World leading plastics processing machinery supplier Krauss Maffei of Munich Germany recently installed six EX Series full electric injection moulding machines at the Swiss site of B.Braun Medical AG for manufacturing medical infusion equipment.
B.Braun produces close to 1 billion injection-moulded parts each year under very stringent quality specifications, as most of the parts are used directly on the human body. The company manufactures around 100 million syringes and 150 million three-way stopcock bank products each year. However, the 200 product variations of the stopcocks make mass production difficult.
Krauss Maffei and B.Braun have overcome this obstacle by placing injection moulding machines in cleanrooms that are directly linked to the assembly and packaging units operating with minimal manual intervention.
B.Braun chose the EX Series injection moulding machines with 80 ton clamping force for their precision reliability and longevity. Designed specifically for complex mouldings, the machines offer maximum dynamics and precision. The precise platen control coupled with the metering accuracy of the all-electric plasticising unit allows mould cavities to be filled precisely eliminating flash, which is an issue in the mass production of medical goods.
The EX CleanForm systems have the unique feature of excellent accessibility of all machine areas for obligatory cleaning cycles.
B.Braun has just placed an order for an additional two EX machines as well as two larger hybrid machines with 320 ton clamping force.
Krauss Maffei is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .