Larger Hybrid-Electric Presses from Japan

Two Japanese machine builders have come out with their largest hybrid-clamp machines yet.

Two Japanese machine builders have come out with their largest hybrid-clamp machines yet. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the Japanese parent of MHI Injection Molding Machinery Inc., Addison, Ill., rolled out what it says is the world’s largest hybrid-clamp press. Its model 3300em (3300 U.S. tons) employs an electric injection unit and two-platen hybrid-electric clamp, which uses hydraulics for final clamping in the center of the platen as well as for nozzle touch and core pulls.

 

Meanwhile, the parent of Toshiba Machine Co., America, Elk Grove Village, Ill., introduced the ED 1800 (2000 U.S. tons), which combines electric injection with a two-platen clamp using electric servo traverse motors and hydraulic high-pressure clamping. The ED series also comes in 715 and 935 tons.