Engel makes e-mac IMM more compact

Aug. 13, 2020
The all-electric presses can be used to make medical pipettes.

An all-electric injection molding machine that can make pipette tips has slimmed down.  

Engel plans to roll out its upgraded e-mac in October. Sporting an optimized toggle lever, the e-mac 265/180 has the same opening stroke as the previous 200-ton version but is nearly 1.5 feet shorter. In a press release, Engel said its new e-mac machines are the most compact worldwide within their particular markets. It also said the machines are productive, energy-efficient and cost-effective to run, even in clean rooms. 

Using a 64-cavity precision molprovided by Tanner Formenbau AG, Feuerthalen, Switzerlandthe 180-ton e-mac can make PP pipette tips in 6-second cyclesBesides making medical components, the machine can be used in technical molding, as well as to produce packaging and communications components. 

Depending on customer needs, Engel can supply its machines with solutions for automation, digitalization and networking. For instance, when tailored for pipette-making, the e-mac is equipped with a linear viper robot, as well as iQ weight control, which adjusts the melt volume per shot, and iQ flow control smart assistance, which provides automatic temperature adjustments. 


Engel Machinery Inc., York, Pa., 717-764-6818, www.engelglobal.com