Multi-Channel Systems

Overview:

This low-profile, robust hardware system simplifies in-mold installations for molds with four or more sensors and saves real estate on the mold. This multi-channel cavity pressure solution, unique to RJG, allows injection molders to connect up to eight strain gage sensors to one connection point on the mold. Injection molders who want to reduce the footprint of hardware on their molds or save costs over other multi-cavity sensor solutions in the industry can now use RJG’s Multi-Channel Strain Gage solution.

System Components:
  • Sensors: MCSG-B-127-XXXX
  • Sensor plate mounted to the mold: SG-8
  • Lynx™ Strain Gage Adapter: SG/LX8-S-ID
  • Connecting Cable: C-SG/LX8-SXX

The adapter resides on the molding machine, allowing technicians to move molds easily by disconnecting and connecting the connector cable. A Lynx cable then connects the adapter to the eDART® System.

Features:
  • Reduces the footprint of hardware on multi-cavity molds
  • Saves costs over other multi-cavity sensor solutions in the industry
  • Low profile and robust
  • Simplifies in-mold installations
  • Available in 125, 500, and 2000 pound force rating
  • Ideal for 8, 16, and 32 cavity molds
Mulit-Channel Strain Gage System

Overview:

This low-profile, robust hardware system simplifies in-mold installations and saves real estate on the mold. The multi-channel cavity pressure solution allows injection molders to connect up to eight piezoelectric sensors to one connection point in the mold. The interface with Mold-ID 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.

System Components:
  • Piezoelectric plate with Mold ID: PZ-4 or PZ-8
  • Lynx™ piezoelectric adapter: PZ/LX4F-S-ID or PZ/LX8F-S-ID
  • Connections cable: C-PZ/LX8-S-2M
Features:
  • Reduces the footprint of hardware on multi-cavity molds
  • Low profile and robust
  • Simplifies in-mold installations
  • Can be used with all piezoelectric sensors
  • Adapter can be used with multiple molds—no need to repurchase with every mold
  • Mold ID capability
  • Signals from multiple sensors run through one connector

Overview:

We 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. Sensor locations and pin size files are pre-configured, making the setup 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® System.

Features:
  • Saves real estate on the mold
  • Perfect for medium to high (4-32) cavity pressure sensor applications
  • Instrument difficult molds without complex wiring and junction boxes
  • Single Lynx connector for connecting the mold to the eDART
  • Plate assembled and tested at RJG and guaranteed fully functional
  • A rugged assembly that minimizes risk of sensor damage
  • No removal or replacement of sensors or wires during maintenance—the whole plate can be set aside while working on ejector pins
  • The sensor electronics are sealed in case water gets into the plate
  • The time and cost of assembly and eDART System setup are reduced to a minimum
  • The sensors work the first time, every time and continue working under the harsh conditions of the molding and tooling environments

US Patent # 8,425,217

Products

Multi-Channel Strain Gage Components

SG-8

8 Channel Sensor Plate with ID

The strain gage Sensor Plate with Mold ID allows users to interface up to 8 multi-channel strain gage sensors while maintaining a small mold footprint.

SG/LX8-S-ID

Lynx™ 8 Channel Strain Gage Adapter with ID

The Lynx 8 Channel Strain Gage Adapter provides strain gage cavity pressure sensor users with a convenient, simple interface to multi-channel strain gage systems.

Information on the old version of the adapter can be found here.

MCSG-B-60-50

Note: The MCSG-B-60-250 is currently a limited release product. It is only available via a custom product quote at this time.

The 6 mm Strain Gage sensor is a robust, indirect (under the pin) pressure sensor that works in conjunction with the eDART® System. The 6 mm sensor head is the smallest strain gage sensor available, permitting the use in molds that may have tight clusters of pins with limited room.

The sensor is designed with a head that matches the dimension and installation pocket of the Piezoelectric 9211 6 mm button. That means it contains all of the capability of the Piezo at a more cost effective price. Unlike Piezo, though, the connector cables can be bent and folded without damage, making them more flexible and easier to maneuver around obstacles.

