CHICAGO — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Injection Molding Machinery Inc. unveiled its MSH Series of injection molding machines, for low-speed, high-pressure injection.
MSH presses come in seven sizes, with clamping forces of 100-352 tons.
An MSH machine molded lenses at MHI's booth at NPE 1997, held June 16-20 in Chicago.
MHI is the Wood Dale, Ill.-based representative for Mitsubishi injection presses.
Customers have a choice of seven cylinder configurations to optimize ideal molding conditions, according to injection speed and pressure.
MHI also exhibited its midsized and large MMIII-Series hydromechanical Mitsubishi injection molding presses, recently introduced to the North American market. Length of the machines has been reduced by 30 percent.
The midsize MMIII machine comes in three clamping forces: 671, 792 and 1,045 tons. They feature reduced energy consumption, automatic mold-thickness setting, high-torque hydraulic screw motors and high-speed hydraulic circuits. At NPE, one of the midsize machines demonstrated low-pressure textile molding.
The large MMIII machines, with hydromechamical clamps, come in six sizes, from 1,595-4,840 tons. Features include a high-torque hydraulic screw motor, a mold open/close braking circuit and an oil-cleaning system. During NPE, a large MMIII press ran a part using gas-assisted injection molding technology from Gain Technologies Inc., which also exhibited at the show.
The MMIII machines have MAC-VI color controllers.