(Munich, June 11, 2014) KraussMaffei is supplying four injection molding machines manufactured in China to BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) in China. The large MX-series machines will be delivered to the BSH facility in Nanjing from KraussMaffei's Chinese plant in Haiyan, where they will be used to produce washing-machine tubs. BSH Nanjing has already been using linear robots from KraussMaffei since 2008.
KraussMaffei has supplied BSH with complete production solutions for the fully automated manufacture of washing-machine tubs for many years. BSH manufactures these tubs in three large injection molding plants in Russia, Turkey and China. The company has ordered four new large machines from the MX Series, two of which were put into operation back in February 2014, for their plant in China. The other two MX 850-8100 machines will be installed there in the summer. The new MX machines are the first to be supplied to BSH directly from KraussMaffei's production plant in Haiyan. "The MX series meets the high standards that BSH places on washing-machine tub manufacture and has done for a long time. We therefore also wanted to assure our quality standards at the Nanjing location with KraussMaffei," explains Tong Zhifeng, Product Manager at BSH.
Based on their positive experiences of collaborating with KraussMaffei, the BSH laundry experts decided to use the fully automated injection molding solutions consisting of the MX 850-8100 with LRX linear robots. Once the metal bushings required for the tub have been checked, the LRX 500 is used to place them into the mold and remove the finished parts. Bushings of varying diameters are needed depending on the size of the tub being made, and the robots provide these bushings quickly and in the correct size. Getting this right is especially important because the accuracy of the bushing/bearing unit design is a decisive factor in the longevity of the washing machines. These modular units from KraussMaffei Automation have been used to automate the production of injection-molded parts in China since 2008. "The complete integration of fully proven automation technology to control the injection molding machines gave our solution an added bonus. Furthermore, our local presence, that is to say our plant in Haiyan and our facility in Shanghai, means that we can respond quickly to queries from customers, in terms of both service and application or machine technology," says Carl Deng, Project Manager at KraussMaffei.
"We would never doubt KraussMaffei's expertise in application technology or the efficiency and versatility of their injection molding machines and automation systems. What's more, their local team has given us their firm and qualified support at every stage of the project. We were impressed by their excellent project management skills and sophisticated service concept," says Tong Zhifeng. From its production plant in Haiyan, KraussMaffei supplies production solutions that are specially tailored to the needs of Asian customers and meet the company's globally applicable quality standards. The MX series of large machines, which are manufactured and assembled locally in China, are designed for use in the automotive, electronics, packaging and transport industries.