Sumitomo (SHI) Demag brings out New Injection Moulding Machine

Sumitomo demagSumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH of Schwaig near Nuremberg brings out the new “IntElect”, a completely new generation of injection moulding machine. The new IntElect is developed in cooperation of its parent corporation Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) and is powered by a highly dynamic drive motors with highly energy efficient footprint. The machine has innovative features: compact, improved accessibility, ergonomics and machine precision that significantly reduce the price difference between hydraulic and all-electric machines. With an ROI in less than one year for all-electric applications, the machine offers a complete range of options.The new and complete machine series is now available with clamping forces of 500, 750, 1,000, 1,300 and 1,800 kN. The new design has10% less set-up area in comparison to comparable all-electric competitors.

The Sumitomo Corporation has already sold more than 60,000 all-electric injection moulding machines with tried-and-tested technology.Updated motor technology and extended memory capacity for brake energy optimize all IntElect machines, resulting in 20% savings on comparable all-electric machines. With sensitive mound protection and maximum mould support, the machine’s top-of-the-range linear guide ensures maximum platen parallelism right down to the symmetric application of nozzle system force. The production safety and stiffness of the moving and stationary platens are significantly increased by up to 30%.

The NC5 plus control system comes equipped with the new capacitive glass color touchscreen with the improved brilliance and sharpness of a smartphone for safe, intuitive and comfortable operation. The optimized design of the new machine surfaces ensures easy cleaning, cost-efficiency and a compact footprint with keen price/performance range.

Gerd Liebig, the CEO, commented, “We aim to be truly innovative. This means that the new IntElect does not have a random price, but the price of five years of ongoing work with the objective of building a more compact, more productive and more efficient new IntElect. We reduced the price gap between these all-electric and hydraulic machines and can now offer an improved machine series that delivers perfect cost-efficiency and an ROI in less than one year. The demand for the first pilot machines from our customers is very promising: they are almost sold out.”

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