K 2013: Stork to showcase five injection molding machines

Stork will exhibit its latest developments in injection molding machines and technology at K 2013 in Hall 13/D72. New at the K-show is the introduction of five application specific machines in cooperation with its partners.

The company said the exhibits are targeted to show optimal efficiency in production systems for fast, high-tech packaging applications

Four of these Stork machines at the show are designed as hybrid machines with different variations of optional electrified executions of drive systems. The fifth machine, a full-electric, is designed for optimal energy consumption at highest possible production speeds.

These machines include the Stork Food line specifically for food applications; Stork Pot line for producers of pots; Stork Pail line is the machine range for pail producers; Stork 2-fit line is especially equipped for the production of fittings; and the Stork Crate line for production of crates.

The machines on show are equipped with those packages and have the optimal execution for their specific application.

Stork 2500-1450

This hybrid machine with 2500 kN clamping force is equipped for high-speed thin-wall food packaging applications. It will produce a rectangular 150g food container with IML from a 4-cavity mold in a 2.0 second cycle. The production cell will be equipped with a Brink side entry IML system. The machine is also equipped with a roller rail system for the precise guidance of the moving platen. The maximum mold height is enlarged for optimal use of stack molds.

Stork 5500-5650

This hybrid machine has a clamping force of 5500 kN and is optimized for the production of flower pots in multi cavities. The machine is equipped with an electrical clamping unit andhas a dry cycle of less than 1.7 seconds. At speeds of more than 2.0 meters per second for the moving platen, the lowest energy consumption will be achieved when kinetic energy is transformed back to electricity by a feed back unit. The machine is also equipped with a very high-performance injection unit. Injection speeds are closed loop control up to 1000 mm/seconds.

Stork 2000-850

This fully electric machine with 2000 kN clamping force will produce a round food container. The container will have an EVOH barrier layer from EVAL with bonding, applied by an IRIS co-injection unit supplied by Mold-Masters. The products produced in 4-cavities will be taken out by a Brink side-entry robot and checked by an IMD VISTA camera control system.

All machine movement has an electrical drive system to ensure the lowest energy consumption possible, the company said.

Stork 9000-8650

This hybrid machine will show its high-performance at producing a consumer crate of 2220g in 30 seconds. The machine is equipped with a high performance injection unit with 27 L/D mixing screw featuring special geometry for optimal output and coloring.

Stork 3300-1450

At the Polymac booth Hall 13/B59, this machine will produce a 4-liter pail with IML in 7 seconds. This machine is equipped with a Polymac IML and take-out system. The shot weight will be 150g.

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