During Plast 2015, KraussMaffei demonstrated the production of transport crates with a GX 650-8100 injection molding machine.
The exhibit is equipped with the new high-speed SP 8100 injection molding unit. With a diameter of 105mm and an injection speed of up to 400mm/s, it is especially suitable for high-speed, thin-wall applications such as transport packaging.
“In Italy and North Africa we are seeing increasing production demand for logistics products, for example transport containers and crates for vegetables, fruit and food such as fish, meat or bread,” said Andrea Bottelli, Head of KraussMaffei Group Italia Srl.
The GX 650-8100 produced stackable polypropylene (PP) transport crate with integrated handles and a shot weight of 500g in a cycle time of approximately 8s. The product is made as a free-falling part.
The machine contains, as a standard feature, a chute which is also suitable for wide conveyors. The finished components can therefore be demolded either with or without an automation solution. The height of the machine was increased by 150mm so that large free-falling parts can also be transported.
“The innovations of the GearX locking device and the stable GuideX guide shoe also ensure quick locking and high part quality with minimum energy consumption,” added Mr Bottelli.
The exhibit is also equipped with the new APC (adaptive process control) machine function from KraussMaffei, which can be used to immediately compensate for fluctuations in the manufacturing process during injection molding.