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From February through April, 2013 two Ferromatik Milacron injection molding machines will be touring Europe. The travelling exhibition will make stops at local offices in Spain, Italy, Denmark, and the UK.
Every three years Ferromatik Milacron exhibits at the K-Show in Dusseldorf, and 2013 is no exception. This year the injection molding machine manufacturer plans to augment the industry event with its own travelling roadshow, including a hybrid F 80 and an all-electric ELEKTRON 50. The machines will spend several days in each country in the technical centers of local offices in Spain, Italy, Denmark, and the UK. Visitors will get a chance to see demonstrations of medical and consumer goods applications, along with expert presentations. “The roadshow gives us a chance to introduce our machines in smaller, more personal venues, and allows our customers to engage with us directly in their own locale,” said Gerold Schley, managing director at Ferromatik Milacron and vice president of Milacron China.
See the F 80 Producing Syringe ProtectorsThe modular F-Series can be configured as an all-electric, hydraulic, or hybrid machine. The F80 on the tour has been set up as a hybrid machine: clamping and plasticizing are electrically-driven, while ejection, carriage movement, and injection itself are powered by hydraulics. The machine has a clamping force of 800 kN. It is equipped with an Advanced Performance APh 40 injection unit, and offers 470 x 470 mm tie-bar spacing. It features a 64-cavity mold from Schöttli, based in Diessenhofen, Switzerland, and will demonstrate the production of syringe protectors with a cycle time of 5.8 seconds. The parts have a shot weight of 41.6 grams.
The ELEKTRON 50 Manufacturing Toy Building Blocks Using BiomaterialThis roadshow will mark the debut of the second-generation ELEKTRON in Spain, Italy, Denmark, and the UK. This all-electric machine series boasts a sleek new look and brand-new controls. The touring ELEKTRON 50 with 500 kN clamping force will be outfitted with an international size 120 injection unit and will produce toy building blocks on a 20-cavity mold made by B & K Kunststoffwerke from Bonn, Germany. The shot weight of the parts is 36 grams. The parts will be made from a new biopolymer, Terez-Naturegran PV 6930, developed by Livemold (Breitungen, Germany), which uses 70 percent renewable corn-based material. The biomaterial is biodegradable and will decompose in nature within 10 to 15 years. It is robust, vividly colored, and meets the numerous safety requirements for children’s toys. Thanks to its many positive attributes, this material was recognized in the 2012 “Biowerkstoff des Jahres” (Biomaterial of the Year) and “Bioplastics Award” competitions.
About Ferromatik:Ferromatik Milacron GmbH develops, builds, and sells injection molding machines. The latest innovation from the company is the modular F-Series, which can be configured as an all-electric, hydraulic, or hybrid machine. Anything from tiny parts to large components can be produced on the machines, including packaging, consumer goods or medical parts. The company is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified (Quality and Environment).
Ferromatik Milacron was founded in 1956 in Malterdingen, near Freiburg, Germany. Today the company has 300 personnel and a sales and service network in 50 countries around the world. Ferromatik Milacron has been part of the American Milacron group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1993. The Milacron group includes manufacturers of injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, mold and fluid technologies, and employs 2800 people worldwide.