Engel Machinery Inc., York, Pa., is offering its first automatic mold-changing system with a controller utilizing the company’s CC 200 press control. All mold and machine parameters can be transferred from the press to the mold changer without external interfaces. The mold-change screens can be displayed at the mold changer or on the machine control. The new Engel famox (fast mold exchange) system uses an integral mold preheating station and standardized multi-coupling for water lines to change molds in less than a minute. Three sizes will be available. The first is the famox 25 for molds weighing up to 25 metric tons. Larger and smaller models will follow.
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