CHICAGO — Visitors to Ube Machinery Inc.'s NPE booth saw the new UM Series of injection presses, made by Ube in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Ube officials insist the UM is not named after the University of Michigan).
In Chicago, Ube showed two UM presses, one with 720 tons of clamping force and a wide-platen, 1,000-ton UM.
All parts for the toggle-clamp presses are sourced from the United States, except the castings and the injection cylinder housing, according to Ube.
UM machines come in four sizes: 500, 720, 1,000 and 1,500 tons. Shot sizes range from 45-320 ounces.
The controllers on the UM injection presses are a combination of Allen-Bradley's new Panel View 900 controller, the PV900, and the SLC5/04P logic controller. The controller uses ladder logic, based on Rockwell Automation's RSlogix 500 software, which Ube said is easy to monitor and maintain. the software runs with Windows '95.
The controller has auto-tuning temperature control for seven zones.