The CX series is a compact, efficient and flexible two-panel machine with a clamping force range from 350 to 6500 kN. At the joint booth of the VDWF (German Tool and Mold Making Association), a CXZ 80-380/180 machine with a clamping force of 800 kN will demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of a plastics-specific or non-plastics specific component design, using a two-component application. The component is separated by colour. The plastics-specific design is marked by the blue zone, the non-plastics specific area by a red zone.

The design of the CX series, which is both compact and efficient, also offers advantages for the fast and convenient set-up of moulds. This is supported by the good accessibility of the ejector area and the option of easily fastening additional ejectors or unscrewing units. The wide doors, which can be opened all the way, permit easy access too.

Furthermore, the CX series allows for the use of large plates/panels and high mould weights. Plasticising units can be easily replaced in CX machines, thanks to their quick mould clamping systems using cylinders and their adaptation to small screw diameters. Here, the MC6 control system automatically detects the installed screw size and makes the necessary adjustments automatically.

Optionally, the CX can be equipped with an enlarged space for the clamping unit, which in turn, allows for enlarging the inside diameter and increasing the opening width. In addition, the good plate parallelism and the smooth-running clamping unit ensure that mould wear is minimised, the company notes.

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