Features and benefits:

  • 6 mm diameter and height
  • Small footprint on the mold
  • More cost effective than piezo options
  • Flexible, robust sensor cable
  • Not susceptible to moisture or contamination
MCSG-B-127-500

500# Multi-Channel Strain Gage

A ½” button, Multi-Channel Strain Gage, indirect (under the pin) Cavity Pressure Sensor that can withstand a force range of 500 pounds and a maximum temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Sensor lengths over 48” are an additional $50.00 each.

Downloads

Manual Solid Model
MCSG-B-127-125

125# Multi-Channel Strain Gage

A ½” button, Multi-Channel Strain Gage, indirect (under the pin) Cavity Pressure Sensor that can withstand a force range of 125 pounds and a maximum temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Sensor lengths over 48” are an additional $50.00 each.

Downloads

Manual Solid Model
MCSG-B-127-2000

2000# Multi-Channel Strain Gage

A ½” button, Multi-Channel Strain Gage, indirect (under the pin) Cavity Pressure Sensor that can withstand a force range of 2,000 pounds and a maximum temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Sensor lengths over 48” are an additional $50.00 each.

Downloads

Manual Solid Model
MCSG-B-159-4000

4000# Multi-Channel Strain Gage

The 5/8” Multi-Channel Strain Gage, indirect (under the pin) Cavity Pressure Sensor that can withstand a force range of 4,000 pounds and a maximum temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Sensor lengths over 48” are an additional $50.00 each.

Downloads

Manual
C-SG/LX8-S-XX

CABLE FOR SG/LX8-S-ID

Downloads

Manual

Multi-Channel Piezo Sensor Components

PZ-4

Four-Channel Piezoelectric Connector with Mold ID

The Piezoelectric Connector with Mold ID 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 or expense. The interface identifies sensors and molds on the eDART® System so you can be sure you have the right mold running and the correct sensors selected.

Features and benefits:

  • Field replaceable cables
  • Mold identifying with equipped multi-channel Piezo adapters
  • Can be used with current sensors
  • Minimal mold surface footprint
  • Multiple sensors on one cable

Attention! PZ-4 Version 2 requires a deeper pocket depth, please review installation drawings carefully. If needed, a spacer is available.

PZ-8

Eight-Channel Piezoelectric Connector with Mold ID

The Piezoelectric Connector with Mold ID allows users to interface up to eight 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 or expense. The interface identifies sensors and molds on the eDART® System so you can be sure you have the right mold running and the correct sensors selected.

Features and benefits:

  • Field replaceable cables
  • Mold identifying with equipped multi-channel Piezo adapters
  • Can be used with current sensors
  • Minimal mold surface footprint
  • Multiple sensors on one cable

Attention! PZ-8 Version 2 requires a deeper pocket depth, please review installation drawings carefully. If needed, a spacer is available.

PZ/LX4F-S

LynxTM 4 Channel Piezo Adapter with ID

The Lynx 4 Channel Piezo Adapters provides piezoelectric cavity pressure sensor users with a convenient, simple interface to 4 channel piezoelectric systems.

PZ/LX8F-S

LynxTM 8 Channel Piezo Adapter with ID

The Lynx Eight Channel Piezo Adapter provides piezoelectric cavity pressure sensor users with a convenient, simple interface to 8 channel piezoelectric systems.

C-PZ/LX4F-S

A 3' cable for PZ/LX4F-S.

Downloads

Spec Sheet
C-PZ/LX8F-S

A 3' cable for PZ/LX8F-S.

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Spec Sheet
C-PZ/1645

A sensor cable for PZ-4/8. Available lengths include 0.1m, 0.15m, 0.2m, 0.25m, 0.3m, 0.35m, 0.4m, 0.6m, and 0.8m. Longer lengths of 1.2m, 1.6m, and 2.0m are available for an additional $50.00 USD each.

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Spec Sheet

Lynx Embedded Sensors

Lynx Embedded Sensors

The Lynx embedded sensor electronics and head are entirely buried, eliminating outside cabling. The plate includes a single connector for up to 30 sensors, and locations and sizes of the sensors are pre-configured, making setup 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® System

Features and benefits:

  • Save real estate on the mold
  • Perfect for medium to high (4-32) cavity pressure sensor applications
  • A rugged assembly that protects from sensor damage 
  • No removal or replacement of sensors and wires during maintenance
  • Sensor electronics are sealed to prevent water damage
  • Sensors work the first time every time and continue working, even in harsh conditions

Contact customer support for more information.