ENGEL North America, a world leader in the design and manufacture of injection molding machines and part-handling automation systems, has introduced the innovative new entry in its duo line of machines - the duo pico. The company claims that its duo pico brings the advantages of large-scale machines to sizes ranging from 500 to 770 US Tons clamping force. As per the company, it is the fastest two-platen machine on the market, providing the strength and power of a much larger machine in a small footprint. This new, smaller size continues the duo tradition of high performance through a two-platen clamping system for maximum energy efficiency and a very short dry cycle time of 2.6 seconds.
The benefits of the duo pico include excellent part quality, minimum mold wear due to stable platen control and precise, platen parallelism, the company says. The duo pico's optimized drive power, reduced weight and frictionless movements (due to zero contact between tiebars and platen) results in an energy-efficient operation. Additionally, duo pico's modular construction offers flexibility for customized operation and features 20 easy-to-service combinations in the standard injection unit, and a flexible drive concept for optimum cylinder acceleration.