Coming to Fakuma: Sumitomo Demag to show case high-speed all-electric IMMS

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New all-electric IntElect S machine series for high-speed applications

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH will be showcasing its new all-electric machine series for high-speed parts during the Fakuma 2018 plastics show, to be held 16-20 Oct in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

The Schwaig, Germany-based machinery supplier, which will be exhibiting at Stand 1105, Hall B1, said 3 Sept that it will launch all-electric high-speed IntElect S machine, a compact high-speed version of its IntElect S injection moulding machine (IMM), during the show.

“Our in-house drive technology has advanced to a level that delivers not only fast cycle times and unparalleled process stability but also guarantees maximum energy efficiency,” explained CEO Gerd Liebig.

The high-speed, all-electric IntElect S IMMs are available with clamping forces between 500 kN and 1,800 kN and with injection speeds between 350 and 500 mm/s.

The machines, said Sumitomo Demag, are specially built for high-speed applications with cycle times between 3 and 10 seconds.

The new model has been optimised to outperforms standard IntElect machines in terms of mould movements, injection and metering speeds and ejector movements, in order to reduce cycle times.

“We are perfectly prepared for high-speed engineering applications,“ product manager Peter Gladigau said, “and extensive lifecycle tests under extremely harsh conditions have proven the superior performance and reliability of our IntElect S.

In live demo, Sumitomo Demag will premiere an IntElect S 130/520-450 with options specially developed for medical engineering requirements and a clean production environment.

The 32-cavity pipette application focuses on quality assurance, traceability and supports customers with their product validation.

For this system, German manufacturer Waldorf Technik has supplied its compact automation system VarioTip, with 100% camera inspection, for sorting pipettes according to cavities into the corresponding racks.

The system is equipped with a Max Petek laminar flow hood and connected to a master computer from bfa solutions, to ensure the perfect traceability of process data as well as monitoring changes to the set machine data.

“The machine design with minimal surface areas and encapsulated mould space and our expertise in the all-electric segment are the recipe for our success as an innovative system supplier for medical engineering applications,” commented Pietro Scattarreggia, director business development electronics & medical at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag.

Parallel to the launch of the IntElect S, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will also introduce the “SDR Speed” robot series, which it says is at the heart of its new performance package for applications with cycle times of between 3 and 10 seconds.

The company has increased dynamics of the SDR Speed series in order to support the shorter removal and mould opening times of the IntElect S series.

At Stand A1-1203, run by Sepro Robotique GmbH, an IntElect S 180/ 560-700 running with a SDR Speed 7 robot will demonstrate the performance of the machine, with sample thin-wall application runs and a cycle time of less than 4.8 seconds.

Also on display will be Sumitomo Demag’s IntElect 50 with a SDR 55, which will be showcased by partner company and ancillary equipment specialist ONI-Wärmetrafo GmbH.

Sumitomo Demag will also be exhibiting its hydraulic injection moulding machine Systec Servo 280/630-1450 with integrated functional unit for decoration, curing, purging and quality control.

“Together with our partner Leonhard Kurz, we will present an automotive application: a door sill with a new day/night design is initially decorated by IMD [in-mould decoration] and then covered with functional foil for touch functionality,” explained Henrik Langwald, director automotive business development.

All IMD process steps are integrated in a production unit with automation that was specially standardised for IMD applications.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has also designated a self-contained section at Fakuma for all issues of network integration and digital services.

Such services including access to an internet platform for on-line support and diagnostics and documentation. Remote monitoring production and on-line ordering of spare parts are also available for customers through myConnect services.

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