Milacron is going big—really big—at this year’s NPE. At booth W2703, the company will feature the largest tonnage Roboshot it has ever built as well as the largest tonnage injection molding machine to operate at an NPE show.
The new Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500 has an increased tonnage option up to 550 U.S. tons (558 metric tonnes) and is designed for large molds with tie-bar spacing of 36.2 inches (91.94 cm). It will be molding a detergent cap with a 24-cavity mold at 6-second cycle times.
But wait, there’s bigger. Milacron also will be exhibiting its new Cincinnati injection molding machine, which boasts 2250 tons of clamping power!
Proudly taking its name from Milacron’s home city, the Cincinnati is a new large-tonnage, true two-platen machine designed to meet the demands of the global automotive, appliance and other large part molding markets. The Cincinnati product line expands on Milacron’s large machine technology with a platform that adds performance and a shorter footprint, said the company. The machines are powered by proven Fanuc servomotor power packs. An improved machine layout and enhanced access to the eject and die areas make operation, maintenance and servicing easier, according to Milacron.
The Cincinnati 2250 that will be on display at NPE2018 has been sold to i2-tech custom injection molders in Iowa, who bought one of Milacron’s first injection molding machines ever produced in the late 1960s. It carries the serial number 3!
On the show floor, the Cincinnati 2250 will be molding a large ATV side-by-side dash in a single-cavity mold.