Magic MP of Italy (magicmp.it) is launching a new line of all-electric machines engineered to compete in price with Asian machines. The new ME-UE series of continuous-extrusion shuttles carries the same base price as Magic’s IB hybrid models, which is 33% below the earlier ME all-electrics and 18% below more recent UE electric models. The first model in the new series, an ME-UE-L1/D (double-sided, one-liter), was exhibited at an Italian trade show in March.
ME-UE machines incorporate new extrusion heads (monolayer up to three layers), Siemens electronics, and a deflashing unit fixed to the mold to permit quicker mold changes. Energy savings are increased by regenerative braking. Units come in single- and double-sided models, long-stroke versions (up to 520 mm), and sizes from the 100/D to the L5.
Today, over half of Magic machines sold are all-electrics, and the remainder are hybrids. Magic expects ultimately to produce only electric machines. Magic is represented here by Blow Mold Solutions, Elwood, N.J.