Milacron to Showcase End-to-End Service Solutions at Fakuma 2015
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Milacron Inc. (NYSE:MCRN), announced its plans to have a major on-site presence at Fakuma 2015, a premier international plastics processing trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany from October 13th to 17th. The company will focus on the innovative potential of its integrated plastics solutions. Milacron’s participation and activities will feature various new processing technologies and address evolving customer needs.
The industry’s only integrated plastics processing provider, Milacron has combined the individual strengths of industry leading brands Ferromatik, Mold-Masters, Uniloy, DME, Tirad and CIMCOOL. Technologies such as injection, co-injection, extrusion, hot runner systems, control systems, blow molding and mold technologies have been combined under a unified brand that reflects Milacron’s new direction as the industry’s most comprehensive integrated plastics solutions provider.
At Fakuma, Milacron will illustrate how its new integrated approach, as well as its rich portfolio of products, provides customers with engineered solutions across three businesses. This includes Advanced Plastics Processing Technologies, Melt Delivery and Control Systems, and Fluid Technologies. Visitors to Milacron’s Fakuma booth, located in hall B3 – booth 3203, will be able to take a closer look at the future of plastics processing technology. In addition to Milacron’s plastics machinery products, Mold-Masters, DME, TIRAD, and CIMCOOL products and systems will be housed in the same booth.
“With all of the exciting changes happening at Milacron, our focus remains on helping our customers succeed. We want to show them what we can do when we combine the best in plastics processing under one roof,” said Tom Goeke, CEO of Milacron. “Fakuma is an ideal platform for us to showcase our innovative technologies and products, and demonstrate to customers how Milacron can help them succeed through our innovative, end-to-end service solutions.”
Fakuma attendees will experience the following technologies first-hand at Milacron’s booth:
Injection Molding Machines:
The new Magna Toggle
The new Magna T will be launched in the European market at Fakuma. Combining the advantages of a precise and accurate toggle mechanism with advanced user-friendly controls, the Magna T Servo is a high-value injection molding machine. Reduced heat generation results in longer life for the hydraulic components and enhanced oil life, while the head load on the factory floor and cooling water consumption is reduced. Magna T Servo offers energy efficiency while providing outstanding repeatability, increased accuracy and precision.
The Magna T Servo has a quiet gear pump resulting in increased operator safety due to substantial noise reduction. Its toggle mechanism is optimized for fast cycling and reduced platen deflection, and its servo motor design has increased reliability and lower maintenance costs.
The Machine (Magna Toggle 200) is equipped with a mold from the Austrian moldmaker Haidlmair and is producing a high-end storage container made out of PP. The parts will handled by a robotic take out system.
Link to Magna Toggle image – https://app.box.com/s/3m0or7phcmac2jk8fqu8yzy6vxyhttc0
The new Elektron Evolution
A product of Milacron’s years of innovation in all-electric injection molding technology, the company is set to launch the Elektron Evolution. The Elektron uses the advanced Ferromatik-Series control system Mosaic. Designed for a full range of applications and in a wide variety of sizes, it offers customers outstanding value to help them achieve their plastics manufacturing goals.
Milacron’s Elektron Evolution uses 60 per cent less energy and 90 per cent less water than hydraulic injection molding machines, reducing operating costs substantially. Setting the standard for movement repeatability, Elektron Evolution’s stroke precision of servo-driven axis is significantly greater than top hydraulic systems, making it the best injection molding machine for the reliable production of high-precision parts. With no oil disposal, leaks or slipping hazards, Elektron Evolution is perfect for clean room environments regardless of machine size needed.
At Fakuma, The Elektron Evolution (EO 75) will be producing a two-component part made of PA 6 GF 30 and TPE using a mold from moldmaker Braunform. The TPE will be injected using Mold-Masters E-Multi auxiliary injection unit.
Link to Elektron Evolution image – https://app.box.com/s/uol400x5ei237r7f5a3kquq7uat5c2nr
The award-winning Ferromatik-Series
The award-winning modular Ferromatik-Series is a high-performance injection molding machine with a modular drive concept. These machines can be specified in electric, hydraulic, or hybrid form, as desired. The Ferromatik-Series comes in eight different sizes, as well as a multi-component, mono-sandwich or cube machine. Thanks to the versatile and adaptable design, the Ferromatik-Series can easily accept retrofits and upgrades.
The Ferromatik-Series F120 displayed at this year’s Fakuma is upgraded to a fully automated production cell with an integrated Zahoransky robot system and a combined one-component and two-component mold, which produces on one-side 1C razors and on the other side 2C razors.
Link to Ferromatik-Series image – https://app.box.com/s/ema1g2w6wu842le57q741vynvgf7zxch
Following the very successful launch of Klear Can at NPE, where Milacron publicly demonstrated for the first time a co-injection system for Klear Can production, Milacron will have a co-injection display at Fakuma. Klear Can is a multilayer plastic can that will replace metal food cans for the packaging of long shelf-life items such as fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, etc. This offers the clear advantage of allowing the consumer to see the quality of the food at the point of sale, the package is BPA free and can run in existing filling, seaming and retorting lines at canneries. Milacron Co-injection systems will also be displaying their White/Black/White technology for PET preforms aimed at the dairy and light sensitive beverages markets. This highly innovative technology will allow the expansion of PET into this market space, which is currently dominated by multi-layer carton technologies. Co-injection specialists will be available at the booth, to discuss the technology and answer your specific questions on your projects.
