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Engel expanded its range of large, dual-platen duo two-shot machines in time for its recent Symposium 2012 with vertical and all-electric machine versions: the v-duo and the e-duo, respectively.

PlasticsToday Staff

June 28, 2012

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Large vertical and electric dual-shot machines debut in Austria

Engel expanded its range of large, dual-platen duo two-shot machines in time for its recent Symposium 2012 with vertical and all-electric machine versions: the v-duo and the e-duo, respectively.

Engel (Schwertberg, Austria) has introduced an innovative lightweight composite process into its vertical Engel v-duo two-shot machine. When inserting reinforcing elements such as organic sheets and tapes—and in the case of in-situ polymerization and the high-pressure RTM (resin transfer molding) process—it often makes sense to work with gravity. A vertical clamping unit offers benefits in these instances, and increases efficiency.

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Vertical two-shot press available in clamping forces up to 2300 tons.

The vertical version of the large-scale duo machine also features a compact design with low height and weight. Low machine height ensures easy access to the handling and maintenance area while the relatively low weight of the machine cuts investment costs as existing halls can be used (and the cost of foundations is reduced where a new structure is built).

Sidestepping the conventional hydraulic accumulator and opting for an energy-saving ecodrive as standard reportedly makes the machine even more cost effective. The Engel v-duo is initially available for sale in five clamping-force ranges (400, 700, 1100, 1700, and 2300 tons).

The e-duo, meanwhile, brings the advantages of electric drive technology to the large-scale machine class; it stands for the ultimate in precision and repeatability, high injection performance, and maximum energy efficiency according to Engel. Drawing on 12 years of experience in constructing all-electric injection molding machines, Engel Austria can now apply synergy from its established Engel e-motion series to large-scale machines.

Engel also unveiled an e-duo 500 pico from the new series at the Engel Symposium 2012. With five clamping-force ranges between 500 and 700 tons available, Engel will be the only producer of injection molding machines in Europe to offer all-electric dual-platen machines in this class. —[email protected]

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