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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to Showcase IM Machine and Technologies at Fakuma 2021

Published on 2021-10-05. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Machinery    Part Design & Manufacturing    Medical   

sumitomo-dhi-demag-fakuma At Fakuma 2021, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will present numerous new products showcasing itself as a competent machine partner and innovative and sustainable innovation driver. The trade fair presentation will be supported by three all-electric injection molding machines from the IntElect series, plus one from the company’s El-Exis SP packaging range.

State-of-the-Art Elastomer Injection Molding

An IntElect 130/520-450, including an LSR package, showcases state-of-the-art elastomer injection molding integrated with the Servomix Z200 metering system from partner Nexus Elastomer Systems, Eberstalzell (Austria). For its inaugural presentation to the global trade audience, the LSR exhibit will demonstrate the production of a freeform automotive axial seal. "16 cavities, burr-free, no conversion," states Henrik Langwald, director automotive & electronics.

An IntElect 220/660-1100, equipped with a special plasticizing unit for processing crystal-clear multilayer PC, demonstrates all of the IMD advantages in a single, seamless process. Automating the production of emblems for automotive exterior applications, the IMD decoration process involves back injecting a second surface using a single image followed by contactless cleaning in a laminar flow box. "This ISO Class 7 cleanroom and fully automated process corresponds well with our new ‘handle&place’ concept," explains Langwald.

ABS-based Onyx-style Shell

In another interesting display, long-standing automation partner Sepro Robotique will produce an onyx-style shell on an all-electric IntElect 130/520-450 injection molding machine. Using a tool created by Polar-Form Werkzeugbau, the two-tone black and white translucent layered mineral will be convincingly replicated in ABS. An innovative application of this intricacy requires a molding machine of the highest performance, maximum dynamics, greatest precision with an excellent energy balance, supported by Sepro’s equally optimized automation platform.

Fully Automated Production Cell for Medical Parts

Corroborating the company’s digitalization and interface competence is a fully automated and highly efficient production cell for technical medical parts. The exhibit focuses on the IntElect S 100/460-250 with an automation system from Waldorf Technik GmbH, Engen, based on the German partner’s patented Vario Tip FSS system. “The uncompromising design of this trade exhibit showcases the production of medical parts and caps for insulin syringes, on a 16-cavity mold in a total cycle time of around six seconds", reports Anatol Sattel, director Medical.

Once again, an El-Exis SP 250 proves its high-speed capabilities manufacturing a cup application. The hybrid machine for packaging impressively demonstrates high speed, user-friendliness and durability. "Opening and closing sides are the fastest on the market," reports Arnaud Nomblot, Director Packaging. “The origins of the short cycle times and 1,000 mm/s injection speeds can be attributed to the hydraulic accumulator. As a result, processors can produce even thinner and lighter packaging items, resulting in a significant reduction in raw material requirements, packaging waste and shipping costs.”

Permanent Machine Status Condition Monitoring Systems

Another booth highlight is the inaugural launch of a series of permanent machine status condition monitoring systems. Reducing maintenance costs while maintaining reliability, they can be used to determine the actual degree of wear and tear, enabling early detection and optimal maintenance planning towards the end of the service life of the injection molding machine. Utilizing condition monitoring, complex processes can be reliably analyzed directly on the machine. Making it possible to monitor critical parameters, which typically requires considerable effort and resources.

At Fakuma 2021, we will present three options that can be implemented across all series," reports Dr. Thorsten Thümen, Senior Director Technology. “The first option helps to keep all-electric machines permanently energy-efficient and powerful. Another serves to optimize hydraulic machine oil parameters and maintain component quality. The third reliably monitors control voltage across the entire injection molding machine series," he explains.

New Slogan "Act! Sustainably”

At Fakuma 2021, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag draws special attention to the ecological progress being made within the production landscape. A new slogan “Act! "Sustainably", to which the company is totally committed and underpins all future innovations, will be communicated across the booth. Firmly integrated into the company’s corporate and CSR mission statement, only machines and equipment that contribute to this sustainability statement will be showcased.

Meeting Future Networking Requirements

Meeting all future networking and communication requirements in the context of Industry 4.0, all of the company’s robots and machines are now completely aligned to the OPC/UA control, monitoring and integration interface. Additionally, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag presents its advanced web-based software solution myConnect. This central platform gives customers direct access to a wide range of fully networked support services. Additionally, the myConnect system helps to enhance the management of inefficiencies, reduce costs, improve total cost of ownership, troubleshoot errors and minimize downtime.

Source: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag


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