The exact interplay between injection molding machine, mould and automation is the key to a high output rate in the production of high-speed food packaging. With the El-Exis SP machines, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, Schwaig/Germany, provides the ideal basis for the economical production of sophisticated packaging applications.
At the Plast Eurasia the company shows its packaging expertise by producing food containers with IML on an El-Exis SP 200-920 with a clamping force of 2,000 kN. Along with the handling of Polymac Robotics b.v., the injection molding machine is designed as a compact IML manufacturing cell, allowing to produce the container in less than 3.5 seconds. The cups are made in a four-cavity (PP) mould of polypropylene made by Otto Hofstetter AG and have a shot weight of approximately 6.2 grams.
The decentralized electric drive of the clamping unit allows fast and sensitive opening and closing of the mould on the El-Exis SP-machine thus ensuring a highly accurate mould-stop position. This ensures the precise positioning of the labels and a correct removal of the finished cups. The NC5 plus control guarantees a simple, clear and intuitive operation of the machine, the hybrid drive system with energy recycling saves up to 40% of energy.
The El-Exis SP machine exhibited at the Fakuma is also equipped with various active technologies of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. In addition to the standard technology modules activeQ/Q+ integrated, activeCool&Clean and activeAdjust, the optional technologies activeMotionControl, activeScrewDrive, activePowerLink and activeEcon are used. This allows to better align the machine with the application and to use further efficiency potential.
The El-Exis SP offers technological excellence for the production of thin-walled packaging. With a combination of electric and hydraulic drives, the El-Exis SP machines are designed for maximum speed and dynamics. These machines are the result of many years of market knowledge in packaging at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. 20 years of market expertise and 15 years of experience with the El-Exis series are manifested in a very high process stability and make the El-Exis SP one of the best packaging machines worldwide.
In developing the El-Exis range, economy has always been a key criterion. Due to the parallel, hybrid drives and a nearly loss-free power transmission, the machine has a low energy consumption despite high performance. After all, the energy costs are the linchpin for low-cost production in addition to the material price.
Due to its proven and reliable machine technology, the El-Exis SP also reaches a high level of availability and durability.