Engel at Fakuma 2008
For more than 10 years, electrical injection moulding machines have been part of the Engel range. And success speaks for itself. Servomotor-based drive technology offers an extraordinary level of precision despite low energy overheads. The Engel e-motion machines are not just highly economical when deployed in the manufacturing of standard components, but also guarantee low emission levels and efficiency in high speed applications. The result is a machine that sustainably saves resources with best-of-breed cycle times and easy controls thanks to the new Engel CC 200 control unit. Engel is showing two applications to demonstrate the versatility of the Engel e-motion machines:
An Engel e-motion 740/180 with a clamping force of 180 tons will demonstrate that fully electric machines are perfectly suited for deployment in injection moulding for the packaging industry. High-precision parallel movements - thanks to independently actuating electrical motors - mean that the machine is perfectly suited to fast high speed applications. The exhibit is equipped with an Engel speedy ERS 21 fast take-off, linear robot that moves in from one side. This series guarantees maximum flexibility and dynamic action. In combination with Engel zero time communications, this means shortest possible mould pause time without restricting the machine.
Manufacturing of COC vaccine receptacles using a mould by Köbelin/Eichstetten (D) on an Engel e-motion 200/55 demonstrates a further field of application for fully electric machines. The mould is designed for sterile production in a clean room for deployment in medical technology. Optimised for clean room applications, the machine has an encapsulated barrel that helps optimise particulate and heat emissions, along with encapsulated injection unit drives and clean room capable, corrosion resistant mould mounting platens with clean room plating. On top of this, an oil return unit on the toggle lever guarantees an excellent clean look, while additionally minimising particulate emissions. The e-motion 200/55 is fitted with a Stäubli TX40 articulated arm robot located within the machine's safeguarding to provide a highly compact production cell.
Just like the Engel e-motion the tiebar-less Engel e-victory with its electrically driven injection unit and tried-and-trusted Engel victory clamping unit offers substantial energy saving potential. The Engel e-victory is your best choice if you need compatibility with an existing range of moulds, efficient mould changing and easy automation capabilities. On top of this, the machine is perfectly suited for energy-saving production using moulds with hydraulic core-pulls and/or hot runner nozzles. At Fakuma, this flexibility will be demonstrated on an Engel e-victory 310/120 producing dual branch fittings. The mould is by IFW/Micheldorf.