Milan—Ferromatik Milacron has opted to introduce the newest member of its modular F-series—the F 200—at Plast 2012, this year's largest European tradeshow, which is currently being staged in Milan, Italy.
"With this new machine, the modular F-Series now covers the complete middle range of clamping force sizes from 800 through 3500 kN," said Robert Trube, director sales & marketing at Ferromatik Milacron. "These are the most in-demand sizes and are the machines we're selling the most of," he explained. The F-Series will continue to expand until the complete portfolio is available, from 500 to 6500 kN.
Due to the modular design, Ferromatik Milacron says the F series can be tailored to meet every application need. Each of the five individual machine axes can be configured with electric or hydraulic drives. Thus every machine can be either all-electric, hydraulic, or a hybrid. The F 200 at the Ferromatik booth is a hybrid, with clamping and plasticizing driven electrically and ejection, carriage movement, and injection itself hydraulically powered....