New all-electric machine now available

Ferromatik Milacron at Swiss Plastics with an all-electric injection molding machine

Malterdingen, (PresseBox) - Injection molding machine manufacturer Ferromatik Milacron will exhibit an all-electric injection molding machine at Swiss Plastics, held in Lucern, from January 15 to 17, 2008 in Hall 3, Stand 302. The ELEKTRA evolution 50 with 500 kN clamping force and an injection unit of international size 55 produces technical components in a single-cavity mold at a cycle time of 22 seconds. The individual components are lower housing parts for hearing aids made from ABS with a shot weight of 6 grams.

The all-electric machine is fitted with extensive peripheral equipment. Mold heating is controlled with a water temperature control unit by Moretto from Italy. The color batches are added by means of a gravimetric color dosing unit with weighing cell from the American firm of Maguire, which makes the dosing of color with the precision of a tenth of a gram possible. A robot with de-stacking equipment from the Swedish firm Wemo extracts the technical components, transports them via a lift and places them onto a conveyor belt.

The all-electric ELEKTRA series is now available in eight clamping force sizes from 300 to 3,000 kN. The latest model, the ELEKTRA evolution 230 with a clamping force of 2,300 kN, was introduced to the public for the first time in October at the K 2007 in Düsseldorf. The new machine fills the slot between its smaller and larger sister models with 1,800 and 3,000 kN clamping force, and closes the gap that has been opening in the machine market. "The ELEKTRA has firmly established itself in Switzerland", according to Mauro Busato, Managing Partner of the Swiss Ferromatik Milacron AG. "And the new clamping force size represents an attractive alternative on the Swiss market" he adds.

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