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Athena Controls, Inc.
5145 Campus Drive
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

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Hot Runner Controls

Bedros Hot Runner Control System

Solid as a rock with the look of a "Goddess", Athena’s stylish new Bedros is compact, robust, and specifically designed to deliver more functionality than standard controls in medium-sized multizone runnerless control applications. The new Bedros gives you expanded mold storage capabilities and a fully featured, yet intuitive,easy-to-use touch screen that greatly simplifies various module system setup, control, and storage functions.

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Datasheet

Website:
bedroscontrol.com

Prewired Combination Mold Junction Box for Hot Runner Wiring

Athena Prewired Combination Mold Junction Boxes are available in three different models and offer a fast and simple method for mounting of power and thermocouple connectors to the mold. Each box contains a terminal strip for easy wiring of the power connector without having to crimp the wires.

Each Box
Is Constructed of Plated Heavy Gauge Steel
Has Drilled Holes for Quick Mounting of the Box to the Mold
Features Pre-Numbered Terminal Strips to Correspond with the Power Connectors
Comes with All Necessary Mounting Hardware

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Datasheet

Series IMP

Athena’s Series IMP Modular Hot Runner controller is a microprocessor-based, single-zone temperature controller specifically designed for runnerless molding applications. The controller is fully self-tuning, with built-in diagnostics, and features an easy-to-use operator keypad with simultaneous process and set point displays and discrete indicators for heat output, alarm, degrees F/C, manual/closed loop mode, and CompuStep®.

• CompuStep® bake out feature removes moisture from the heater before full power is applied
• CompuCycle® feature improves response time, reduces thermal fatigue, and prolongs heater life by applying AC power smoothly and continuously
• SafeChange™ "hot swap" feature allows safe removal and replacement of modules
• Compatible with all D-M-E Company’s G Series and Smart Series, ITC, MCS, Yudo, and Incoe brand mainframes
• Accepts Type "J" or "K" thermocouple input (dip switch selectable)
• Current monitoring feature displays average output current to load
• Bumpless auto/manual transfer (dip switch selectable)
• Built-in loop break, open, and reverse thermocouple protection
• Preset alarms at 30°F (17°C)
• CE Compliant
• Available in 30 amp modules
• Available 10 and 15 amp single zone portable units

Download:
IMP Datasheet (units shipped prior to July 2009)
IMP Datasheet (units shipped after to July 2009)
IMP Instruction Manual (units shipped prior to July 2009)
IMP Operator Guide (units shipped after July 2009)

Series RMB

Athena’s Series RMB Modular Hot Runner controller is a microprocessor-based, single-zone temperature controller specifically designed for runnerless molding applications. The controller is fully self-tuning, with built-in diagnostics, and features an easy-to-use operator keypad with simultaneous process and set point displays and discrete indicators for heat output, alarm, degrees F/C, manual/closed loop mode, and CompuStep®.

• CompuStep® bake out feature removes moisture from the heater before full power is applied
•C ompuCycle® feature improves response time, reduces thermal fatigue and prolongs heater life by applying AC power smoothly and continuously
• SafeChange™ “hot swap” feature allows safe removal and replacement of modules
• Compatible with all D-M-E Company’s G Series and Smart Series, ITC, MCS, Yudo, and Incoe brand mainframes
• Accepts Type “J” or “K” thermocouple input (dip switch selectable)
• Current monitoring feature displays average output current to load
• Bumpless auto/manual transfer (dip switch selectable)
• Built-in loop break, open, and reverse thermocouple protection
• Adjustable alarms at 30°F (17°C)
• Built-in triac safety protection
• Ground fault protection
• Auto-tuning with adjustable proportional band and rate
• CE Compliant

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Datasheet
Manual

Portable Mainframes


Athena Portable MFL Mainframes offer the flexibility of 1 to 3 zones of control at 15 amps per Zone. The MFH Mainframes offer Zone control up to 30 amps.

The portable mainframes support the following Athena control modules: IMP, RMA, RMB and RMC.

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Datasheet
Manual

5 Plus Zone Mainframes

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Datasheet
Mainframe Installation Manual

Mold Power Cables

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Datasheet
Connector Diagram

Thermocouple Cables

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Datasheet

Flexible Mold Power and Thermocouple Cables

Athena’s new Flexible Mold Power and
Thermocouple Cables are available for 5-12 zones in lengths from 10-20´, and are produced through an extrusion/corrugation process that produces a seamless, corrugated nylon tube.

• Features 100% Stranded Wire for Maximum Flexibility and Durability
• Has Connections that are Fully Tested for Wiring Integrity
• Special Transition and “Y” Cables are also Available

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Datasheet

Mold Connectors

• Thermocouple Connectors
• Mold Power/Input Connectors
• Combo Connectors for Tri-ZoneTM System

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Datasheet

Mold terminal mounting boxes

• MTC Terminal Mounting Boxes for Thermocouple Connectors
• PICL and PICH Terminal Mounting Boxes for Mold Power Input Connectors (15 amps)
• PTCH and PTCL Combination Terminal Mounting Boxes (30 amps)

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Datasheet

Hot runner control system accessories

Transformer kits are fully wired and include enclosed transformer (480 Vac 30 in, 240 Vac 30 out) with adjustable voltage taps, power cable to main frame, disconnect switch, extra fuses, and floor stand with all hardware. Other transformers are available for your particular power requirements.

