2-Component Micro Injection Molding with Conductive Materials
Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH, Kottingbrunn, Austria, will present a high-speed, all-electric machine in the guise of the new EcoPower Xpress, which primarily addresses the needs of the packaging industry. Its highly dynamic drive axes for injection, closing and opening are designed for fast movements and ultimate control accuracy. The provision of servo drives ensures that a high degree of energy efficiency can also be achieved.
At the K show, an EcoPower Xpress 400/1100+ will be on display in a classic IML application, producing polypropylene lids in a cycle time of 4.7 s in an 8-cavity mold (from Greiner Packaging). A W837 side-entry robot from Wittmann inserts the IML films, removes the labeled lids, presents them to an integrated camera for testing and then separates the good parts from rejects.
In addition, the visitors will be able to view the MicroPower 15/10H/10H, the first 2-component model in the company’s MicroPower series specially designed for injection molding of nano and micro parts. This machine, equipped with two parallel injection units and rotary disk, will produce a 2-component plug inside a sound recorder head made of PC and modified, electrically conductive PC. It is equipped with an integrated camera system and a W8VS4 Scara robot from Wittmann for fully automated quality control and parts removal.
A SmartPower 350/3400 fitted with a mold supplied by Haidlmair will produce a shopping bag made of TPE, which can be provided with a personalized imprint. A terminal will be provided where visitors can enter their names. To collect the bag with the personalized imprint, they will be given a printed QR code, which can be read in at the delivery station. After the QR code has been scanned, the next bag produced will be separated and transferred to a station where it will be laser-printed. The production data for the "personalized bag" will be valid for a fortnight after the fair during which time they can still be retrieved by scanning the QR code.
The trade fair presentation by Wittmann Battenfeld will be rounded out with the Unilog B8 control system, which will be on display on every single machine at the K in Düsseldorf. The new control generation differs from the previous version in offering additional features and greater ease of use. Via an attractively designed, pivotable 21.5" "full HD multi-touch screen", the process functions can be retrieved by gestures (zooming/wiping), while selected operating functions are operated with the aid of tactile keys mounted in the machine’s central console. This makes it possible to address frequently used functions directly.
Visualization and operation of the machine run under the new Windows 10 IoT operating system, which enables easy integration into the open world of Windows applications. A split-screen display allows simultaneous visualization of two different functions. This is a special advantage as, thanks to "Wittmann 4.0" technology, it has now become possible to visualize and operate machines and peripheral appliances in parallel on a single monitor screen. Assistance and help systems enable the operator to adjust the machine settings during optimization of operational processes.
Hall 16, booth D22
Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH
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