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Joint effort creates lower-cost machine


A cooperative effort between Battenfeld and Ferromatik Milacron has resulted in the new Battenfeld EM all-electric line, offering the best machine components from the two companies at a lower price than the previous EM line. A size was added on the lower end of the clamping force range, extending the line from 300 to 1800 kN.

The clamping unit is equipped with a five-point twin-toggle mechanism and the toggle joints and drive spindles are lubricated by a central grease lubrication unit. The high rigidity of the machine and the dynamics of its servomotors are said to give the EM series a high degree of repeatability. Battenfeld reports that the energy consumption in continuous operation has been reduced by at least 20% over the predecessor model. The high efficiency of the servomotors and the energy recovery in the deceleration phases are all said to reduce energy consumption by up to 50% in some applications. In addition, the oil no longer needs to be cooled.

The hydro-pneumatic drive in the nozzle unit is said to provide symmetrical force transmission with optimized mold protection. Independent amplifiers control the machine?s movements and motor power generation.

Battenfeld of America
South Elgin, IL
(847) 531-0015; www.sms-k.com

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