Producing IML decorated containers by the second

Producing IML decorated containers by the second
At Plastpol, which will take place from 26 until 29 May in Kielce/Poland, Demag Plastics Group SP. z.o.o will present a highly impressive exhibit: an El-Exis SP 200 for the production of IML decorated food containers will be on show as a system solution in hall G, stand 15.

At Plastpol, Demag Plastics Group SP. z.o.o, a subsidiary of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, Germany, will prove its expertise in packaging by exhibiting an El-Exis SP 200-920 with a clamping force of 2,000 kN, which will be producing and IML-decorating food containers. The injection moulding machine will be combined with handling equipment from Polymac Robotics b.v. to form a compact production unit, which allows the production of containers within less than 3.5 seconds. The polypropylene (PP) cups will be produced in a 4-cavity mould manufactured by Otto Hofstetter AG with a shot weight of about 6.2 grams.

The El-Exis SP’s clamping unit with its decentralized electric drive provides high-speed, careful mould opening and closing in order to achieve a highly precise mould-stop position. This way, the labels are accurately placed and the cups are removed correctly. An NC5 plus control guarantees easy, uncluttered and intuitive machine operation. Numerous software features and adjustment options specially developed for packaging producers facilitate process optimisation.

The El-Exis SP exhibited at Plastpol is also equipped with different Sumitomo (SHI) Demag active features. In addition to the standard technology modules activeQ/Q+, activeCool&Clean and activeAdjust, the machine runs with optional features such as activeMotionControl, activeScrewDrive, activePowerLink and activeEcon. They improve the machine’s adaptation to the application at hand and help operators tap into the available efficiency potential.

El-Exis SP injection moulding machines offer premium technological performance for the production of thin-wall packaging applications. Thanks to the combination of electric and hydraulic drives, El-Exis SP machines deliver maximum speeds and dynamics.