Corbas, September 30, 2013. - REP international introduces in Düsseldorf the G10, their new injection molding machine generation.
INTELLIGENT, ELEGANT AND EFFICIENT
The G10 line is the 10th generation of REP's injection molding machines. Resulting from many years of improvement these machines profit from the expertise of the French manufacturer based on more than 50 years' experience in the field of rubber injection. REP machines are known throughout the world for their rugged design, their reliability and their unrivalled injection technology. A double wink to its new ergonomic design and its embedded intelligent solutions, the G10 generation is branded Infinitely Smart.
A REVAMPED RANGE
The V710 introduced in Düsseldorf will be the very first machine of this new generation, which will step by step replace the G9 machines (V59, V69, V79...). With a clamping force of 500 tons, the V710 will succeed the V79 (500 t). Equipped with the patented injection system which made REP's success, the V710 offers a wide range of injection volumes/pressures, but mainly the possible injection up to 3,000 bars. The accurate centering of the injection unit on the mold stands for unequalled tightness and shot size accuracy warranting the quality of the molded parts. The 3-step closing unit combines both performance and rugged design: The clamping block system allows for a large opening stroke with a displacement speed much higher than the one of telescopic systems or other complex solutions. It needs considerably less maintenance thanks to low mechanical stress. The accuracy of the opening/closing strokes and clamping/unclamping strokes allows for the reliable degassing control and the stability of the whole unit guarantees optimized quality of the parting line.
Accessibility has been reinforced on this new machine while even further reducing its footprint. The height of the worktop is constant regardless of the mold height and the extruder inlet for the compound feeding is matched to an average-sized operator. Among the various novelties, let's specify among others the (lateral and rear) windows for improved visibility, the light strip displaying the machine status, the pre-cut lateral cage for the installation of a fume extraction system, the possible guard cleaning on both sides. During the engineering phase REP focused on clean components without lubrication and low risk of wear or leakage, in order to limit expensive maintenance operations.
Last but not least, the V710 is equipped with a new intuitive and user-friendly MULTITASK INTERFACE. The operator will be able to simultaneously display two screen pages on the big 21.5’’ touch screen (16:9) divided into two areas to set parameters, follow a trend or monitor a control.
EMBEDDED INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES
For the first time on an injection molding machine, the G10 is equipped with predictive maintenance software. The machine will from now on be able to warn the operator of any possible component wear and anticipate the required maintenance operations to prevent the machine from failing. The autotuning function is another technological advance of the G10, automatically optimizing the setting of speed parameters. Finally, in order to allow for remote diagnosis and maintenance support, REP machines will from now on be equipped with a 3G modem for distant connection without requiring the internal customer network.
The new G10 REP machines are equipped with an energy-saving package. This solution focuses on three points: First of all the reinforced insulation between the traverse and the heater plate, which contributes to reduced energy consumption of the energy dedicated to the mold heating by 16%. Then the additional insulating mat of the injection unit, which allows for reduced energy consumption of the energy dedicated to the compound preparation by up to 15%. And finally, the new servomotor-driven pump unit including a synchronous motor controlled by a variable speed drive and a constant displacement pump, which allows for reduced energy consumption by 40%. It further and above all allows for high power authorizing both full-flow and full-pressure injection without impacting the machine performance.
Presentation of the REP machine V710 on the booth of REP in Düsseldorf, October 16-23: K2013 Hall 14 Booth B57
More information: www.repinjection.com