Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. is now offering the Imflux low-pressure injection molding technology. At Plastec West, the injection press manufacturer will use Imflux to mold dosing cups on a four-cavity mold.
The show runs Feb. 11-13 in Anaheim, Calif.
Complete with a SmartPower 110 injection press, a W818 robot and auxiliary equipment, the manufacturing cell will demonstrate Wittmann 4.0 complete integration.
The injection press is equipped with Imflux software and pressure sensors inside the mold and nozzle.
Imflux, part of consumer products major Procter & Gamble Co., uses constant, low pressure to slowly fill the mold, while simultaneously packing the melt and cooling the mold. Imflux software, linked to sensors, controls the process. Traditional injection molding uses high pressure and high temperatures, then switches over to the pack-and-hold phase.
"We are excited to show our Wittmann 4.0 solutions for molders at Plastec West," Sonny Morneault, vice president of sales, said. "In addition, visitors to our booth will see the Im Friedrichshafen, Germany fflux low, constant pressure running on our machinery."
Wittmann Battenfeld developed a special interface to allow Imflux user screens to be directly accessible on the Battenfeld B8 controller.
Milacron Holdings Corp. was the first injection molding press manufacturer to run Imflux at a trade show, at the 2018 Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany.