(19)
(11)EP 3 363 613 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(43)Date of publication:
22.08.2018 Bulletin 2018/34

(21)Application number: 17172036.0

(22)Date of filing:  19.05.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B29C 45/28  (2006.01)
B29C 45/27  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
MA MD

(30)Priority: 17.02.2017 EP 17156782

(71)Applicant: Otto Männer GmbH
79353 Bahlingen a.K. (DE)

(72)Inventor:
  • SPULLER, Swen
    79362 Frochheim (DE)

(74)Representative: Rentsch Partner AG 
Bellerivestrasse 203 Postfach
8034 Zürich
8034 Zürich (CH)

  


(54)HOT RUNNER INJECTION NOZZLE AND DRIVE TRAIN


(57) The invention is directed to an injection nozzle (1) for an injection molding device comprising a drive train (10) for at least one closure element (4) arranged movable in a nozzle head (2) in a first direction (x). The drive train (10) comprises a cam mechanism (18) with a cam head (16) comprising a wedge (19) and at least one side plate (21). The wedge (19) and the side plate (21) are together arranged moveable in a second direction (z). Per closure element (4) the wedge (19) comprises at least one first drive surface (20) which interacts with a second drive surface (24) arranged at the closure element (4) at least during closing of the closure element (4). The at least one side plate (21) comprises a third drive surface (26) which interacts with a fourth drive surface (27) arranged at the closure element (4) at least during opening of the closure element (4).




Description

FIELD OF THE INVENTION



[0001] The present invention relates to a hot runner injection nozzle comprising a drive train to actuate a closure element by an actuator.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION



[0002] Hot runner nozzles comprising drive trains to actuate closure elements (valve pins) are known from the prior art. Several thereto related publications are briefly cited hereinafter.

[0003] WO15150501A1 was first published in October 2015 in the name of the same applicant as the herein disclosed invention. It is directed to a hot runner nozzle for side gating in a hot runner injection molding apparatus. A nozzle that is connectable to a melt outlet opening of a hot runner manifold. It comprises a nozzle flange portion, a nozzle body portion and a nozzle bridge portion. The nozzle bridge portion has at least two adjacently arranged nozzle tip sections. At least two valve pins are coupled to a valve pin actuating device which is moveable back and forth along a first axis. The at least two valve pins are moveable along a second axis which is arranged at an angle to the first axis. The nozzle tip sections are connected adjacent to the nozzle body portion and separated by a nozzle bridge separator, which is designed to accommodate movements of the nozzle tip sections.

[0004] US2008152752A was first published in June 2008 in the name of Mold Masters Ltd. It is directed to an injection molding apparatus which includes an injection manifold having an inlet and a melt channel. The manifold melt channel branches to a plurality of melt channel outlets. A hot runner injection nozzle includes an axial melt channel extending along a central axis and communicating with one of the manifold melt channel outlets. The nozzle further includes at least two angled melt channels disposed at an angle to the central axis. At least two nozzle tips are provided, and each includes a nozzle tip melt channel in communication with one of the angled melt channels. A valve pin is disposed at least partially within the axial melt channel coaxially with the central axis and movable within the axial melt channel. Lateral valve pins, movable within the nozzle tip melt channels, are disposed at an angle to the valve pin. Linkage elements continuously connect the lateral valve pins to the valve pin. Axial movement of the valve pin is transmitted through the linkage elements to the lateral valve pins to open and close communication between the nozzle tip melt channels and the lateral mold gates.

[0005] US2006233911A was first published in October 2008 in the name of the same applicant as the herein disclosed invention. US'911 is directed to an injection molding nozzle with a nozzle head including at least one discharge opening. A closure element for closing the discharge opening is movably supported in the nozzle head in order to control the supply of melt material to a communication opening in an injection mold. The closure element is operable by a drive mechanism provided with a short stroke actuating means for displacing the closure element in a direction opposite to the closing direction of the closure element by a predetermined short distance so as to automatically retract the closure element by the predetermined short distance when it is no longer biased by the actuating means in the closing direction.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



[0006] One aspect of the invention is directed to a hot runner injection nozzle comprising an improved drive train, which interconnects an actuator and at least one thereto-related closure element, which is arranged in a nozzle head of the injection nozzle at an angle with respect to the actuator. Such injection nozzles may e.g. be used for hot runner injection molding devices, such as injection molds and injection molding systems.

