Mold-Masters Master-Series Hot Runner. Photo: Milcron

NPE 2018

Milacron at the NPE 2018

| Preform moulding | Milacron | Cincinnatti | United States

Milacron Holdings Corp. will have a large booth packed with technology at NPE, totaling 18,700 square feet, located in the West Hall at booth 2703, May 7th to May 11th. The Milacron booth will be filled with industry-leading technologies, and widest breadth of plastics solutions in the industry including Milacron injection and extrusion machines, Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems, DME mold components and solutions, Uniloy blow molding machines, Kortec co-injection technologies, Milacron 4.0 IIoT solutions and a strong focus on Milacron’s unparalleled service and support offerings.

Milacron CEO Tom Goeke stated, “Milacron always enjoys reconnecting with existing and prospective customers at trade shows but there’s something special about the NPE show, we’re in our North America customers backyards and we’re the largest North American plastics industry manufacturer. Milacron is a proud global company with locations all over the world but we’re uniquely equipped to serve our North American customers with excellent, on time parts availability, local field service technicians, and IIOT technologies to the degree our competitors simply cannot with their satellite North American locations”. Goeke added, “At NPE 2018, Milacron welcomes the world to Orlando, FL and this year we’re proud to focus on our industry-leading service and support. It goes without saying our customers are our most important asset at Milacron and all of our product brands are ensuring that we provide world-class, second to none support across all of our technologies. This is my personal promise to each and every customer.”

Milacron Injection Molding Machine Work Cells

The Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500 – The Largest Tonnage Roboshot EVER! – Packaging Application

For over 30 years Milacron has proudly sold and serviced the ever reliable, precise, all-electric Roboshot machine across the Americas and has sold over 5,600 FANUC machines over that time. Milacron continues to take great pride in the relationship and is very pleased to announce the availability of the largest tonnage Roboshot machine ever offered in the Americas – The Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500. Loyal Roboshot customers in the Americas have been asking for the opportunity to get into a large Roboshot machine and the wait is over. The new Roboshot 500 has an increased tonnage option up to 550 US tons (558 metric tonnes) and is great for larger molds with tie bar spacing of 36.2 inches (91.94 cm). The new larger machine doesn’t sacrifice any of the Roboshot standard strengths such as industry-leading reliability, precise process control, high-speed injection and consistent repeatability.

Molding Cell Details: The new Roboshot 500 will be molding a detergent cap with 24-cavity mold at 6 second cycle times. The cell will feature a Mold-Masters Master-Series valve gated hot runner and TempMaster M2 hot runner temperature control system and DME mold components.


Uniloy Blow Molding Machine Work Cell

The Uniloy IBS 85 with Kortec Connect Co-injection – Industry Leading Injection Blow Molding Machine with Kortec Barrier Technology – Medical Application

The Uniloy Injection Blow Molding Series (IBS) includes a complete line of 3-station injection blow systems with clamp forces from 70 to 200 US tons (64-181 metric tonnes) available in hydraulic, hybrid or all-electric configuration. Uniloy’s injection blow molding machines are the best processing choice for producing the highest quality, finished containers that consistently meet close tolerance specifications. The industry-leading standard features built into every Milacron injection blow molding system, along with a wide variety of available options, give customers the capabilities to mold complex shapes and meet high production requirements. Uniloy technology also provides the high tolerance injection molded neck finish required for many of the child-resistant and tamper-evident bottle closure designs. To add co-injection technology to this cell Milacron will use the newly launched Kortec Connect product offering. The Uniloy IBS system will be fitted with a Kortec hot runner system and Mold-Masters E-Multi secondary injection unit to deliver the barrier layer. Kortec Connect is the most cost-efficient solution for molders to enter the growing co-injection molding market. Kortec co-injection hot runners allow two different resins to be combined in a single 3-layer melt stream. Two flow streams are joined at each patented co-injection nozzle resulting in a single, combined 3-layer flow stream through each gate, into the mold cavities. The result is total control and the ability for customization of the barrier layer placement and thickness. Milacron is the world’s largest supplier of co-injection systems to the plastics and packaging industries with over 30 years experience.

Molding Cell Details: The Uniloy IBS 85 will be molding a 7.5 gram, 4-cavity medical tablet bottle with Kortec Co-injection barrier technology in 12 second cycle times. The Kortec barrier is delivered via a Kortec hot runner and Mold-Masters EM3 E-Multi secondary injection unit.


Mold-Masters Hot Runner Technologies

Mold-Masters Master-Series Hot Runners – The Benchmark in Hot Runner Performance, Reliability and a Proven Bio Resin Processor

Master-Series hot runners represents the culmination of over 50 years of hot runner system knowledge and experience. With over 1,500,000 nozzles in the field, they’ve built a successful reputation based on superior performance, excellent part quality and optimized processing capabilities making it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications across every industry, including bio-resins.

Featuring excellent thermal balance and precision and open flow runner channels in the nozzle/gate seal allows for accelerated melt flow and dispersion with virtually no dead or blind spots which is critical to eliminating degradation which is a common challenge while processing bio resins. Master-Series nozzle technology sets the global benchmark by which the industry is measured and is backed by an available industry leading 10-year warranty that is 3 to 5 times longer than any other supplier.


Master-Series Bio Resin Successes

Bio Resins are gaining in popularity and as more regions and markets such as packaging encourage, and in some circumstances, demand the use of these bio resins the ability for hot runners to process them will be paramount. Customers can rest assured that Mold-Masters is once again ahead of the curve and ready with the Master-Series hot runners. Masters-Series has been extensively tested using a wide variety of bio resins. Hundreds of Mold-Masters Master-Series systems are already in the field processing bio resins producing small to medium size parts in single nozzle to high cavity systems running in every major market around the world. We will be highlighting a number of case studies in our booth.