Image: Richard Mumford (L), Sales Director, and Andrew Johnson (R), Injection & Automation Division Sales Manager, KraussMaffei UK, with Laurence Tabner, Managing Director Sanko Gosei (Centre), in front of the MX 1300.
KraussMaffei has sold its 2,000th large-series injection moulding machine to a major automotive parts supplier based in Lancashire, UK.
The MX 1300 was sold to Sanko Gosei, in Skelmersdale, for the manufacture of multi-component automotive parts out of PP and TPE.
"The KraussMaffei MX series features outstanding repeatability and a stable process control. This makes it a perfect match for the strict quality requirements of the automotive industry and especially Sanko Gosei,” commented Mike Bate, Managing Director of KraussMaffei Group UK Ltd.
The MX 1300 at Sanko Gosei is used with a clamping force of 13,000 kN and additional bolt-on injection unit in L design. The machine receives support in automation through an LRX 350 linear robot, as well as a single-source control system.
KraussMaffei says that the sale of its 2000th MX machine is a sign of the “continuing success story” of its large-series injection moulding machines.
The machines in the series are characterised by the hydro-mechanical twin-platen clamping unit developed by KraussMaffei. This, it says, is “particularly compact in design, fast in production and low-maintenance in operation.”
The locking system is designed for short cycles with precise positioning. Platen parallelism protects the mould and delivers high part quality and machines in the MX series are said to feature “outstanding” melt quality and shot weight consistency.