The Zhafir Zeres F, an electric injection molding machine for high-speed operation, is now available in the U.S., according to Absolute Haitian, the exclusive distributor of Haitian and Zhafir presses in the U.S. and Canada.
The Zeres F comes in clamping forces ranging from 169 to 506 tons. It targets molders that want to perform high-speed injection molding but can’t justify the cost of most high-speed machines, the company said.
The Zeres machine is equipped with an integrated hydraulic system to handle cores, ejectors, optional valve gates and injection carriage movement, eliminating the need for a separate hydraulic power unit that takes up floor space. The company introduced the Zeres F at K 2019 in a production cell making a lid in four cavities with high-speed in-mold labeling.
The Zeres F can achieve injection speeds of up to 350mm per second; has a high-performance, abrasion-resistant screw and barrel with a 25:1 L:D ratio; and features a double-cylinder injection carriage with programmable contact nozzle force and linear rails for precise injection movement.
Absolute Haitian, based in Worcester, Mass., is the exclusive sales and service partner in the U.S. and Canada for Ningbo Haitian Machinery Co. Ltd. based in Ningbo, China. Ningbo Haitian Machinery Co. Ltd. is the largest supplier of injection molding presses, shipping about 32,000 machines last year. Haitian products are sold in more than 130 countries with machine clamping forces ranging from 44 to 7,425 tons.
Absolute Haitian, Worcester, Mass., 508-459-5372, www.absolutehaitian.com