With two new sizes in the clamping force range of 4,500 and 5,500 kN, KraussMaffei is expanding its product portfolio in the all-electric injection molding machine segment of the AX series. The further addition of three new machine models for the hydro-mechanical twin-platen injection molding machine in the GX series increases brand presence in the area of multi-component injection molding. With these additions, KraussMaffei increases its comprehensive and high-performance product portfolio in the mid-size machine segment between 4,000 and 9,000 kN. Marketing of the new products is expected to begin at Fakuma 2014.
Broad and high-performance product portfolio
"Our customers are increasingly asking for high-performance, energy-efficient and simultaneously space-saving solutions. With this in mind we are working continuously on the expansion and continued development of our broad portfolio of all-electric, hydraulic and hybrid injection molding machines. With five series and more than 50 different base machine models, we offer our customers application-specific solutions for every production challenge. With this diversity we are an industry leading system supplier", explains Dr. Hans Ulrich Golz, President of the Injection Molding Machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group. With the new sizes of the AX series, together with the new GX variants, the company is setting the standard in energy-efficient, all-electric injection molding machines in the mid-size machine segment and in multi-component technology.
The world leader in energy savings: AX in class 9+
New to the AX series product group are the AX 450 and the AX 550, with which KraussMaffei can offer all-electric injection molding machines expanded for greater clamping force from 4,500 kN or 5,500 kN. "We are noticing an increasing demand for all-electric injection molding machines with large locking forces. The new AX 450 and AX 550 perfectly complement our product line of all-electric standard machines. Thus our customers can take full advantage of the AX series with regard to precision and energy efficiency in the large machine range", says Jochen Mitzler, Head of Strategic Product Management for KraussMaffei. All-electric AX series injection molding machines feature resource-efficient manufacturing with high repeatability. They earn an energy efficiency rating of 9+ according to the Euromap 60.1 standard. Against comparable hydraulic injection molding machines, energy consumption is often reduced by50 percent or more.