The new Praxis Series of vertical injection molding machines features an innovative design, two-platen concept, and ergonomic features. The Series will include six models, ranging from 60-380 tons, with the first two introductions being two-platen, the 280-ton and 380-ton models. Among the machines' key design attributes are a new clamp design, a large-diameter rotary table, a rotating ram injection unit with pivoting capabilities, and a modular design.
The supplier is also offering a new class of Caliber Series machines. A 500-ton model is available, a 700-ton model will follow later this year, and a 950-ton model will be unveiled during the first quarter of 2003. The Caliber Model 500 machine features reduced floor space requirements, generous mold specifications, and simplified hydraulics.
Furthermore, the company has expanded its IntElect Series of all-electric drive injection molding machines. The second and third members of the series are a 50-ton and an 80-ton model, which are in addition to the previously announced 110-ton model. According to the company, the three models share many features. For example, they use an identical electric drive toggle mechanism, plus time-tested belt and ball screw technology. The only thing that's different among the 110-, 80- and 50-ton IntElect Series models is their size. Seven more IntElect models ranging from 165-625 tons will be introduced in the near future.
Van Dorn Demag Corporation