ERJ staff report (LMH)
Altdorf, Germany -- Elastomer injection moulding machine maker LWB Steinl will show three brand new innovations at the forthcoming DKT 2012 event in Nuremberg, Germany.
Following on from the trend towards increasingly large rubber moulded parts - examples being stator sleeves for eccentric screw pumps with weights up to 100 kg - the product segment comprising small and micro parts from rubber and other elastomers is now also growing, the company said.
LWB Steinl will present its MicroClass HCQ 100/6, which is tailored for these kind of parts. It is a horizontal machine with a lateral C-frame clamping unit with 100 kN clamping force and a precision plasticising/injection unit with 14 mm screw diameter and a stroke volume of approx. 6 cmÂ³.
LWB second exhibit is a vertical, tie-barless C-frame machine of type VCRS 500/80 TPE comp, which is an evolution of the corner injection machine. The machine offers the same performance data as the standard units, and it is equipped with an energy-saving servo-hydraulic system.
LWB will also show an energy-saving combination EFE injection system and cold runner, which uses shear energy for the homogeneous, thorough warming of rubber blends directly prior to injection in the mould cavity.
In combination with the ACC (Adaptive Cure Control) system, an intelligent multi-point control system, it is possible to take into consideration changes in the framework conditions, e.g. the blend quality or the operating time.
LWB is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year at DKT. DKT will be held 2-5 July in Nuremberg, Germany.
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Press release from LWB Steinl