The new J-AD Series injection moulding machine
Eastern Plastics Machinery has announced a new partnership that will see it distribute injection moulding products and machinery from Japan-based manufacturer, JSW, in the UK and Ireland.
As a result of the deal, Essex-based Eastern has recently launched the new ‘J-AD’ range of all-electric JSW injection moulding machines to the European market for the first time.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer the new J-AD machine range,” Chris Siddall, Managing Director of Eastern Plastics, told BP&R.
“We believe its unique, touch screen, android-type interface is a world first, as it offers a completely new level of operator interface that’s simple, intuitive and very fast. Having been in the industry for almost 40 years, it’s the best I’ve seen yet.”
Siddall said the 15-inch display utilises energy saving LED technology for improved visibility with a larger setting screen, combined with a multi-touch operation. It also incorporates an on-screen operator instruction manual.
Other advanced features of the controller also include both predictive and preventative maintenance, and an operator support system that takes the user through the step-by-step setup procedures, including how to set initial moulding parameters, as well as offering moulding troubleshooting with interactive corrective support.
“The machine clamping unit is lightweight but with high rigidity, offering new levels of parallelism. This reduces vibration, which in turn leads to faster opening and closing speeds, as well as longer mould life and reduction in mould maintenance,” Siddall continued. Wide ranges of injection units are available with a newly designed energy saving barrel.
Eastern Plastics Machinery has a long history of importing moulding machinery from Japan to Europe, starting originally with the Meiki moulding machine range in 1978. “Meiki and JSW joined forces when the companies merges in January 2010. We are now proud to be part of the team,” Siddall added.