Small Electric Line Is Simplified for Savings

A new line of small electric presses has been redesigned for lower cost, says Meiki Co. (represented here by Meiki America Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill.). Its MU line, offered in 44, 88, and 385 tons, replaces direct clamping with a toggle and now uses a single servomotor and belt drive instead of two servos for injection.

A new line of small electric presses has been redesigned for lower cost, says Meiki Co. (represented here by Meiki America Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill.). Its MU line, offered in 44, 88, and 385 tons, replaces direct clamping with a toggle and now uses a single servomotor and belt drive instead of two servos for injection. The machine still injects at up to 300 mm/sec and features a highly rigid platen. The Vistac-alpha controller has a touchscreen that displays only 17 of the 34 screens in the previous design yet provides the same information. Dry-cycle time has been shortened 23%.