At this year’s CHINAPLAS, Wittmann Battenfeld will demonstrate its competence in the field of injection molding machinery with two machines from the PowerSeries.On display will be an all-electric machine from the EcoPower series and a MicroPower designed for high-precision injection molding of micro and nano parts.
On an EcoPower 110/350, the LIM process will be demonstrated by producing a single wire seal with a 128-cavity mold fitted with a demolding device from Elmet, Austria. The machine is equipped with a silicone processing package (special injection unit, vacuum module, etc.). In addition to precision and process reliability, the EcoPower stands out primarily by its high degree of energy efficiency, which is achieved by features such as utilization of the deceleration energy for the control system and for barrel heating.
The second injection molding machine to be shown is a MicroPower 15/10. A 28-PIN sub plug with dimensions of 6.1 x 1.2 mm and a 3mg part weight will be manufactured from POM. This micro plug will be formed in a two-cavity mold from Zumtobel within a cycle time of 4s. An integrated SCARA W8VS2 robot from Wittmann will remove the parts and present them to a camera integrated in the machine’s control system for quality inspection. The parts will subsequently be deposited in a stacking module, separated according to cavities.
In addition to the robot, a Wittmann material dryer, a temperature controller and a material loader are also integrated in the machine and the UNILOG B6 control system to make up a complete manufacturing cell.