Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. has added three new midsize injection molding machines to its Hybrid FNX series, which combines electric and hydraulic power.
The new FNX sizes include a 242-ton 220-50A and 220-71A, the 308-ton 280-71A and 280-100A, and the 396-ton 360-100A and 360-140A.
Last year, the Japan Machinery Federation gave Nissei's hybrid machine the Director General of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy Award.
The key to the FNX series is what Nissei calls the X-Pump, a hybrid pump that combines the servomotor and hydraulic technologies as the driving source of the press.
The servomotor only delivers power to the pump when it is needed, and stops when no power is required.
Nissei of Nagano, Japan, claims the 396-ton Hybrid FNX consumes 55 percent less energy than hydraulic machines.
The machinery maker's U.S. operation, Nissei America Inc., is based in Anaheim, Calif.
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