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New All-electric Series Is Winner for Wintec at Chinaplas

Currently reliant on the automotive sector, Engel’s low-cost machine builder seeks to diversify its customer base by supplying the medical and packaging sectors.

Stephen Moore

May 22, 2024

2 Min Read
Wintec injection molding machine on display at Chinaplas
Photo: Stephen Moore

After a three-year absence from the all-electric machine market segment, Engel’s low-cost injection machine affiliate Wintec is back with the e-win SE series of machines with clamping forces ranging between 50 and 380 tonnes. “Without small machines, 90% of our focus was on auto,” says Markus Fuchs, president of sales and service at Wintec Global and president of the Engel Group in Southeast Asia. “With small machines, technical and less-challenging medical applications, as well as packaging, will become more accessible for us. We want to aim for market share by adding a cost-competitive all-electric machine range [to] address the electrification trend driven by Japanese OEMs,” he added.

Performance at a competitive price point.

Wintec is also introducing an upgraded series of low-cost hydraulic machines. “The new t-win SE hydraulic two-platen injection molding machine is a complete iteration of the original t-win series,” said Fuchs. “The t-win SE is a refurbished machine with a competitive price point and even better performance. There are molders who appreciate European quality but at the same time we appreciate that Engel machine prices may be a little high, even for auto Tier Is. We are addressing this issue with the new machine series.”

For its part, the e-win SE series of all-electric, high-precision injection molding machines boasts stability and a compact design that saves on production space. Further, its consistent and efficient production pattern significantly reduces production costs, according to Engel.

Cycle-time optimization.

Thanks to high injection speed capacity and other performance parameters, the e-win SE press maximizes capacity while reducing cycle time. The e-win SE is also equipped with the user-friendly Wintec C3 controller, which delivers operational flexibility and the capability to perform more complex injection molding applications. It also meets the high standards of intelligent manufacturing required by industries such as medical, packaging, and 3C electronics. 

In conjunction with the launch of the new machines, Wintec has also introduced its first high-efficiency linear robot — the a-win. The robot for t-win machines offers increased payload capacity. Wintec’s integrated control concept and digital solutions ensure that all movements mesh together perfectly.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and a proud dachshund owner.

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