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INJECTION MOLDING: Engel Unveils Easix Robot Range In New Sizes
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Wittmann Battenfeld Previews New Technologies For Composites & Cell Integration

Open house in Austria offered a vision of a future with controls linking injection machines to a wide range of auxiliaries. Wittmann also signaled its debut in composite organosheet overmolding—with an added twist.

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Presses, Robots & Cell Automation

Everything molders need to compete in markets from automotive to medical was on display in Orlando. Besides a huge number of new machine models, there was emphasis on cell integration and automation.

Falcon Plastics Purchases Three All-Electric Toshiba Machines

South Dakota molder placed order after booth visit during NPE2015.

Wittmann Battenfeld to Make Injection Molding Machines in China

The Austrian headquartered supplier of injection molding machines, robotics and auxiliaries is planning a 2017 expansion that will add the manufacture of presses in China.

Chinaplas 2015: Engel Announces Record Results, New Automation Center in Shanghai

Austrian injection molding machine and automation supplier Engel announced at Chinaplas 2015 that it eclipsed the euro 1 billion mark for annual sales for the first time ever, hitting 1.068 billion euros ($1.4 billion) for its fiscal year ending in March.

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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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