The 5-point toggle lever with activation concept.
The new model has been designed for the manufacture of complex moulded parts, in particular for applications in packaging, closures, medical components and high-precision technical parts. Netstal unveiled the model at Fakuma 2012.
“We are really pleased with the launch of the new Elion 3200. Customer feedback has been very positive and high demand for this tried-and-tested machine series is a ringing endorsement of Netstal’s high product quality and expertise,” said Dr. Hans Ulrich Golz, CEO of Netstal. Machines in the Elion series are modular in design. The electrically driven clamping unit has been combined with a hydraulic high-precision injection unit that has also featured in the Evos series. “While feedback from the packaging industry has been especially outstanding, we have also had a positive response from customers who are in the medical sector and companies who manufacture high-precision technical parts,” said Golz.
The injection unit is able to reach injection speeds of up to 2,000 mm/s at extreme levels of acceleration thanks to its dual-valve technology. Thin-walled packaging parts can be formed in filling times of under 0.1 seconds. This level of injection performance means that it is possible to minimise material use and reduce cycle times. “This is clearly proved by our customers’ decreased production costs,” said Golz. The combination of different drive technologies requires an optimised drive concept adapted to their requirements. Netstal’s drive unit, the innovative Eco Powerunit, takes full advantage of the energy-saving potential of hybrid technology. In comparison to conventional, hydraulically driven toggle lever machines, the Elion hybrid reduces energy consumption by up to 50%.