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Engel: innovative technologies at ArabPlast 2021

Sustainability and the circular economy are the focus of Engel’s stand at ArabPlast 2021 from 15 to 18 November in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Recycling, energy efficiency and thin-wall technology are the key factors in reducing the CO2 footprint. The company is presenting the technological answers for this in the form of applications also in the packaging field.

In the packaging business area, the Austrian company is exhibiting at the Arabic trade show in collaboration with Switzerland-based Beck Automation, a company which specialises in fast demoulding robots and in-mould labelling, and with IMD Vista, which specialises in vision inspection and is also headquartered in Switzerland.

Thin-wall injection moulding with stack moulds

At the stand, Engel, Beck and IMD have various examples of innovative thin-wall packaging and resource-saving caps and closures on show. Further reduction of the wall thickness toughens the demands on injection moulding machines. The company has the perfect answer for small to large clamping forces in the form of the e-speed. The injection moulding machine, designed for continuous high performance in thin-wall applications, ensures very fast and, above all, precise short strokes. Thanks to this dynamic, it is also suitable for stack moulds.

The e-speed injection moulding machine with hybrid injection unit and electric clamping unit combines very short cycle times with maximum precision and very high injection speeds of up to 1,200 mm per second, and it operates in an extremely energy efficient way. The energy recovery system absorbs the braking energy from the mould mounting platens and returns the stored energy to the motor - for example, to accelerate the platens again.

The toggle lever is encapsulated to ensure particularly low oil consumption and maximum cleanliness. In this way, the e-speed series machines meet the strict requirements of the food industry as standard.