Engel Austria has introduced a new injection molding machine, Engel flexseal 300 T, for processing of all common rubber compounds and other elastomer materials.
The new horizontal machine, with a clamping force of 3,000kN, is designed specifically for the needs of international O-ring and flat gasket manufacturers.
According to Engel, flexseal 300 T is significantly shorter than other injection molding machines for elastomer processing in this high clamping force class, and with its heating plates sized 550×650, provides enough room for the mold, for automation, and for accessing the machine nozzle.
The hydraulic tie-bar machine is equipped with a screw injection unit for precise production with small and mid-sized shot volumes. The plasticizing units can be exchanged for rubber, solid silicone, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). Each injection unit is available in two cylinder diameters with up to 2400 bar injection pressure.
Standardized interfaces are available for the integration of conventional brush and part removal modules as well as other automation features and peripherals. The peripheral systems can be operated via the CC300 control unit of the injection molding machine.
As a standard, the Engel flexseal 300 T comes equipped with the servo-hydraulic ENGEL ecodrive.