Iberia, Ohio-based Yizumi-HPM Corp. unveiled a new PAC-K series injection molding machine with 61 tons of clamping force for packaging customers in North America.
The model is the fourth in a line based on a high-efficient servo-electric hydraulic pump system. Shot capacities range from 5 ounces to 74 ounces.
The other PAC-K models, which are available with clamping forces of 275, 385 and 500 tons, were introduced last October at an open house of the U.S. unit of Chinese injection press maker Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd.
The parent company has been offering machines targeting thin-wall packaging for about five years. The new PAC-K series is the North American version for applications such as food containers, yogurt cups, butter dishes and cutlery, company officials said at the open house.
The high-speed clamping system of the PAC-K series uses a negative angle toggle and large beveled structure with ultra-rigid platens that the company says transfers clamping force better to minimize deflection.
In addition, the clamp unit uses linear bearing guides to reduce friction, which lowers energy consumption and improves operating speeds.
Infrared heater bands are provided standard. The company says they reduce heat losses by 30 percent to 50 percent over conventional ceramic heater bands.
Yizumi-HPM Corp. opened its 28,000-square foot technical center in Iberia in 2017.
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