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TM Robotics' guide to sustainable injection moulding

According to the Journal of Clean Productioninjection moulding may be responsible of up to 90 per cent of the Global Warming Potential (GWP) created by the entire mould lifecycle, mainly caused by energy consumption.  × IMM Here, Dervish Ibrahim, international sales manager at TM Robotics, explains why he believes all-electric injection moulding machines (IMM) supplied by TM Robotics. The machine is manufactured in-house by Shibaura Machine, formerly known as Toshiba Machine. Performance benefits of the IMM include a range of clamping force from 50 to 2,500 tons, which can be calibrated by a digital direct screw transfer (DST) control for added production flexibility. 

Although all-electric machines are initially more expensive with lower injection pressures, they are shown to outperform hydraulic versions in a variety of other ways. Advantages include higher rates and speeds of injection because the all-electric maching relies on toggle clamping rather than direct pressure clamping, which is better for high-speed injection moulding. 

Further advantages include improved dry cycle times and the overall stability of the mould itself. Thanks to these benefits, Lotan has ordered several more Shibaura Machine IMMs from TM Robotics, specifically its newest SXIII range of 

Publication date: 23/08/2023

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.