MHI introduces press with lower power use

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: January 29, 2014 9:45 am ET
Updated: January 29, 2014 9:47 am ET

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MHI Injection Molding Machinery, which sells Mitsubishi injection molding machines, announced the new MMX press, featuring Mitsubishi's smart hybrid hydraulic system, which greatly reduces power consumption.

The hybrid design features a three-phase induction motor and a variable-capacity piston pump, so the system consumes less energy than other hybrids, and up to 40 percent less power than conventional hydraulic systems, according to MHI.

A servomotor stabilizes hydraulic oil flow and pressure, to save energy. An enclosed pumping system reduces noise.

The two-platen MMX features four-point, tiebar clamping, which easily tolerates unbalanced loads. The mechanism that supports the gearing housing uses a linear rail. Hydraulic cylinders are positioned at both sides of the screw, reducing the size of the injection unit.

Also, MHI said, the machine offers fast mold open/close, fast ejector retraction, fast mold-close pressurization, and a high-capacity hydraulic pump for core-pull.

MHI is based in Bensenville, Ill.

Tel. 630-237-2405, email thomas_geddes@mhiahq.com


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