Toshiba demos automated medical molding cell at PLASTEC Minneapolis

Toshiba Machine (Elk Grove Village, IL) has announced that it will conduct live demos of an automated medical molding cell during PLASTEC Minneapolis on Oct. 23 and 24, 2019. The EC110SXIII 110-ton all-electric injection molding machine is equipped with the Injectvisor V70, which, Toshiba says, is its most powerful controller to date. Show visitors can view the demo at booth 723.

Toshiba ECSXIII-V70 injection molding machine

A four-cavity mold with collapsible cores from Roehr Tool will be used to produce 28-mm polypropylene caps for medical packaging applications. The cell will include a fully integrated Sepro S5 part-removal robot, an automated visual inspection and sorting station with two Toshiba Machine robots, and a Mold-Masters hot runner system. The auxiliary equipment is integrated with the V70 controller, providing molders with a single point of control for easier setups and better visibility of the process, said the company. “The V70 offers new tools for faster mold set-ups, cycle-time optimization and part-defect analysis, allowing for faster payback on machinery investments,” added National Sales Manager Chuck Gorman.

The controller was designed with smart factory technology in mind, according to Gorman. He cites such features as a 19-inch high-resolution display with touch/swipe functionality; clamp-sequence customization using drag-and-drop icons; an on-board PDF library for machine manuals and documentation; the ability to connect to an optional iPAQET3 data management system; and OPC-UA architecture supporting Euromap 63 and Euromap 77 communication.

PLASTEC Minneapolis is co-located with Medical Design and Manufacturing Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Oct. 23 and 24, 2019.

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