Netstal at the K 2010 in Düsseldorf

Netstal at the K 2010 in Düsseldorf
Netstal, the Swiss manufacturer of injection moulding machines, takes advantage of the world's biggest trade fair of the plastics industry to present many new and further developments under the motto of „one step ahead“.

Apart from the ELION range extended clamping force-wise, Netstal-Maschinen AG shows at the K 2010 also its PET-LINE which is already perfectly established in the market. Furthermore, the newly developed freely-programmable sequence control aXos will be demonstrated as a particular highlight. With a total of seven machines at the exhibition, all of them in the form of system solutions, Netstal underlines once more its high competence and know-how in its field.

In time for the K-exhibition Netstal expands its existing ELION range by two models of the sizes 2200 and 2800 kN. Thanks to the modular design of these machines it is possible for the first time to combine the new electrically driven mould closing units with the hybrid injection units of the EVOS range. The dry cycle times of 1.3 and 1.4 s achieved by this permit the operation of the equipment in application areas which were so far reserved to hydraulic machines. As already impressively confirmed by the all-electric models of the ELION range, the new models with the hybrid drive are in a category of their own when it comes to efficient energy usage.

The ELION 2800 at the K 2010, equipped with a 6-imp. mould made by the Swiss company Glaroform, produces flower pots at a very remarkable cycle of just under 2 seconds. A handling unit of Messrs Ilsemann of Germany removes the moulded products at top speed, while raw material feeding is ensured by equipment of the Motan company, also of Germany. The ELION 2200 at the fair uses a 64-imp. mould of Corvaglia / Switzerland to mould closures of HDPE. The shot weight is 64 grams and the production cycle 2 seconds. For quality control purposes all parts pass through a visual inspection station immediately after moulding. The periphery of this inspection system comes from the German company Intravis. Motan products take care of material feeding and the chiller unit is made available by ef cooling Ernst H. Furrer AG.

The all-electric version of the ELION range is represented at the fair by a model with 1750 kN clamping force. Netstal shows a medical application which is typical for this range of machines. Closures for medical containers are moulded at a cycle of 7 seconds under clean-room conditions using a 96-imp. mould made by the Swiss company Schöttli. The moulded closures are removed by an appliance of the German manufacturer Waldorf, Motan takes care of material feeding and the chiller is from efCooling of Switzerland.