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Milan—Ferromatik Milacron has opted to introduce the newest member of its modular F-series—the F 200—at Plast 2012, this year's largest European tradeshow, which is currently being staged in Milan, Italy.

Karen Laird

May 9, 2012

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PLAST 2012: Ferromatik Milacron launches F 200

Milan—Ferromatik Milacron has opted to introduce the newest member of its modular F-series—the F 200—at Plast 2012, this year's largest European tradeshow, which is currently being staged in Milan, Italy.

"With this new machine, the modular F-Series now covers the complete middle range of clamping force sizes from 800 through 3500 kN," said Robert Trube, director sales & marketing at Ferromatik Milacron. "These are the most in-demand sizes and are the machines we're selling the most of," he explained. The F-Series will continue to expand until the complete portfolio is available, from 500 to 6500 kN.F200.jpg

Ferromatik Milacron F 200

Due to the modular design, Ferromatik Milacron says the F series can be tailored to meet every application need. Each of the five individual machine axes can be configured with electric or hydraulic drives. Thus every machine can be either all-electric, hydraulic, or a hybrid. The F 200 at the Ferromatik booth is a hybrid, with clamping and plasticizing driven electrically and ejection, carriage movement, and injection itself hydraulically powered.

Optimized for the production of thin-walled packaging, the machine is equipped with a clamping force of 2000 kN and a High Performance (HP) 60 injection unit, which reaches injection speeds of 900 mm/sec. A barrier screw with a diameter of 50 mm and a length of L/D 25 ensure a homogenous melt. The machine has a tie-bar spacing of 630 x 630 mm.

Here at Plast, four 150-ml polystyrene drinking cups, each weighing 13g, were being molded every 4.5 seconds, removed from the machine by a Ferromatik Milacron Robot (FMR 8-5 High Speed) and stacked on a conveyor.

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