Faster Cycle Times with All-Electric Injection Molding
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, January 6, 2022 - Considering changing out from hydraulic to all-electric machines in the new year, but trying to justify the change? Look no further than the improvements these machines can make to your cycle time. Being able to reduce cycle times means a significant improvement in efficiency of your process- from both a time and cost standpoint.
When you have to slow down you lose cycle time, bottom line. For hydraulic machines that happens for a slew of different reasons from avoiding slamming the mold to screw recovery. Hydraulic machines also come with more components and fluids which translates to a slower response time. And while these machines can run fast, they don’t consistently run fast like their all-electric counterparts which have no chance of leakage and have independent motors controlling the entire process from injection to screw recovery to clamping and ejection.
How Electric Machines Improve Cycle Time
The productivity advantages of the all-electric machines are a game changer. The Shibaura Machine SXIII series provides precise control and faster cycle times allowing for a reduction in operating costs year after year. With a combination of simultaneous motion and high speed movement, the all-electric SXIII series creates a more repeatable, faster process.
Several standout features with all-electric machines when it comes to improving cycle times include:
- Enabling eject on the fly, which in most cases allows the mold to open and close without a pause for ejection
- LAP sequencing allows injection to start as soon as the mold halves touch, but before lock up, also improving tool venting
- Ability to relax the clamp prior to cooling time expiring, saving time on mold open
The SXIII series also provides other simultaneous motions that improve cycle times since these machines feature independent servo motors on each axis. Opening the mold while charging and pulling the core in and out on the fly are also beneficial.
Improved cycle times paired with superior performance, lower energy costs, and a better overall molding environment means manufacturers can expect a quicker return on investment. Contact the injection molding team to learn more about the SXIII series all-electric machines.
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