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WITTMANN to show upgraded automation and peripherals at Fakuma
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:24.Aug.2021

The WITTMANN Group will present its most recent product developments in variety of different areas at Fakuma 2021. The company will showcase its latest innovations in automation and peripherals.


SONIC robot series equipped with R9 robot control system


The SONIC robot series was launched to replace the high-speed robots from the UHS series. SONIC robots come with a new design and are equipped with the ultra-modern R9 robot control system. The new SONIC 108 for use on small injection molding machines with clamping forces from 50 t upwards.


The SONIC 108 has been fitted out with a fixed demolding axis, which has proved advantageous for small injection molding machines. Short overhangs and a compact control cabinet simplify the CE-compliant housing of the automation cell.



During the active demolding stroke movement above the mold space, no axis elements are pushed towards the injection unit, which substantially simplifies the enclosure especially in the area behind the fixed clamping plate of the machine.


For the market launch at the FAKUMA 2021, where the SONIC 108 will be presented for the first time, the appliance will be available with horizontal strokes of up to 1,500 mm and vertical strokes of up to 1,000 mm.


Upgraded WX153 robot with new automation option


The upgraded WX153 robot from WITTMANN is an automation solution for injection molding applications on machines with clamping forces from 500 to 1,300 tons.


The new automation solution for injection molding applications in the medium and higher clamping force range is based on the newly upgraded WX153 robot from WITTMANN. The system consists of a cartesian axial structure with a mobile X-axis serving as demolding axis.


WX153 robot.

A horizontal stroke of up to 18 m and a vertical stroke of up to 2,600 mm are possible. An X-stroke of up to 1,400 mm is available for parts removal. This 1,400 mm demolding stroke provides a maximum reach of about 1,790 mm.


Internal tubing and/or wiring in the vertical Y-tube, easily accessible lubrication points and the integrated control cabinet at the rear of the horizontal carrier are part of the WX153 robot’s standard equipment.


TEMPRO basic Large 120: new and powerful temperature controller


For efficiency in operation, injection molding production with large and heavy molds requires high heating capacity on the one hand, and correspondingly high flow rates in the cooling channels on the other hand. The new WITTMANN TEMPRO basic Large 120 temperature controller is a solution for such tasks.


The new TEMPRO basic Large 120 temperature controller.

It offers a maximum heating capacity of 36 kW, a value which ensures an optimal heating time for the mold from both the technical and the economical point of view. This is of special importance whenever very fast heating is necessary, for example after a mold change.


The heat accumulated in the hot steel of the mold plus the additional heat input from the melt caused by the injection molding process must be extracted again from the mold circuit as fast as possible via the cooling channels. This is the only way to establish a homogeneous heat transfer inside the mold, which benefits the entire process.


To create ideal conditions in this respect, the TEMPRO basic Large 120 is optionally equipped with a new frequency-controlled pump. This pump model, known as the SpeedDrive pump, comes with an output of 4 kW, can handle a maximum flow rate of 300 l/min and generates a maximum pressure of 5 bar.


TEMPRO plus D200 for high-temperature applications


Numerous new applications require very special solutions for mold tempering. Therefore, WITTMANN has added the new TEMPRO plus D200 model, a water tempering device for temperatures up to 200°C, to its portfolio.


TEMPRO plus D200 temperature controller for high-temperature applications.

High water temperatures – and the resulting high pressure levels – place particularly heavy demands on the wear resistance of molds and mechanical components, a fact constantly kept in mind throughout the development of TEMPRO plus D200.


CARD primus compressed air dryers with VacuJet loader


The compressed air dryer is being extended by two new additions, the CARD primus 10 and the CARD primus 20. CARD primus appliances are offered as package solutions, each including a VacuJet material loader with delivery hose and suction lance as well as the actual compressed air dryer. They come with drying silos of either 10 or 20 l capacity and are suitable for temperatures of up to 200°C.


CARD primus 20 compressed air dryer with FIT control and VacuJet loader.

On these appliances, the desired drying temperature can be set via a touch screen operating panel, and at the end of the pre-drying phase a signal is issued to release an automatic production start-up. The material drying data can be exported via a USB port or via OPC UA.



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