An “MEN” is an abbreviation for “Manifold Extension Nozzle”, which mates the injection machine barreltip to the DME hot runner manifold. “MEN” is common nomenclature for all DME hot runner systems, including Stellar hot runner systems. Another common name is “nozzle seat” which is another term for an “unheated” MEN. Nozzle seats or “unheated” MENs are not used with the Stellar “MNA” hot runner system product line (all MENs used with Stellar MNA hot runner systems, are “heated”).
Please note, some hot runner manufacturers will refer to an MEN as a “Sprue bushing”. At DME, Sprue Bushings are different products and are not heated (do not have a separate heat source). DME Sprue Bushings are shown in the DME Mold Components Catalog.