[0007] Injection nozzles for a hot runner injection molding device normally comprise at least one closure element which is interconnected to an actuator and a thereto interconnected closure element by a drive train, which allows to displace the closure element linearly in a first direction. While the closure element is arranged inside the injection molding device next to a thereto related valve gate opening and during operation interacts with the valve gate opening, the actuator is arranged further apart. More and more popular become injection nozzles wherein the closure element is arranged at an angle (perpendicular) with respect to the actuator. This often occurs in situations where a multiplicity of small parts needs to be molded which in addition are arranged relatively close to each other in the injection mold. The drive train therefore must fulfill special requirements with respect to size, robustness, temperature resistance and namely durability. Otherwise it cannot be guaranteed that the required specifications are met.

[0008] The drive train (respectively the injection nozzle comprising such a drive train) according to the invention is based on a cam mechanism, which was first described in the European Patent Application No. 17156782.9 filed by the same applicant on February 17, 2017. Priority is claimed of said application and the application is incorporated herein by reference. The drive train offers a simple but yet robust design which allows to realize comparatively small side-gating injection nozzles.

[0009] A drive train according to the invention is foreseen to interconnect to and to actuate at least one closure element arranged movable in a nozzle head of an injection nozzle in a first direction. The drive train comprises a cam mechanism which comprises a wedge and at least one side plate, wherein the wedge and the side plate together are arranged moveable in a second direction interacting with at least one thereto related closure element. The wedge and the at least one side plate can be made from one block of material. However, in a preferred arrangement the wedge and at least one side block are made from different parts which are assembled as described hereinafter.

[0010] Per closure element, the wedge comprises at least one first drive surface, which interacts with a second drive surface arranged at the closure element at least during closing of the closure element as described hereinafter in more detail, i.e. when the closure element is pushed in an outward direction to close and thereby stop mold flow. The at least one side plate comprises a third drive surface which interacts with a fourth drive surface arranged at the closure element at least during opening of the closure element as described hereinafter in more detail, i.e. when the closure element is pulled into the closure element housing to open and thereby allow mold flow. Preferably the second drive surfaces are comparably larger than the respective third and fourth drive surface. Good results can be achieved when the second drive surface arranged at the rear end of the closure element has per closure element between about 1.25 and 3 times the size of the total area (sum) of the fourth drive surfaces as described hereinafter.

[0011] In a preferred embodiment the at least one side plate is attached to the wedge as a separate element. To obtain an evenly distributed and well balanced arrangement of the occurring forces the cam mechanism may comprise a first and a second side plate wherein the wedge is arranged between them. In the case that the wedge and the side plates are designed as separate parts, the wedge and the at least one side plate can be made from a different material. Alternatively or in addition at least one of the drive surfaces can be coated by a coating which reduces friction and/or increases durability. In a variation the wedge, which in a mounted position is arranged between two side plates, comprises at least one opening, which corresponds to a respective opening in the first and/or the second side plate. The corresponding openings are foreseen to receive a bolt to attach the wedge and the at least one side plate with respect to each other. The bolt can be a screw or a bolt that is e. g. secured by a press-fit and/or by heat shrinking and/or by welding, i.e. in that the bolt is welded to at least one side plate and/or the wedge. One advantage of this variation is that the inside of the cam head can be processed and controlled in a more convenient way. If appropriate the side plate may comprise at least one bearing surface to support during operation the wedge, respectively the at least one side plate directly or indirectly with respect to the closure element housing and thereby effectively compensate occurring reaction forces.

[0012] Particularly reliable injection nozzles for a variety of applications may be obtained if the first and the third drive surface of each closure element are arranged at an angle α with respect to the second direction, wherein the angle α is in the range of 10° to 30°.

[0013] The general spatial extension of the first and the third drive surface of the wedge and the at least one side plate are arranged each at an appropriate angle with respect to the second direction. In principle they should be arranged extending parallel to each other with respect to their general arrangement, respectively interaction with the closure element such that no unintended clamping occurs. If appropriate, the first and the third drive surfaces can have a non-flat design following parallel to each other. Thereby it is possible to influence the relative displacement of the closure element in the first direction in relation to the movement of the wedge in the second direction.

