Published On: Fri, Dec 17th, 2010

Wittmann Battenfeld to show high speed IML process at Interplastica

At Interplastica 2011, a plastics and rubber exhibition to be held in Moscow, Russia, from January 25-28, 2011, Wittmann Battenfeld will display its technical injection molding,


injection molding technology for the automotive industry, the medical sector, household applications and specially, in-mold labeling (IML).

Wittmann Battenfeld will show the IML process on a fast running TM Xpress 160 in the hybrid version. In a two-cavity mold, butter tubs with 125g capacity and 0.35mm wall thickness will be produced from PP. Insertion of the cross labels and removal of the finished parts will be carried out by a Wittmann W827 robot, with a total cycle time of 2.85 seconds. The production unit is also equipped with a mold space dehydrator from Eisbär from Austria. A special feature of this application is the new, modular IML line with a high-performance drive package and an integrated CNC8 control system, which offers a number of advantages. The integration of the control system allows direct operation via the injection molding machine; intervention times are shortened substantially by the “smart removal function”.

On top of the injection molding machine, Wittmann Battenfeld will also present a whole range of peripheral equipment such as Drymax dryers, Feedmax material loaders and Tempro tempering units at Interplastica 2011.


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