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    • Husky showcases machine technology for closures

      Hylectric delivers performance needed for fast, high output production

      For release 2005-11-22


      DUDELANGE, Luxembourg — Husky demonstrated two high-performance Hylectric closure systems in production at the Packaging Days event at its Luxembourg Technical Center, demonstrating the company's commitment to closure applications.

      "Demand for our Hylectric machines for closure applications keeps growing," says Fabio Dal Grande, Closure Market Manager at Husky. "With the steep rise in polymer prices, closure manufacturers are turning to lightweighting and to high-performance machinery to extract the full benefits of their lightweighting activities."

      Both systems in display are based on Hylectric H300 machines. The first machine, equipped with a 48-cavity mold from Swiss mold maker Corvaglia, produces 38 mm closures at a cycle time of 4.6 seconds. The other machine, equipped with a 64-cavity mold from Austrian mold maker KTW, produce 28 mm closures at a cycle time of 5.2 seconds. Both systems feature a shot-to-shot repeatability in excess of 99.8%, demonstrating the accuracy of the Hylectric machine.

      The Hylectric is the preferred machine platform for many leading closure manufacturers, as it provides the flexibility and features required for the most demanding applications. Husky hot runner systems for closures also have found wide acceptance, with improved designs that offer increased efficiency, better part quality, faster color changes and improved productivity.

      Husky has been a leader in the closure market by providing innovative solutions, such as Rotating Ratchet Ring for part removal, FlexFrame for fast product change-overs and SwingChutes for in-mold product handling.

      Through extensive experience in the marketplace, Husky is capable of offering complete closure production systems including all necessary auxiliary equipment, such as post-mold closure coolers, quality vision inspection equipment, and conveying equipment. These complete systems ensure that all components are seamlessly integrated and optimized to enhance the overall system functionality.

      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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