[0014] For actuating two closure elements arranged (coaxially) behind each other, the wedge may comprise two first drive surfaces which are arranged symmetrically with respect to the displacement direction (second direction).

[0015] Good results can be achieved if the third drive surface is arranged at a protrusion of the at least one side plate extending in an inward direction in general parallel to and spaced a distance apart from the first drive surface. This allows to design the closure elements comparably slim and therefore space saving. In a preferred variation the closure elements are having a cylindrical cross section with

[0016] The thereto corresponding fourth drive surface is preferably arranged in a notch or at a shoulder arranged at the closure element. The protrusion and the thereto corresponding notch can have a V-shaped cross section resulting in a robust but yet precise interaction. In addition, it can have the positive effect of self-centering when arranged symmetric.

[0017] The present invention is also directed to an injection molding device comprising at least one injection nozzle as described herein. Such an injection molding device may e.g. be a hot runner injection molding device comprising at least one hot runner injection nozzle as described herein.

[0018] It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description present embodiments, and are intended to provide an overview or framework for understanding the nature and character of the disclosure. The accompanying drawings are included to provide a further understanding, and are incorporated into and constitute a part of this specification. The drawings illustrate various embodiments, and together with the description serve to explain the principles and operation of the concepts disclosed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0019] The herein described invention will be more fully understood from the detailed description given herein below and the accompanying drawings which should not be considered limiting to the invention described in the appended claims. The drawings are showing:
Fig. 1
A hot runner injection nozzle comprising a drive train in a partially cut view;
Fig. 2
Detail D of Figure 1;
Fig. 3
A first embodiment of a drive train in an exploded view;
Fig. 4
The drive train according to Figure 2 in an assembled view;
Fig. 5
A second embodiment of a drive train in an exploded view;
Fig. 6
The drive train according to Figure 5 in an assembled view;
Fig. 7
The cam mechanism.
Fig. 8
The actuator and the thereto interconnected closure element in three different positions;
Fig. 9
An embodiment of the drive train in different positions;
Fig. 10
A third embodiment of a drive train in an exploded view;
Fig. 11
The drive train according to Figure 10 in a perspective view from a left side;
Fig. 12
The drive train according to Figure 10 in a perspective view from a right side.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS



[0020] Reference will now be made in detail to certain embodiments, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which some, but not all features are shown. Indeed, embodiments disclosed herein may be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein; rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will satisfy applicable legal requirements. Whenever possible, like reference numbers will be used to refer to like components or parts.

[0021] Figure 1 shows an injection nozzle 1 in a perspective view in a partially cut manner.

[0022] Figure 2 shows Detail D of Figure 1 in a magnified manner. Figure 3 shows a first variation of a drive train 10 comprising a cam mechanism 18 in an exploded manner. Figure 4 is showing the drive train 10 according to Figure 3 in an assembled manner.

[0023] Figure 5 shows a second variation of a cam head 16 in an exploded manner. Figure 6 is showing the cam head 16 according to Figure 5 in an assembled manner.

[0024] Figure 7 is showing the cam head 16 in a side view and Figure 8 in a front view.

[0025] Figure 3 and Figure 5 show two variations of the cam mechanism 18 as herein mentioned above in an exploded view and in a simplified manner. The assembly of the exploded parts is indicated by dotted lines. The cam mechanism 18 according to Figure 3 corresponds to the cam mechanism 18 as shown in the embodiment according to Figures 9a through 9c.

