Injection moulding machine manufacturer, Boy, is presenting two injection moulding machines at Chinaplas 2014: a Boy 35 E (350 kN clamping force) equipped with a servo-motor pump drive and the patented Procan ALPHA 2 control, and a Boy XS, the most compact machine on offer from the group.
The Boy 35 E features a space-saving cantilevered clamping unit design. The four-tie bars, Boy says, are “generously spaced” and the machine features a footprint of 1.9m². With a torsion resistant clamping system and efficient injection unit, the machine is suited to precision moulded parts with close tolerance requirements.
E-Series Boy machines starting from a 24mm screw diameter can be equipped with the group’s new EconPlast units. Boy claims that this development permits an energy reduction of 50 percent during the melting phase, more precise and faster barrel heating as well as shorter start-up and heating times. The high wear-resistant plasticising units have already received a positive response from the market, which Boy says is due to the material savings and the reduced friction displayed when running certain materials.
The Boy XS features a footprint of 0.74m² and with stroke volumes from 0.1cm³ up to 8.0cm³, parts can be produced with consistency and precision, says the group.
Boy also supplies compact conveying and pigment mixing units for the Boy XS, which apparently don’t impact on space requirements. The Boy 2C XS – an enhancement of the Boy XS without the clamping unit – is designed as an introduction into multi-component moulding (up to 76.5cm³ injection volume) in tandem with a conventional injection moulding machine.
“Like we already demonstrated during K 2013, we also offer complex automation equipment for our Boy injection moulding machines as per customer requirements. We are now able to respond even better to customer requirements through the addition of these devices. Besides feeding and removal devices, for example the Boy picker which is shown on the Boy XS, we now also offer Boy handling units equipped with servo motors. Everything from a single source including the CE-compliant safety housing”, said Wolfgang Schmidt, Boy Export Manager.