Engel Moulders’ Group has announced it will hold an event later this month to mark the official UK launch of Engel’s new e-mac range of fully electric machines.
In cooperation with a number of industry players, the event, which will be held on May 21st 2013 at Engel UK’s Headquarters in Warwick, is aimed at presenting and demonstrating a number of key processing methods and technologies relevant to technical injection moulding.
There will be four working cells in operation during the event – two e-mac machines and a victory tiebarless hydraulic machine, along with a number of other static machine exhibits up to 500 tonnes. Two fully integrated Engel Viper linear robots will be working, as well as a demonstration cell showing the new Engel Easix fully integrated six-axis robot.
“The extremely compact e-mac machine, offers an extraordinary performance level in terms of speed, precision and energy consumption, whilst representing no additional cost compared with a well equipped hydraulic machine. The e-mac may be specified to suit the most demanding of technical moulding applications, and has the capability for full integration of peripheral equipment and automation,” said Graeme Herlihy, Managing Director of Engel UK.
A number of advanced process control features will be highlighted, such as the new i.q. weight control feature. This intelligent software for machines with electric injection units is said to detect and monitor changes to the injected volume and melt viscosity, to control in real-time the actually injected melt amount. Engel’s Flomo system will also be demonstrated, which the company says allows control of both flow and temperature differential across each mould cooling water circuit.
G & A Moulding Technology will be presenting their Pro-Op mould optimisation system, with a live demonstration of how processing conditions can be set up using the software.
An innovative development mould from Agentdraw will demonstrate how sequential control using a Ewikon electric valve gate system together with conformal cooling techniques, permits the filling of a complex geometry with double live hinge. The tool is equipped with instrumentation from Kistler, and they will show how their Como system, including the new mechanical strain version sensors are able to monitor and control the process.
“With a large variety of equipment and new processes on display, including ancillary equipment solutions from Summit Systems, I am sure that anyone involved in technical injection moulding will find this an interesting and valuable day,” concluded Herlihy.
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