Netstal at NPE 2018

American premiere of the Elios series

Technology - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Elios 7500-6000 - an example of the new Netstal high-speed machine series - will be in the limelight at a North American trade fair for the first time. With an 8+8 cavity stack mould, 473 ml delicatessen containers will be produced in a cycle time of 3.1 seconds.

The series currently comprises four main versions with clamping forces of 4500, 5500, 6500 and 7500 kN. A range of different injection units and screw diameters allow the Elios machines to be tailored to a wide variety of applications. Across the entire series, 33 combinations of clamping force, injection unit and screws are available to the customer. Thanks to its strictly modular design, this modular equipment system can be used to implement practically any application.

"With Elios, our customers produce perfect thin-walled packaging at the lowest unit costs. The fast clamping unit, the dynamic injection unit with two-valve technology and high process stability are the keys to success", said Matt Membrino, sales manager Netstal USA. The particularly low power consumption of the machine and the extremely robust and stable construction make the series a sustainable solution.

The heart of the Elios is the newly developed hybrid drive concept of the clamping unit with 5-point dual toggle lever. The energy-efficient combination of an electrically powered travel motion and the hydro-mechanical design of the clamping force leads to considerable acceleration of the entire movement system. The Elios 7500 thus achieves a dry cycle time of 1.9 seconds. The smaller members of the series are even faster: The Elios 5500 achieves 1.7 seconds, the Elios 4500 even just 1.5 seconds.

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