The roadshow will mark the debut of the second-generation Elektron in Spain, Italy, Denmark, and the UK.
The machines will spend several days in each country in the technical centers of local offices in Spain, Italy, Denmark, and the UK. Visitors will get a chance to see demonstrations of medical and consumer goods applications, along with expert presentations. “The roadshow gives us a chance to introduce our machines in smaller, more personal venues, and allows our customers to engage with us directly in their own locale,” said Gerold Schley, Managing Director at Ferromatik Milacron and Vice President of Milacron China.
The modular F-Series can be configured as an all-electric, hydraulic, or hybrid machine. The F 80 on the tour has been set up as a hybrid machine: clamping and plasticising are electrically-driven, while ejection, carriage movement, and injection itself are powered by hydraulics. The machine has a clamping force of 800kN. It is equipped with an Advanced Performance APh 40 injection unit, and offers 470x470mm tie-bar spacing. It features a 64-cavity mould from Schöttli, and will demonstrate the production of syringe protectors with a cycle time of 5.8 seconds. The parts have a shot weight of 41.6g.
The roadshow will also mark the debut of the second-generation Elektron in Spain, Italy, Denmark, and the UK. The all-electric machine series features a new look and brand-new controls. The touring Elektron 50 with 500kN clamping force will be outfitted with an international size 120 injection unit and will produce toy building blocks on a 20-cavity mould made by B & K Kunststoffwerke. The shot weight of the parts is 36g. The parts will be made from a new biopolymer, Terez-Naturegran PV 6930, developed by Livemold, which uses 70% renewable corn-based material. The material is said to be robust and meets the numerous safety requirements for children’s toys. It was recognised in the 2012 Biowerkstoff des Jahres (Biomaterial of the Year) and Bioplastics Award competitions.
There is no charge for registration for the Ferromatik Milacron roadshow and spaces are still available. Visitors should contact the local organisers for each event (email addresses below).
20th-21st February 2013
7th–9th March 2013
18th–21st March 2013
16th–17th April 2013