Maruka USA ran parts on Toyo and FCS brand injection molding machines at NPE 2015 — the first time both types of machines were displayed in same booth together during a major industry trade show.
Maruka rolled out the new all-electric Toyo Si-300-6 press running 32 spoons in just a four-second cycle, which is two seconds faster than the previous model.
The Si-6 is available for the first time in the United States, available in clamping forces from 55-1,050 tons. It is more compact than the Si-5 series, runs 33 percent faster and has a redesigned clamp for easier maintenance, Larger-tonnage sizes also feature Hitachi servo motors and redesigned injection units.
Maruka Product Manager Dale Bartholomew called Toyo “one of the best-kept secrets” in injection molding. “Their machines have the reliability, consistency and high-speed performance that manufacturers need,” he said.
The company also announced the Toyo all-electric ET vertical press now features enhanced controllers, for easier operation, faster response and greater accuracy. A Sepro six-axis robot was simulating the loading of insert parts into the ET-90 HR, with 90 tons of clamping force. The press has a vertical clamp and horizontal injection.
Another high-speed molding demonstration came on the Si-610-5, a 610-ton model of Toyo's all-electric Si-5 series. During NPE, the press molded five-gallon plastic buckets, which were removed by a Yushin robot.
Also at the show, Maruka showed three different FCS systems, including the new two-color, two-material hydraulic press, the 160-ton FB-160 RSV, producing pet brushes.
Another new FCS press is the LA-SV series of two-platen machines, in clamping forces from 550-4,000 tons. At NPE, Maruka ran step stools on an LM-900 model.
And the company ran a turnkey in-mold labeling cell with an AF-200, a 200-ton hybrid machine from FCS. The show machine molded deli containers with polypropylene labels.
Also, Toyo presses were running at other exhibitor booths at NPE. An Si-200-5 all-electric press produced toy robots at Yushin America's booth. IML Robotics ran parts on two new Si-6 all-electric presses. Finally, Plasdan ran multi-material parts on an Si-100-5.
Maruka USA is based in Pine Brook, N.J.
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