Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. (Torrington, CT) will put the spotlight on its Wittmann 4.0 technology at NPE2018 in booth W3742. The theme has been announced as “Pathway to 4.0,” and the booth will include six injection molding machine work cells with integrated robots, automation, material handling and auxiliary equipment, all showcasing Wittmann 4.0 and its various features and benefits. There will also be sections of the booth dedicated to specific products in Wittmann Battenfeld’s portfolio, including a robot and automation section and several displays of Wittmann Battenfeld auxiliaries.
“Our Pathway to 4.0 theme will allow us to show off all of the capabilities of our Wittmann 4.0 technology, so visitors to our booth can leave with a better understanding of what this tech can really do and how it can help improve their company’s processes in ways they might not have thought of before,” said Crystal Gagnon, Marketing Communications. “We also like to bring some excitement and have fun at NPE, and this year will be no different!”
Several new products will be featured in the Wittmann Battenfeld booth, as well. These will include the high-speed EcoPower Xpress injection molding machine, the X Series robot, a TCU featuring the new SpeedDrive technology, an S-MAX screenless granulator line and the Aton H Portable dryer. Each of these new pieces of equipment will be integrated into Wittmann 4.0 displays, in keeping with the Pathway to 4.0 theme.
Wittmann Battenfeld will display the following six injection molding machine work cells:
- An EcoPower 180/750 machine molding a shampoo flip top with a four-cavity mold from StackTeck using polypropylene from Washington Penn with color from UCC. The cell will include a W833 Pro robot integrated with Mold Following, which allows for high-speed removal. It will also feature a vacuum EOAT, conveyor, feeder, Flowcon Plus water flow control and a hot runner control system from Gammaflux.
- An EcoPower 110/350 B6P cleanroom molding machine running Washington Penn polypropylene pipettes in an eight-cavity mold from Cavaform. The cell will run a W823 robot with a Servo B Axis and cleanroom options, as well as an extension allowing for dual placement onto pipette trays. It will also feature a high-flow vacuum EOAT, tray filling conveyor system, Tempro D Plus temperature controller and Aton H dryer.