ELECTRONICS: Athena Controls Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of temperature/process controllers, sensors and related accessories, has announced availability of its new, improved Series IMP Hot Runner Controller. Available in 15-A modules, the next-generation Series IMP continues to provide injection molders with new user benefits not found on any other competitive controller. Easy to set up and simple to use, the IMP Series now offers users an added feature - the ability to monitor and display average output current to load. Other improved features include automatic CompuStep® Soft Start and an enhanced display that allows error messages to be viewed from a greater distance.
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