Get connected – this is Engel's claim bringing together experts with machine solutions and the technologies to match at Fakuma from 17 to 21 October. Among other exhibits, the Engel stand is presenting an automotive application and a medical application which have one thing in common: with complexity reduced to the bare essentials, these applications show what a close-to-standard solution with proven Engel technology can look like.
Being a partner for every injection moulder – this is the aspiration on which Engel is focusing at the heart of this year's Fakuma. Decades of experience in developing and building injection moulding solutions have led to a deep understanding of the injection moulding process and its special character. At Fakuma, Engel is presenting solutions deliberately reduced to the essentials that impress in terms of performance and efficiency at the same time.
Energy-efficient entry level machine for the dual-platen segmentIn the dual-platen machine area, Engel is exhibiting a standard application that supports a variety of use cases, manufacturing automotive trims for the vehicle interior made of a PP compound by Borealis in a 4-cavity mould on a duo 1480/500. Using 30% recycled material, this application clearly shows that processing recovered plastics is a worry-free process on standard machines. The application does justice to an EU directive currently under discussion which envisages a 25% share of PCR (post consumer recyclate) in cars by 2030. A viper20 from the Engel linear robot family is removing the parts from the 4-cavity mould by Simoldes and placing them on a conveyor belt.
The servo-hydraulic drive featuring Engel ecodrive is available as standard for all s of the duo series. In combination with the digital assistance systems from the iQ family, such as iQ clamp control and iQ flow control, energy savings potentials of up to 40% can be achieved compared with conventional dual-platen machines. This close-to-standard design also offers the advantage of shorter lead times.
The cover, which is used in the interior of automobiles, consists of 30% recycled material.