By: Bill Bregar
June 5, 2013
Milacron LLC announced improvements to the all-electric Roboshot injection molding machine, as the Roboshot a-SiA Series now has a new, optional two-piece platen.
According to Milacron, this design is better than the standard platen machined from a single casting. The high rigid, two-piece configuration allows for larger molds and easier setup. And it can be added or removed by the customer to meet molding specifications. Both features means Roboshots equipped with the two-piece platen offer more flexibility, Milacron said.
The Roboshot a-SiA also has a redesigned machine base, to reduce platen flex by up to 22 percent, while improving rigidity. A new fixed grease tray under the clamp helps for quick and easy maintenance. Also, the upper guarding panels have been improved, giving the operator more open access to the injection unit.
Other improvements include better toggle bushings to reduce wear of the toggle and cross-head pins. A new tiebar bushing improves lubrication and reduces grease consumption.
On the injection unit, a high-precision pressure control gives reduces noise and enhances molding stability.
Milacron is based in Batavia, Ohio.
Tel. 513-536-2000, email email@example.com.