Wittmann Battenfeld with innovative momentum at the K 2016

CELLMOULD structured foam process on a large MacroPower machine model

Visitors will have an opportunity to witness the advantages of CELLMOULD, the structured foam process developed by Wittmann Battenfeld, in a live demonstration on a MacroPower 1100/8800. This process, which enables the production of extremely light-weight parts with high rigidity and only minimal warpage, is of special interest for the automotive industry, where both the weights and the outward appearance of components play a vital part. On the MacroPower 1100, the production of an automotive part will be shown. The parts will be removed by a Wittmann W843 pro robot with the new R9 control system, then subjected to quality inspection and deposited on a conveyor belt.

As a special Industrie 4.0 highlight, the CMS (Condition Monitoring System) known as "Smart Services" will be demonstrated for the first time on this machine. Important machine status data are measured by sensors, processed by the machine's control system and passed on to the company by an MES system for optimal maintenance planning.

MicroPower multi-component model

A further highlight at the Wittmann Battenfeld booth will be the MicroPower 15/10H/10H, the first 2-component model in the company's MicroPower series specially designed for injection molding of micro and nano parts. On this machine, equipped with two parallel injection units and a rotary disk, a 2-component plug inside a sound recorder head made of PC and electrically conductive PC will be manufactured with a single-cavity mold supplied by Ortofon, Denmark. The machine is equipped with an integrated camera system and a W8VS4 Scara robot from Wittmann for fully automatic quality inspection and parts removal.