Link to Klear Can image – https://app.box.com/s/naknp4lgqp5qxyfhxzmt7l9ufrp467yn
In addition to showcasing Milacron’s latest technologies and products at Fakuma, the company is also announcing the launch of an e-commerce site. The online shop will be made available to customers in Q4 of 2015 and offered in multiple languages. The mobile friendly, e-commerce site will be seamlessly integrated with the newly re-designed Milacron.com, offering a one-stop-shop for all Milacron products, including individual parts and assemblies. Customers will benefit from simple, cost-efficient ordering, offering deliveries within 24 hours.
Included in this tool is our Interactive Parts Catalogue. To further simplify the process of finding parts, Milacron introduced its digital aftermarket parts catalogue. The interactive parts catalogue is a new powerful technology, enabling purchasing managers, service technicians, and maintenance personnel access to accurate information the moment it is required. Parts information is searchable by serial or model number, part number, vendor number and description, making customer specific pricing and real time inventory only a click away.
Milacron Direct Catalogue
To extend the reach of its expanded production and warehouse facilities in Europe, Milacron is also introducing Milacron Direct, a catalogue that will serve as a one-stop shop for all Milacron products. Milacron Direct will offer the industry’s broadest product offering with the ability to complete orders easily, to check prices and availability via a new state of the art Milacron E-shop platform and telephone ordering. The Milacron Direct catalogue will offer: Ferromatik spare parts, mold cooling, DME mold components and spare parts, hand tools, sprays, cleaners, hot runner controllers, Mold-Masters spare parts and Cimcool products.
Link to Milacron Direct Catalogue image – https://app.box.com/s/74dbxff4xhqoxcd4yoc4kwjvn4u2fhu8
Link to Milacron Aftermarket website – http://www.milacron.com/services/aftermarket/
Summit-Series Hot Runner for Premium Applications
The Summit-Series is Mold-Masters’ new, premium hot runner line. The new hot runner nozzle has four times less thermal variation from set point, compared to the typical thermal variation seen in a nozzle with a heater band. The Summit-Series hot runner is built completely from stainless steel, which makes it ideal for molding shear and temperature-sensitive resins like PC, POM and PBT. The nozzle profile positively affects balance and is especially effective for medical market molding where precision is paramount. The Summit-Series also can also be ordered with new servo-controlled valve-gate actuators, which allow for individual speed, time and position control of each valve pin in the mold. The Summit-Series is clean room-ready and is the perfect hot runner solution for any molder looking to reduce risk and optimize molding process parameters with minimized variance and strong, repeatable results.
Link to Summit-Series image – https://app.box.com/s/xemyxxrch5sp7h7xovvcaa3t5w2g1oa9
Fusion G2 Series Hot Runner
Milacron has developed new enhanced features in the Fusion G2 series for automotive and large-part. An extended nozzle length range provides more flexibility while the compound nozzle can be used to avoid interferences with cavity cooling lines, and position nozzles in very tight pockets. Fusion G2 is now available with valve pin open speed control and position monitoring that enables improved surface finishes at the gate of the part. Options for extra-extended gate seals are now also available on the entire Fusion G2 product line.
Link to Fusion G2 image – https://app.box.com/s/8uqneo8ptk3jovfjfwjpkd22udtf4f0f
Automotive Lens and Lighting Hot Runner Developments
Mold-Masters hot runners for lighting applications have utilized features in the Master-Series and Dura product range. The developments focus on part quality and flexibility for customers. The new smarter angled manifold designs make installations easier and reduce the cost on mold machining. New gating styles and new valve pins with superior flow profile allow for perfect gate quality and the new heater path at main manifolds offer less zones to control without jeopardizing the thermal balancing. The new valve pin position sensors fine tune the injection process, dual thermocouples on nozzles to avoid the production fails and proven Fusion G2 actuators that bring repeatability on gate closing, cooling water jackets.
TIRAD High Precision Large Mold Bases
TIRAD product lines will feature Large Mold Bases with plate lengths up to 1.5 X 2.3 m, increasing Milacron’s capacity to handle larger, more diverse product molds. The mold bases are manufactured on the fastest, most powerful machines within their class, and uses machining centers that process data faster and more accurately. The premier equipment used to make Large Mold Bases significantly reduces manual polishing and additional rework due to increased consistency in high quality finishes.
TIRAD offers high precision climate room production capabilities of plates for plastics injection molds, especially for multi-cavity systems requiring accuracy +/- 0.005 mm / 1000 mm. TIRAD offers high precision mold bases for medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage packaging and PET preform solutions.
Link to TIRAD Mold Base image – https://app.box.com/s/2ioil0b5avxnk13z5mdh3ggb5io8g8lg
DME European Distribution Center Relocation
DME recently moved their European Distribution Center to the Czech Republic allowing for fast deliveries to Central Europe. With a stock of over 20,000 SKU’s Milacron’s DME brand continues to have the widest product offering in the Industry. Including smart Pre-Engineered – Mold cost reduction parts, Mold components for different standards, Molding supplies, and a large range of Polishing equipment and accessories. The new, state of the art distribution Center is at the same location as Milacron’s TIRAD facility. At Fakuma DME is presenting the new 2016 catalogue.
Link to Milacron Czech Republic facility image – https://app.box.com/s/qfpewznuer2otcbeay8upxlq16yb25ca
Milacron Inc. (NYSE:MCRN) is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry. Milacron is the only global company with a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment. Our industry-leading product brands include Mold-Masters, Ferromatik, Uniloy, DME, TIRAD, and CIMCOOL. Visit us at www.milacron.com.
Michael Schiele, +49 (0) 7221 5099-0 (-215)