Mold-Masters, flying the Milacron flag for the first time, is making a strong statement at K2013 that the medical market will play an important role in future growth.
Displays at the company's stand include the Accu-Valve MX; the Melt-CUBE, which allows for higher pitch density compared to other designs and easy tip replacement in the press; IRIS co-injection technology, and the E-Drive electric valve gating system for multi-cavitation and precision molding in clean room and oil-free environments.
The equipment reflects trends in medical for higher productivity systems that improve precision and control.
The Accu-Valve offers gate sizes down to 1 mm (.040") suitable for tight pitch applications. It's been tested on polycarbonate, polyacetal, ABS, and polypropylene. Mold-Masters is offering a three million cycle warranty on the systems. IRIS targets medical, food and beverage applications. Metl-CUBE ran at NPE 2012 on a 6-cavity automated system producing a 5-6cc polypropylene medical syringe with IML.