[0026] In Figure 3 the cam mechanism 18 is shown without the bridge element 25 which interconnects two neighboring wedges 19 (respectively cam heads 16) arranged laterally adjacent to each other. While the wedge 19 is with respect to the viewer's direction arranged linearly moveable in z-direction, the closure elements 4 are arranged linearly moveable in x-direction. Perpendicular to the moving direction of the wedge 19, if appropriate, other angles would be possible. In the shown embodiment, the closure elements 4 are arranged symmetrically with respect to the z-axis (respectively yz-plane). In difference to this, the embodiment as shown in Figures 10 through 12 has an asymmetric setup in that only one closure element 4 is present which is activated by a cam mechanism 18 according to the invention. The cam mechanism 18 has in principle the same setup as the herein described other embodiments. Therefore, with respect to the description of the general functionality, reference is made to these embodiments. In Figure 10 the cam mechanism 18 is shown in an exploded manner in that one side plate 21 is removed. Assembly is indicated by dotted lines. While the first and the second drive surfaces 20, 24 are having the same design as in the other embodiments, the third and the fourth drive surfaces 26, 27 are having a different design: The protrusion comprising the third drive surface 26 is having an in principle rectangular (e.g. U-, respectively C-shaped) cross-section having two in principle parallel side walls. The notch 23 at the closure element 4 is shaped accordingly. In difference to the other embodiment having a V-shaped protrusion 22, respectively corresponding notch 23, this embodiment does not offer a self-centering behavior of the closure element during opening of the nozzle. If appropriate at least one bearing surface 28 may be foreseen to support the cam head 16 with respect to the closure element housing 35 (see e.g. Figure 2) in lateral direction to compensate forces occurring due to opening and closing of the closure element 4.

[0027] As visible in the Figures 3 through 8 the wedge 19 of each cam head 16 comprises per closure element 4 a first drive surface 20 arranged at an angle α with respect to the moving direction (z-direction) of the wedge 19. Depending on the field of application, the first drive surface 20 can have a non-flat design. The first drive surface 20 is foreseen to interact at least during a closing movement of the closure element 4 with a second drive surface 24 arranged at the rear end of the closure element 4 thereby pushing the closure element 4 in an outward direction away from the opposite closure element 4. In that the wedge 19 is moved in -z-direction (negative z-direction), due to the wedged arrangement of the first drive surfaces 20 at an angle α, the first drive surfaces 20 push via the second drive surfaces 24 the closure elements 4 apart from each other in an outward direction. The second drive surfaces 24 are preferably arranged as well at an angle α with respect to z-direction (90°- α with respect to x-direction).

[0028] To move the closure elements 4 in the opposite direction (against each other), each wedge 19 comprises or is interconnected to at least one third drive surface 26 which interacts, at least during opening of the thereto related closure element 4, with a thereto related fourth drive surface 27 arranged at the closure element 4. In the shown variation third drive surfaces 26 are arranged at a first and a second protrusion 22, which extend along a first and a second side plate 21. The side plates 21 are arranged in the mounted position (see e.g. Figure 3) opposite to each other with respect to the wedge 19. The wedge 19, the first and the second side plates 21, as well as the first and the second protrusions 22 can be made in one piece. However, it is advantageous to design at least one side plate 21 removable as shown herein. As shown the side plates 21 can be interconnected to the wedge 19 by at least one bolt 37. Reliable operation can be achieved when the at least one bolt 37 is welded to the at least one side plate 21.

[0029] In the shown variation fourth drive surfaces 27 are arranged in a first and a second notch 23 arranged at a rear end of a thereto related closure element 4 spaced a distance apart from the second drive surface 24, which is arranged at the rear end of the closure element 4. If appropriate the fourth drive surfaces 27 can be arranged at a protrusion as well, e.g. at a shoulder extending outwardly (not shown in detail). Alternatively, the third drive surfaces 26 can be arranged in a recess formed in a side plate (not shown in detail). The first and third drive surfaces 20, 26 both extend in the same general direction (parallel to each other), i.e. the distance between them remains constant.

[0030] The cam head 16 may comprise at least one bearing surface 28 to support the cam head 16 with respect to the closure element housing 35 directly or indirectly (see Figure 1) during operation in at least one direction. In Figure 8 the closure element housing 35 is schematically indicated by dotted lines indicating support of the cam head 16 in x-direction during operation, to compensate unevenly distributed reaction forces. Thereby it is possible to transfer at least part of the reaction forces, which occur during operation of the drive train 10, to the closure element housing 35. Good results can be achieved when at least one bearing surface 28 is arranged at the side place 21. In a preferred variation, two bearing surfaces 28 are arranged opposite to each other at at least one side plate 21 as indicated in Figure 8.

