Fakuma 2015 Intelligent plasticising, control and automation

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Germany – Krauss-Maffei's stand, under the motto of “Productivity Plus”, will be hosting a range of small and medium-sized injection moulding machines that will illustrate how intelligent plasticising, control and automation solutions can improve productivity.

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The focus of the stand will be applications using the new hydraulic CX series and the all-electric AX Silco-Set for processing liquid silicone rubber.

The company says that significant savings potential can be delivered by its new APC (adaptive process control) function, which allows the injection moulding machine to restart quickly and to process even difficult batches of material with high proportions of recycled materials into premium quality components.

A CX 160 machine will demonstrate the creation of interesting laser and hologram surface effects. This machine uses a dynamically inductive mould temperature control system (Dynamic Mould Heating – DMH) from Roc-Tool. Future-orientated lightweight design with reinforced thermoplastics will be demonstrated with the CX 300 Fiber-Form. The process developed by Krauss-Maffei combines injection moulding with thermoforming of composite sheets. The machine on show will demonstrate e-production of airbag housings with weight savings of up to 40%, compared to metal components.