Burger & Brown Engineering, Inc.
The Smartflow™ Turbulent Rate Flow Calculator is provided as an easy-to-use online resource. Special attention was focused on calculating values at elevated water temperatures. This is useful to our industry given the rapidly growing use of pressurized mold temperature controllers, operating at temperatures up to 350°C.(read more)
Clear injection mold cooling water lines with a single valve handle motion usingSWAP® Valve from Burger & Brown Engineering. Smartflow® SWAP Valve pushes water out using shop air between mold changes. SWAP Valve also keeps shop floors dry during mold change. Visit the Smartflow web site for details.(read more)
Smartflow Scientific Cooling Calculator is an on-line tool designed to help plastics injection molders determine the size and total length of cooling channels needed to ensure adequate cooling capacity with a given water temperature.
Calculations are based on the heat that must be removed to cool molded parts to a safe ejection temperature. Individual polymers are selected from a...(read more)
Quick Ejector Tie-In System
FasTie Quick Ejector Tie-In System quickly "ties-in" the mold ejector plate to the press ejection system in an injection molding press, dramatically reducing mold change time. The greatest time savings are realized in presses where space is limited and the ejector system is difficult to tie in using solid...(read more)
Delta-Q is a low-cost precision flow regulator module. Delta-Q Flow Regulator can be used with a Smartflow Manifold to control the flow rate of each cooling line of an injection mold. Ensure turbulent flow with an integral flowmeter and save cooling capacity for downstream injection molding machines. Temperature and pressure gauges are optional.(read more)
The SMARTFLOW® Mold Temperature Regulator controls mold cooling water temperature between 80°F and 120°F to maintain a steady mold temperature without electricity. It controls flow exiting an injection mold, recovering waste heat from the resin shot. MTR can replace conventional mold heaters in some applications conserving water and electric...(read more)
Turbulent Flow Rate Calculator
User Entries: Standard Units Measurements:Standard Metric Enter Reynolds Number: Enter Water Temperature: °F
(Max. 656°F) Enter Circuit ID: inches
Click here for reference chart.
Turbulent Flow Rate: GPMCalculate Results Send Results User Guidelines Turbulent Flow Basics
Turbulent water flow is much...(read more)
Smartflow High Pressure and Temperature Manifolds and Assemblies are designed for use in hot oil or water cooling systems up to 400°F (204°C).
Smartflow manifolds are ideal for connection to temperature control units in an injection molding environment. The manifolds are available with 1" and 1-1/2" inlet sizes (one end only). Optional Flowmeters and regulators are construc...
Delta-Q is a low-cost precision flow regulator module that can be used with a Smartflow Manifold, flowmeter, Dr. Eddy Meter, Tracer flowmeter, or as a stand-alone. The Delta-Q Regulator allows full adjustability of flow volume from unrestricted flow to complete shut off using the manual flow control knob.(read more)
SMARTFLOW® Dr. Eddy® Turbulent Flow Meter for Plastics Injection Molders
Featuring Fluid Characteristic Indication (FCI) Technology
Dr. Eddy is a unique meter that displays the condition of the water as it relates to flow efficiency: laminar flow, transient flow, or turbulent flow. A flow rate scale is also incorporated in...
Smartflow manifolds are excellent for high-flow applications where durability is important. manifold bodies are made from square tube to allow maximum flow. Custom modifications are easily handled to provide the exact configuration you need. Flowmeters and ball valves may be added for automation and process control functions.(read more)
Features and Benefits
- No moving parts for reliable operation
- Flow and Temperature Sensors in one unit for compact installation
- Quick temperature response from direct media contact
- Economical and versatile construction with corrosion-resistant materials
SMARTFLOW® SMARTLOCK® Slide Retainer and Limit Switch is designed for injection molders to provide switching plus slide retention in one unique package. The SMARTLOCK locking function prevents premature slide movement during molded part ejection while the SPDT switch is simultaneously actuated.(read more)
Smartflow® Global Thinswitch® Limit Switch helps prevent accidental mold close in injection molds by verifying ejector plate return in injection molds with 3mm or 4mm rest buttons, and where occasional water or oil spray is present. A polyurethane dome covers the actuator spring, protecting internal gold switch contacts from environmental contamination.(read more)
The original SMARTFLOW® Thinswitch Limit Switch mounts in an injection mold next to the rest buttons providing positive proof of ejector plate return using a snap action switch. This allows injection molding machine to verify mold position, preventing mold crashes.(read more)
FasTie® Quick Ejector Tie-In System quickly "ties-in" the mold ejector plate to the press ejection system in an injection molding press, dramatically reducing mold change time. The greatest time savings are realized in presses where space is limited and the ejector system is difficult to tie in using solid knock-out bars.(read more)