On most shop floors today, electric injection molding machines are becoming the norm, surpassing hydraulic machines, which long have been the most popular choice.
Hydraulic injection molding machines remain a popular option on many shop floors, especially for the production of larger parts.
Proper maintenance of injection molding machinery will ensure longer life and reduce the risk of downtime, which can lead to lost productivity on the shop floor.
Hybrid injection molding machines offer the superior clamping force of hydraulic machines and the precision, repeatability, energy savings, and reduced noise of electric machines.
For injection molders, automation helps plastics processing companies gain efficiencies in their production processes and compete in a global market.
Injection molding is the largest plastics industry sector, and continues to outperform the overall industrial average. It is a fast process that is used to produce a large number of identical parts, ranging from precision engineering pieces to disposable consumer goods.