IntElect is a completely new generation of all-electric injection moulding machines developed by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery. The line combines top-level performance with an outstanding energy footprint. Constructive innovative features reduce the space requirements and improve accessibility, ergonomics and machine precision. Particularly interesting for manufacturers of structural precision components and of industrial and optical parts, it significantly reduces the price difference between hydraulic and all-electric machines. The specialist’s objective is to enable a ROI in less than one year for all-electric applications while providing the complete range of options.
Following the successful demonstration of 500 kN model at the “K” flagship fair in October 2016 in Düsseldorf, the new and complete machine series is now available, featuring clamping forces of 500, 750, 1,000, 1,300 and 1,800 kN. An expansion of the new IntElect series both in terms of clamping force and distance between tie bars, the new 1,800 model closes the gap between large and mid-size IntElect machines. Moulders benefit from the series’ extensive modular range and additional intermediate size, which provides perfectly adapted machines with up to five different screw diameters for each injection unit. The control cabinet is integrated into the machine base of machines, freeing up plenty of space for downstream equipment and ensuring easy access to the nozzle area and the complete clamping unit. With its new design, these machines have a significantly smaller footprint than their predecessors: on average, the set-up area is 10 % less than that of comparable all-electric competitors. Even the smallest model with a clamping force of 500 kN is half a metre shorter than its predecessor.