A new series of compact, two-platen machines in lower tonnages comes from Engel Machinery Inc., York, Pa. The hydromechanical Engel duo pico line started with a 550-tonner last year and now also includes models of 500, 600, 660, 720, and 770 tons. (The two largest pico models replace the two smallest regular duo models.) They have Engel’s CC 200 machine control and wide platens. The redesigned platens are both thicker and lighter, and dry-cycle times are 2.6 sec, said to make these the fastest two-platen units on the market.
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