The beltless EcoPower scores with a compact injection unit and the clean design of its clamping unit, featuring a highly efficient direct drive. The braking energy of the drives, normally returned to the power supply network by an elaborate process, is completely utilized by the EcoPower within the machine to provide the necessary voltage for the control system and for barrel heating. Thus, these machines are extremely energy-efficient and are a benchmark with regard to their low energy consumption.
Fast, precise injection and repeatable holding and back pressure | Clean and compact design of capsuled gear unit | Minimal energy consumption with internal utilization of braking energy for power supply to the control system and barrel heating | Modest space requirements and extremely low noise emission | Modular construction kit for standard, high-performance and cleanroom design
The EcoPower Xpress is an extremly fast toggle injection molding machine whose main axes are driven by water-cooled servo motors. The model height adjustment system of the clamping unit is also driven by an electric motor. A hydraulic system with servo drive is used for the secondary movements.
The machine is equipped with a highly dynamic injection unit. The injection stroke as well as the screw retraction before/after plasticizing are realized with twin herringbone gear racks with symmetrical force transmission.
The clamping unit of the EcoPower Xpress is a 3-platen/4-tie-bar system with a 5-point toggle lever, self-locking in the end position, with a drive system consisting of a servo motor and rack-and-pinion gears. The highly rigid moving platen travels on a moving carriage on the machine frame, supported by linear guides and rotating roller bearings, without contact to the tie-bars.
Servo-electric high-performance injection molding system for thin-walled products | Injection units in 3 sizes for injection speeds of up to 600 mm/s and injection pressures of up to 2,500 bar | Highly dynamic injection acceleration of up to 15,000 mm/s2 | High-performance plasticizing barrier screws | Maintenance-free 5-point toggle lever system with encapsulated central lubrication system | Fast responding mold protection system
The main benefit of the MicroPower lies in its cost-efficiency. Through shorter cycle times and lower material and energy consumption, cost savings between 30 and 50% can be achieved compared to standard machines.
From the simple manufacturing of small parts to the production of high-precision micro parts, the all-electric MicroPower offers optimal solutions thanks to its intelligent machine concept. This concept makes it possible to extend a basic machine model – starting from a simple “general purpose machine” for small parts – to a multi-functional production cell for highly complex micro parts, just by connecting modules.
The standard machine frame is designed for easy cleaning. Without any structural alterations it can be combined with a laminar flow unit, which supplies class 6 clean air according to ISO 14644-1 standard.
A 2-component machine also is available by combining two injection aggregates placed next to each other and using a rotary table inside the clamping unit.
Cost- and energy-efficient, economizing on resources | Outstanding parts quality through processing thermally homogeneous melt | Processing of all injectable materials with shot volumes of up to 4 cm³ | Precise and powerful | Clean room-compatible standard concept | Also available in Combimould version
The MacroPower stands for shortest footprint, speed, modularity, ultimate precision and cleanliness. The modular design of this large machine model makes it suitable for a great variety of applications. The linear guide system of the moving platen ensures fast energy saving movements, a clean mold space and maximum precision in mold protection. The MacroPower reaches its high speed by means of fast movements as well as minimal locking and high-pressure build-up times, achieved by the innovative locking system Quicklock developed by WITTMANN BATTENFELD.
Another special highlight of this machine generation is the ease with which molds are inserted from the rear of the machine. An extended safety gate stroke at the rear, combined with tie-bars kept at below-average length thanks to the locking system integrated in the moving platen, allows insertion of bulky molds in most cases without a tie-bar pulling device.
Smallest footprint | Shortest locking and pressure build-up time through Quicklock system | Easy, lateral mold insertion through virtually tie-bar-less access during mold change | Quick even clamping force build-up
Thanks to the modular design, the SmartPower is extremely versatile and lends itself to many special processes. The powerful control unit Unilog B8 offers various possibilities of process control and documentation.
The machines feature a very small footprint, thanks to their highly compact, extremely rigid 3-platen design. They are highly energy-efficient due to a new space-saving and low-noise servomotor. A generously dimensioned mold mounting area and low-maintenance linear guides are further highlights of the SmartPower.
