When it comes to plastic injection moulding, design engineers have three main options of machine designs to choose from.  These three types of machine designs include fully hydraulic, fully electric and hybrid machines. Each has its benefits and disadvantages and in order to select the process that suits your requirements you need to know what each process is and what it can offer you.

In this two-part post we’ll help you get to know the electric plastic injection moulding just a little bit better. In part one of our post we’ll focus on what exactly it is and what it’s used for while part two will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of this popular injection moulding option.

So what is electric plastic injection moulding?
Fully electric plastic injection moulding use digitally controlled, high speed servo motors to power the whole process. Each axis is controlled by and independent motor for injection, extruder, clamping and injection.

Unlike traditional hydraulic injection moulding machines, electric plastic injection moulding machines only consume energy when they are required for a specific action. This makes for a faster cleaner and more efficient moulding process. Hydraulic machines typically use energy even when idle making them a less favourable option for the energy conscious consumer.

Lookout for part 2 of our post where we look at the advantages and disadvantages of electric plastic injection moulding.

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