Presentation of Injection moulding machines (electric)
Electric moulding machines belong to the category of plastic machines.
How do these machines work?
Overall, an electric moulding machine has the same final aim as a classic injection moulding machine. The raw material is first softened under high pressure, and then injected into the mould. Finally, the raw material is cooled into its final form.
Full electric injection moulders represent a new generation of plastic machines. “Classic” injection moulding machines are basically hydraulic. Over the past few years, these new machines have become fully electric. Their main functions are fundamentally the same, but in the electric machines, the lock cylinder, injection, ejection and the plasticisation motor have been replaced by servomotors and screw cylinders. Generally, electric plastic machines provide a cost-effective solution for plastics professionals.
Advantages of an electric press machine
Compared to an hydraulic moulder, the main advantage is cost. With an electric press machine, the final plastic product is produced with less materials and fewer additives, which strongly reduces waste. Additionally, an electric machine requires less set-up time compared to a hydraulic machine, resulting in longer production cycles. Finally, this machine doesn't need as much energy as the hydraulic machine. However, an electric machine is definitely more expensive than a hydraulic machine.
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Area of use of these machines
Like the hydraulic press moulders, there is not a specific area of use for the injection machine. Generally, it’s used in plastic product manufacturing. In general, electric moulder machines are not yet very widespread; hydraulic machines still dominate the market.
All electric injection moulding machines manufacturers
Exapro has some of the best manufacturers of electric injection moulding machines, such as Battenfeld moulding machines, Arburg moulding machines, Fanuc moulding machines, and Cincinnati Milacron machinery. Due to the high quality and precision of the machine, electric plastic injection moulders can be quite expensive. With Exapro, you can find used machinery for sale at an affordable price. You can also sell your used machinery through Exapro. Please contact an Exapro agent if you have further questions about our marketplace.
For an example, you can watch this video of the Sandretto OTTO 3170/485