Sumitomo (SHI) Demag at Fakuma 2018

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag at Fakuma… At Fakuma 2018 Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH has chosen the motto of “Precision. Power. Productivity.” to showcase the company's commitment to continuity and its high level of expertise in three core target markets. This year, the IntElect S will run a medical engineering application to demonstrate the new all-electric machine series for high-speed parts. An El-Exis SP 200 will run a high-speed IML application from the packaging segment and a versatile Systec Servo with advanced IMD technology, a new design and functional integration for the core segment of automotive applications.

New launch: the all-electric high-speed IntElect S machine

The launch of the compact high-speed version of the IntElect S at Fakuma 2018 will also mark the beginning of a new era for the German-Japanese injection moulding machinery manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. In the high-speed segment up to 1,800 kN both standard and high-speed machines will now run with all-electric drive technology. "Our experience with about 60,000 all-electric machines delivered company-wide has shown us that it was time for a step ahead," CEO Gerd Liebig explains. "Our in-house drive technology has advanced to a level that delivers not only fast cycle times and unparalleled process stability but also guarantees maximum energy efficiency."

The high-speed, all-electric IntElect S injection moulding machines are available with clamping forces between 500 kN and 1,800 kN and with injection speeds between 350 and 500 mm/s. They are specially built for high-speed applications with cycle times between 3 and 10 seconds. Thanks to its optimised configuration of motors and drives, this model outperforms standard IntElect machines in terms of mould movements, injection and metering speeds and ejector movements, which translates into significantly reduced cycle times.

"We are perfectly prepared for high-speed engineering applications," product manager Peter Gladigau explains, "and extensive lifecycle tests under extremely harsh conditions have proven the superior performance and reliability of our IntElect S. This machine's characteristics come into their own when it is used for medical engineering applications. As such, we consider it a substantial enhancement of our solution portfolio."

Medical application live: IntElect S with Medical package

At its Fakuma stand Sumitomo (SHI) Demag premiered an IntElect S 130/520-450 with a package of options specially developed for medical engineering requirements, ensuring a clean production environment (Good Manufacturing Practice). The 32-cavity pipette application focuses on quality assurance, traceability and supports customers with their product validation. For this system, manufacturer Waldorf Technik of Engen/Germany has supplied its VarioTip solution, one of the most compact automation systems with 100% camera inspection for sorting pipettes according to cavities into the corresponding racks. The system is equipped with a Max Petek laminar flow hood and connected to a master computer from bfa solutions, which ensures the perfect traceability of process data as well as monitoring changes to the set machine data.