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News 27.02.2018

Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry will have a large booth packed with technology at NPE, totaling 18,700 square feet, located in the West Hall, May 7th to May 11th. The Milacron booth will be filled with industry-leading technologies, and widest breadth of plastics solutions in the industry including Milacron injection and extrusion machines, Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems, DME mold components and solutions, Uniloy blow molding machines, Kortec co-injection technologies, Milacron 4.0 IIoT solutions and a strong focus on Milacron’s unparalleled service and support offerings.

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Milacron CEO Tom Goeke stated, “Milacron always enjoys reconnecting with existing and prospective customers at trade shows but there’s something special about the NPE show, we’re in our North America customers backyards and we’re the largest North American plastics industry manufacturer. Milacron is a proud global company with locations all over the world but we’re uniquely equipped to serve our North American customers with excellent, on time parts availability, local field service technicians, and IIOT technologies to the degree our competitors simply cannot with their satellite North American locations”. Goeke added, “At NPE 2018, Milacron welcomes the world to Orlando, FL and this year we’re proud to focus on our industry-leading service and support. It goes without saying our customers are our most important asset at Milacron and all of our product brands are ensuring that we provide world-class, second to none support across all of our technologies. This is my personal promise to each and every customer.”

Below you’ll find a small sampling of the products and technologies that will be on display from Milacron at NPE 2018 in Orlando, FL, May 7th to May 11th. More products, machines, and services will be highlighted in additional future press releases over the coming 4 weeks as we approach the show with building excitement. This is just a glimpse of what will be in store.

Milacron Injection Molding Machine Work Cells
The Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500 – The Largest Tonnage Roboshot EVER! – Packaging Application

Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500 preview

For over 30 years Milacron has proudly sold and serviced the ever reliable, precise, all-electric Roboshot machine across the Americas and has sold over 5,600 FANUC machines over that time. Milacron continues to take great pride in the relationship and is very pleased to announce the availability of the largest tonnage Roboshot machine ever offered in the Americas – The Milacron-Fanuc Roboshot 500. Loyal Roboshot customers in the Americas have been asking for the opportunity to get into a large Roboshot machine and the wait is over. The new Roboshot 500 has an increased tonnage option up to 550 US tons (558 metric tonnes) and is great for larger molds with tie bar spacing of 36.2 inches (91.94 cm). The new larger machine doesn’t sacrifice any of the Roboshot standard strengths such as industry-leading reliability, precise process control, high-speed injection and consistent repeatability.

Molding Cell Details: The new Roboshot 500 will be molding a detergent cap with 24-cavity mold at 6 second cycle times. The cell will feature a Mold-Masters Master-Series valve gated hot runner and TempMaster M2 hot runner temperature control system and DME mold components.

The Milacron Maxima Performance (MPs) 600wp – Performance Exemplified – Automotive Application

Milacron Maxima Performance preview

The Maxima Performance Series builds upon the highly successful Maxima two-platen platform. The Maxima Performance Series debuted at NPE 2015. The Maxima Performance addresses the market demands for higher performance, lower energy, precision, and flexibility. This enhanced platform is available from 500-1100 US tons (450 to 1000 metric tonnes) and delivers 33% faster dry cycle times and 35% lower energy consumption. The Maxima Performance offers the widest platens in each tonnage; a precision grease-less clamp guided on linear bearings, and integrated auxiliary controls. This high-value injection molding machine combines the advantage of a precise and accurate two-platen mechanism with the advanced, user-friendly Mosaic+ controls. This platform delivers the next level of performance for two-platen designs. The Maxima Performance 600wp will be outfitted with Milacron’s “Core Back/Reverse Coining” technology package where the part is filled then the clamp is opened to a predefined position. Milacron has developed a process that precisely controls the open position and maintains squareness which is critical to maintaining part tolerances and allows gas (Mucell) through to the center of the part without breaching the surface. The process of injecting a gas expansion (Mucell) allows for reduced part weight without sacrificing the structural strength and dimensional accuracy of the part. This process was developed with automotive lightweighting applications in mind.

