DONGGUAN, CHINA — Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-mounted injection molding machine so small that a single worker can wheel it around a factory floor.
The hybrid HMX7-CN3 has a rotary ram inline screw-type injection unit and delivers 7 tons of clamping force.
Speaking through an interpreter, President Hozumi Yoda told Plastics News at the Dongguan International Plastics, Packaging & Rubber Exhibition that the new machine was developed in response to market demand. “Our clients need more flexible machines.”
Adaptability is the byword for the HMX7-CN3. Molds can be swapped out easily and it is suitable for a variety of applications, such as test molding, production of small or large lots, and as a parts feeder in an assembly line.
Via the 5.7-inch touch screen, a worker can digitally set mold position, injection velocity and pressure control; remotely control barrel temperature; and access 15 molding conditions.
Nissei is also demonstrating the all-electric NEX30III-1EN and the hybrid TNX100R18V.
The NEX30III-1EN is designed for precision production of connectors and lenses. The press delivers 30 tons of clamping force. User-friendly enhancements to controller software and a highly readable 15-inch-vertical LCD screen will boost reliability while slashing set-up time, Nissei says.
Nissei is targeting the Chinese auto-parts industry with the TNX100R18V, which delivers 100 tons of clamping force. The servo-driven turntable and ejectors enhance cycle type and precision.
Separately Nissei plans to open a factory in Taicang, Jiangsu, in late December, to make large (220-ton and up) all-electric injection molding machines. The 40,000-square-meter facility will have about 80 workers.