An economical line of small hydraulic presses that can be delivered in two to four weeks is new from Demag Plastics Group in Germany (U.S. office in Strongsville, Ohio). The Extra EcQ series from 38.5 to 220 tons offers a choice of two injection units, four screw diameters, and two pump sizes for each clamp size. A high-efficiency, low-power drive system based on a Siemens EFF1 motor is said to cut energy loss up to 45%. Other features include parallel movement of mold and ejector, automatic screw identification, and a new ultrasonic, noncontact stroke measuring system that yields screw-position accuracy within 0.01 mm. Demag will offer this line initially just in Europe. Demag also plans to produce its IntElect series of direct-drive, all-electric machines at its new 100,000-ft2 factory in Ningbo, China, next year and some of those machines will come to the U.S. beginning in 2008. Demag says these presses will feature reliable but less costly components than those used on IntElect presses built in Germany. Demag aims to slowly phase out its HT line of hydraulic toggle presses from 85 to 650 tons that are built in Strongsville, Ohio. Demag expects all-electric presses to dominate smaller press sizes. The firm also announced that its Titan two-platen machines will eventually range from 2200 to 4400 tons and that multi-shot technology will become available on all its press styles.
Demag Plastics Group
11792 Alameda Dr. Strongsville, OH 44136-3000
Phone (440) 876-8960 Fax (440) 876-4383