US-based Jomar has launched a new series of injection blow moulding (IBM) machines, which are powered by custom-designed servo-driven hydraulic technology.
The new IntelliDrive machine improves output and performance, and requires less energy to operate.
Developed in collaboration with Bosch Rexroth, Jomar's proprietary servo-driven hydraulic technology reduces energy consumption by 40%-50% and provides a dry cycle period of 1.8s.
Jomar president Carlos Castro said: “Over the last couple of years, we’ve had numerous inquiries about our intentions in developing an all-electric machine.
“The IntelliDrive Series is a preferable alternative for Jomar because we’ve achieved energy savings comparable to all-electric machines while also maintaining our robust and versatile hydraulic system.”
The new machine includes a reinforced main platen that minimises the possibility of deflection.
It also features a closed-loop clamping system offers improved control over the clamp’s speed and position, as well as faster opening and closing speeds.
Castro added: “Not only are we lowering our customers’ per-part cost with utility savings, but we’re providing a solution that has a very low cost of ownership.
“This is consistent with our overall effort of delivering short- and long-term value to our customers.”
The IntelliDriveM series also features a quick-change mounting system for its preform cylinder, a digital displacement transducer, and a variable-frequency drive for a secondary motor.
Jomar plans to showcase the new machine at the upcoming K 2016 exhibition to be held in October in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The company provides IBM machinery for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, personal care, beauty, food and beverage and household products industries.
Image: Jomar’s new injection blow moulding machine IntelliDrive series. Photo: courtesy of Jomar.