Experiencing unscheduled downtime due to a machine breakdown can be an expensive and painful experience. Adopting a preventive maintenance strategy and following maintenance routines are essential to avoid disruptions in production.
ENGEL has set a new record with two injection molding machines delivered to the USA. With a clamping force of 8,000 tons each, they are the largest machines ever built at the St. Valentin plant in Austria.
At the K show 2022, ENGEL is joining forces with partner NEXUS Elastomer Systems to advance the production of umbrella valves made of liquid silicone rubber (LSR). The fully automated production cell combines highest output with maximum quality consistency, while also improving cost effectiveness at the same time.
With a new two-stage process, ENGEL makes it possible to process plastic waste as flakes in injection molding directly after grinding. Since pelletizing as a separate process step is eliminated, the innovation significantly improves the energy and cost efficiency in plastics recycling.
ENGEL and partner SABIC, a leading global materials producer, hosted the 2022 trend.scaut Automotive Conference. The invitation-only event was the second to be held in the US, and attracted over 150 industry leaders and experts.
Lightweight parts, energy-saving processing or combining several process steps into one. It can all be summarized under one word: sustainability. A technology that is highly promising is thermo-plastic foam injection molding.
ENGEL makes it possible to process plastic waste as flakes in injection molding directly after grinding. Since a complete process step is eliminated, the innovation significantly improves cost efficiency in recycling.
To combine maximum precision with efficiency in injection molding production, innovative technologies are introduced at a particularly early stage at the fittings manufacturer's production plants worldwide.
ENGEL stands united. At the Austrian plants and in many subsidiaries of the injection molding machine manufacturer donations for people affected by the war in Ukraine have been collected within a very short time.
ENGEL supports its customers in the maintenance of injection molding machines and linear robots with six configurable maintenance packages. Processing firms benefit from the ENGEL service engineers' comprehensive expertise to maximize machine availability and reduce maintenance costs.
ENGEL is expanding the application spectrum of its Condition Monitoring solution for condition-based, predictive maintenance. e connect.monitor can now also analyze the condition of barrier screws and make reliable statements about their condition. The measurement is performed without having to remove the screw. In classical maintenance, the barrel is a black box. Its condition can only be assessed if production is interrupted and the plasticizing screw removed.
For the market launch of its new micro-injection unit for liquid silicone rubber in October, ENGEL is producing the smallest precision components for the field of ophthalmology with an individual part weight of 0.0013 grams. An all-electric and tie-bar-less ENGEL e-motion 50/30 TL injection molding machine is used for this purpose. The new LSR micro-injection unit combines highest precision with maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
ENGEL is extending its all-electric e-mac injection molding machine series to include a machine with a clamping force of 1300 kN, thus further strengthening its position as a one-stop supplier for applications with electric injection molding machines. The new e-mac 130 is being presented in October to demonstrate a challenging connector component production application.
ENGEL is one of 50 global Climate Leaders. In cooperation with TBD Media Group, the Bloomberg media corporation analyzed and evaluated the commitment of industrial companies from a wide range of sectors and defined the 50 most sustainable and climate-aware companies worldwide. ENGEL is the only plastics machinery manufacturer to be included.
Injection molding machines with assistance systems open up new possibilities for even higher process accuracy and product quality. Such intelligent software solutions adjust the process parameters cycle by cycle based on current conditions.
In October 2020, ENGEL is presenting the next generation of its all-electric e-mac injection molding machine series in a challenging application for the manufacture of pipette tips. Offering maximum flexibility for individual customer requirements, the e-mac is now even more compact.
To make sure that the neighbors can continue sleeping peacefully despite somebody taking a bath or flushing their toilet in the middle of the night, sound-insulated pipes and pipe fittings are increasingly being installed in new buildings. S-Line is Peštan's response to this trend.
Even faster, even more stable, even more efficient: ENGEL presents the next generation of the all-electric e-cap injection molding machine series for beverage caps. The production of 29/25 lightweight caps on a new e-cap 380 machine makes it clear how continuously increasing requirements can be combined with the shortest cycle times, the highest precision and lowest energy consumption.
High temperatures are not wanted in cleanrooms, however, in the injection molding process they are unavoidable. Research on the influence of mold temperature by laminar clean airflow underlines the significance of this subject and simultaneously lays the foundation for a completely new cleanroom concept with reversed airflow. The first industrial installations promise much potential for even higher cleanroom quality.
The demand for test swabs for nasal and throat swab tests will continue to grow strongly due to Covid 19. Injection molding machine manufacturer ENGEL AUSTRIA and Hack Formenbau are jointly committed to ensuring the global supply of test swabs. By providing an integrated system solution and process technology consulting, they are helping plastics processors to launch high-volume production of two-component test swabs with a short lead time.
In injection molding, the component weight reflects the process consistency and the component quality. Components are therefore often weighed manually after production or automatically placed on a scale and picked up again. ENGEL has now developed a high-precision load cell for inline weight measurement that can be integrated directly between the rotary axes and the end-of-arm tooling of a linear robot.
ENGEL is committed to greater sustainability of plastic packaging. In collaboration with six other companies from the packaging industry, the injection molding machine manufacturer founded the "Verpackung mit Zukunft” (Packaging with a Future) platform. The aim of the initiative is to improve public awareness of meaningful use of packaging.
Together with business partner Haidlmair, ENGEL is committed to improving the supply of face masks worldwide. In record time, mold maker Haidlmair developed and implemented a new mold solution for the production of reusable masks, which is now being used by plastics processing companies worldwide. ENGEL is delivering injection molding machines geared for this, also in record time.
ENGEL is here to support those of you who are medical industry suppliers. Our stock machine inventory in the US will help you to increase your production capacity needs to keep pace with the current surge in demand - injection molding machines for medical applications delivered in the shortest possible time.
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Repeatability means the ability to produce parts that have identical properties. As with other manufacturing processes, this capability is very important in injection molding because it has a crucial influence on the efficiency. It is therefore often necessary to assess production systems or their components in advance according to whether they ensure a repeatable process. But how?
Our stock injection molding machines and robots, located here in the US, will make your production life easier. The wide selection of all-electric and hydraulic machines available can be used for any application – high volume and precise production delivered in the shortest possible time. More than 200 employees in the US are here to support you.
With an intuitive slider, the dynamics of the profile set by the machine operator can be adapted to the specific requirements of the particular application. The detailed view of the precalculated speed profile, as well as the actual values, means a higher information content and opens up greater potential for optimizing the injection profile. This ENGEL solution simplifies and speeds up the commissioning of new molds.
Your customers come to you not only for quality parts at the best price delivered on time, but they also look to you for advice on part design, engineering services, support for tooling ideas, and input on the most effective way to incorporate secondary functions.
We know it is a big decision to invest in a new machine or even change your usual supplier. It involves comparing, analyzing and researching different equipment and support to make the best investment that fits the needs of the entire company and your customers.