Netstal at NPE 2018: American premiere of the ELIOS series

Netstal at NPE 2018: American… True to the motto "our people help shape your success", Netstal will present innovative injection molding solutions for users from the packaging industry and the medical sector in the age of industry 4.0 at the NPE in Orlando (7th–11th May). The ELIOS series celebrates its American premiere with the 7500 kN variant. With the all-electric ELION in a cleanroom-suitable configuration, Netstal offers the ideal solution for mass medical consumables. In the age of industry 4.0, the new e-service and the AnalytiX analysis app ensure sustainable production efficiency. With an additional booth, Netstal is part of the new Bottle Zone.

Our people help shape your success

"Under the motto ‘our people help shape your success’, we are presenting innovative injection molding solutions at the NPE, especially for users in the medical sector and the packaging industry. Our fast, high-precision standard machines and tailor-made system solutions allow us to support our customers sustainably on their way to maximum efficiency and economy." explained Matt Membrino, Sales Manager Netstal USA. A total of four Netstal injection molding machines will be on show live in production at the KraussMaffei Corporation booth and at partner booths.

US premiere of the ELIOS series

The ELIOS 7500-6000 - an example of the new Netstal high-speed machine series - will be in the limelight at a North American trade fair for the first time. With an 8+8 cavity stack mold from StackTeck, 16 oz delicatessen containers (473 ml) are produced in a cycle time of 3.1 seconds. The system is completed by a handling solution from CBW Automation. The series currently comprises four main versions with clamping forces of 4500, 5500, 6500 and 7500 kN. A range of different injection units and screw diameters allow the ELIOS machines to be tailored to a wide variety of applications. Across the entire series, 33 combinations of clamping force, injection unit and screws are available to the customer. Thanks to its strictly modular design, this modular equipment system can be used to implement practically any application. "With ELIOS, our customers produce perfect thin-walled packaging at the lowest unit costs. The fast clamping unit, the dynamic injection unit with two-valve technology and high process stability are the keys to success," said Membrino. The particularly low power consumption of the machine and the extremely robust and stable construction make the series a sustainable solution. The heart of the ELIOS is the newly developed hybrid drive concept of the clamping unit with 5-point dual toggle lever. The energy-efficient combination of an electrically powered travel motion and the hydro-mechanical design of the clamping force leads to considerable acceleration of the entire movement system. The ELIOS 7500 thus achieves a dry cycle time of 1.9 seconds. The smaller members of the series are even faster: The ELIOS 5500 achieves 1.7 seconds, the ELIOS 4500 even just 1.5 seconds. "With ELIOS, Netstal has set the bar high for high-speed packaging injection molding machines. The series is proving to be very popular on the North American market. Since the market launch at the K 2016, we have recorded very good sales figures," stressed Membrino.

Elios series

Engineered for the efficient production of thin-walled packaging: Injection molding machines of the ELIOS series unite high clamping forces with fast cycle times