News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas
Technology Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Solutions for the medical sector in the home of the medical sector

The exhibition centre has changed, but not the partnership between Star Automation Europe, BMB, Plastic Systems, Blauwer and Gruniverpal for the oncoming Mecspe exhibition, to be held this year for the first time at the Bologna Fiere fairgrounds from November 23 to 25. The common thread that binds the partner companies to this exhibition is represented by the solutions dedicated to the products for the medical industry, whose peak of excellence recognized all over the world finds its best expression right in the area around Bologna.

 

At the fair, an all-electric eKW16Pi injection moulding machine from BMB, featuring an eight-cavity mould supplied by German manufacturer Ruhla, will be producing polyethylene plungers for syringes, which will be then removed from the mould by a high-speed ZXW-1000VIad robot from Star Automation Europe in about one second, for a total cycle time of around five seconds. In the case of applications with stack moulds, this model also offers the possibility to use a second vertical axis. The removal of plungers will be carried out using the Eins Vaph suction cups by Star Automation Europe. The Eins range of products includes suction cups for the most varied uses, from those with FDA food certificate to those for the handling of metals.