Krauss-Maffei GmbH of Munich Germany installed a KraussMaffei MX 4000-24500, available from HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies in September 2009, in Ford’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany, where it is producing bumpers for the new passenger car models Focus, Focus ST, C-MAX and Kuga. Krauss Maffei was selected over other manufacturers due to their excellent service in pre-series acceptance tests, their years of experience in manufacturing very large machines, and the compelling price/performance ratio of the machinery.
The features of the machine include:
- The machine is fitted with a multi axis industrial robot
- To match the size of the machine, the robot has a payload of 100 kg and a working range of 3,900 mm
- It places the plastic parts on a 2-belt conveyor where they are buffered for the 30-minute cooling period
- The complete package from Krauss Maffei includes the safety housing, platforms and ladders which allow maintenance access to the injection unit and the clamp