Ferromatik Milacron, an injection moulding machine manufacturer, is all set to present CAP-TEC 200, an energy-saving high-performance injection molding machine for packaging at Plast 09 (from March 24 - 28, 2009) to be held in Milan. According to the company, CAP-TEC 200 with 2,000 kN clamping force and an injection unit of international size 1,000 is equipped with a 2-cavity mold by Italian mold manufacturer Pezzutti and produces lids for ice cream containers at a cycle time of 5.8 seconds. They are extracted by a robot and removed on a conveyor belt, both by the Italian firm Star Automation, who also make available the machine's safety guarding. The CAP-TEC was developed as high-performance injection molding machine for all types of packaging. It is ideally suited for caps, closures, thin-wall articles and in-mold-labeling applications.
The CAP-TEC 200 is equipped with the new energy-saving GreenLine package by Ferromatik Milacron, which is composed of the three hard and software modules including Energy-efficient drive technology, Energy management and Energy measurement. The company claims that the energy-efficient drive technology is made possible by exchanging electric motors of energy efficiency class EFF2 with energy-saving motors of class EFF1. During energy management the hydraulic accumulator is not always filled completely but only to the extent required for the respective process. Parallel functions of the machine can be avoided when they are not absolutely necessary for the process. This prevents costly energy peaks. An energy measurement with a new measuring module rounds off the GreenLine package. This module allows the energy consumption of single processes during the injection molding process to be made transparent and to quantify them. Ferromatik Milacron will jointly exhibit the machine with blow-molding machine manufacturer Uniloy Milacron in Hall 18, Stand B12.