Injection molding equipment supplier Absolute Haitian has teamed up with iMFLUX, a Hamilton, OH–based subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, in a distribution agreement that will offer iMFLUX processing software as an option on Haitian servo-hydraulic and Zhafir electric injection molding machines. The companies announced their agreement, which benefits US and Canadian molders, on April 30, 2021.
The integrated software enables molders to perform iMFLUX low-constant-pressure injection molding, in which the molding equipment automatically recognizes changing conditions and responds by adapting in real time. According to the partners, the integration of iMFLUX on Haitian and Zhafir injection molding machines will enable processors to run more sustainable materials, including post-consumer recycled content, with less energy, wear, and waste.
“Absolute Haitian’s philosophy is to provide access to technologies that can help our customers be more successful rather than limiting them to proprietary technology,” said Mike Ortolano, an owner of Worcester, MA–based Absolute Haitian, in a statement. “We want to help injection molders in flexible ways that enable them to apply technology across their entire fleet of molding machines. Our partnership with iMFLUX is a perfect fit with this approach. Integrating iMFLUX is expanding the capability of our machines.”
The two companies will host virtual events to demonstrate their innovation. The events, scheduled for May 25, 2021 (iMFLUX) and June 10, 2021 (Absolute Haitian), will feature an active machine cell demonstrating iMFLUX technology on a 618-ton Haitian Jupiter III two-platen, servo-hydraulic press. The JU5500 III will run a four-cavity housewares mold — two bowls, four spoons, and a lid — and recycled polypropylene. The machine cell includes a Hilectro servo robot and a Fanuc collaborative robot.
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