Engel is introducing upgraded injection molding components to North America, and Engel Canada Inc. announced the creation of the e-motion.
Engel's Marathon technology includes screws, tips and nonreturn valves that offer increased abrasion and corrosion resistance, a higher working temperature range to 830° F, and a life expectancy more than double that of through-hardened products.
Guelph, Ontario-based Engel said the new products address trends in compounds and additives that can shorten component life. High filler content, corrosive materials and high processing temperatures attack parts made of conventional steels.
Marathon products provide lower adhesion between melt and metal, Engel claims. High plasticizing rate, less required torque and faster color changes are possible, according to the injection press maker.
Meanwhile, Engel Canada Inc. has joined electric and tiebarless injection press technology into a machine it calls e-motion.
The hybrid press combines the advantages of each of the technologies, claims the Guelph press manufacturer. Together, they provide high precision, improved molding economics, greater power efficiency and molding versatility, according to Engel.
Engel has been supplying tiebarless presses for more than a dozen years and now boasts 15,000 of them in operation around the world. The e-motion features the firm's C-frame. Its Flexlink mechanical compensation linkage is mounted behind the stationary platen to help improve parallelism and centricity. Conventional tiebarless frames have the compensation linkage behind the moving platen.
Independent, fast-acting servo drives allow simultaneous operation of all machine functions for fast cycle times and high productivity. A five-point toggle powered by a servo motor and planetary gearbox offer long life and less maintenance compared with a ball screw. The press includes Engel's standard CC100 controller.
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