Issue: Apr 2017


Toshiba Machine Chinese Production of EC-SXII Series Injection Mold Machines



by Alan Tran

Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd. < (TOKYO:6104) announced that its EC-SXII series of all-electric injection molding machines, one of the best-selling products in Japan, will add the EC280SXII, featuring a clamping force of 2,744 kN (280 tf), and the EC350SXII, featuring a clamping force of 3,430 kN (350 tf), as two additional models to its production lineup at its China factory. These two new models are expected to help better meet customer needs for precision molding of automobile optical parts.

 

“The EC-SXII series features a wide of array of packages for optical parts such as automobile LED headlight lenses, in-car lighting and displays, and more, for contributing to higher productivity and more stable precision molding.”

 

Main Features of EC-SXII Series

 

Wide array of available injection (plasticized) devices for use in specific applications

 

A wide variety of injection devices are available with high-load, high-injection pressure, and high-speed injection specifications for automobile parts, optical parts, the medical and food container sectors, and more. Customers can select the optimum injection device for their specific application.

 

High-added value controller with improved control performance and scalability

 

The cutting-edge INJECTVISOR V50/S51 Control System includes a new core-back (foam molding) control circuit (option) for enabling more lightweight designs for molded products and also supports various plug-ins such as sub-injection units for double injection molding machines for providing wider functionality and greater ease of operation.

 

Preventive maintenance, remote maintenance, and other IoT technologies are utilized to contribute to higher productivity in molding plants targeting zero downtime.

 

Special package specifications for optical parts available

 

A special plasticizing system was developed for reducing foreign matter and yellowing defects in thick optical parts. This system features a high-rigidity die clamping unit and multistage compression control (PRESTROL) for enabling the shape accuracy, high microscopic transfer, and mitigation and homogenization of internal stress that are required for molding of thick lenses.

 

"Combined with our industrial robots, which will be produced in our China factory, this is a system solution for meeting the needs of our customers,” said Masafumi Ito of the Regional Operating Headquarters (East Asia). “The EC-SXII series features a wide of array of packages for optical parts such as automobile LED headlight lenses, in-car lighting and displays, and more, for contributing to higher productivity and more stable precision molding."



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