PT ZONE: All Electric & Hybrid Machines

Wittmann’s 40th Anniversary Gala Unveils a Host of New Products
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Haitian Boosts Machine Assembly in Germany

Injection molding machine manufacturer Haitian International has added a second production hall in Ebermannsdorf, Germany that will double its production space.

The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 4: Machine

Match your mold and material to the press to assure that your process control is not limited by poorly functioning machinery.

New Firm to Represent Bole Presses in U.S., Canada

Bole North America to supply injection machines from 60-6800 tons. New series of hybrid two-platen presses coming soon.

The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 3: Material

You’ve accounted for variability in two other “Ms”—mold and man—but materials in their lot-to-lot differences and handling challenges pose a distinct threat to repeatability.

Engel’s Automotive Event Comes to North America for the First Time

Featuring presentations from WardsAutomotive, Lanxess, Magna, ExxonMobil Chemical, Trexel, and more, the event will also feature multiple machinery demonstrations.

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All Electric & Hybrid Machines

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All-electric molding machines use servo motors in lieu of hydraulics to drive all the processes such as injection, clamping, plasticating. They are said to be cleaner, quieter and more energy efficient that hydraulic machines. So-called hybrid machines marry both hydraulic and electric technologies, generally a hydraulic drive for injection and clamp machine functions and an electric drive for screw recovery


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