Addressing the press during Chinaplas 2014, Haitian gave new details on the recently launched editions of its Mars and Jupiter injection moulding machine lines.
The new editions are designed as high performance machines, which target specific applications by applying a range of features across clamping force sizes. Chinaplas marked the first public appearance of the new machines.
The new Jupiter High Performance edition, which is available in 10,000, 12,000 and 16,000 kN, is designed specifically for large, flat parts, mainly in the automotive industries.
The key feature is a substantially larger mould space area, allowing users to run bigger moulds. The tie bar distances have been increased by up to 20% and the whole clamping unit has been modified so that heavy moulds can be handled more easily.
The new series now also comes with the group's energy-saving “Mars” drive technology as standard, at no extra cost. As well as the larger mould space, Haitian has used a new clamping system for more flexibility when adjusting height, as well as parallel locking between the tie bar and the plate.
The Mars series also now has a high-performance edition, which was displayed on the group's stand. With this machine, Haitian is concentrating on packaging applications, specifically standard-shaped thin-walled components made of PP, PS, ABS and PET. Clamping forces available are 1,700, 2,100, 2,700 and 3,300 kN.
The machine features a tailored injection unit for injection speeds of up to 180 mm/s, special screw designs that can be selected depending on material and requirements, and an increased mould space area for moulds with high cavities.
The standard Jupiter II series, which was first launched at last year's Chinaplas, and uses two-platen technology, has received great interest from the market, especially in the medium and large clamping forces, says Haitian. This has been the driver for the group to offer upgrades, and it can now offer sizes up to 66,000 kN, and upon request Haitian says it will offer the standard edition of the Jupiter II at 88000 kN.
The first JU66000II, which the group claims is one of the largest injection moulding machines sold in the world to date, has recently been delivered to a well-known Chinese manufacturer, which is using the machine to mould a large part made of PE for the construction industry. In addition, a second JU66000II is also about to be completed.