Ferromatik Milacron expands eQ line

Dec. 16, 2022
The IMM series uses servo drives that are designed for fast acceleration and short peak-time current requirements.
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By Ron Shinn

Ferromatik Milacron GmbH introduced the eQ line of all-electric presses at Fakuma 2021 and brought two new sizes — with 110 and 180 tons of clamping force — to K 2022.  

The eQ series uses servo drives that are designed for fast acceleration and short peak-time current requirements. To optimize overall energy consumption, a regenerative power recovery system feeds energy back to the power supply. 

Machines in the series have a large tie-bar space, mold opening and ejector stroke.  

The eQ series has a continuous monitoring system as standard equipment. It is a closed-loop control process that senses the presence of anything left from the last cycle between the core and cavity. 

Milacron said a new clamp system is mounted on the linear motion guideways to provide precise movement with no frictional loss. The clamp system can carry a high mold weight and has enhanced parallelism and squareness. 

The eQ injection unit reduces melt stress by up to 70 percent compared with hydraulic molding machines, Milacron said.   

Ron Shinn, editor

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Milacron LLC, Batavia, Ohio, 513-536-2000, www.milacron.com  

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Ron Shinn | Editor

Editor Ron Shinn is a co-founder of Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing and has been covering the plastics industry for more than 35 years. He leads the editorial team, directs coverage and sets the editorial calendar. He also writes features, including the Talking Points column and On the Factory Floor, and covers recycling and sustainability for PMM and Plastics Recycling.