KraussMaffei has introduced a new, locally-produced GX series injection molding machine at CHINAPLAS 2016. The GX series offers clamping force ranging from 4,000kN to 9,000kN and is manufactured at the Haiyan facility of the company.
The latest machine has come out to be one among the fastest two-platen machines, which has 2.3s dry cycle time. It can be put to various applications in the medical, automotive and packaging industries. The company is focusing on improving its delivery time in China.
According to KraussMaffei, they have realized a reduction in associated transport costs, and can now see the quick availability of replacement parts. A GX 450-3000 at their booth shows economical transport crate production for food stuff while ensuring 240g shot weight in approximately 11s cycle time. SCS, an Italian mold manufacturer, is a mold partner.
China’s KraussMaffei Group’s CEO, Christian Blatt said, “We want to better serve our customers in their partner network since both mold makers in China as well as end customers of plastics processors are operating on increasingly tight schedules.”
The company told that the finished loading crates’ demolding is taken over by an LRX 150 linear robot, which heaps them on a conveyor section. The linear robot is KraussMaffei’s MC6 control system-based.
The GX series features the compact two-platen design that paves way for fast clamping movements as well as modularity which helps choose the important plasticizing unit as an assembly kit does. In addition, the stable GuideX guides shoe’s and GearX locking device’s innovations guarantee fast locking along with high part quality and reduced energy consumption. Thus, GX series becomes appropriate for high-volume projects having aggressive cycle times and for applications like lightweight automotive construction.
Reportedly, the GX series has the ability to unite with FiberForm technology if fiber-reinforced composites impregnated with thermoplastics are back-injected. The MuCell/CellForm physical foaming process can also be used. When it comes to the packaging sector, the multi-cavity machine can help produce larger objects, including buckets, disposable objects like end caps for shampoo bottles, and transport crates.
“The flow path ratio, or the wall thickness ratio, places special requirements on the injection molding machine, specifically for thin-walled packaging. In addition, wear-resistant screws ensure a consistently high level of plasticizing performance,”added Blatt.