The IntElect S mid-size range caters specifically to high performance applications with the shortest cycles, high material throughput, which typically consumes more energy affirms Gladigau. "Given the rapid rise in energy prices, counteracting the impact on rising manufacturing costs through higher productivity, processing repeatability and reduced waste is increasingly imperative with regard to competitiveness. For this very reason, market interest in our IntElect S series remains very high," reports the product manager.
Indicative of the current energy challenges, for packaging applications, the IntElect S can lower energy consumption to between 0.25 to 0.32 kilowatt hours per kilogram, states Gladigau. Citing it as the epitome of mass production efficiency, compared to hybrid machines this increased production capacity combined with saving tens of thousands of euros per year on energy , can result in one of the fastest machine paybacks.
Benchmarking dry cycle times on thin wall packaging products with equivalent electric systems on the market, IntElect S remains at the forefront of innovation and energy efficiency, assures Gladigau.
Featuring optimised tool movement, nozzle position, injection and ejector movements and metering speed, the IntElect S model outperforms previous generations of IntElect machines. Increasing the capacity of the IntElect's braking energy recovery system not only improves energy efficiency but also extends the lifespan of electrical components and capacitators. Verified by extensive machine and part lifecycle durability tests, notes Gladigau. Clamp spindles tested under the hardest conditions showed no evidence of visible wear after millions of cycles. Guaranteeing safe operation of the machine, even in the fastest-cycle applications.