Lotte, Germany -- Plastics technology company Frimo has launched a new 'Type 7' polyurethane tool carrier at its 50th anniversary event.
The updated version of Frimo's large-scaled series of electric tool carriers for instrument panel moulds uses the power of gravity to drive the motion of the machine as a way of saving energy.
Typically, only the upper part of a tool carrier moves, which leads to wasted energy when the part is lowered, Frimo said. With the new Type 7, the upper and lower parts move toward one another instead. This "drastically" reduces the drive power, because the drive no longer has to apply lifting forces, but rather only acceleration forces, Frimo said. The German company claimed that closure time can be cut by half against conventional systems, increasing productivity.
Frimo showcased the new machine at a 50th anniversary event held in Lotte, Germany, 19-20 Sept."