Munich-based KraussMaffei AG has rolled out a smaller-sized press in its MX two-platen line — an MX with 650 metric tons of clamping force.
Up until now, the smallest MX press was an 850-tonne machine.
KM is pitching the “MX 650+” sixe as a high-performance machine for packaging, since it can accommodate high-cavitation molds and heave molds. The press has injection speeds of up to 700 millimeters a second.
Optional bracing of the center platen on the machine bed relieves the pressure on the tie bars and mold guides when using stack molds.
“This makes the MX 650+ the ideal solution for the packaging industry, which is strongly represented in the U.S.A. for instance,” said Paul Caprio, president of KraussMaffei Corp. in Florence, Ky. “Multi-cavity molds are used primarily for screw closures and sealing caps, and very short cycle times are demanded.”
Tel. 859-283-0200, fax 859-283-9208, email [email protected].