Sumitomo (SHI) Demag at Fakuma 2018

"The machine design with minimal surface areas and encapsulated mould space and our expertise in the all-electric segment are the recipe for our success as an innovative system supplier for medical engineering applications," said Pietro Scattarreggia, Director Business Development Electronics & Medical at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. "The special solution that was tailored to our NC5 control and delivers real-time visualisation, and traceability guarantees maximum product safety for our system," explained Anatol Sattel, Key Account Manager Medical Applications at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. "Not only does this solution provide a better overview of the process, it also facilitates the normally very complex documentation tasks for quality management and assurance." The customer benefits from a significantly more convenient validation process that prevents uncontrolled external process interferences.

IntElect S with new SDR Speed 7 top-entry robot

Other IntElect exhibits shown at partnering stands focus on standardised automation solutions as well dynamics and performance. Parallel to the launch of the IntElect S, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag also introduced the "SDR Speed" robot series. These two components are at the heart of the new performance package for applications with cycle times of between 3 and 10 seconds. Thanks to the substantially increased dynamics of the SDR Speed series the shorter removal and mould opening times of the IntElect S series will be used to the best advantage.

At Stand A1-1203, run by Sepro Robotique GmbH, an IntElect S 180/ 560-700 running with a SDR Speed 7 robot demonstrated this impressive performance capacity. The sample thin-wall application ran with a cycle time of less than 4.8 seconds.

In addition to this, our partner showed an integrated automation solution for the production of a technical POM (Duracon/ Polyplastics) component on an IntElect 50 with a SDR 5S. Customers benefit from the small footprint of this all-in-one solution: injection moulding machine, robot and conveyor belt.

Specialist for ancillary equipment and temperature control systems ONI-Wärmetrafo GmbH (Stand A55301) demonstrated these benefits on an IntElect 50.

El-Exis SP 200 with high-speed IML application

"The fourth generation El-Exis SP is still the fastest injection moulding machine in the world," said Arnaud Nomblot, Director Business Development Packaging at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. Two years after its launch, he is still happy with the machine's performance. From the very beginning, this machine concept has guaranteed high performance in conjunction with availability and reliability, said Nomblot. "This is because our rule is written in stone: Advancement must never sacrifice quality for speed. Thanks to its dynamic hybrid drive and intelligent accumulation control, the El-Exis SP not only delivers an impressive performance in terms of acceleration, mould movement and deceleration but also outstanding process constancy and precision paired with an extremely energy efficient production."