KraussMaffei has extended its hydro-mechanical dual-platen injection molding machines in the medium clamping force range with the world premiere of its GX series. Launched at a customer event at its headquarter in Munich, the GX Series features a redesigned locking device and guide shoe, among other new features.
The company says the GuideX guide shoe, with a fixed bearing joint and optimized FEM design, ensures platen parallelism and smooth, energy-saving movements. The GearX locking system is arranged in a space-saving manner behind the platen and can reportedly be activated with the shortest possible time to continuously produce quick machine movements.
Six machines in the new GX series, with clamping forces ranging from 400 to 650 tonnes, ran at the open house in Munich. In addition to the locking systems and guide shoe, KraussMaffei also touted easy accessibility of the clamping, ejection, and nozzle areas, as well the switching cabinets and pump. This accessible design is said to shorten set-up times and simplify maintenance....