07/18/2013

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KraussMaffei production cell featuring MuCell technology receives Gold medal award at Plastpol 2013

The GX400-3000 featured MuCell physical foaming technology from Trexel. The entire production cell is designed to bring maximum productivity and innovative detail solutions for zero defect production, along with production intelligence. "In combination with an MuCell equipment package and a precision injection and plasticizing unit, the GX series is tailor-made for reliable production of foamed components," explains Frank Peters, Vice President Sales at KraussMaffei. "This automotive application shows the enormous potential still available in lightweight thermoplastic solutions," said Peters. Steve Braig, President & CEO of Trexel, Inc. noted, "MuCell technology is a natural fit for the high performance and productivity requirements of the automotive industry. The MuCell process brings weight reduction, dimensional stability and allows dramatic reductions in part production cycle time. MuCell brings benefits that are integral to the performance of this new technology from KraussMaffei.” The high shot weight constancy of less than +/- 0.1 % ensures reliable production even under the most demanding conditions. This means that productivity is assured. As one of the fastest dual platen machines on the market, the GX offers the shortest movement times for maximum productivity. The smooth-running mechanism reduces traction resistance by up to 80 % and, together with a hydraulic concept designed for minimum flow losses, is said to ensure maximum energy efficiency.

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