Engel North America (York, PA) has announced that it will demo its electric e-mac 310/110 US injection molding machine at the forthcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis trade show and conference. The machine will be running a four-cavity duck-bill mold with in-mold slitting provided by M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp (Brea, CA). The material—Silpuran silicone rubber—is supplied by Wacker Silicones (Adrian, MI).
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The compact e-mac machines are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They are equipped with all-electric drive technology and dynamic servo motors, an innovative energy recovery system and linear guidance of the moving platen. Advanced acceleration technology combines process stability with fast cycle times.
The 110 US ton e-mac is the foundation of the manufacturing cell being displayed at MD&M Minneapolis, and is equipped for the processing of liquid silicone rubber. In addition to in-mold slitting from M.R. Mold, the machine will also be equipped with a Silcomix liquid silicone dispensing system provided by Dopag (Erlanger, KY). The dispenser is designed to process all common liquid silicone rubbers from a variety of container sizes. The pumping system is balanced such that all but 1% of the raw material is used, which provides potential cost savings. The system is controlled by a Dopag metering computer that has a communication interface to the molding machine.
The silicone rubber compound has been tested to selected ISO 10993 requirements and USP Class VI, and complies with the strict safety requirements of the healthcare sector.