Smallest footprint | Traversable injection units with linear movements. The screw can be removed quickly in just a few easy steps. | Rapid and even build-up of clamping force through a simple, centralized hydraulic clamping system with diagonally symmetrical fast-stroke cylinders and centrally mounted ejector | Support for the moving platen by high-precision linear guides | Easy, comfortable parts removal in three directions through open drop area.
The vertical machines offer a lot of space for the insertion of parts and the complete automation in one production cell.
The VPower R stands for highest precision, flexibility, efficiency and mold protection. It is not only designed for flexible adjustment to any given manufacturing task, but also allows for changes between different manufacturing processes involving only short changeover times. Furthermore the powerful control unit Unilog B8 offers numerous possibilities for process monitoring and documentation. Optional, as an alternative to the standard drive, a direct drive by means of a servo motor is offered, which allows for simultaneous plasticizing.
This machine series has a smaller footprint than its predecessors and is easy to operate due to its low and ergonomic working height. Particularly noteworthy is the Uniforce compensation platen system, which ensures a previously unattainable even and wear reducing transmission of force between the horizontal beams and the mold clamping area.
Easy access to the media supply connections below the rotary table | A rotary table system without a central tie-bar allows for unhindered production. | Shortest rotation times and highest precision of positioning of the rotary tables | Easy conversion of the injection unit between horizontal and vertical position | Uniforce compensation platen system for optimal force distribution
The VM has a vertical clamping unit. The design of the injection unit can either be horizontal or vertical. The machine is specially suitable for single molds or for insertion molding.
The VM has a hydraulic clamping unit with 4 tie bars and a low working height, which has been designed for manual insertion and removal of parts. The insertion and removal areas are secured by light barriers, which provides optimal access for manual parts removal, but also further automation concepts. The VM is especially used as a cost-efficient machine for production processes with low quantities.
Flexibility through injection units which can be converted into horizontal as well as vertical units. | Optimal access for parts removal and also ideal conditions for further automation through protection of the parts insertion and removal area by means of light curtains. | Fast, evenly distributed clamping force build-up as well as a compact design through 4 symmetrically arranged clamping cylinders.
The machines of the Vertical R series are designed for flexible adjustment to any given manufacturing task, but also to allow for changes between different manufacturing processes, with only short changeover times involved. The Vertical R is equipped with a rotary table positioned at an ergonomic height. Safety of the parts insertion and removal area is ensured by means of light curtains.
As an option, the VM R series is also available in hybrid version. That means, hydraulic opening, closing and operation of core pulls and servo electric operation of injection unit and drive of the rotary plate. As an alternative, the hydraulic version can also be operated by a speed-controlled servo motor. With the hybrid version, a significant reduction of cycle times can be achieved through very fast movements of the rotary plate and upmost precision of the produced parts.
Flexibility through injection units which can be converted into horizontal as well as vertical units. | Optimal access for parts removal and also ideal conditions for further automation through protection of the parts insertion and removal area by means of light curtains. | Fast, evenly distributed clamping force build-up as well as a compact design through three symmetrically arranged clamping cylinders. | A lot of space for additional injection units and media application at the moving top clamping platen.
The CM, CM S and CM R machines are characterized by their compact, tie bar free design for space saving production. To optimize energy efficiency, the CM series machines can be equipped with a "Drive-on-Demand" servo motor.
The CM has a tie bar-less vertical clamping unit. There are no disturbing outlines in the mold area. The vertical C frame design with two symmetrical clamping cylinders guarantees a maximum of mold space with optimal accessibility. The CM is used above all for insert molding of any kind of connectors and cables.
Optimal access for manual parts removal and further automation concepts through the protection of the insertion and removal areas by light barriers. Maximum mold space with optimal accessibility through Vertical clamping unit in C frame design with 2 symmetrical clamping cylinders. | Ergonomic working conditions in semi-automatic operation through reduced working height of just 1,000 mm.
Multi-component technology for sophisticated design and functionality.
Flexible assembly injection molding with VPower machine .
Foam injection molding for light-weight parts.
Application example at Microsystems UK.