The exhibit, an El-Exis SP, is a high-performance fast-cycling hybrid machine with a clamping force of 3,000kN. The application demonstrates the capability and performance of a variety of partners with Z-Moulds, SISE, Eisbär, Intravis, NOVA Chemicals and Piovan.
Over almost twenty years, the high-speed El-Exis machine has evolved into the leading machine for the injection moulding of plastic packaging today. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has updated it over several generations and continually increased its clamping force range. Today, current models of the El-Exis SP are available with clamping forces of 1,500 to 7,500 kN. Over 3,000 machines have already been installed at manufacturers of thin-wall packaging products, standard beverage caps and a broad variety of closures. The proven concept employed by the machine was optimized in terms of energy consumption and is equipped with an OPC/UA interface for communication conforming to the standards of Industry 4.0.