Smart, Fast and Sustainable
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag at K 2019
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, Schwaig, Germany, considers the circular economy and efficiency as future themes of plastics processing. In addition, digitalization continues to be a focus. A networked cell with remote-diagnosis options, online support, document tracking and spare parts ordering are representative of the “smart services” offered by the machine manufacturer. Visitors can use networked terminals to see how the “myConnect” software improves customer service.
For the packaging sector, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag presents a large and a small version of energy-optimized El-Exis SP high-speed machines. Compared to their predecessors, they are characterized by up to 20 % lower energy consumption. To keep packaging as thin-walled as possible and the cycle times as short as possible, the hydraulic accumulator is designed for injection velocities up to 1000 mm/s. At the trade show, with a 72-cavity mold, 130,000 caps for water bottles are produced per hour.
Touch Decorative Film for a Vehicle Console
The machine manufacturer presents the new IntElect series with the manufacture of a touch decorative film for a vehicle console by the IMD process. The machines, available in the clamping force range up to 5000 kN, are characterized by a large tie-bar spacing combined with large opening strokes so that they can receive large molds. A less energy-intensive machine is thus available for automotive applications that previously would have required higher clamping force models.
In the field of health technology, the product portfolio is targeted at manufacturers of large-series parts. The new Int‧Elect machine is designed for precise high-speed applications with cycle times between 3 and 10 s, and is presented with the manufacture of pipette tips in a 64-cavity mold. The mold mounting space was designed to reduce the risk of contamination of the manufactured parts, e. g. by lubricants. Improvements to high-‧performance drives additionally prolong the machines’ lifetime, according to the manufacturer.
For multicomponent injection molding, the German-Japanese company is presenting an inexpensive expansion solution. The eMultiPlug can be flexibly flange-mounted vertically or laterally on an existing machine, depending on production requirements, thereby extending it with an additional plasticating unit.
K 2019: Hall 15, booth D22
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH
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