The right machine for every task!The requirements projected onto injection moulding machines have been changing over time. The injection moulding machines delivered at present must be extremely reliable, be able to produce fast and precise, be energy efficient and user friendly.
Stork Plastics Machinery is following these developments closely and is improving its injection moulding machines continuously. Recently the control system is replaced by the CDS700 full touch. The CDS700 control can be equipped with an optional maintenance schedule to reduce and coordinate production stops caused by preventive maintenance. The machines can also be equipped with a profile guiding system to ensure a more clean mould area. Many improvements have been made. We will enjoy talking to you about these and other improvements.
The energy consumption of injection moulding machines is commonly discussed. Many customers have picked up on this topic. Yet a low energy consumption is not a goal in itself. A good consideration of the energy consumption topic will also take into account the return on investment of the extra cost of the equipment. In the past full electric drives were often compared with the older hydraulic drives they were replacing. The return on investment thus presented was often short. Recent articles in the international press emphasize properly that a hydraulic drive can also be the right choice for a new injection moulding machine.
Modern machines with hydraulic drives are very reliable and precise! They also have an optimized energy efficiency. The extra cost of an investment in a full-electric machine is not easily justified. The return on investment time can take more than 10 years. Thus a full electric solution is not the best option for every product. Especially in those cases where fast movements and short injection times are required. Optimal results in these situations will be achieved by hybrid machines.
The right execution
As a manufacturer of machines which are often applied in thin wall injection moulding, Stork Plastics Machinery is propagating optimal hybrid solutions. After the rotating plasticizing movement, the second movement suitable for an electric drive is the mould movement. Nine years ago, in 2001, Stork put such a machine on show at the K2001 in Düsseldorf for the first time. This demonstrated concept is now proven technology.
Movements critical for thin wall applications such as injection still have a hydraulic drive. Recent market developments have shown that hybrid machines executed like this are now becoming a common appearance. An important portion of our machine range can be equipped with this drive combination. From 250 up until 660 metric tons clamping force machines have been developed and are available. Pending further requests, the available executions will be extended.
The required specifications are very important when designing electric drives for injection moulding machines. Machines built by Stork Plastics Machinery are often used in markets where SPEED is written in capital letters. An electric drive therefore is not allowed to have a reduced performance compared to its hydraulic equivalent. The dry cycle time must be at least the same. Only then a relevant statement can be made with respect to the return on investment of the electric drive system compared to a hydraulic drive.
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01-10-2007 Stork at the K2007 trade fair.
01-10-2007 K2007 : presentation STORK S 1500 - 850 machine.
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