Toshiba Machine Co. America recently demonstrated in-mold labeling by molding a thin-walled container on an all-electric EC180NII press.
The press molded a cavity and lid on a family mold at a 3.9 second cycle time.
Michael Wer-ner, technical sales manager, said the 180-ton press boasts high speed and high cycling rates, for molding packaging, medical and other applications. The ECN180 has injection rates up to 75 percent faster that competing machines, so molders can increase output per machine by up to 40 percent. Shot-to-shot consistency results in fewer than three rejects per 1 million parts, he said.
Toshiba's iPaqet remote-monitoring system can monitor up to 24 injection molding machines.
Toshiba Machine Co. America is based in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Tel. 888-593-1616, fax 847-593-1728.