Wintec, a member of the Engel group of companies headquartered in Austria, is expanding sales of t-win injection moulding machines to Europe. This step makes the dual-platen large-scale machines available worldwide.
Since 2014, Wintec in Changzhou, China, has built high-quality injection moulding machines for standard applications. In the six years of its existence, the company has firmly established the brand, first in Asia, later in METAI region (Middle East, Turkey, Africa, India) and, since 2018, on the American markets. By expanding into Europe, the Engel Group is consistently developing its two-brand strategy.
Broadest solution expertise from a single source
"We are seeing an increasing demand in Europe for standardised injection moulding machines that are both powerful and quickly available," says Dr. Stefan Engleder, CEO of the Engel Group. The drivers of this development are increasing cost pressure on the one hand and changing product trends on the other. For example, product life cycles are becoming shorter in the domestic appliances sector. Standardised injection moulding machines that are quickly available support a short time-to-market here. Wintec delivers custom-fit solutions for these requirements with an attractive price-performance ratio.
"The Engel Group is the only supplier in the world that can offer single-source solutions for the entire spectrum of requirements – from standard single-component injection moulding to technologically sophisticated applications – with reliable products and systems that have been tried and tested over many years," as Dr. Christoph Steger, CSO of the Engel Group, emphasises.
European quality produced in China
t-win injection moulding machines are particularly popular for single-component injection moulding that does not require any custom technologies, but places high demands on quality and process consistency. The target industries include domestic appliances, technical moulding and automotive. The machines are delivered pre-configured, which shortens the time for commissioning.
Wintec machines are developed in Europe and produced in China. The production plant in Changzhou is integrated with the Engel Group's global quality management system. Following expansion of the location, which was completed in the early summer of 2020 and doubled the production floorspace, Wintec is well equipped to meet the rising global demand.
"Many early adopters are continuing to rely on Wintec for their further capital expenditure because the high quality, energy efficiency and reliability of the machines offer them competitive advantages," says Steger. "The excellent service is a further important decision-making criterion. Thanks to the Engel Group's global reach, our customers in all regions of the world benefit from fast on-site service and a great spare parts supply."
Energy-efficient, reliable and powerful
The hydraulic dual platen machines from the t-win series are available with clamping forces from 4500 to 18000 kN and feature energy-saving servowin servo-hydraulics as standard. The powerful C3 control unit enables intuitive operator guidance, an ergonomic work approach and flexible integration of robots of a wide range of types and brands, especially the viper linear robot series by Engel.
t-win demonstration machines with various clamping forces are available in Austria and other European countries.