This is the first time a public European audience will see the IntElect Smart equipped with the optional “fast clamp” for high speed applications
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is marking its 40th anniversary at Interplas 2014 along with two other big milestones. In a UK debut, two fully operational, 100 tonne injection moulding cells will be exhibited on the company’s 105m² stand, one focusing on precision plastic moulding, the other on packaging.
A fully-electric IntElect 100 machine (clamping force 1,000 kN) will enable visitors to experience first-hand the benefits of Sumitomo’s activeFlowBalance technology. Suited to high-repeatability, mass-produced precision automotive and medical applications, the team will use a 32-fold rawl plug mould to demonstrate the impact of activeFlowBalance and how it combats uneven and fluctuating filling of multi-cavity moulds.
Sumitomo experts will reveal noticeable quality improvements and show how activeFlowBalance addresses challenges like jetting, sink marks, short shots, flash, voids and warping without lengthening the cycle time. “In just one cycle time, there’s a visible difference,” commented Managing Director, Nigel Flowers. “This is a rare opportunity for manufacturers to get a glimpse of what goes on inside the mould cavity and the ease in which activeFlowBalance can be deployed into existing injection moulding equipment.”
In its packaging-focussed feature, Sumitomo says bottle cap manufacturers will be excited to learn how its newest clamp unit innovation has shaved 0.2 seconds of production cycle time (from 2.6 to 2.4 seconds). However, the company has teasingly said Interplas visitors have to wait until the opening day to discover how the company’s engineers have mastered the heat and lubrication battle without compromising on reliability and affecting machine wear and tear.
Finally, visitors are being prepared for the popping of corks on 30th September, as the opening day of Interplas also marks 40 years to the day when Sumitomo (SHI) Demag launched. Nigel and the team are inviting everyone to share in their success and join them on their stand to toast the company’s future.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag – Stand D30