EngelEngel will adapt its injection moulding machines, automation and peripheral units to accommodate WIT
Engel Ausria has announced a partnership with German-based PMEfluidtec GmbH, specialists in fluid assisted injection moulding, for the development of water injection technology (WIT).
Engel states the water injection technology offered under its ‘watermelt’ label is used for the efficient and cost-effective production of long media lines and complex hollow parts such as handles, beverage crates and engine components via injection moulding. The injection of water into a cavity partially filled with plastic melt ensures even wall thickness distribution and smooth internal surfaces, even where part geometries are complex. Engel states other advantages include the economical use of raw materials and short cycle times.
“Water injection technology is a small but very interesting niche,” commented Michael Fischer, Sales Manager (Technologies) at Engel Austria. “Thanks to our partnership with the leading WIT specialist, we will also be able to offer customers around the world custom-made, state-of-the-art system solutions in the field of water injection technology.”
For 12 years, PMEfluidtec has been developing and producing systems for fluid-based injection moulding using internal pressure technology. Under the terms of the partnership, PMEfluidtec will be responsible for WIT systems and process and mould technology as well as service for WIT units; Engel will be responsible for adapting injection moulding machines, automation and peripheral units.