(Munich, May 30, 2012) KraussMaffei will present highly productive and efficient injection molding cells for multicomponent parts and technical applications at Plastpol 2012 (Hall F, Stand F1/F2). These injection molding cells offer processors great advantages in the form of high reliability and productivity coupled with low resource utilization. Assembly steps integrated into the injection molding machine enormously increase the production efficiency.
As an additional trade show highlight, KraussMaffei will demonstrate maximum production efficiency on a reversing plate machine CXW 200-380/180 SpinForm using integrated assembly with TIM Stack (Total Integrated Manufacturing). "The lightweight, three-part closures made of polypropylene (PP) are created with innovative cube technology and integrated assembly and exit the machine ready for use," underscores Frank Peters, Vice President Sales at KraussMaffei. The overall system was designed jointly with mold maker Zahoransky for maximum productivity with low space requirements. The twin-platen clamping unit of the CX series offers ideal accessibility to the mold and a lot of space for the integrated assembly stations. The central positioning of the two opposite injection units allows for hot runner systems with natural balancing and short flow paths. Consequently, the volume in the hot runner is reduced, which is reflected in a simplified process control and consistent molding quality. In the hydraulic machine a BluePower servo pump drive provides for maximum energy efficiency. Energy-saving servomotors take over the movement of the reversing plate in the opening direction and the rotation with absolute positioning accuracy, which is enormously significant for the process consistency during the assembly process. The low expense of energy, space, and resources in just one production cell for manufacturing ready-to-use closures means optimum production efficiency and favorable manufacturing costs.