Processor Atek (Moravská Třebová, Czech Republic) uses molds with dimensions up to 1100 x 1100 mm on an Engel (Schwertberg, Austria) victory 3550/500 tech injection molding machine with a clamping force of 500 tonnes.
Thanks to the tried- and-trusted tie-bar-less technology of the victory model range, the automotive supplier can deploy a far smaller machine than legacy approaches would need for a mold of this size, and this means massive cost savings. Atek is the first adopter of the new Engel victory 500 machine which further improves manufacturing efficiency with its innovative features.
Founded in 2004, Atek is one of the younger plastics processing enterprises in the international automotive suppliers industry but its list of customers is quite impressive. Among other components, Atek molds premium class A surface parts for BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Škoda and Mercedes vehicle interiors....