These have been added to the already comprehensive range of small, medium and large machines within the EX & AX 'all electric' series.
The EX 200-1400 with a 2,000kN clamping force is a high performance machine designed for the production of precision parts where high shot weights and material throughput in a short cycle time are necessary. The unique Z toggle ensures quick mold movements on the clamp side, while the direct-acting plasticizing and injection drive guarantees maximum process accuracy. The fully enclosed drives and water cooled motor ensures an ultra clean production environment. The machine also cuts manufacturing costs by up to 25% as the parts can be transferred to sterile packaging immediately after production. At a recent demonstration, the machine, fitted with a SR 80 side-withdrawal robot was able to produce disposable polystyrene cups in cycle times of 3.5 seconds.
The AX 350-1400, with a 3,500kN optimised double toggle clamp, efficient servo motors and smooth-running mechanical parts can save energy consumption by up to 60%. It is designed for high precision moulding for the electrical, electronics, medical and automotive market sectors.
Krauss Maffei is represented in Oceania by HBM Plastics Technologies.