Engel opened the new packaging center with approximately 300 invited guests. (Photo: Angel)

About 300 international guests accepted the invitation of the injection molding machine manufacturer from Austria. At the sites located in Schwertberg and St. Valentine there are ready-to-use production cells for a variety of packaging requirements. Including all electric High performance E Cap machines for producing beverage caps and flip caps, E-Speed ​​machines for thin-walled jars and buckets, and Duo Speed ​​two-layer machines for large jars and containers. In addition, all-electric injection molding machines of the E-Mac series can be used in the in-house technical center.

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What are the central issues Engel is addressing with the new packaging center?

Energy efficiency, circular economy and digitalization are key issues the company is addressing with its new packaging hub. All injection molding machines are equipped with intelligent assistance systems from the company’s Inject 4.0 software. For example, IQ Weight Control recognizes and automatically compensates for fluctuations in shot size and material viscosity in the same cycle. According to the company, the latest series of tests have shown that the software achieves significant quality improvements in high-performance applications with very short cycle times. Another example is IQ Flow Control, which regulates temperature differences in individual cooling circuits to a specified value. This auxiliary system ensures constant temperature control conditions and at the same time significantly reduces the energy required to control the temperature.

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The key to high energy efficiency lies in the optimal interaction of individual system components. “We individually adapt the entire system to the requirements of the product to be produced,” says Christoph Lotta, head of Engel’s packaging business unit.

In order to test practical performance, which includes analyzes of cycle time and energy efficiency, users can put their own tools and materials into the new packaging Get centers. In addition, many tools from a variety of product groups are provided on site. In addition, there is a wide range of terminal systems from various partner companies as well as automation solutions from our company and from partners such as Campetella and Beck Automation.

Processing rPP from post-consumer groups for the first time

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Lectures, panel discussions and even the world premiere await invited guests in Austria. (Photo: Angel)

At the opening of the Packaging Center, in both Schwertberg and St. Valentin, there were presentations, panel discussions and live demonstrations of the machines. Suppliers of technology and materials as well as well-known packaging producers were among the speakers. For example, Professor Edward Kosieur of Nextek spoke about the opportunities for rPP to produce food packaging. Appropriately, the injection molding machine manufacturer has created a world premiere. The injection molding treatment of polypropylene recovered from post-consumer batches was introduced to the public for the first time. “We’ve shut down another physical cycle,” Lotta asserts.

source: Angel


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