Injection moulding of plastic parts is a prime manufacturing process that is behind the availability of goods and components in just about every conceivable market segment.You get up and shower, with water supplied and drained through installed plastic pipes and fittings, a quick check on your mobile phone or TV while grabbing some breakfast out of the fridge gets you close and personal with many objects carefully engineered and constructed Read More
The concept of Strategicity is discussed with senior execs from the plastics conversion industry at this years’ Executive Forum, Naples FL. Robert Knaster, SyncroSpeed VP Sales North America, challenged executives to embrace the issues of energy efficiency at the strategic level. No longer a necessary fixed cost to be endured by manufacturing operations, energy consumption and its reduction offer great scope in improving bottom line profits, improved competitiveness, and hedges Read More
Hall 12 Stand E46 please come and visit us at the K show. We are exhibiting our latest SyncroSpeed system, providing unbeatable energy savings for moulders with integrated machine performance monitoring and Industry 4.0 ready!
A recent SyncroSpeed installation delivered savings beyond the expectation of all. Prior measurement and analysis forecast a very positive result, but more was achieved with this 3-motor SyncroSpeed system retrofit to an HPM 1100t machine. SyncroSpeed supports an advanced independent control strategy for each motor to maximise the reductions.The SyncroSpeed performance was scrutinised by Efficiency Vermont, who were pleased to officially report a reduction in motor load of 48.8kW, representing Read More
Auckland, New ZealandCricket isn’t the only game in town, as the SyncroSpeed crew admirably demonstrated down under in Auckland, New Zealand. The energy-saving team put in a great performance, delivering considerably more cost savings for the Kiwi injection moulder than was first estimated. The visitors notched up an annual saving of over NZ$60,000 across three IMMs, leaving the customer not only impressed with the technology, but delighted with the results.fast Read More
Plans are now taking shape for our attendance at K 2013. K is the world’s premier trade fair for the plastics industry and we will be in Düsseldorf 16-23 October 2013, stand 5A33. This is a great opportunity to develop awareness and interest in SyncroSpeed within the German speaking market, and beyond in central and eastern Europe. Over the next weeks I’ll add more to this blog, so stay tuned.
Germany This installation of a 315kW inverter is probably the world’s largest single-motor retrofit to an injection moulding machine. The Windsor press has a clamping force of 2200t, was built in 1974 and continues to operate with its original controls and motor.With four other machines this is part of a 3rd phase of installation for the moulding company, whose investment in SyncroSpeed started in 2010. Following successful results with other Read More
Pennsylvania, USA This Van Dorn 2000t injection molding machine with three 100HP motors driving nine fixed pumps and one variable volume pump was recently fitted with a SyncroSpeed system. Measured savings ranged 29.6kW — 31.7kW yielding a financial return of just under 12 months, based on 6000 annual operating hours, $0.095 energy costs, and including the utility incentives to support the investment.
Miami FL Robert Knaster and DoDo Pratt are ready to let all the delegates know what they need to know about SyncroSpeed at the 22nd International Conference & Exhibit Molding 2012. This technical gathering focussed on important innovations in manufacturing technologies to enable intelligent molders and manufacturers to stay ahead and prosper. Industry leaders presented the latest developments in various injection molding processes, hardware and controls. Additionally, issues and opportunities Read More
This is a Krauss Maffei KM650-4350B running a single 110kW motor with four fixed-volume pumps. Process consistency plays an important part in maintaining the high quality standard of these interior trim components. The SyncroSpeed system delivered spot-on process times and an attractive 18kW saving; in-line with expectation and a good result for a motor of this size.