The Jupiter II series injection moulding machines from Haitian have been available on the market since the beginning of the year in the 12,000 to 66,000 kN range. At K, the Chinese firm is premiering the 5,500 kN Jupiter, with other lower clamping forces coming on-line in 2014.
“We have overhauled the machine from the ground up, the design now has a clean and tidy appearance, the technical weaknesses were addressed, and new clamping force classes have been added. Of all of the series the Jupiter II has definitely taken the biggest step in terms of development” said Mr. Fu Nanhong, Chief Engineer of Haitian International Ltd. The new Jupiter is said to be more stable, with rapid, friction free movements. There is a choice of six injection sizes for each clamping unit.
“We exhibited the new Jupiter at Chinaplas for the first time and we got a lot of positive feedback from all sides” said Professor Helmar Franz, CSO and member of the executive board at Haitian International. “It is the best equipped for international challenges”. As per the group’s tradition, the new machine was first introduced in China. The company claims that the first few months saw orders and shipments of over 100 units. There are now orders now coming from Europe ahead of what Haitian calls the ‘official marketing launch’ .
The Jupiter II series portfolio will be expanded from 2014. The group cites a “desire for greater efficiency and more application possibilities” as the instigator for the new clamping forces of 5,500, 7,500, 9,500 kN.
“It was well worth the effort” said Professor Franz. “The Jupiter II should also be highly interesting outside of the automotive industry”.