KraussMaffei’s CX has a comprehensive new design, which will be on show at K 2016 in Düsseldorf. The range’s larger machines will now follow with clamping force ranging from 2000 to 4200 kN.  The machines also include two additional core themes: Functional integration into the machine housing for compact dimensions and maximum flexibility for technologies such as FiberForm.

Significantly improved energy balance

The focus of the newly devised hydraulic concept was on the energy-efficient optimisation of the overall machine. “With the new generation of the CX series featuring clamping force ranging from 2000 to 4200 kN, we offer our customers an especially economical and precise two-platen machine,” says Dr. Hans Ulrich Golz, President of the Injection Moulding Machinery segment in the KraussMaffei Group and Managing Director of KraussMaffei.

In total, the energy efficiency was already improved by 10 per cent for the basic machine. The BluePower clamping block was redesigned with regard to flow dynamics. This means a saving potential of 40 per cent in the clamping movement. In addition, the travel movements are noticeably smooth and extremely precise.

How consistent the optimised efficiency is can also be seen in the new state-of-the-art drive concept (IE3 types). Further energy-saving potential (10 to 40 per cent) is also provided by the BluePower ServoDrive. An active accumulator management system completes the overall concept.

Other advantages result from the service life of the oil being increased by at least 25 per cent. This is possible thanks to a new filter concept. Less shearing means longer oil service life. This is assured by converting to a bypass oil filter/cooling system.

Compact two-platen machine

The CX has been as a compact two-platen machine for many years, and even occupies less space than longer three-platen models. Under the clamping unit, it provides space for peripheral devices and all kinds of demoulding systems.

Innovative integrated automation solutions follow this basic idea, for example the inclusion of a conveyor within the machine housing. This saves considerable production space and thus basic costs.

Because the noise emissions have been reduced by means of additional sound insulation and gentler oil preheating, injection moulding production and assembly workplaces can be especially closely coordinated with each other. Access for service and maintenance purposes has also been improved.

Maximum flexibility

Anyone manufacturing various articles needs a high degree of flexibility in the machinery pool in order to be able to react quickly to all customer requirements. “With us, all customers will find the perfect machine for their specific needs, from the wage-earning injection moulder to the technology corporation. Using various modules, they can configure their respective machines individually in accordance with their own requirements,” says Golz.

A high level of flexibility here is ensured, for example, by the integrated water battery, the automatic tie-bar retraction device and the BluePower efficiency package in the KraussMaffei options catalog.

Here, the new CX is the effective basis for further technologies, for example physical foaming (MuCell), multi-component injection molding (Multinject), the processing of organic sheets (FiberForm), silicones (SilcoSet) and thermosets (PolySet and DuroSet).

KraussMaffei at K 2016, Hall 15, Booths B27/C24/C27/D24