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The Negri Bossi UK team (pictured here outside the new facility in Rugby) will welcome visitors to demonstrate new machinery on 18-19th May.
The first ever showing of two new injection moulding machine ranges from Negri Bossi will mark the official opening of the company’s new UK facility.
The site in Rugby will open its doors on 18th and 19th May 2016 for an Open House event that will see it exhibit the latest models in Negri Bossi’s EOS and Canbio ST ranges.
“We are honoured to have the first world-wide demonstration of these two new models,” commented Alan Dodds, Negri Bossi UK General Manager.
In with the new
In terms of new developments, both the new machinery models will, as standard, feature the latest Bosch Rexroth GH4 pumps, which have been specifically developed for servo motor applications. The pumps are complemented with Baumuller three-phase synchronous motors, which are of similar design to servo motors currently used in industrial robots.
The latest ‘Tactus’ series touchscreen B&R-based controllers are now standard to both models. This has a familiar layout to that of previous ‘Columbia’ controller fitted to the out-going Canbio machine, but uses a ‘single touch’ interface that is both easy to navigate and can be operated with a gloved hand.
Communication rates are also improved by a factor of four, says Negri Bossi, thanks to the new ‘Powerlink’ Ethernet based communication system that replaces the older Canbus technology.
The latest EOS models will be available with up to 180 tonnes clamping force, and as well as maintaining their unique ultra-compact design, major changes to guarding systems provide better access to key areas, whilst reducing the ‘working footprint’ still further. Other changes include an improved material discharge system and options to decrease the minimum mould height when required.
The Canbio ST models also benefit from the recently introduced ‘bushless’ platen system, this utilising the latest prismatic linear bearing systems, that minimise lubrication whilst offering improved opening and closing speeds, as well as enhanced mould protection.
"We believe that Negri Bossi machines are the ‘technician’s choice’, so we always listen to any comments that will help in the long term development of our models. This is particularly demonstrated in the case of the EOS machine, which now uses the same type of familiar control system as our other models,” continued Dodds.
“The new Tactus touch screen is another example of waiting for the technology to get to a point that is compatible with the ‘real world’ environment of a busy mould shop.”
Leading suppliers in attendance
As well as presentations from Negri Bossi, the Open House will facilitate guest speakers from Utility Team (specialists in the reduction of energy costs), as well as from Plastribution, focusing on material supply issues and market trends.
The event will also give delegates the opportunity to meet Negri Bossi CEO, Craig Ward, as well as Sytrama General Manager, Domenico Ghilardi, who will be aiding in the demonstration of the latest robot range.
The Open House will also offer a live demonstration of Negri Bossi’s ‘Amico Teleservice’ system.
If you are interested in attending the Negri Bossi Open House, please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org together with your preferred day.
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The new demonstration area at Negri Bossi's UK facility in Rugby.