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.

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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.

"Over the last couple of years, we’ve had numerous inquiries about our intentions in developing an all-electric machine."

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.