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Ultra-short cycle times with maximum efficiency and quality

Ultra-short cycle times with maximum efficiency and quality

At the Fakuma trade fair Engel will demonstrate a further reduction in cycle times for the production of caps. An all-electric Engel e-cap 2440/380 will be used to produce 26 mm caps, including tamper-proof bands made of HDPE, at a cycle time of under 2 seconds under realistic manufacturing conditions.


Injections
Henkel drives the future of e-Mobility

Henkel drives the future of e-Mobility

Building on years of experience and expertise in engine and powertrain applications, Henkel is actively investing in new technologies and products for efficient large-scale manufacturing of safe and reliable electric drive systems.


Machines
Flexibly produce the smallest lot sizes

Flexibly produce the smallest lot sizes

At the Fakuma 2018, from October 16 to 20 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, using two innovative applications Engel Austria will demonstrate how small lot sizes can be realised with the efficiency and economy of large series.


Injections
Materialien und Software für den 3D-Druck optimieren

Materialien und Software für den 3D-Druck optimieren

BASF erweitert die Zusammenarbeit mit Materialise, einem führenden Anbieter von 3D-Druck-Technologien. Gleichzeitig hat BASF eine Investition von 25 Millionen US$ in das belgische Unternehmen mit Sitz in Leuven vereinbart.


Machines
Moretto’s automation on display at Interplast 2018

Moretto’s automation on display at Interplast 2018

Moretto Do Brasil, daughter company of Moretto S.p.A., Italian provider of Material Handling, Drying, Blending, Heat Transfer and Size Reduction equipment, will attend Interplast 2018 in Joinville.


Machines
Rising Demand for Plastics and Plastics Processing

Rising Demand for Plastics and Plastics Processing

Plastics are booming. But not only is demand on the rise, quality requirements specified for materials and processing are becoming stricter as well. The Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing will present modern solutions for high-quality plastics processing in Friedrichshafen from the 16th through the 20th of October, 2018.


Extruders
Koh-I-Noor relies on robots from Wittmann

Koh-I-Noor relies on robots from Wittmann

Wittmann is proud to have Koh-I-Noor Formex, based in the Czech Republic, among its long-standing customers for peripheral appliances, mainly robots. This company is a member of the Koh-I-Noo group, which can look back on a very long and interesting corporate history.


Injections
Vertical competence - proven for many years

Vertical competence - proven for many years

The German Witte Automotive Group manufactures in its Czech production plants in Nejdek and Ostrov large quantities of mechatronic lock modules for passenger car doors and trunk lids. To make these components, Witte has been relying on Wittmann Battenfeld injection molding machines with vertical rotary table clamping units for more than 15 years.


Plastics

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