Several new machinery developments follow the recent purchase of Battenfeld by Wittmann. The new Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH division is based in Kottingbrunn, Austria. Wittmann Battenfeld retains a technical center in South Elgin, Ill., and injection presses and workcells with robots and auxiliaries have been added to tech centers in Torrington, Conn., and Lake Forest, Calif. New developments include the creation of TM Xpress, an accumulator-assisted toggle press for high-speed packaging and in-mold labeling, in a range from 176 to 495 tons. It will appear in an IML production cell, with a Wittmann robot fully integrated with the press controls, at this year’s Fakuma show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Wittmann Battenfeld also is developing a new modular all-electric line of 33 to 330 tons, different from its current EM line. It will debut in the second half of 2009. The company is also reviving its large, two-platen HM line, now limited to 550 tons, but sizes up to 1760 tons are planned for 2010. Wittmann Battenfeld’s Microsystem 50 press for micromolding will be re-engineered and re-introduced in 2009. The Vertical VM R series of vertical presses from 44 to 297 tons has been redesigned with a new servo-electric injection unit and new servo-driven rotary table that delivers higher precision and shorter cycles. (847) 531-0015 • www.battenfeld-imt.com/en
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