News Press Release MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGES INDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601
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Published on April 1, 2024

MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGES INDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601

A new universal injection molding platform, progressive co-injection technology, an 85-foot extruder line with live cobot demonstrations, in-mold foil decorations, exclusive IIoT digital solutions, and more on display this May.

[BATAVIA, OH] March 29, 2024 –Milacron®, a global leader in the manufacture, distribution, and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic processing industry, will demonstrate advanced equipment solutions, innovative mold technologies, and comprehensive service and support systems at NPE May 6-10 in Orlando.

A pioneer in the plastics processing industry, and one of the largest North American-based OEMs, Milacron is set to showcase its latest advancements and innovative solutions, including the North American debut of its new M-Series IMM platform that features the largest clamp stroke available as standard in the mid-tonnage hybrid range within a compact footprint. Powered by industry-leading Fanuc motors and drives, the M-Series machines’ versatility and performance are designed to meet the demanding needs of global industries, from automotive and consumer goods to packaging and custom molders.

Booth W1601, the largest exhibit space at NPE 2024, is designed to offer attendees an array of plastics processing technologies. In addition to its M-Series machine line, Milacron’s showcase includes several work cells and industry-leading exhibits, alongside innovations from fellow Hillenbrand Operating Companies Coperion, DME, Herbold, Mold-Masters, and Rotex.

“Much has evolved in the plastics processing space since we were all last together at NPE 2018, including our integration into the Hillenbrand family of leading industrial brands,” said Mac Jones, Milacron President. “Our sizeable presence at NPE 2024 underscores Milacron’s drive to deliver solutions that Shape What Matters For Tomorrow™ in the plastics processing industry.”

Two different M-Series machine applications are planned for the booth. The M-1070, featuring Mold-Masters co-injection technology, is a two-cavity-mold pail application with up to 50% recycled core and includes IML (In-Mold Labeling) automation. The M-500 machine cell features a Mold-Masters hot runner and Kurz in-mold decoration technology for custom textures and backlit applications in global automotive and appliance applications.

The L-Series, Milacron’s LPIM platform, has been at the forefront of the low-pressure injection market for more than fifty years. Wide-range molding flexibility and part design are possible through nozzle sequencing. Most notably, the Milacron LPIM machine can run up to 100% regrind flake material, resulting in significant energy and resource savings. This commitment to sustainability offers a competitive advantage to customers in a world increasingly seeking to meet environmental compliance. Due to space constraints, the L-Series will not be featured at the show, but an in-booth animation loop will display the benefits of this industry-leading low-pressure IMM technology for large-part production in structural foam and structural web applications.

Several variations of Milacron’s durable, general-purpose, high-performance Q-Series platform will be present. The Q-Series features a double-toggle design that leverages a servo-hydraulic package delivering quality parts at a rapid pace while minimizing energy use. At the Milacron booth, the Q-170 machine displays a new G3 Mosaic control, DME mold technologies utilizing a bio-resin material, as well as custom ID/serialization and QR code stamping. A mobile phone holder will be the Q-170’s featured application. Additionally, Milacron’s Q-125 will be active in the Sepro booth (W143), where four private-labeled Sepro robots will integrate with the machine to produce a two-cavity mini disc.

The all-electric Fanuc Roboshot showcases two different applications within the booth that integrate DME Flosense water manifold technology. The Robo 55 features LSR (liquid silicon rubber) material and automation that is common in automotive, electrical, and medical applications. The cell includes a micro-plunger to precisely control small-capacity volume for the umbrella part produced that requires a tiny shot. Also in the booth, the Robo 275 machine cell shows a 48-cavity medical vial application. Partnering Operating Company, Mold-Masters, displays its new M3 thermocouple technology in this machine, ensuring precise temperature measurement in its Master-Series Pico hot runner with the Accu-Valve MX gate system. An added solution to this cell that makes it ideal for processors requiring a clean room environment, Milacron’s stainless steel water system is also featured on the Robo 275.At the far end of the cell, a platen-mounted robot with a conveyor retrieves the small plastic parts and places them in bins in a space-saving envelope containment area.

