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11/11/2015

Have You Ever Seen Faster?

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Four PP cups in 1.55 seconds!

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Four 125-ml PP gourmet cups in just 1.55 sec: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag (U.S. office in Strongsville, Ohio) molded them at October’s Fakuma 2015 show in Germany. The parts, 83 mm diam. and 0.32 mm thick, were molded on a 200-m.t. El-Exis SP hybrid press, using 70-MFI resin. The 3.4-g parts were filled in 0.09 sec at an injection speed of 700 mm/sec. A side-entry robot removed parts in 0.3 sec with the help of only air ejection.

 

That’s the fastest molding cycle I can remember having seen—at a show or anywhere. Can you top it? If so, email me at mnaitove@ptonline.com.

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