Engel (Schwertberg, Austria, and York, PA) invites PLASTEC West and MD&M West attendees to experience first-hand its suite of smart factory products by taking the CC300 machine control panel on a test drive in booth 3911. Five demonstrations are available: Constant shot-by-shot filling, detecting and avoiding rejects, cavity information without cavity sensors, automatic clamp force optimization and energy reduction using smart mold temperature control. The CC300 will simulate process fluctuations and attendees can view in real time on the machine display the automatic readjustments made possible through Engel’s inject 4.0 technology and iQ software products.
The company will be bringing its high-precision, high-performance e-motion 170/85 TL US to the show. The machine’s tie-bar-less design enables full integration of an e-pic Z linear pick-and-place robot with full and easy access to the mold.
Also at booth 3911, Wintec, part of the Engel group, will showcase its all-electric e-win 1000/310 machine with 1000-kN clamping force. Equipped with a viper linear robot, the system will run a two-cavity mold producing a specimen container for medical diagnostics.
Engel has partnered with Roembke Mfg. & Design (Ossian, IN) for the exhibit mold. Roembke’s diverse tooling product offering allows Engel to obtain thermoplastic as well as thermoset molds from a single source.
All movements of the e-win machines are servo-electric, ensuring stable processes and consistent component quality. Efficiency features include reduced cycle times through parallel movements of the drive axes, outstanding acceleration of the injection axis (up to 22 m/s²), low energy consumption and a compact design. Designed and engineered in Europe, Wintec single-shot injection molding machines are designed to meet the requirements of standard plastics production.