[0031] The closure elements 4 of the shown variation are having an in general cylindrical design with several diameters. A bearing surface 40 is arranged in a rearward section and a sealing surface 41 is arranged in a forward section (close to a discharge opening). The bearing surface 40 is used to support the closure element 4 with respect to the thereto related closure element housing 35 as shown in Figure 1.

[0032] The first and the second notch 23 are arranged in symmetric manner at the bearing surface 40. The notch has an in general V-shaped cross section, which matches to the cross section of the protrusion 22. The protrusion 22 has in the shown variation an in general V-shaped cross section as well (indicated by v in Figure 3). The V-shaped cross sections offer advantages and improves self-centering of the elements during operation. Depending on the field of application, other cross-sections are applicable (e.g. U-shaped).

[0033] The drive train 17, comprising the cam mechanism 18,can in principle be used in connection with other nozzles/actuators and should thus be considered a separate inventive concept, which may be made subject of one or several divisional patent applications. The first, the second, the third and the fourth drive surfaces are preferably arranged such that
  1. (a) during moving of the closure elements 4 in an outside direction to close the nozzle, i.e. apart from each other, the first and the second drive surfaces 20, 24 are engaged and the third and the fourth drive surfaces 26, 27 remain disengaged, while
  2. (b) during moving of the closure elements 4 in an inside direction, i.e. against each other, to open the nozzle, the third and the fourth drive surfaces 26, 27 are engaged and the first and the second drive surfaces 20, 24 remain disengaged.


[0034] Figures 9a through 9c are showing in different positions several closure elements 4 interconnected to a first type of actuator cylinder 5 by a drive train 10 each comprising two cam heads 16. It should be noticed that the actuator cylinder 5 described hereinafter is of exemplary manner only. The drive train 10 according to the invention can be used along with other actuators and/or closure elements.

[0035] In Figure 9a through Figure 9c the actuator cylinder 5 and the thereto via the drive train 10 comprising a cam mechanism 18 interconnected closure elements 4 can be seen in three different positions. The housings of the injection nozzle are left away, such that the inside becomes better apparent. The first piston 7 is arranged movable between a first position (see Figure 9a) in which the closure element 4 is fully closed (i.e. most outward position with respect the discharge opening 3). In a second position (see Figure 9c) the closure element 4 is fully open (i.e. most inward position with respect the discharge opening 3).

[0036] In the shown variation a second piston 8 is interconnected to the closure element 4 (via the first piston 7) arranged movable between a third position (see Figures 9a and 9c) in which the second piston 8 is not interconnected to the closure element 4 and a fourth position (see Figure 9a) in which the closure element 4 is, with respect to the discharge opening, limited in an intermediate position between the fully opened and the fully closed position. The first fluid chamber 12 when pressurized by a fluid causes the first piston 7 to go to the first position, while the second fluid chamber 13 when pressurized by a fluid causes the first piston 7 to go to the second position. The third fluid chamber 14 when pressurized by a fluid causes the second piston 8 to go to the third position and the fourth fluid chamber 15 when pressurized by a fluid causes the second piston 8 to go to the fourth position. If appropriate the second fluid chamber 13 and the third fluid chamber 14 can be supplied with pressurized fluid by a common supply line (see Figure 9c). Thereby the first piston 7 can be moved to the second position, while the second piston is moved simultaneously to the third position. An active surface 9 of the first piston 7 is smaller than a corresponding total active surface 10 of the second piston 8, such that when pressurized with the same pressure the second piston 8 has priority over the movement of the first piston 7. As visible in Figure 9b the second piston 8 when in the fourth position limits the movement of the first piston 7 such that the closure element 4 remains in the intermediate position. In this intermediate position the closure element 4 does not extend into related the mold cavity (not shown in detail). Thereby it is secured that parts made are not damaged when opening the mold cavity to remove the molded body made therein.

