Anaheim, Calif. — Toshiba Machine Co. of America has brought its next-generation ECSXII line of all-electric injection molding machines in the U.S. for the first time.
“The speeds have increased approximately 30 percent across the machine line up,” said Steve Cunningham, U.S. and Canada sales manager for Toshiba America's plastics machinery division in Elk Grove Village, Ill. “Also, we increased the nozzle force by approximately 40 percent and redesigned the frame to gain space for ancillary equipment.” Hydraulic power units, for instance, can fit under the machine.
During the Feb. 9-11 Medical Design & Molding West trade show in Anaheim, Cunningham noted how a better design eases access to electrical panels and components, how an operator can change two-piece removable platens in about 15 minutes and how an advanced-engineered load cell controls pressure while allowing scientific molding practices over the balance of the mold.
Toshiba supplies all-electric and hydraulic injection molding machines for medical, automotive, aerospace and consumer goods applications.
Parent company Toshiba Machine Co. Ltd. introduced the ECSXII line initially during the 2015 solution fair May 19-21 at its Numazu, Japan, plant.