Absolute Haitian Corp. is introducing the Zhafir Zeres series of injection molding machines to North America. The presses are based on Zhafir's all-electric technology, but they are equipped with a hydraulic accumulator for molders who prefer all-electric but need hydraulics to operate, for example, the core pull function.
Absolute Haitian will display the Zeres at NPE 2015.
“The Zeres series makes it easier for processors to switch from hydraulic to electric machines. It is the optimum solution for molds with core pull, and molded parts where quality is the issue rather than short cycle times, for example, with optical components,” Mike Ortolano, owner and chief engineer of Absolute Haitian in Worcester, Mass.
The Zeres is available in the United States and Canada in clamping forces of 45-259 tons. Larger sizes will follow.
Structurally, Zeres is identical to the Venus I series, with servo-electric drives for injection, mixing and mold movement. The integrated hydraulic accumulator has a variable volume pump to manage other functions, like ejectors, nozzle and core pull.
The standard design has an injection speed of up to 200 millimeters per second in presses up to 430 tons (once these larger sizes become available), and 160 millimeters per second in the higher clamping force sizes. An optional ZE/h high-speed version can reach 300 millimeters per second.
Tel. 508-459-5372, www.absolutehaitian.com.