Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd. introduces two new models: The EC280SXII, featuring a clamping force of 2,744 kN (280 tf), and the EC350SXII, featuring a clamping force of 3,430 kN (350 tf) to its EC-SXII series of all-electric injection molding machines, one of the best-selling products in Japan to its production lineup at its China factory. These two new models are expected to improve customer satisfaction in the area of precision molding of automobile optical parts.
Customers can select the optimum injection device for their specific application from the wide variety of injection devices that are available with high-load, high-injection pressure, and high-speed injection specifications for automobile parts, optical parts, the medical and food container sectors, and more.
The INJECTVISOR V50/S51 Control System includes a new core-back (foam molding) control circuit (option) enables more lightweight designs for molded products and also supports various plug-ins such as sub-injection units for double injection molding machines for providing wider functionality and greater ease of operation.
Preventive maintenance, remote maintenance, and other IoT technologies are utilized to contribute to higher productivity in molding plants targeting zero downtime.
Toshiba developed a special plasticizing system for reducing foreign matter and yellowing defects in thick optical parts. This system features a high-rigidity die clamping unit and multistage compression control (PRESTROL) for enabling the shape accuracy, high microscopic transfer, and mitigation and homogenization of internal stress that are required for molding of thick lenses.
Masafumi Ito of the Regional Operating Headquarters (East Asia), said, “Combined with our industrial robots, which will be produced in our China factory, this is a system solution for meeting the needs of our customers. The EC-SXII series features a wide of array of packages for optical parts such as automobile LED headlight lenses, in-car lighting and displays, and more, for contributing to higher productivity and more stable precision molding.”