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.
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.