Vertical integration

The Vpower is Wittmann Battenfeld’s ‘first step’ towards redesigning its vertical injection moulding machines to fit with its PowerSeries portfolio and was launched at the end of last year. The company has been converting all of its machines to the specifications of its PowerSeries since it acquired Battenfeld ten years ago.

Vpower’s rotary table is powered by a servo-electric drive as standard and laid out for short rotation times. It is flexible thanks to an injection unit that can be converted from vertical to horizontal and vice-versa, while the addition of a central tie-bar enables central media supply from below through the rotary table or the installation of a compact rotary manifold.

The company has also introduced its EcoPower Xpress 160/1100+, which is an extension of the all-electric high-speed model in the 400-500 tonne clamping force range. The latest addition is in the lower clamping force segment and is particularly suited to thin-walled applications in the packaging industry.

At Fakuma late last year, the company showcased the smallest machine of the series producing a lid made of PP (Borealis) with a 4-cavity mould, using IML technology from Wittmann. The IML system is a high-speed model with a W837 side-entry robot. The lids are produced within a cycle time of roughly three seconds.

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