Engel's e-mac molder has its moment in the California sun

Following its North American debut at MD&M Minneapolis in October 2013, the all-electric e-mac molder from Engel (Schwertberg, Austria) headed south for its first showing on the West Coast at the company's technical center in Corona, CA, on Dec. 10.

Available in 55-, 85-, 105-, 145-, 165-, and 195-tn sizes, the machine is described as a compact and energy-efficient system that delivers precision and quality at an economical price point. At the open house in Corona, the 105-tn version on display was running polystyrene needle holders for safety syringes on a mold manufactured by Swiss tooling maker Fostag. Visitors to Plastec West in Anaheim, CA, in February will have an opportunity to see the molder in action on another medical application. "We are still finalizing the plans," says recently appointed regional sales manager Markus Lettau, "but our intention is to mold a medical silicone part that was featured at the K in October." The e-mac was introduced in Europe at the end of 2012 and had its global debut at the massive plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany....

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