As a leader in all-electric injection molding machines since their invention, Milacron Plastics Machinery today continues to build on its proven expertise in this powerful technology.

1952Numerical control (NC) of machine tools established by MIT researchers using a Milacron milling machine

1959Electro-hydraulic pulse motor (an NC-controlled hydraulic servomotor) patented by Dr. Eng. Seiuemon Inaba of Fujitsu.

1972Fujitsu spins off its motor and NC control technology in a new company, FANUC (Fuji Automatic Numerical Control), with Dr. Inaba as executive vice-president.

1973World oil crisis prompts FANUC to develop a more energy efficient, all-electric servomotor, culminating in full development of NC servomotors by FANUC. MILACRON’s Machine Tool group becomes a major technology partner with FANUC.

1983MILACRON-FANUC begin a strategic partnership to develop a CNC-controlled all-electric injection molding machine.

1985MILACRON-FANUC introduces the jointly-developed ACT (AC Technology) all-electric injection molding machine at the National Plastics Exposition (NPE).

1990Third generation ACT “D” series introduced.

1994At NPE, MILACRON-FANUC introduces fourth generation called ROBOSHOT and MILACRON’s own US built line called ELECTRA.

1995Cincinnati Milacron introduces the Elektra 725 at K Show in Dusseldorf. The largest all-electric machine in the industry.

199730% of the 150 machines sold by MILACRON-FANUC at NPE are all-electric.

1998MILACRON announces US sales of all-electric IMMs surpass 400 units for the year, a 50 percent increase over 1997.

1998Elektron Technologies group of MILACRON introduces new POWERLINE series.

1999POWERLINE range is expanded to 220, 330, 440 and 550 tons clamp force.

1999Sixth generation ROBOSHOT i-series is introduced.

200070% of MILACRON-FANUC machine sales at NPE are all-electric

2000MILACRON–FANUC have sold more than 12,000 machines. Approximately one-third of sales are in the U.S.

2000Cincinnati Milacron displays POWERLINE 550 Packaging machine, 750 and 935 ton all-electric machines at NPE.

2002Seventh generation ROBOSHOT SiB (S2000iA)-series are introduced into the US market

2002Cincinnati Milacron announces manufacture and shipment of first all-electric NT1125 in North America.

2004Cincinnati Milacron designs 150mm 25:1 extruder for high throughput applications on all-electric POWERLINE Packaging machinery.

2005Cincinnati Milacron enhances packaging machinery capability with new “mini-PAK” injection unit for medium to high duty packaging applications.

2006Eighth generation ROBOSHOT S2000iB is introduced with highest level technology in the industry and completely new clamp, electronics design and software structure.

2006Milacron- Fanuc have sold more than 24,000 ROBOSHOTs

2006Over 700 POWERLINEs above 300 ton are installed in dozens of countries around the world.

2006Milacron introduces/manufactures and ships EPAK – the packaging industry’s first electric based high speed hybrid packaging machine in North America.

2009Cincinnati Milacron introduces POWERPAK® – a generation III packaging machine line at NPE in Chicago.