Engel offers enhanced temperature control system

Sept. 5, 2023
The eco-flomo, available in two versions, improves product quality and lowers energy consumption.

eco-flomo Engel’s newly developed temperature control system offers enhanced performance over the company’s flomo electronic temperature control water manifold system, introduced at K 2010, and the upgraded e-flomo. It offers continuous monitoring of all injection mold cooling and temperature control circuits. It uses the iQ flow control software platform, allowing it to be integrated in the CC300 control unit of Engel injection molding machines. Two versions of the eco-flomo are available: a basic model for straightforward flow rate and temperature-difference monitoring, and the eco-flomo plus, which adds manually operated valves operators can use to set the flow rate in the individual temperature control circuits. Both can be retrofitted to Engel presses, and both can be upgraded at any time.   

What’s new? The eco-flomo, which will debut at Fakuma in October. Compared with earlier Engel innovations, it has a higher maximum temperature — up to 248 degrees Fahrenheit — and a maximum pressure of about 145 pounds per square inch. 

Benefits Improved product quality and lower energy consumption. Temperature control errors are a frequent cause of part rejection, and the operator can cut energy consumption by up to 85 percent by setting the pump speed to be controlled by values measured by the system. Values for pressure, temperature and flow rate are shown on the machine display in an easy-to-understand format, and are saved on the system to meet the documentation requirements of the medical technology and automotive industries.  

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

About the Author

David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism. 

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