Wittmann Battenfeld To Unveil New Vpower Vertical Molding Machine
Wittmann Battenfeld will present its new vertical molding machine Vpower at the Fakuma fairgrounds. With this machine model, the company is now also offering its vertical machine series in the PowerSeries design.
The prototype of the new VPower was shown for the first time in June of this year to customers and business partners. At the exhibition, the functionality of the new VPower will be demonstrated with a VPower 160/750 featuring a rotary table 1600 mm in diameter.
The new VPower stands out primarily by its high energy efficiency, compactness and user-friendliness. The machine’s generously dimensioned rotary table is powered by a servo-electric drive as standard and laid out for short rotation times. It offers flexibility, as the injection unit can be converted from vertical to horizontal and vice-versa, even after commissioning.
Moreover, the absence of a central tie-bar enables central media supply from below through the rotary table or the installation of a compact rotary manifold. Thanks to its open design, the machine is well suited for the integration of automation systems with insert feeding and finished part removal functions.
Other highlights offered by Wittmann Battenfeld at the event will include a working EcoPower Xpress 160/1100+. This series of Xpress machines in the lower clamping force follows the initial all-electric, high speed models launched in the 400-500ton range.
The EcoPower Xpress is a high-speed, all-electric high-performance machine, which is of interest mainly for thin-walled applications in the packaging industry. At the exhibition, the machine will produce a polypropylene lid from a four cavity mold, decorated with Wittmann’s own IML technology.
Furthermore, the Combimould technology will be shown to visitors on a machine from the servo-hydraulic SmartPower series. The full extent of Wittmann 4.0 integration will also be demonstrated on an EcoPower 90/350, in which the Unilog B8 control system the robot is integrated, together with all connected peripheral appliances.