NPE 2015 will mark the North American debut of the Haitian Jupiter II, as Absolute Haitian Corp. plans to show a Jupiter II with a clamping force of 730 tons at the trade show.
The servo-hydraulic, two-platen press has led to smaller model sizes and new wide-platen options for North American molders. Previously, the machine has been available from 1,349 to 4,496 tons. New model sizes are: 440, 618, 730, 844 and 1,069 tons.
The extra-wide platens accommodate larger parts on a smaller, less-expensive machine size. The wide-platen Jupiter II is available in these sizes: 1,069, 1,349 and 1,798 tons.
Haitian is building a 1.65-million-square-foot factory in Yanshan, Ningbo, China, dedicated to manufacturing two-platen machines.
In other news, the first models from Zhafir Plastics Machinery in the new electric molding press with a hydraulic accumulator, the Zeres Series, will arrive in the United States in the first quarter of 2015.
The availability of hydraulics open up all-electric technology but need hydraulics to operate, for example, core pull.
“In the past, molders who needed core pull or hydraulic ejectors had to place a separate hydraulic power pack next to the molding machine,” said Mike Ortolano, owner and chief engineer of Absolute Haitian in Worcester, mass. “With integrated hydraulics, the Zeres Series eliminates the need for the power pack, reducing the machine cell's footprint and improving productivity per square foot. It 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 shorter cycle times, for example with optical components.”
At NPE, a 135-ton Zeres 1200/300 will mold a part that requires hydraulic core pull sequencing.
NPE-goers also can see a Zhafir Venus II/p, a high-speed packaging machine. A 427-ton press with demonstrate cap and closure molding. And a Mars II MAII 2800/1350, with 315 tons of clamping force, will run parts, equipped with a Sepro Success II robot.
Tel. 508-459-5372, www.absolutehaitian.com.