The injection molding machine supplier has acquired its long-time development partner and supplier of electric drives, vertically integrating a key capacity.
Engel says its duo speed injection molding machines are its fastest two-platen presses and will target larger packaging and logistics applications like buckets and storage containers.
Nissei says the latest addition to its TWX-RIII series of vertical presses is 30% shorter than a comparable machine.
Regional offices in the West and Midwest have moved to more accessible locations; new Tech Center and assembly plant opens in New Jersey.
Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.
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Money will be lost if cooling is not done right.
Electric injection machines are becoming more and more prevalent, and as they hit the shop floor, you are responsible for making them produce parts with dimensions, appearance, and performance to client specifications.
For most injection molding jobs, cooling is 95% of the cycle time.
Self-contained inline scrap integration; medical, LSR, and packaging Cells; an MES Upgrade and more to be introduced virtually.
Minnesota based injection molder and blow molder invested a total of $4 million in equipment, including four Engel injection molding machines and Ilsemann Automation technology.
Optimized toggle geometry on the latest e-mac from Engel shortens footprint without impacting opening stroke.
The university’s plastics processing lab will use the electric 101-ton Zhafir Zeres injection molding machine in hands-on coursework as part of its B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology.
Haitian’s Zhafir Zeres F line of electric injection molding machines is now available in the U.S. and Canada via the exclusive distributor for the region, Absolute Haitian.
The hybrid press features 660 tons of clamp force, 40 inches between its tiebars and shot weights up to 148 ounces.
‘Digitalization’ and ‘connectivity’ are loaded terms—shorthand for a whole new way of doing business. It can’t be accomplished in one go. But two Midwest molders in the sensitive medical field are already feeling the benefits of their initial steps in that direction.
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Engel has updated its e-cap line of all-electric machines promising more speed and efficiency, including sub 2-sec cycles.
A new special model of injection molding machines from Germany’s Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG will be available for online ordering in Germany and Austria for the first time ever.
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Software upgrades speed clamp movements of Netstal Elion presses for closures.
Bole America in Stow, Ohio, offers new models of two-platen and servohydraulic toggle presses.
Nissei’s upcoming NEX-V Series will have OPC-UA protocol standard in its new controller, ready to integrate with auxiliaries.