PT ZONE: All Electric & Hybrid Machines

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INJECTION MOLDING: Larger All-Electric Tiebarless Press

A 50-ton e-motion TL press from Engel debuted at Fakuma.

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Taiwan’s plastics machinery market is a player on the global stage, except for one segment—all-electric machines. The recent Taipei Plas show suggests that’s about to change.

Three Themes at Fakuma Show

Servo hydraulics are becoming standard; servo pickers proliferate; water flow monitoring and control are new focus.

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It's integrated into the moving platen of Athena's hybrid press.

INJECTION MOLDING: Large Servo-Hydraulic Machines Debut

Servo pumps drive presses of 1000 to 2500 tons.

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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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