At Drinktec 2013 (Sept. 16-20; Messe München exhibition center in Munich), Arburg and Engel will showcase injection molding machines targeting the beverage industry. PlasticsToday takes a closer look at what both companies will highlight at the trade fair.
At Drinktec, Engel (exhibition stand no. 326; hall B3) will feature an e-cap 3440/380 injection molding machine with a 72-cavity mold from the Austrian toolmaking specialist z-moulds (Dornbirn). This cell will produce 1.8g closure caps for still water.
Specifically developed for cap production, the Engel e-cap is promoted as a unique all-electric concept. The company touts that the injection unit features "premium" execution, and a platen ejector with increased ejector force and increased clamp speed. The Engel e-cap machines reach cycle times of well under three seconds (depending on the type of closure)....