XForm 500 Sipa's 500-ton preform injection molding machine is capable of handling molds with as many as 180 cavities. It has a dry cycle time of 1.6 seconds or better on a 400mm stroke.
What's new? Upgrades to tooling supplied with the machine. The changes include a new hot-runner design and mold-alignment system, as well as a special coating on the stack components.
Benefits Improved reliability, with Sipa's guarantee that the machine's tooling can achieve 11 million maintenance-free cycles. Once guaranteed for 8 million maintenance-free cycles, the tooling now is even more robust. Sipa's hot-runner redesign allows superior balance and causes less stress to components, while the alignment system protects tapers and guarantees that the moving half is always centered.
Sipa North America, Atlanta, 404-349-3966, www.sipasolutions.com