The IntElect series of all-electric machines will be optimized and expanded, with the first releases planned for year’s end, says Dr. Tetsuya Okamura, CEO of Demag Plastics Group (DPG). Earlier this year, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan purchased DPG in Germany (U.S. office in Strongsville, Ohio). Sumitomo, a supplier of all-electric and hybrid electric/hydraulic machines from 8 to 660 tons, picked-up DPG’s direct-drive all-electric IntElect series, hybrid-electric El-Exis series of accumulator-assisted high-speed machines, and its hydraulic Systec line. Sumitomo will keep the Sumitomo and DPG lines separate. Sumitomo (U.S. office in Norcross, Ga.) plans to optimize the IntElect line by applying its own servo-electric drive technology to the series, which will continue to be built in Germany. (DPG has abandoned its plan, announced last year, to produce the IntElect machine in China.) “This machine will be for upper-market, high-tech applications, such as cleanroom manufacturing,” says Okamura. Sumitomo could expand the IntElect line to 880 tons, he adds. Sumitomo also plans to bring its servo drive technology to the hybrid El-Exis line. (770) 447-5430 • www.sumitomoPM.com (440) 876-8960 • www.dpg.com
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