Engel Austria is to present two exhibits, a servo-hydraulic and an all-electric injection molding machine at Interplastica 2012, to be held in
Moscow, Russia from January 24-27 next year.
“The injection molding machine of the future will be neither fully hydraulic nor all-electric, but it will be characterized by a combination of components driven by electricity and hydraulic,” assured Olaf Kassek, General Manager of OOO Engel in Moscow. “It is important to evaluate the advantages of the respective drive solutions correctly and to adjust the investment costs to it. The costs per unit can thus be reduced and the competitiveness can be increased.”
During the show, an Engel victory 330/80 tech will be demonstrating the production of dowels. The injection molding machine is equipped with the energy-saving servo-hydraulic Engel ecodrive and the system can save up to 70% of energy in comparison to conventional hydraulic machines, which is made possible by the reduction of lost energy during machine motions and machine-breakdown phases, according to the company.
Engel adds that the tie-bar-less construction of the victory machine series guarantees a fast and simple tool change. A further advantage is that large tools that need relatively small clamping force fit on comparatively small machines, thus saving investment and operation costs. In Russia, the victory machines are used particularly in the automotive industry as well as for the production of fittings, toys and other technical parts.
Another exhibit, the all-electric Engel e-motion 310H/50V/180T two component injection molding machine, will be producing packaging containers with barrier coating of partner company ZAO Mir Upakovki using a two-cavity mold. Engel explains such application sets high demands on the precision at injecting the barrier coating and that is why it requires an electric injection unit. The machine has cycle times of under five seconds and injection speed up to 450mm/s.
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