Krauss Maffei, represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies , have recently installed 11 injection moulding machines for Koziol - a German plastics processor which manufactures and globally exports innovative and functional designer items for the home.
The Krauss Maffei CX range of injection moulding machines features an innovative two-platen clamp design, with a clamp tonnage range from 35 to 650 tonnes.
Of the 11 injection moulding machines installed at Koziol, four were CX 160-750 and seven were CX 110-750. Each of the injection moulding machines were fitted with a magnetic mould fixing system, integrated LRX 100 linear robot, PC covers, and conveyor belts to create complete manufacturing cells.
Koziol Plant Manager, Andreas Creutz, decided to fit all 11 injection moulding machines with same dimension injection units. As a result, the company was able to install injection screws between 30mm and 55mm in diameter in any of the machines.
"This enables us to tailor the machine exactly to the processing requirements of the different resins we use to produce our designer products and the flexibility to move to two component moulding in the future,” says Creutz.
The injection moulding machines were installed in the new Koziol Erbach factory, which is equipped with glass viewing windows and platforms for visitors, a visitor restaurant, a design retail outlet and a museum which documents the 80 year history of the company.