K Show Report: Double "spinning cube" advances injection
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One of the main attractions at the Milacron exhibit all week has been the company's new two-component injection mol...
One of the main attractions at the Milacron exhibit all week has been the company’s new two-component injection molding machine equipped with two Foboha spinning cubes doing in-mold labeling and assembly. The machine, called K-Tec 250 DETW-1636/265, has a second injection unit situated at a 45 degree angle on top of the moving platen. Each cube has 16 cavities. The machine is producing two different lids for a chewing tobacco container in 6.5 cycles.
Also, at a press conference, Milacron CEO Ron Brown said he sees good things ahead for 2005.
"What a difference three years makes," Brown said, noting that in 2001 the company’s sales dropped 34%. Since then, Milacron has reduced its debt by US$400 million. Brown said the big machine market in the U.S. is up 20%. Milacron’s overall injection-molding sales for 2004 has increased by 10% compared with last year.