Battenfeld Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH has expanded its line of HM hydraulic two-platen injection molding machines, by introducing an HM with 650 metric tons of clamping force.
HM presses boast low energy consumption, quiet operation and a low-maintenance design.
Four symmetrically positioned clamping cylinders combine with external fast-stroke cylinders, and a centrally located ejector. The result: symmetrical force transmission and fast, even clamping-force buildup.
In other news, Battenfeld has introduced EcoPower, designed specially to reduce the reactive power load for injection molding machines. On injection presses, power demand cycles from big demand to low consumption and back, putting an extra load on the utility's power grid.
EcoPower uses compensation units in different numbers, depending on the size of the drive. The system reduces both reactive power and effective power. It can be retrofitted onto existing injection presses, or ordered on new ones.
In other news, 150 visitors attended Battenfeld's Aquamould/ Airmould symposium on water-assisted injection molding, held in June at the company's sales office in Meinerzhagen, Germany.
Battenfeld's U.S. unit, Battenfeld of America Inc., is in South Elgin, Ill.
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