All-electric injection molding unit “duo-män”
For High-Precision Multi-Component Applications
It is not always worthwhile for a molder to acquire a complete multi-component injection machine. Männer Group, Bahlingen, Germany, which two years ago launched the “micro-män” micro-injection molding system, has now launched an all-electric injection molding unit under the brand name “duo-män”. The injection unit, which transforms a conventional injection molding machine into a multi-component machine, can meter out ultra-small volumes with great precision. The two-stage screw plasticization system with plunger injection works on the “ first in, first out” principle and is specifically optimized for the dwell time of small masses.
Available in various screw and injection plunger diameters, the duo-män can handle shot weights of 0.4 to 10.7 g. There is no obligation to use expensive micro-pellets, because the unit handles all commercial thermoplastic materials up to an injection pressure of 3,000 bar. It is mounted directly on the injection molding machine or the hot half, either vertically or horizontally. The unit is operated by means of a removable touch panel, and is driven directly by a powerful torque motor.
According to the manufacturer, the duo-män, which stands 80 cm in high and has a footprint of 40 x 40 cm, is the smallest and most compact all-electric unit on the market. This significantly improves the stability of the entire system, i.e. machine plus injection unit. Männer is therefore the only manufacturer capable of supplying a complete package comprising mold, needle valve hot runner and additional injection unit from a single source.
Otto Männer GmbH
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