Plastics Industry News
繁體 | 简体
Technology
Applications
CPRJ Webinar Ad
MAAG PUMP SYSTEMS AG
Main > Daily Market News > Article Content
| Print | Submit Article |
Last Page | More | Next Page
Keywords of this article:  medical 
To contact the supplier/company mentioned in this article, please email to:
mediaoperation@adsale.com.hk
More suppliers
Close
robot 
To contact the supplier/company mentioned in this article, please email to:
mediaoperation@adsale.com.hk
More suppliers
Close
Thanks to their tie-bar-less clamping unit, injection moulding machines in the ENGEL victory series enable efficient and cost-effective production concepts.
Thanks to their tie-bar-less clamping unit, injection moulding machines in the ENGEL victory series enable efficient and cost-effective production concepts.

Compact manufacturing cells, precise processing and intelligent control units: ENGEL AUSTRIA, the injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider, is set to pull out the efficiency stops with a medical application for TaipeiPLAS 2018.

The company will demonstrate how to minimise unit costs with intelligent machine technology by producing catheter components from liquid silicone rubber (LSR) using a 16-cavity mould on a tie-bar-less ENGEL victory 200/80 injection moulding machine with clamping force of 800 kN.

Tie-bar-less technology cuts unit costs

ENGEL will use a tie-bar-less ENGEL victory injection moulding machine to produce catheter components at its stand at TaipeiPLAS. Tie-bar-less technology – a unique selling point of ENGEL – is key to cost effectiveness. Given that mould fixing platens on ENGEL victory injection moulding machines can be used to the hilt, relatively small machines can be fitted with large moulds.

This is especially efficient when multi-cavity moulds are used which, although being large, require relatively little clamping force for the precise moulding of fairly small component surfaces.

Thanks to tie-bar-less technology, much smaller injection moulding machines can be used for many applications; this keeps investment and operating costs low while facilitating compact manufacturing cells.

The patented force divider in the tie-bar-less clamping unit enables the moving mould mounting platen to follow the mould exactly parallel while clamping force is building up, and ensures that the applied force is evenly distributed across the whole surface.

Other advantages of tie-bar-less clamping units include improved ergonomics, set-up time savings and highly efficient automation concepts. Robots have maximum freedom of movement and are able to access the mould area from the side without obstruction. Bearing these two factors in mind, the ENGEL victory is ideal for use in cleanrooms.

Not least, the energy-efficient operation of victory machines contributes to high overall efficiency. The machines come with a servohydraulic ecodrive as standard.

Self-optimising injection moulding machine

iQ weight control compensates for process fluctuations before rejects are produced. Furthermore, Industry 4.0, another trend gaining ground in Asia, will draw visitors to the ENGEL stand at the show. The modular approach of ENGEL’s inject 4.0 program is making it easy for processors to exploit the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0. Even small-scale individual solutions promise considerable benefits.

For example, the company will present its iQ weight control assistance system at the show. During the injection process, the software analyses the pressure profile in real time and compares measured values by means of a reference cycle.

For every shot, the injection profile, switchover point and the holding pressure profile are automatically adapted to current conditions and the injected melt volume is kept consistent throughout the production operation. In this way, fluctuations in environmental conditions and in raw materials are automatically recognised and readjusted before even a single reject is produced.

Related Articles  
ENGEL launches new technology centre
[CPRJ Direct] Circular Economy with ENGEL ...
Full house at ENGEL Lightweight Future Day...
WITTMANN to demonstrate LSR application fr...
Arburg greeted more than 6,000 visitors du...
Moretto to present energy-saving and intel...
Related Supplier
信易电热机械有限公司
WITTMANN BATTENFELD (SHANGH...
WITTMANN BATTENFELD (SHANGH...
WITTMANN BATTENFELD (SHANGH...
KIEFEL GMBH
CHUAN LIH FA MACHINERY WORK...
We are collecting readers' comment for improving our website. If you are willing to help, please CLICK HERE to complete a survey. Your comments matter.
Write a mail to the editor
Copyright © Adsale Publishing Limited. Any party needs to reprint any part of the content should get the written approval from Adsale Publishing Ltd and quote the source "China Plastic & Rubber Journal (CPRJ)", Adsale Plastics Website - www.AdsaleCPRJ.com. We reserve the right to take legal action against any party who reprints any part of this article without acknowledgement. For enquiry, please contact Editorial Department.  [Want to use this report?]
Name
Company Name
Job title
Email (will not be published)
Comment
Recent Comment
Legal Statement | Privacy Policy
Remarks: Publication of the comments is at editor's discretion.
Register a New Member
阿科玛(中国)投资有限公司上海分公司
Pack conf
东华机械有限公司
大东树脂化学股份有限公司
Medical conf.
COPERION GMBH
Automotive conf.
莱斯特瑞兹机械(太仓)有限公司
富强鑫精密工业股份有限公司
DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC
万华化学(烟台)销售有限公司
裕克施乐塑料制品(太仓)有限公司
海天塑机集团有限公司
广东伊之密精密机械股份有限公司
泰瑞机器股份有限公司
艾尔发集团
欧瑞康巴尔查斯涂层(苏州)有限公司
日钢注塑机維修(深圳)有限公司
上海ABB工程有限公司
东莞市思为客自动化科技股份有限公司
信易电热机械股份有限公司

Supplier Highlights