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    • Husky to feature compact, high-efficiency container production with in-mold labeling at Fakuma 2005

      Husky also to feature the latest in hot runner technology

      For release 2005-07-22


      Husky Injection Molding Systems will demonstrate a complete workcell producing containers decorated using in-mold labeling (IML) at Fakuma 2005 (18-22 October, Friedrichshafen). The integrated system was developed together with SysTec Komplettsysteme GmbH (Bad Urach, Germany) to optimize production efficiency in compact work spaces. Husky will also feature its new wear-resistant Ultra Hot Tips, and will be exhibiting its latest offerings in hot runner technology. The Husky booth is located at Stand 5104 in Hall A5.

      "The Fakuma workcell provides a comprehensive demonstration of compact, high-efficiency production, as well as the technical expertise and support available from Husky and SysTec," said Sven Mätzig, General Manager, Husky Injection Molding Systems - Germany South. "The unit and tooling have been optimized using mold flow analysis, resulting in low injection weight at an optimal cycle time — and therefore the lowest possible costs. The tooling includes our own hot runner technology as well as modular mold inserts."

      At Husky's stand, the container production system molds and decorates rectangular thin-wall food containers. Part weight is around 6g with a wall thickness of less than 0.35mm. The system includes robotic handling, in-mold labeling, rapid-cycle molding, as well as post-mold product stacking and handling.

      At the heart of the system is a compact Husky Hylectric H120 machine with a 2-cavity mold. The integrated SysTec IML system includes force-guided label insert technology that uses a rotational robot to retrieve labels from a magazine, then orients and places the labels on the insert core. Labeling is quickly and precisely positioned on all four sides and the bottom.

      The system offers a number of benefits:

      • fast cycle times
      • small footprint
      • grease-free, clean molding area
      • energy efficiency
      • flexibility, thanks to the capability for rapid mould insert changes
      • ability to change labeling/decoration instantly
      • ergonomic handling
      • minimized production costs, thanks to process and mold flow optimization

      Husky will also feature its new wear-resistant Ultra Hot Tips for hot runners at Fakuma. Ultra Hot Tips are designed for abrasive and/or flow-challenged engineering-grade resins. Compared to standard components they provide an improved processing window and superior gate quality for a wide range of applications.

      About Husky — Husky Injection Molding Systems (www.husky.ca) is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg and China. 

      For more information, please contact:
      Media Relations
      Husky Injection Molding Systems
      E-mail: media@husky.ca

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