Molding Cell Details: The Maxima Performance 600 will be molding an 825 gram, 1-cavity automotive door panel map pocket with Trexel’s MuCell technology highlighting automotive lightweighting along with ROC Tool technology providing induction heating directly to the surface of the part for that class A finish that is critical in interior automotive applications. The cell will feature a Mold-Masters Fusion G2 hot runner and iM2 TempMaster hot runner temperature control system, and a Sepro 5 axis robot with trimmer integrated into the machine controls and DME mold components.

Uniloy Blow Molding Machine Work Cell
The Uniloy IBS 85 with Kortec Connect Co-injection – Industry Leading Injection Blow Molding Machine with Kortec Barrier Technology – Medical Application

Uniloy IBS-85 preview

The Uniloy Injection Blow Molding Series (IBS) includes a complete line of 3-station injection blow systems with clamp forces from 70 to 200 US tons (64-181 metric tonnes) available in hydraulic, hybrid or all-electric configuration. Uniloy’s injection blow molding machines are the best processing choice for producing the highest quality, finished containers that consistently meet close tolerance specifications. The industry-leading standard features built into every Milacron injection blow molding system, along with a wide variety of available options, give customers the capabilities to mold complex shapes and meet high production requirements. Uniloy technology also provides the high tolerance injection molded neck finish required for many of the child-resistant and tamper-evident bottle closure designs. To add co-injection technology to this cell Milacron will use the newly launched Kortec Connect product offering. The Uniloy IBS system will be fitted with a Kortec hot runner system and Mold-Masters E-Multi secondary injection unit to deliver the barrier layer. Kortec Connect is the most cost-efficient solution for molders to enter the growing co-injection molding market. Kortec co-injection hot runners allow two different resins to be combined in a single 3-layer melt stream. Two flow streams are joined at each patented co-injection nozzle resulting in a single, combined 3-layer flow stream through each gate, into the mold cavities. The result is total control and the ability for customization of the barrier layer placement and thickness. Milacron is the world’s largest supplier of co-injection systems to the plastics and packaging industries with over 30 years experience.

Molding Cell Details: The Uniloy IBS 85 will be molding a 7.5 gram, 4-cavity medical tablet bottle with Kortec Co-injection barrier technology in 12 second cycle times. The Kortec barrier is delivered via a Kortec hot runner and Mold-Masters EM3 E-Multi secondary injection unit.

Mold-Masters Hot Runner Technologies
Mold-Masters Master-Series Hot Runners – The Benchmark in Hot Runner Performance, Reliability and a Proven Bio Resin Processor

Mold-Masters Master-Series Hot Runner preview

Master-Series hot runners represents the culmination of over 50 years of hot runner system knowledge and experience. With over 1,500,000 nozzles in the field, they’ve built a successful reputation based on superior performance, excellent part quality and optimized processing capabilities making it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications across every industry, including bio-resins.

Featuring excellent thermal balance and precision and open flow runner channels in the nozzle/gate seal allows for accelerated melt flow and dispersion with virtually no dead or blind spots which is critical to eliminating degradation which is a common challenge while processing bio resins. Master-Series nozzle technology sets the global benchmark by which the industry is measured and is backed by an available industry leading 10-year warranty that is 3 to 5 times longer than any other supplier.

Master-Series Bio Resin Successes
Bio Resins are gaining in popularity and as more regions and markets such as packaging encourage, and in some circumstances, demand the use of these bio resins the ability for hot runners to process them will be paramount. Customers can rest assured that Mold-Masters is once again ahead of the curve and ready with the Master-Series hot runners. Masters-Series has been extensively tested using a wide variety of bio resins. Hundreds of Mold-Masters Master-Series systems are already in the field processing bio resins producing small to medium size parts in single nozzle to high cavity systems running in every major market around the world. We will be highlighting a number of case studies in our booth.

