The all-electric Engel e-mac injection moulding machine has begun a ‘European tour’ which started on 12th February and will extend into the summer. The group joins a host of major players who recently reported that they will support their participation at the K Show with international roadshows.
The event got under way in the French town of Wissous on 12th and 13th February. It will move on to Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.
Using two applications as examples, the full potential of the machine series will be demonstrated live at the regional subsidiary offices. Connector housings will be produced from fibreglass-filled PBT/ASA using an Engel e-mac 310/100 with integrated Engel viper 6 linear robot.
All drives in the Engel e-mac are servo-electric. This, according to Engel, is to guarantee the best possible precision and process stability while maximising the effectiveness of the machine as a whole. The drives are operated by a modern axis system solution with stabilised intermediate circuit; braking energy is recovered and fed back into the grid.
The series has four machine sizes with clamping forces of 50, 75, 100 and 180 tonnes. The e-mac has been designed for full modularity and automation technology integration. The compact design of the machine can save space whilst cutting operating costs.