Milacron (Cincinnati, OH) showcased its all-electric Electron EVO machine insert molding a medical syringe using a four-cavity Zahoransky mold. A Staubli robot transferred the device to a Max Petek-designed cleanroom area. The cycle time is 14 seconds.
The molding machine features exceptional repeatability in stroke precision and, because it is all electric, no oil disposal, leaks or slipping hazards, making it compatible with cleanroom environments.
The Electron EVO uses 60% less energy and 90% less water than hydraulic injection molding machines, reducing operating costs substantially, according to Milacron.