schedule.

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