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Engel’s fastest dual-platen machine on the market

Austrian machinery maker Engel’s new duo speed injection moulding machine is said to combine productivity and efficiency with short cycle times in the high clamping force range. Available with clamping forces from 5,000 to 11,000 kN, the machine is aimed at manufacturers of buckets and storage and transport containers.

Based on the Engel duo platform, it has been specifically adapted to the requirements of packaging applications on both the clamping and injection unit sides.

Engel’s fastest dual-platen machine on the market

The development focus was on short cycle times, with dry cycle times between 2.35 and 3.4 seconds, making it the fastest dual-platen injection moulding machine on the market, says Engel. The compact size makes the duo speed shorter than comparable machines used in this field of application. In addition, the platen geometry has been optimised for the special requirements of the packaging industry.

Thanks to exposed tie-bars, the machine has a clean mould area. It also relies on Engel’s ecodrive servohydraulics with operating point optimisation and is equipped with an electric motor-driven screw drive. Optimised accumulators are used for particularly fast injection to support demand-driven charging of the accumulators to further improve energy efficiency.

The duo speed already features a barrier screw and sliding ring non-return valve optimised for PP and HDPE as standard equipment.


(IMA)


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