Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH is rolling out its high-speed, all-electric EcoPower Xpress at Fakuma, with a 400-ton press molding closures on a 96-cavity mold on a 2.6-second cycle time.
The EcoPower Xpress, which was shown as a prototype at K 2016, is available in clamping forces of 400 and 500 tons. One key is the fast acceleration of injection speed of up to 600 millimeters per second.
Another all-electric EcoPower press is running at Fakuma: a 160-tonner equipped with Airmould.
At the company's Fakuma Oct. 18 news conference, CEO Michael Wittmann said all-electric injection molding machines have reached 25 percent of the total press market in Europe, up from about 20 percent, the level for several years.
The main injection molding press focus for Wittmann Battenfeld at Fakuma is Combimould machines from the servo-hydraulic SmartPower series, and one press from the all-electric MicroPower line doing micro-molding. New is a SmartPower press molding a three-component part: a Playmobil chimpanzee.