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At this year’s FAKUMA 2011 in Friedrichshafen, MAPLAN once again shows the broad spectrum of technology and processable materials provided worldwide by this traditional Austrian manufacturer of injection molding machines.
MAPLAN, for decades a synonym for technologically sophisticated and efficient machines for the processing of elastomers, not only offers solutions for the traditional rubber industry, but also for HTV solid silicone, LSR liquid silicone and TPE thermoplastic elastomers.
All of these solutions are, of course, also offered in connection with extensive automation as well as multi-component solutions and insertion technologies.
As the highlight of this year’s FAKUMA, MAPLAN presents two exhibits from the wide field of elastomer processing. First, a vertical LIM liquid silicone injection molding machine MTF 200L/100 with state-of-the-art technology and a clamp force of 100 tons, as well as a floor space optimized for this machine size. Especially noteworthy in this regard are the excellent mixing of the LSR components by the MAPLAN FIFO injection unit and the excellent injection and repeat accuracy reached through a machine concept currently unique on the market. These important features are achieved through the use of a mixing screw and an exact piston injection with an interposed actively operated stop valve.
Further, MAPALN shows a vertical TPE injection molding machine MTTF80P/40C with a C-frame design, a clamp force of 40 tons and a floor space optimized for this machine size. The machine is additionally equipped with hydraulic mold run out. The screw injection unit, especially for high performance TPE and with the optimum L/D ratio of 22:1 guarantees a homogenous plasticizing of the melt, which is an important precondition for a consistently high quality of parts, especially with state-of-the-art TPEs.
Both machines are equipped with the well-known Cool Drive II drive with state-of- the-art servo drive technology. Next to energy savings of up to 70%, this technology also leads to a substantial noise level reduction.
With servo technology and constant pumps in connection with the user friendly control generation PC5000touch and PC50touch, a significant improvement of the machine performance though better dynamics can be achieved.
The Cool Drive II drive technology is available for almost the entire machine range with clamp forces from 15 to 1000 tons and injection units with injection volumes of 30 to 26,000 ccm. Depending on the application, we offer horizontal and vertical injection molding machines with top or bottom injection.
The exhibits presented at FAKUMA are used for various applications in different fields, such as for example medical technology, sealing technology, the electrical industry, the automotive industry and for technological form parts.
With the technological exhibits for the FAKUMA 2011 in Friedrichshafen, MAPLAN clearly proves its technological market leadership in the area of elastomer injection molding; further, with these products, MAPLAN offers their customers the possibility of further improving their competitiveness in the increasingly competitive global business.
MAPLAN the Elastomer Champion
Visit us at the Fakuma. We would be pleased to meet you on our booth (hall A7, booth 7403).