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08-03-2015

KraussMaffei Starts Roadshow for New CX Series

In mid-June the roadshow for the new CX injection molding machine series from KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany, started. The first stops for the CX 35-180 were an open house at Plastics Bavaria in Romania and at partner companies in Italy. On July 12 and 13, the small CX was featured at the information days at Stäubli Connectors in Bayreuth. The next stops for the CX roadshow are open-house events in Hungary and Slovenia as well as the MSV trade show in Brno, Czech Republic.

Since mid-June the CX 35-180 has been traveling by truck across Europe. It is securely installed on a platform, making it easy and quick to incorporate into production via plug-and-play. At Stäubli it produced components known as crown wheels in cycle times of 15 seconds using a high percentage of recycled materials.

Multitouch control system: The CX injection molding machine is intuitively operated by gestures (figure: KraussMaffei)

Multitouch control system: The CX injection molding machine is intuitively operated by gestures (figure: KraussMaffei)

There was a large positive response to the live presentation of the machine's APC (Adaptive Process Control) function, which can be used to substantially accelerate zero-defect production. If the percentage of recycled materials in the CX 35 changed and this led to fluctuations in viscosity, the visitors could watch live on-site and follow along as the APC function on the MC6 control system balanced the parameters. The visitors were also impressed by the direct visual comparison of an overpacked component without the APC function and a good part with the APC function

With the new CX series, KraussMaffei has reworked its successful CX machine series with clamping forces from 350 to 1,600 kN and consistently taken advantage of every opportunity to increase efficiency. Optimizations have made the new CX 15 % faster, its drive uses 10 percent less electricity and it saves 20 percent of oil volume. Good sound insulation makes the CX 30 percent quieter and it is 25 % more efficient thanks to the sprue picker, adaptation of the plasticizing unit and the new APC (Adaptive Process Control) function.

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KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

Krauss-Maffei-Str. 2
DE 80997 München
Tel.: 089 8899-0
Fax: 089 8899-2206

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