The new IntElect, a completely new generation of all-electric injection moulding machines developed by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery in cooperation with its parent corporation Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) and powered by a brand-new generation of highly dynamic drive motors, combines top-level performance with an outstanding energy footprint.
Constructive innovative features reduce the space requirements and improve accessibility, ergonomics and machine precision. Particularly interesting for manufacturers of structural precision components and of industrial and optical parts, it significantly reduces the price difference between hydraulic and all-electric machines. The specialist’s objective is to enable a ROI in less than one year for all-electric applications while providing the complete range of options.
The new and complete machine series is now available, featuring clamping forces of 500, 750, 1,000, 1,300 and 1,800 kN. The control cabinet is integrated into the machine base of the IntElect machines, freeing up plenty of space for downstream equipment and ensuring easy access to the nozzle area and the complete clamping unit. Updated motor technology and extended memory capacity for brake energy provides the groundwork for a significant optimisation of all IntElect machines, resulting in 20% savings on comparable all-electric machines.
Important elements of the machine concept include sensitive mould protection and maximum mould support. In addition to this, IntElect machines offer a whole array of different options ranging from standard profile monitoring functions to mould protection force right through to ejector and injection pressure profile monitoring. The machine’s top-of-the-range linear guide ensures maximum platen parallelism right down to the symmetric application of nozzle system force. A new FEM-assisted design of the platens improves production safety, while the stiffness of the moving and stationary platens was significantly increased by up to 30 %.