Mecman Industrial will present a compact system for the production of sanitary parts at the Equiplast 2014, which will take place from 30 September to 3 October in Barcelona.
The Spanish representation of the German-Japanese machinery manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will demonstrate the high performance, precision and repeatability achieved by the IntElect injection moulding machine range.
The IntElect range of all-electric injection moulding machines offers reliability, process consistency and high precision during the production of complex parts with narrow tolerances. IntElect is equipped with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s direct electric drives, specially developed, produced and optimised for injection moulding applications, and offering superior energy efficiency, faster response times, higher precision and repeatability as well as shorter cycle times than electric belt drives. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag all-electric drives are able to meet the specific requirements of large-scale production of injection moulded high-precision parts.
At Equiplast 2014, an IntElect 160-680 with a clamping force of 1,600 kN will produce polypropylene (PP) swivel nuts for sanitary applications with a cycle time of 16 seconds. The parts with a shot weight of 122 grams are produced in an 8-cavity mould provided by Geberit International AG of Rapperswil-Jona/Switzerland. The European market leader in the sanitary engineering segment specialises in the production of highly complex parts from a variety of plastic materials using a variety of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag machines.
Mecman will also demonstrate the retrofitting benefits of its latest technology modules on an Ergotech 50/370-200 from 2004. The smartDrive retrofit solution is a major step towards more energy efficient hydraulic machines, and suitable for machines with NC4 and NC5 controls. Retrofitted with the smartDrive module, the speed controlled pump drive not only improves the machine’s overall efficiency but also achieves energy savings of 40%. The smartDrive module also improves the service life of hydraulics oil while reducing the required cooling capacity and the machine’s noise emission.
The presentation of the latest NC5 control technology plus is another highlight. The new feature is shown in operation on a machine that has been retrofitted with this upgrade for its existing NC4 control. This retrofit allows older machine ranges to tap into all NC5 plus control benefits for process optimisation, remote control and cycle time reduction. Advantages such as access to the latest USB technology for mould data storage are directly visible on the machine.
Retrofitting NC4 machines with a CompactFlash module installed via plug-and-play will help harness the latest storage technology by replacing outdated disk drives. Optimised for production tasks, CompactFlash cards can be edited on PC, and data can be stored with a few simple mouse clicks. Existing mould disks are easily converted for CompactFlash by a conversion program.
Mecman Industrial will showcase their products in Hall P3 – Stall C383 at Equiplast 2014 from 30 September to 3 October.