Mold-Masters E-Multi Secondary Injection Unit – Precise, Versatile Thermoplastic Multi-Shot Molding Solution and Now Available with LSR Capabilities
Mold-Masters all-electric E-Multi converts existing injection molding machine equipment to enable multi-shot and multi-material molding, expanding operations potential. The proven E-Multi platform is fully compatible with any injection molding machine and the ideal solution for precision molding applications in any industry. The E-Multi has over 2,000 standard possible configurations available ensuring the E-Multi is perfectly sized to applications exact requirements. The E-Multi is now available with LSR capabilities. The E-Multi LSR utilizes the proven E-Multi platform for precision LSR molding applications in any industry. The E-Multi will be featured on 2 work cells in the Milacron booth!

DME Mold Components, Technologies and Industrial Supplies
DME The Global Leader in Mold Base Technology Introduces - DME TruCoolTM –Revolutionary Conformal Cooling Solution
TruCoolTM Conformal Cooling designed to maximize cooling efficiency through 3D additive metal manufacturing. This exciting line of conformal cooling products with complex cooling channels conforming to the part surface geometry, provides greater overall cooling coverage with even distribution, while maintaining a targeted consistent temperature and reducing cycle times by as much as 60%. DME is pleased to announce three NEW products and services to the TruCool product and services line. First, DME Design Services builds on decades of mold making, mold design, thermal analysis, and conformal channel design to provide customers with the most reliable, robust and efficient mold design. Second, DME’s new cooling Aftermarket Services and Equipment provides the ultimate cooling channel cleaning, diagnostics and maintenance, with the ability to troubleshoot, clean and descale both conventional and conformal cooling water channels to maximize the lifespan and efficiency of intricate conformal and conventional cooling through a closed loop, computer controlled, automated process. Third, DME is excited to announce our new line of TruCool “Standard” conformal cooled components including core pins, gates, and sprue bushings.

DME Industrial Supplies – The World’s One-Stop-Shop for Everything Molding.
When looking for molding and mold making supplies companies are increasingly looking to Milacron-DME Industrial Supplies to provide a complete portfolio including trusted brands like Dri-Air, Mokon, Parker, Slide, 3M, Bunting and many more. Whether looking for auxiliary equipment, machine parts, shop equipment, mold sprays, cooling and heat supplies, or safety products, Milacron-DME Industrial supplies has a vast portfolio of products to help improve operational performance and keep customers plants running smooth and safe. Products are available 24/7 via the Milacron eSTORE, globally to support the entire Milacron family client base. DME will highlight several new products at NPE including; MoldVac Controller, SMARTFLOW TRACERvm, CodiPro GradUps certified hoist rings and swivel eyebolts, ultrasonic and pneumatic mold polishing equipment, Fresh StartTM purging compound, premium gate cutters and our new DME Mold Service tables. During NPE Milacron-DME Industrial Supplies will have a demo area that will include live demonstrations and hands-on access for companies to learn and benefit.

Milacron Extrusion Technologies
New Milacron SV350 Single Screw Extrusion Machine

Extrusion SV 350 preview

The SV350 is a robust and flexible extrusion machine, its practical design is able to address the needs of tube and profile processors to sheet, fiber, wire and cable. The SV350 is a stock machine and therefore available for quick delivery. It will be available in sizes ranging from 2.0 – 4.5 inches in 24:1 L/D ratio. Milacron both designs and builds full extrusion systems in-house, maintaining complete control of precise equipment needs. From extruders to new and rebuilt extrusion barrels and screws, to pipe heads, dies and downstream equipment, customers get powerful, reliable solutions that meet all requirements. Milacron’s demonstration and development laboratories have made a science of optimizing processing via natural compression; this creates a highly customizable approach for our customers: one that increases productivity, output and accuracy while reducing costs.

The entire Milacron team is ready to welcome the world to NPE and show our valued customers “what’s new”! Look for more NPE press releases in the coming weeks to learn about even more Milacron products, services and technologies.
Milacron continues to push the boundaries of possibilities in plastics with breakthrough products from leading brands including Milacron®, Mold-Masters®, DME®, Ferromatik®, Uniloy®, and CIMCOOL®. All Milacron product brands offer industry-leading service, support, and spare parts inventory – trust only Milacron trained experts to ensure your assets run at peak performance.

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