The ELION with hybrid injection unit (shown here in the version with 3200kN clamping force) combines highest speed, perfect precision and maximum reliability in a particularly energy-efficient machine concept. (Photo credit: Netstal)


NETSTAL at FAKUMA - Innovative packaging application and comprehensive services

2:21 min Markets and Management
Netstal Maschinen AG Näfels, Switzerland

  • 1.2 liter SPIES PC round pail with high percentage of renewable raw materials.
  • ISO 17025 accredited machine calibration from January 1, 2022
  • NETSTAL in hall B5 at booth 5217

In keeping with the motto "circular economy meets digital", NETSTAL and its partners will be presenting at FAKUMA a packaging solution with reduced plastic content and the e-Service, which is available to all users free of charge. From January 2022, NETSTAL will also be offering machine calibrations accredited to ISO 17025. NETSTAL will be located in hall B5 at booth 5217.

On an ELION 2200-1000, 1.2 liter SPIES PC round pails with paper chassis are produced. A pre-printed band of coated cardboard is inserted into the two cavities of the mold using IML robotics. A PP plastic is then injected via channels to fill the rim of the bucket and firmly bond it to the cardboard band. The cycle time is 5 seconds. Robotics removes the finished pails and stacks them on a conveyor belt after a camera check. Subsequently, the pail stacks are packed fully automatically into provided boxes with the help of a SMART COBOT BOXING robot. System partners of the exhibit are SPIES Kunststoffe, Muller Technology Conthey, Motan colortronic, EF cooling, SABIC, Storaenso and Engelhardt Etikett. With this application, NETSTAL and its development partners demonstrate a novel 1.2 liter pail with minimal weight and maximum content of renewable raw materials. To ensure durability of the contents and tightness, the cardboard sleeves are coated with PP and have plastic seams. The design possibilities of the label are just as perfect as with the classic thin-wall packaging, which is decorated using the IML process.

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