Demag Ergotech (known as Van Dorn Demag in the U.S.) showed a new 50-ton model of its all-electric IntElect injection molding machine series at Fakuma, which joins the 100-ton model launched at NPE 2003. New 80- and 150-ton models will arrive by spring 2004 to complete the series. VDD asserts that with water-cooled, high-torque direct drives on all main movements, IntElect machines combine the most advanced drive concept among current all-electric machines with the best price/performance ratio.
Performance features include a high degree of precision, low energy consumption, low noise, and repeatability. At Fakuma an IntElect 50 machine was molding a small complex lens housing for a DVD player in LCP with 30% glass fiber. The mold, made by Stamm AG of Hallau, Switzerland, incorporates multiple slides for demolding and must maintain holes in the part with diameters as small as .12 mm.
Demag Plastics Group