Milacron’s SG-75 extrusion pipeline exhibit can’t be missed, spanning more than 85 feet long, with an exclusive new control that fully integrates all line components. Additional features include the gravimetric feeder system, new poly-olefin pipe heads, the latest technology in single/twin screws and barrels, dynamic downstream equipment, and post-production automation. Attendees can view an articulating 6-axis cobot technology at work through live demonstrations.

Lastly, show participants can interact with Milacron’s M-Powered digital IIoT solution. A portfolio of easy-to-use observational, analytical, and support services that provide customers with a competitive advantage, improved OEE, and reduced scrap rates, M-Powered leverages IIoT technology through sophisticated algorithms that utilize real-time machine learning to monitor machine operations. Milacron integrates M-Powered onto all its new machines in the U.S. and Europe for free for the first 12 months of ownership.

An innovative world leader in plastic processing, Milacron delivers the next generation of manufacturing technology this May for a wide array of industries. From a new IMM platform in the mid-tonnage range to the largest extrusion line the company has ever exhibited, Milacron partners at NPE 2024 with fellow Hillenbrand Operating Companies, as well as some of the top plastics processing partners in the industry, to Shape What Matters For Tomorrow.

About Milacron
Milacron (www.milacron.com) is a global industry and technology leader in the manufacturing of injection molding and extrusion systems. Milacron also produces and provides machinery, auxiliaries and components that complement its plastics processing machines and systems. The company’s 1,900 associates worldwide collaborate to provide a diverse range of products across various plastics applications in industries such as automotive, construction, medical, telecommunications, material handling, packaging, and much more. Milacron holds longstanding relationships with more than 27,000 global customers across North America and India, as well as coverage in Europe and in many emerging markets, including Central/South America. Milacron is an Operating Company of Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI), an industrial company operating in over 100 countries serving a wide variety of industries across the world.

About Hillenbrand
Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI) is a global industrial company that provides highly-engineered, mission-critical processing equipment and solutions to customers in over 100 countries around the world. Our portfolio is composed of leading industrial brands that serve large, attractive end markets, including durable plastics, food, and recycling. Guided by our Purpose — Shape What Matters For Tomorrow™ — we pursue excellence, collaboration, and innovation to consistently shape solutions that best serve our associates, customers, communities, and other stakeholders. To learn more, visit www.Hillenbrand.com.

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The universal M-Series delivers greater versatility, reliability, and improved dry cycle time. The M-Series is driven by a servo motor hydraulic system that offers improved specifications and all-inclusive performance, as well as integrated control. In addition, faster clamp speeds, reliable tonnage assembly, and improved mold and eject access for quicker mold changes deliver optimal productivity and space savings.

MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGESINDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601 - Milacron


The M-Series is a next-generation machine in Milacron’s fleet that showcases cutting-edge two-platen technology and exceptional efficiency, with the ability to integrate multiple co-injection technologies that can support customers’ sustainability demands.

MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGESINDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601 - Milacron


The SG75 extrusion system features a new control, poly-olefin pipe heads, and advanced technology in single/twin screws and barrels. It’s a fully integrated package with all required downstream equipment including a vacuum tank, pullers, saws and much more. At the end of the line, a live cobot will perform demonstrations at the show.

MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGESINDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601 - Milacron
MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGESINDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601 - Milacron


The new extrusion control fully integrates with all line components.

MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGESINDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601 - Milacron


Milacron’s IIoT remote digital solution, M-Powered, leverages real-time machine data that provides unique insights on the plastic manufacturing process. With built-in analytics, the platform provides a clear picture of OEE and helps identify the root cause of downtime, quality issues, and production inefficiencies.

MILACRON UNVEILS AN INNOVATIVE LINEUP FOR NPE 2024 THAT LEVERAGESINDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS IN BOOTH W1601 - Milacron

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