First seen at Chinaplas 2014 and, thus far, only available in China, the Zhafir Zeres series all-electric injection molders from Absolute Haitian (Worcester, MA) will be offered to the North American market starting this fall. Equipped with an integrated hydraulic accumulator, the machines open new possibilities for molders who prefer electric machines but need hydraulics to operate, for example, core pull, according to the equipment maker headquartered in Ningbo, China.
"The Zeres series makes it easier for processors to switch from hydraulic to electric machines," says Absolute Haitian Chief Engineer Mike Ortolano. "It is the optimal solution for molds with core pull and for molded parts where quality is the issue rather than shorter cycle times," he adds.
The new Zeres is available immediately in the United States and Canada in clamping forces of 45 to 259 U.S. tons. Larger model sizes will be introduced at a later date.