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October 11, 2018 | Fast cap production

Engel hall A5, stand 5204

At the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Engel will demonstrate a further reduction in cycle times for the production of caps. An all-electric Engel e-cap 2440/380 will be used to produce 26mm caps, including tamper-proof bands made of HDPE, at a cycle time of under 2 seconds under realistic manufacturing conditions. The optimised movement of profiles allows an increased output. The Engel e-cap 380 with 3,800kN of clamping force can provide a dry cycle time of 1.4sec.

This e-cap machine is the only cap machine on the market providing all-electric operation with a clamping force range as high as 4,200kN. The e-cap due to be showcased at Fakuma needs around 0.4 kWh of electricity to process a kilogram of plastic granulate.

Integrated systems solution to unlock full potential

A 72-cavity mould from z-moulds (Dornbirn, Austria) will be used at the trade fair. As far as peripheral units, the exhibit will include a dry air system from Blue Air Systems (Kundl, Austria) and a camera inspection system from IMDvista (Brügg, Switzerland). As a system solutions provider, Engel delivers fully-integrated and automated manufacturing cells around the world from a single source. Efficiency potential is maximised and overall energy consumption kept to a minimum where the injection moulding machine, mould and peripheral systems are properly coordinated from the start of the project. Alongside energy efficiency, the all-electric e-cap machine's features include extreme precision. This ensures the greatest possible number of good parts, even in the production of demanding lightweight caps.

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