At Plastpol 2016, the Wittmann Group will present for the first time its injection molding machines, robots and peripheral appliances with its new subsidiary, Wittmann Battenfeld Polska.
In the area of injection molding machines, the company will exhibit one machine from its all-electric EcoPower series and one from its servo-hydraulic SmartPower series. Both machines are equipped with the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery) system enable utilization of the released deceleration energy within the machine.
At the show, an EcoPower 180/750 will demonstrate the production of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) espresso cup and saucer with a single-cavity mold supplied by Hein, Austria. The parts will be removed and deposited on a conveyor belt by a Wittmann W823 robot.
The second machine on display will be a SmartPower 25/130 with 250kN clamping force. The exhibit is equipped with a microprocessor-controlled FLOWCON plus flow controller integrated in the machine's control system. A polyamide (PA) ball filter is produced with a four-cavity mold supplied by Zimmermanntechnik (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong.
The FLOWCON handles closed-loop flow control and mold temperature control as well, which improves product quality and production stability. Moreover, the extensive parameter settings of the FLOWCON are saved together with the mold data set in each case thanks to the integration.
In the automation sector, a WP80 sprue picker will be on display, in addition to W833 pro servo robots with a new B-C servo axis, a W821 UHS and a W818 designed for smaller injection molding machine models.
The W833 pro is a robot equipped with the patented Wittmann telescopic stroke of the new pro series, which offers compactness, user-friendliness, high energy efficiency and conservation of resources, as well as a low noise level, said the company.
Wittmann Battenfeld Polska will also present a wide range of peripheral equipment. This includes the gravimetric metering device GRAVIMAX G14M, the volumetric metering device DOSIMAX Basic, the M7.3 control system for central material conveyance and drying systems and the individual S3 net material loader with ambiLED designed for the transport of smaller material quantities.
Also on display are the DRYMAX E30 and E60 dryer models and the segmented wheel dryer DRYMAX Aton G120-300-M. Furthermore, the temperature controllers TEMPRO basic C140, TEMPRO D2/140°, TEMPRO primus C90 and C120 will be show. The exhibit will be rounded off with MAS 1 and MAS 3 grinders and the screenless beside-the-press granulator Junior 3.
Plastpol 2016 will be held from 17-20 May in Kielce, Poland.