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20. October 2017

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to showcase injection moulding machines at Fakuma 2017

At Fakuma 2017, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH is presenting a cross-section of its current portfolio of injection moulding machines. Three machines are being displayed on the company's own stand and a further three exhibited in conjunction with partner companies. Highlights include the latest generation of the all-electric IntElect series, a high-speed El-Exis SP machine for injection compression moulding of decorated thin-walled packaging lids and a multi-component Systec Multi injection moulding machine with an Industry 4.0 application. In addition to the IntElect machine, the latest innovation on show is the servoelectric SDR 5P sprue picker.

The new all-electric IntElect (Source: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag)

The new all-electric IntElect (Source: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag)

With an IntElect 50/360-110 on display, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is presenting the latest generation of its IntElect electric injection moulding machines. The injection mould for polyamide bobbins is provided by Siemens, while material for the 500 kN machine is supplied by Motan Colortronic. The new servoelectric SDR 5P sprue picker makes its debut in the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag portfolio on this exhibit. The IntElect is a complete series with clamping forces of 500, 750, 1,000, 1,300 and 1,800 kN. The 1,800 kN machine expands the new IntElect series, both in terms of clamping force and upward tie bar clearance, and it fills the gap which existed between models with clamping forces up to 1,300 kN and mid-sized IntElects available with forces of 2,200 to 4,500 kN. Comprehensive modularity and the introduction of intermediate sizes mean that moulders can select their machine from an even more specialised range with up to five screw diameters per injection unit.

A new generation of highly dynamic drive motors developed in cooperation with the parent company Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) ensures that high performance levels and a good energy balance are achieved. Design innovations reduce space requirements and improve machine accessibility, ergonomics and precision. The new IntElect is primarily of interest to manufacturers of precision assemblies, engineering components and optical parts, said the company.

The El-Exis SP can be viewed at Fakuma together with the material-saving injection compression moulding of thin-walled lids decorated with in-mould labels (Source: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag)

The El-Exis SP can be viewed at Fakuma together with the material-saving injection compression moulding of thin-walled lids decorated with in-mould labels (Source: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag)

While maintaining comparable mechanical properties, injection compression moulding of thin-walled plastic parts can considerably reduce the wall thickness of the product and, consequently, the amount of material consumed. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag demonstrates this advantage at Fakuma on a high-performance El-Exis SP 200-920 injection moulding machine with a clamping force of 2 000 kN. It achieves material savings of 25 % when compared to the standard injection moulding process. Given the dominant role materials play in production costs, this represents a significant cost advantage for injection moulders. The production cell designed as a complete solution around the El-Exis SP 200 produces decorative lids for food containers. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is presenting this exhibit in a joint project with Rouxel as the injection compression mould manufacturer, Machines Pagès as a specialist for high-speed extraction robots and downstream moulded part handling, Verstraete as experts for decorative labels and Borealis as the polyolefin generator.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag demonstrates production of a decorative visor on the Systec Multi at Fakuma with unequivocal traceability aided by DMC laser marking and MES. (Source: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag)

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag demonstrates production of a decorative visor on the Systec Multi at Fakuma with unequivocal traceability aided by DMC laser marking and MES. (Source: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag)

Generating a clamping force of over 2,100 kN, the Systec Multi 210/580-430h/200v incorporates both a horizontal and vertical injection unit. The system presented prior to delivery to a customer is equipped with the NC5 control and a new operator terminal, a turntable for substrate introduction and a Demag SDR 20 M robot for handling moulded parts. The series visor manufactured live is an interior component for fitting inside a series-production car. The polycarbonate (PC) support is overmoulded with ABS from the vertical plasticising unit to achieve partial galvanising. Following removal from the cavity, the robot transports the moulded part to a laser marking station. Instead of depositing the part here, it positions it in front of the Datalogic marking laser (www.datalogic.com) which applies a data matrix code (DMC). This means that the moulded part is uniquely labelled before the robot deposits it for the first time. During unique laser labelling of the moulded part, the injection moulding machine transmits all significant process data relating to the completed shot to a manufacturing execution system (MES) from BFA.

Partner companies with exhibits relating to Sumitomo (SHI) Demag machinery are Sepro Robotique (hall A1, stand 1203), ONI (hall A5, stand 5103) and the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid (KIMW, hall A5, stand 5312).

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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag at Fakuma 2017
Hall B1, stand 1105

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