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Datasheet

RMB/6 and RMB/12 Non-Modular Hot Runner Controllers

Hot Runner Temperature Control for 6 or 12 Zones.
Athena’s new RMB/6 and RMB/12 non-modular hot runner control systems offer 6 zones and 12 zones of integrated control in a compact package design at an affordable price.

The units are equipped with a full featured user-friendly operator keypad/LCD display and discrete indicators of heat, boost, closed loop, open loop, idle, and alarm for system status.

• Compact package design
• 6 or 12 zones of control with 15 amps per zone
• Accepts "J" or "K" thermocouple input, grounded or ungrounded
• CompuStep® bake out feature prevents moisture at start-up
• Adjustable set point limits
• “Boost” mode for temporary % of power output increase
• Remote input standby function and alarm output contacts
• Fan cooled
• Easily serviceable with optional spare parts
• Limited Two Year Warranty–Consult Factory
• CE Compliant

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RMB 6/12 Datasheet

Series RMA

The Athena Series RMA is a microprocessor-based, single-zone temperature controller specifically designed for runnerless molding applications. It features an easy-to-use operator keypad, two LED displays, and discrete indicators for heat output, alarm, degree F/C indication, manual, and closed loop mode.

• Compatible with industry standards control modules and mainframes
• Accepts Type J thermocouple
• Bumpless auto/manual transfer
• CompuStep® bake out feature prevents moisture at startup
• Built-in loop break for open heater, shorted triac, reversed or shorted thermocouple
• Open thermocouple break protection with jumperselectable shutdown or average power output based on operation
• Preset alarms at 30°F (17°C)
• SafeChange™ “hot swap” feature allows safe removal and replacement of module
• CE compliant

Download:
RMA Datasheet
RMA Setup and Operation Manual (units shipped prior July 2009)
RMA Operator's Guide (units shipped after July 2009)
RMA Setup and Operation Manual (units shipped after July 2009)

Series RMC

The Athena Series RMC brings new and highly productive benefits to injection molders looking for a modular hot runner controller that’s flexible, easy to set up, and simple to operate. Using the popular Modbus® communications protocol, the Series RMC gives users the ability to set or change all zones, either remotely from a desktop computer, or (with the ALL command) from any other individual RMC module in the mainframe.

• Choice of three default modes for open thermocouple condition
• Built-in triac safety protection
• Accepts J or K thermocouple input
(jumper selectable) • SafeChangeTM “hot swap” feature allows safe removal and replacement of module
• CompuStep® bake out feature prevents moisture at startup
• Built-in loop break, short, open, and reverse thermocouple protection
• Boost” mode for temporary % of power output increase
• Ground-fault protection
• Adjustable setpoint limits
• Stores highest temperature detected
• Current monitor feature displays average current to load
• CE compliant

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Datasheet
Operator's Manual
Configuration and Operation Manual
Configuration Record Form

Series RMT

The Athena Series RMT is a microprocessor-based, dual-zone temperature controller specifically designed for runnerless molding applications effectively doubling the zone count per module without doubling the price. It features two easy-to-use operator keypads, four LED displays, and discrete indicators for heat output, alarm, degree F/C indication, manual and closed loop mode.

• Accepts Type J thermocouple
• Bumpless auto/manual transfer
• CompuStep® bake out feature prevents moisture at startup
• Built-in loop break for open heater, shorted triac, reversed or shorted thermocouple
• Open thermocouple break protection with jumperselectable shutdown or average power output based on operation
• Preset alarms at 30°F (17°C)
• SafeChange™ “hot swap” feature allows safe removal and replacement of module
• CE compliant
• 15 amps per zone

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Datasheet
Series RMT Setup and Operation Manual
Series RMT Operator's Guide

Horizontal Portable Controllers


IMP/P

Athena’s Series IMP Modular Hot Runner controller is a microprocessor-based, single-zone temperature controller specifically designed for runnerless molding applications. The controller is fully self-tuning, with built-in diagnostics, and features an easy-to-use operator keypad with simultaneous process and set point displays and discrete indicators for heat output, alarm, degrees F/C, manual/closed loop mode, and CompuStep®.

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Datasheet
IMP/P Manual
RMC/P Manual

Custom and Combination Cables

• Custom Cables for INCOE® and Fast Heat® Systems
• Combination Power and Thermocouple Cable (One zone per cable)
• Combo Output Cable for Tri-ZoneTM System

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Datasheet

Prewired Terminal Boxes

Prewired 5, 8, 12-Zone Mold Junction Box for Hot Runner Wiring

Athena Prewired Mold Junction Boxes feature an innovative design that makes hot runner wiring fast, easy, and logical. Boxes contain a 25-pin power connector for 15 AMP/240 zones, and a 10, 16 or 24 pin thermocouple connector.

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Datasheet

Portable Mainfame Accessories

• 5-Pin Combination Power and Thermocouple Connectors for Portable Controllers (one per zone required)
• NEMA Connectors for Portable Controllers
• Individual 5-Pin Cable for Portable Controllers (one per zone required)
• Combo Cable for Tri-Zone System
• Combo Connector for Tri-Zone System

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Datasheet