Two-Platen Series Gains Smaller Model

The two-platen HM press line from Battenfeld of America, South Elgin, Ill., has been extended with a new smaller model.

The two-platen HM press line from Battenfeld of America, South Elgin, Ill., has been extended with a new smaller model. A 440-ton size is being introduced this month at the Fakuma show in Germany. Features include a maximum injection pressure of 43,530 psi and injection speeds up to 300 mm/sec. It’s available with clamps from 350 to 550 tons. The HM series has fully retractable tiebars, which allow molding larger parts with take-out from the side or top. It also has quick-stroke hydraulic cylinders with externally mounted differential gears for fast mold open and closing. Battenfeld redesigned the injection unit for the HM series to deliver improved plasticating performance and melt homogeneity.