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Engel to exhibit injection moulding solutions at Plast 2018

Engel is set to showcase its injection moulding solutions at this year’s Plast event in Milan, Italy, which will take place from 29 May to 1 June.

At the event, the company will exhibit an all-electric e-motion 440/160 injection moulding machine, which can be used to produce 500ml food containers.

Featuring Glaroform’s two-cavity mould, the machine offers injection speeds of more than 500 mm per second.

Engel is collaborating with two Italian partners including Campetella and Viappiani for upgrading the in-mould labeling (IML) automation capabilities of e-motion machine.

The company will exhibit its e-victory 170/80 injection moulding machine, which will be used for the production of needle holders for 1ml safety syringes.

Its stainless steel pipe distributor will be used for the cavity specific handling of small injection moulding parts.

The injection moulded parts will be packed in cavity-specific bags to ensure batch traceability down to the level of individual cavities.

An Engel viper 12 linear robot is used to remove the delicate polystyrene parts from the 16-cavity mould made by Fostag. Later, the parts will be transferred to the distribution system.

At the event, the two-component parts will be manufactured by using PBT and LSR on an Engel victory 200H/200L/160 combi injection moulding machine with an integrated viper 40 linear robot.

The firm will also exhibit new products from its inject 4.0 programme for the plastic processors. The emotion 80 TL injection moulding machine will be used for the production of inject 4.0 logos.

In addition, Engel will showcase its own line of temperature control units called e-temp at the event.

With nine production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia, Engel provides injection moulding machines, automation solutions for better production operations.

The firm’s moulding machines portfolio includes duo, e-duo, v-duo, victory, e-vicory, e-motion, e-mac, e-cap and flexseal.

Image: Engel e-motion 440/160 with integrated in-mould labelling will produce 500ml food containers. Photo: courtesy of ENGEL.