Krauss Maffei of Munich Germany, a leader in plastics machinery has developed the MX Injection Moulding Machine range with clamping forces ranging from 800 to 5,400 tonnes. This makes it an ideal solution for companies that need to process very large components.
The Hofmann Innovation Group in Lichtenfel, Germany with operations in five countries are a ‘full-service’ engineering supplier to the plastics industry, from prototypes through to production moulds, and operate a number of injection moulding machines for sampling purposes and small production runs.
They have recently added a Krauss Maffei MX 1600-8100/3000 W, two component Spin Form machine to their manufacturing plant. With a clamping force of 1600 tonnes, this spin-platen machine can handle shot weights of around 4900 grams plus 1800 grams PS – enough for large two-component parts for the automotive sector (e.g glazing parts or panorama roofs).
Hofmann’s new purchase means that they no longer need to transport large moulds over long distances every time samples are required. This makes mould optimisation quicker and cheaper.
Krauss Maffei continually work with their customers to develop moulding machines and process technology. They are represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .