World leading plastics processing machinery specialist, Krauss Maffei of Munich, Germany has won an order from BMW to install a number of injection moulding machines in addition to reaction process and automation machines.
The injection moulding machines will be installed at BMW plants to support series production and further develop the automotive major’s move of substituting conventional materials used in the production of their cars with plastic materials.
The injection moulding, reaction process and automation machines will be used to produce and finish components made of thermoplastics and reactive resins for vehicle interiors and exteriors as well as for load bearing structures.
Parts for the vehicle body will be produced on nine high pressure resin transfer moulding machines at the BMW plants in Landshut and Leipzig.
Two 4000-tonne injection moulding MX 4000-17200/ 12000/ 750 WL double swivel platen machines will produce components with an outer skin and a thermoplastic substructure.
The BMW plant in Wackersdorf will use their large MX 4000-24500 injection moulding machine to produce instrument panels in the BMW 1 and 3 series vehicles using a structural foam process.
Frank Peters, Managing Director of the Reaction Process Machinery Division at Krauss Maffei says that the large BMW order is recognition of their competence as an innovative system and solution partner for the automotive industry.
Krauss Maffei is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .