The German parent of KraussMaffei Corp., Florence, Ky., recently introduced two new models of all-electric presses. A new size in the EX series is 200 metric tons. These machines extend from 50 to 240 m.t. and are high-speed models designed for clean operation in medical and packaging applications. They have fully enclosed drives, water-cooled motors, toggle clamp, and direct-drive injection unit.
Also new is a 350-m.t. model at the top end of the more economical AX series, which starts at 50 m.t.
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