Sodick IMMs are designed to prevent backflow

May 7, 2024
The four models offer accuracy, repeatability, stability, productivity improvement, energy savings and Internet-of-Things compatibility.

MS-G2 The second-generation electric injection molding machines (IMMs) in this Sodick line feature the company’s eV-Line system. Four models are available, featuring clamping forces of about 55 tons, 110 tons — the unit displayed at NPE — 165 tons and 242 tons. 

What’s new? The line, which features a new controller and larger, 19-inch operation screen, as well as a temperature control system for more-precise heater control. Based on the company’s V-Line system, the eV-Line system uses separate servo motor-driven injection and plasticizing devices to prevent melt backflow, improve position accuracy and achieve advanced repeatability and stability in plasticizing, metering and injection. Compared to hydraulic models, the electrification of each of the devices significantly reduces power consumption and improves the quietness of operation.  

Benefits Accuracy, repeatability, stability, productivity improvement, energy savings and Internet-of-Things compatibility. Compared to Sodick’s hybrid IMMs, the MS-G2 series achieves up to a 28 percent reduction in power consumption. Also, the new controller touts increased processing speed. The new operation screen works in a way similar to smartphones, improving the user experience. It also provides more information, with real-time display of cycle charts and other data. The controls allow users to connect their IMM with peripheral devices and other equipment, and take advantage of big data.  

Sodick-Plustech, Elk Grove Village, Ill., 847-490-8130,  

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Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.