PT ZONE: All Electric & Hybrid Machines

PT Article More than a Buzzword, ‘Predictive Maintenance’ Is Key to Optimum Machine Utilization
I wrote here recently that this month’s K 2016 show in Dusseldorf (where I and the whole staff of Plastics Technology are headed next week) is evidence that the wave of “Industry 4.0” activity is building toward a crest. More (+)
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Two-Stage Injection Meets Molder’s Need for High Precision

Fixed screw and plunger with no check ring hold tolerances of millionths of an inch.

A Molder’s Plea: Let’s Standardize Controllers

P,R,N,D is a standard for any automatic-transmission vehicle, regardless of who makes it. It isn’t so simple when it comes to injection molding machines. From manufacturer to manufacturer you will see little to no continuity in controller layout, icons, or even terminology.

Moldmaker Branches Out With New Services & Technologies

NyproMold offers new development tooling program and the latest in servo drives, enhanced cooling, and CT scanning.

Outrunning the Competition with the First Plastic 2-Stroke Engine Valves

All it took was some original ideas, a lot of nerve, and a little high-tech injection molding.

Is It Time For Injection Molding Machine Makers to Standardize Controls?

If you looked at four machines from four different suppliers, you’ll find four different sets of icons and terminologies, all in different layouts.

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All Electric & Hybrid Machines


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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