Together with the clamping unit, the injection units form the heart of every injection moulding machine. These two central elements are responsible for the performance of the machine and decide on its efficiency. ENGEL has revised its hydraulic injection units from scratch and presents the next generation of its successful ENGEL victory and ENGEL duo series of injection moulding machines. With their innovative features, the machines achieve even higher levels of precision, ergonomics and efficiency than before.
even more precise injection
The new units enable more precise injection and higher process stability. The temperature control range was enlarged in the barrel to safely rule out clumping within the feed through and absorption of moisture across a wider range of materials. The main contributor to better controllability of the pressures is the revised piston design.
To achieve high process stability even when ambient conditions and raw materials fluctuate, ENGEL has developed its iQ weight control software to detect such variations and to compensate for them automatically within the same shot.
even faster barrel changes
The new design features of the hydraulic ENGEL injection moulding machines moreover improve ergonomics, both for the machine operator as well as the maintenance technician. The new arrangement of the switch cabinets and pumps of the ENGEL duo injection moulding machines has improved clarity of the layout and accessibility.
When replacing barrels, the dismounted barrel can from now on be put down outside the machine without any need for additional equipment. The barrels are equipped across the board with stable pedestals. No special tools are needed to mount or dismount the barrels. With the new design, ENGEL has applied the principle of quick mould clamping to the barrel.
even more energy savings
In addition to the new feed through cooling, another strong contributor to the energy efficiency of ENGEL victory and ENGEL duo machines is ecodrive. The ENGEL servohydraulics, proven in many years of use, belong to the standard equipment of the new machine models. The key to high energy efficiency here lies in needs-related pump output. If the machine is at a standstill, for example during cooling, the motors are also idle and do not use energy. The positive side effects of this are that the machines run much more quietly and that the hydraulic oil does not heat up as much, which also reduces the workload on oil cooling.