At this year's plastics exhibition Plastpol in Kielce (Poland), Netstal, the Swiss manufacturer of injection moulding machines, exhibits its well-known and perfectly established all-electric ELION machine on the stand of its Polish representative MUEHSAM Jan Krzysztof Muehsam. The application on show is from the area of thin-walled injection moulding and convinces once more by the output capability of this range of entirely electrically driven equipment. Netstal will demonstrate the energy-efficiency of its ELION 1200-530 for thin-wall application. The moulded article produced at the fair is a drinking cup made at an impressive cycle of less than 3 seconds using a 2-cavity mould of the French company Caulonque.
By means of IML (In-Mould-Labelling) the packaging product of a polypropylene of Messrs Lyondellbasel is also provided with a label during the moulding process. Inserting of the labels and subsequent removal of the finished products are accomplished by a handling unit of the Ilsemann company of Germany. Raw material feeding is ensured by devices of Messrs Moretto of Italy while the chiller is made available by Greenbox, also of Italy. The all-electric ELION moulding machine is Netstal's competent answer to the processors' increasing calls for lower noise and other emissions as well as energy savings. The processor benefits from the ELION's reduced energy consumption. Braking energies are returned to the power circuit and supplied to other users thanks to the application of the regenerative principle. Efficiently used, this permits to save up to 70% energy compared with conventional systems.