Krauss Maffei of Munich Germany recently introduced a CleanForm version of their injection moulding machines that employs cleanroom technology to reduce production costs in pharmaceutical and medical industries.
The new CleanForm version of their EX all-electric injection moulding machine fully complies with GMP Class A hygiene standards, eliminating the post-mould sterilisation process and reducing manufacturing costs by as much as 25%.
The EX CleanForm series of injection moulding machines has been engineered for maximum cleanliness, which is essential for the pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing sectors.
Krauss Maffei, a world leader in plastics machinery recently displayed the system’s capabilities at the K show in Germany where an EX 160-750 CleanForm injection moulding machine was used to produce syringe barrels under monitored sterile conditions using a 48-cavity mould and a 6-axis KR16 robot.
Key features include:
- Unique CleanForm Z toggle design with encapsulated lubrication eliminates the risk of lubricant leakage
- Encapsulated hood over the injection unit removes heat and plasticizing emissions from the over-pressure Hepa filtered manufacturing cell
- High gloss surfaces on the machine, robot as well as enclosure and CleanForm cell design eliminate all sterilisation steps
- Reduces unit part costs by up to 25% if the demoulded parts are immediately transferred to sterile packaging
Krauss Maffei’s injection moulding machines are available in Australia through HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .