A busy booth at Fakuma 2014 for Haitian
At Fakuma 2014, Haitian and Zhafir have introduced their latest products especially for the European market.
Both the Zhafir Zeres and Haitian Jupiter II Series are designed with a strong focus on application and are equipped strictly for performance in the production of standard parts.
“Haitiain aims to serve machines for the production of standard applications,” Uwe Baer, General Manager of Haitian Europe, told BP&R at the show. “Our ‘Technology to the Point’ slogan emphasises this, as we don’t have ‘over-equipped’ machines, simply those that are perfectly suited to what they do, which is fulfilling the core functions of modern injection moulding technology.”
Both Haitian and Zhafir say they intend to give processors machines with high dynamics, speed and precision, short set-up times, great flexibility and savings on resources.
In the first six months of the year, more than 14,000 machines have been sold and delivered. In the process, the proportion of electric machines has risen considerably; the fully electric Zhafir Venus II Premium Series achieved an increase of 49.7 percent in turnover with a sharp growth in export trade.
Professor Dipl.-Ing. Helmar Franz, Board Member and CSO of Haitian International, confirmed this: “Also this year we can again see growth in the electric machine sector. I’m glad to say that more than 800 Venus II Series machines are already on the order books in 2014, increasingly from abroad. More than 40 percent of our electric machines are exported. And it is on the rise.”
With the new Zeres Series, Zhafir says it is expanding the versatility of applications for the electric series, ensuring noticeably greater flexibility by adopting the dynamics and precision of the successful Venus II Series, as well as offering integrated hydraulics.
“The Zeres is perfectly tailored to the European market and we can already see the positive feedback,” said Baer. “Electric designs are increasingly in demand, especially in the small and mid-range clamping forces. And with the integrated hydraulics our customers now have more options for reacting more rapidly to new demands also using existing core pull moulds, for example.”
The second exhibit is a ‘new-generation’ version of the two-platen Haitian Jupiter II Series, which the manufacturer says it has introduced as a reaction to increasing demands, especially from the automotive industry.
The space-saving two-platen machine had already been upgraded in terms of design and technology for the last K-Show and is now also available in “small” tonnages starting from 4,500 kN. Externally, it is now much more compact and requires about 30 percent less footprint.
“The feedback for the Jupiter II has been extremely positive at Fakuma.
Visitors are certainly surprised at how small the machine is and they are most impressed with the positive price-performance ratio,” Baer added. “We have sold both the Zeres and the Jupiter directly off the stand and we have been very pleased with the enquiries we have had.”