Stellar nozzle heaters and nozzle thermocouples are designed to be “Front load”, meaning that provided the mold is designed to accommodate front load heaters and thermocouples, you do not have to remove the mold from the injection press in order to replace a Stellar nozzle heater or nozzle thermocouple. For this reason we recommend that a wire channel on the parting line side of the nozzle retainer plate be used to capture and route all the nozzle heater wire leads and nozzle thermocouple wire leads over to the electrical connectors or electrical box for the mold. This will increase the longevity of the nozzle heater and nozzle thermocouples.
It is recommended to keep the nozzle heater lead wires and nozzle thermocouple lead wires as far away from the manifold as possible. It is not recommended to capture and route the Stellar nozzle heater lead wires or the Stellar nozzle thermocouple lead wires inside a wire channel that is located in the manifold pocket in the nozzle retainer plate. Do not drape the Stellar nozzle heater lead wires or the Stellar nozzle thermocouple lead wires over the manifold. Do not lay the lead wires at the bottom of the manifold pocketin the nozzle retainer plate.