Elektron


Energy Efficient, All-Electric Technology


Description

Elektron is the product of Milacron’s years of innovation in all-electric injection molding technology. Designed for a full range of applications, in a wide variety of sizes, it offers outstanding value to customers to help them achieve their plastics manufacturing goals.

Milacron’s Elektron uses 60% less energy and 90% less water than hydraulic injection molding machines, reducing operating costs substantially. Setting the standard for movement repeatability, Elektron’s stroke precision of servo-driven axes is significantly greater than top hydraulic systems, making it the best injection molding machine for the reliable production of high-precision parts. With no oil disposal, leaks or slipping hazards, Elektron is perfect for cleanroom environments regardless of machine size needed.

Elektron 350

Specification

Models

US Standard

Injection Clamp Max. Min. Mold Platen Tie Rod
Model/Tonnage Size Range Stroke Daylight Thickness Size Clearance
oz in in in in in
400 12.8 – 54 26.5 58 9.8 40.5 x 40.5 28.3 x 28.3
500 18.4 – 76.9 32.3 64.5 13.7 48.8 x 47.25 34.25 x 32.70
600 30.4 – 105 36.2 71.7 15.75 52.4 x 48.4 39.3 x 35.4


Metric

  Injection Clamp Max. Min. Mold Platen Tie Rod
Model/Tonnage Size Range Stroke Daylight Thickness Size Clearance
g mm mm mm mm mm
400 363 – 1,530 675 1,475 250 1,030 x 1,030 720 x 720
500 523 – 2,179 820 1,640 350 1,240 x 1,200 870 x 830
600 861 -3,142 920 1,820 400 1,330 x 1230 1,000 x 900

Specs

Clamp

  • FEA-optimized construction of all moving & stressed parts
  • Power-& acceleration-optimized toggle system-large mold opening strokes in a compact design
  • Precise positioning via electromechanical drive system & ballscrew drives
  • 2 clamp tonnages: 400 & 500 US ton with 600 & 725 in design
  • Quick Automatic Mold Tonnage Setting on Screen
  • Adjustable Setting of Closing & Opening Stages
  • Adjustable 2 Stage Mold Protect
  • Sensitive Mold Protection with Try Again Function
  • Automatic Grease Lubrication
  • High Precision Linear Bearing on Moving Platen
  • Greaseless Part Drop Area
  • Double toggle design

Injection

All-electrics set the standard for movement repeatability. Exact movements are assured by the machines’ drive components and robust mechanics. The stroke precision of servo-driven axes is significantly greater than even the best hydraulic systems can provide. All this makes the Elektron ideal for the reliable production of high-precision parts.

  • 4 injection unit sizes: 970, 1540, 2290, 3470 global frames
  • Different screw sizes available for each injection unit size
  • Several different screw designs to select from
  • All axes can operate in parallel
  • Absolute stroke measurement of all machine axes with precision movements
  • Loadcell for direct, precise & repeatable monitoring of the injection & holding pressure
  • Fast, repeatable injection movements with parallel independent plasticizing
  • Injection unit carriage movement & nozzle-holding force via clean, easily maintained system
  • Servo motors synchronized via high speed control
  • Precise sensing technology gives accurate injection pressure measurement & control
  • Positive drive with timing belt
  • Injection movement via precision ball screw & synchronous belt drive
  • digital setting of extruder RPM & digital read out of actual RPM
  • Semi-auto purge & intrusion molding programs
  • Sled movement with electric motor – no oil!

Controls

Endura Touch

endura-touch-clamp-settings-01        endura-touch-clamp-settings-02

  • New control using Endura touch screen & energy monitor
  • High-performance controls
  • Intuitive operations via 15” color touchscreen
  • No page more than two clicks away
  • Keypad for entering notes & information
  • Various interfaces (3 USB, RS232, Ethernet) for connecting external devices
  • Save mold data & screenshots to USB keys
  • Setpoint & actual values shown as absolute values
  • Plausibility check on values entered
  • Process monitoring with graphically displayed minimum, maximum & average values
  • Graphical display of 33 parameters for the last 150 cycles
  • Summary of last 3,000 alarms with date & time stamps
  • Display of last 3,000 setpoint-value changes (change log)
  • Internal memory for up to 200 mold data sets
  • 3+3 freely configurable inputs & outputs for connecting peripheral devices
  • High-speed communication protocol of Ethernet Powerlink
  • Self-diagnostic & excellent fault finding capability reduces down time
  • Machine functions are represented by graphic display
  • All required parameters are maintained on a single screen for ease of settings for the user
  • Closed loop microprocessor control
  • Configurable staging for all major axes
  • Digital pressure control via loadcell
  • Process Mode screen: Setup Entire Process From One Page
  • Note Pad & Maintenance Scheduling
  • On Screen Energy Monitor
  • Core Pull Software Interface – Software and signals

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