A system solution for high precision in injection molding

November 25th, 2013, Published in Articles: Vector

Beckhoff is presenting its extensive range of PC and EtherCAT-based control solutions for the entire plastics machine manufacturing industry at K 2013. In XMold, Beckhoff is bringing an integrated solution for the automation of complex injection molding machines onto the market that meets the highest requirements for precision, speed and energy efficiency. Based on the extremely fast control technology XFC (eXtreme Fast Control), XMold bundles the injection-molding know-how gained by Beckhoff from many years of experience in the industry. XMold offers an integrated control solution for demanding applications of hydraulic, servo-electric or hybrid injection molding machines and is primarily designed for complex machines with multi-component injection units or extensive core-pulling programs. High-speed applications and complete production cells can also be implemented with this system, which consists of a CP6216-1004 Panel PC with 2nd generation Intel Celeron, a 15,6-inch widescreen display in portrait mode, Beckhoff I/Os and technology software as well as drive components for servo-electric machines as an option.

Contact Michelle Murphy, Beckhoff Automation, Tel 011 795-2898, m.murphy@beckhoff.com

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The XMold system solution for demanding injection molding applications has a 15.6-inch Panel in portrait mode. The large screen area with touch function enables the clear visualisation of the process and offers the optimum in ergonomic operating quality.

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