[0037] The injection nozzle 1 as shown in Figure 1, 2 and 9 comprises in total four discharge openings 3 of which each can be opened and closed by a thereto related closure element 4. Two closure elements 4 are grouped forming a first and a second pair. The two closure elements 4 forming a pair are arranged coaxially with respect to each other and are interconnected by a common cam mechanism, comprising a wedge 19, to the actuator cylinder 5. The two wedges 19 as visible are interconnected by a bridge element 25 to the drive shaft 17. During opening and closing of the closure elements 4, unevenly distributed forces may occur, i.e. when a closure element needs more force to be operated compared to its counterpart. To compensate the resulting forces at least one of the side plates 21 may comprise a bearing surface 28 by which the cam mechanism 18 is supported with respect to the closure element housing 35 of the nozzle head 2.

[0038] Rather, the words used in the specification are words of description rather than limitation, and it is understood that various changes may be made without departing from the Spirit and scope of the invention.
LIST OF DESIGNATIONS
X First direction 23 Notch
Z Second direction 24 Second drive surface (closure element)
1 Injection nozzle
2 Nozzle head 25 Bridge element
3 Discharge opening 26 Third drive surface
4 Closure element (Valve pin) 27 Fourth drive surface
5 Actuator (actuator cylinder) 28 Bearing surface (side plate)
7 First piston 30 Nozzle housing
8 Second piston 31 Nozzle flange
10 Drive train 32 Nozzle body section
12 First fluid chamber 33 Nozzle bridge portion
13 Second fluid chamber 34 Nozzle tip retainer
14 Third fluid chamber 35 Closure element housing
16 Cam head 37 Bolt
17 Drive shaft 38 Opening (Bore)
18 Cam mechanism 40 Bearing surface (closure element)
19 Wedge
20 First drive surface (wedge) 41 Sealing surface (closure element)
21 Side plate
22 Protrusion 42 Side wall



Claims

1. Injection nozzle (1) for an injection molding device comprising an actuator (5) interconnected via a drive train (10) to at least one closure element (4) arranged movable in a nozzle head (2) in a first direction (x), the drive train (10) comprising

a. a cam mechanism (18) with a wedge (19) and at least one side plate (21), the wedge (19) and the side plate (21) together being arranged moveable in a second direction (z), wherein

b. per closure element (4) the wedge (19) comprises at least one first drive surface (20) which interacts with a second drive surface (24) arranged at the closure element (4) at least during closing of the closure element (4);

c. the at least one side plate (21) comprises a third drive surface (26) which interacts with a fourth drive surface (27) arranged at the closure element (4) at least during opening of the closure element (4).


 
2. The injection nozzle (1) according to claim 1, wherein the cam mechanism (18) comprises a first and a second side plate (21) and the wedge (19) is arranged between the first and the second side plate (21).
 
3. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein at least one side plate (21) is attached to the wedge (19) as a separate element.
 
4. The injection nozzle (1) according to claim 3, wherein the wedge (19) and the at least one side plate (21) are made from a different material.
 
5. The injection nozzle (1) according to claim 3 or claim 4, wherein the at least one side plate (21) is interconnected to the wedge (19) by welding.
 
6. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the claims 3 through 5, wherein the at least one side plate (21) is interconnected to the wedge (19) by at least one bolt (37).
 
7. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein the first and the third drive surface (20, 26) of each closure element (4) are arranged at an angle α with respect to the second direction (z), wherein the angle α is in the range of 10° to 30°.
 
8. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein the wedge (19) comprises two first drive surfaces (20) which are arranged symmetric with respect to the second direction (yz-plane).
 
9. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein the third drive surface (26) is arranged at a protrusion (22) of the at least one side plate (21) extending parallel to and spaced a distance apart from the first drive surface (20).
 
10. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein the fourth drive surface (27) is arranged in at a shoulder or in a notch (23) arranged at the closure element (4).
 
11. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein the area of the second drive surface (24) is larger than the sum of the areas of the at least one fourth drive surface (27).
 
12. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein the wedge (19) and the at least one side plate (21) are interconnected to each other by at least one bolt (37) which is arranged in an opening (38).
 
13. The injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims, wherein the cam head (16) comprises at least one bearing surface (28) to support the cam head (16) during operation with respect to the closure element housing (35).
 
14. The injection nozzle (1) according to claim 13, wherein the at least one bearing surface (28) is arranged at a side plate (21).
 
15. An injection molding device comprising at least on injection nozzle (1) according to one of the previous claims.
 




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