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INJECTION MOLDING: The New HPM Launches Electric & Two-Platen Machines

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A venerable brand is renewed under Chinese ownership.

A new incarnation of a historic name in injection presses will exhibit at NPE this month in Orlando. HPM, a 130-year-old builder of injection and die-casting machines, known especially for its large presses, closed down in 2011 and its intellectual property and trade names were purchased by Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. of China.

Yizumi then established HPM North America Corp. in Marion, Ohio, near the home of the old HPM. Yizumi builds some 525 injection and die-casting presses per month in China.

At NPE, HPM will launch two new lines of machines to accompany its existing HST series of servo-hydraulic toggle presses from 60 to 650 tons. The HSII series of large two-platen machines (900 to 3500 tons) has servo-hydraulic drives and a range of modular injection units. An 1100-ton model with Eurotherm MACO Compact controller will operate at NPE, molding a complex and high-finish automotive part in an automated cell.

Also new is the all-electric HSE series in four models from 60 to 260 tons with Keba controls and a rugged design. A 260-tonner will run at NPE, as well as a 320-ton general-purpose HST press.