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Powerful Roboshot at NPE2018

Source:Plastics News Asia

Date Published:3/27/2018 09:03:30 PM

Milacron at NPE2018 will show off its Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500, considered the largest tonnage Roboshot ever.  
For over 30 years Milacron has proudly sold and serviced the ever reliable, precise, all-electric Roboshot machine across the Americas and has sold over 5,600 FANUC machines over that time. Milacron continues to take great pride in the relationship and is set to announce the availability of the largest tonnage Roboshot machine ever offered in the Americas – The Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500. 
Loyal Roboshot customers in the Americas have been asking for the opportunity to get into a large Roboshot machine and the wait is over. The new Roboshot 500 has an increased tonnage option up to 550 US tons (558 metric tonnes) and is great for larger molds with tie bar spacing of 36.2 inches (91.94 cm). The new larger machine doesn’t sacrifice any of the Roboshot standard strengths such as industry-leading reliability, precise process control, high-speed injection and consistent repeatability.
The new Roboshot 500 will be moulding a detergent cap with 24-cavity mold at 6 second cycle times. The cell will feature a Mold-Masters Master-Series valve gated hot runner and TempMaster M2 hot runner temperature control system and DME mold components.
Milacron Maxima at NPE 2018
Another highlight at the Milacron booth is the Milacron Maxima Performance (MPs) 600wp. The Maxima Performance Series builds upon the highly successful Maxima two-platen platform. The Maxima Performance Series debuted at NPE 2015. This series addresses the market demands for higher performance, lower energy, precision, and flexibility. This enhanced platform is available from 500-1100 US tons (450 to 1000 metric tonnes) and delivers 33% faster dry cycle times and 35% lower energy consumption. 
The Maxima Performance offers the widest platens in each tonnage; a precision grease-less clamp guided on linear bearings, and integrated auxiliary controls. This high-value injection molding machine combines the advantage of a precise and accurate two-platen mechanism with the advanced, user-friendly Mosaic+ controls. This platform delivers the next level of performance for two-platen designs. 
The Maxima Performance 600wp will be outfitted with Milacron’s “Core Back/Reverse Coining” technology package where the part is filled then the clamp is opened to a predefined position. Milacron has developed a process that precisely controls the open position and maintains squareness which is critical to maintaining part tolerances and allows gas (Mucell) through to the center of the part without breaching the surface. The process of injecting a gas expansion (Mucell) allows for reduced part weight without sacrificing the structural strength and dimensional accuracy of the part. This process was developed with automotive lightweighting applications in mind.
The Maxima Performance 600 will be moulding an 825 gram, 1-cavity automotive door panel map pocket with Trexel’s MuCell technology highlighting automotive lightweighting along with ROC Tool technology providing induction heating directly to the surface of the part for that class A finish that is critical in interior automotive applications. The cell will feature a Mold-Masters Fusion G2 hot runner and iM2 TempMaster hot runner temperature control system, and a Sepro 5 axis robot with trimmer integrated into the machine controls and DME mold components.


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