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Injection Moulding Asia Taiwanese Machinery & Technology

Taiwan’s machine sector in a robust standing The upcoming 2018 Taipei International Plastics

R ise o f I ndustr y 4.0 and sm ar t m anu fa c t u ri n g Smart manufact uring play s an impor t a n t ro l e in the concept of Industry 4.0 that fo c u s e s o n providing intelligent manufacturing s o l u t i o n s t o increase flexib ilit y , qualit y , effici en c y a n d productivity and enables companies t o c o n q u e r t he challeng es of hig her deg ree of cu st omi sa t i on , hig her product qualit y , lower order v o l ume a n d shorter time to market. This concept has also impact ed t he pl a st i c s and rubber industry. Plastics and ru b b e r machinery producers are incorporati n g e l e m e n t s such as autonomous robots, big data a n d c l o u d comput ing , Int ernet of Thing s (IoT), 3 D pri n t i n g or additive manufacturing to build i n t e l l i g e n t machines or smart production lines. Taking this cue, Taiwanese machi n e r y mak er F C S will showcase its FA seri e s , a n e w generation standard servo energy-sa v i n g m o d e l . Not only have t he specificat ions b ee n upgra d ed , but design has also been optimised.

and Rubber Industry Show (Taipeiplas) will

be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre

from 15-19 August. As a trade show exclusively dedicated to the plastics and rubber sectors, it will feature around 520 exhibitors occupying

more than 2,700 booths to present their latest products and development. The show is also

expected to attract more than 18,000 visitors from home and abroad.

S h o w c a s e o f t h e Taiwan es e mac h in e s ecto r T a i w a n h a s e s t ablished its global presence a n d i s a m o n g t he world’s top six producers a n d e x po r t e r s i n p las tic s an d rubber m achines. In 20 1 7 , T a i w a n’ s p rod u c tion value totalled U S $ 1 . 4 2 b i l l i o n , and its ex p ort value reached US$1.16 billion. I t i s n o t s u r prising as Taiwan has been d e ve l o pi n g i t s p las tic s and rubber ind ust ry for m o r e t h a n 6 0 y ears, and its industrial clusters s y n e r g i s e e v e r y facet of the supply chain that e n a b l e s T a i w a nese manufacturers to pro duce c o m pe t i t i ve l y pric ed p rod uc ts . I t i s a g a i n st t his bac kd rop that the T a i p e i p l a s s h o w has become a trade show that s h o w c a s e s a c o mplete supply chain ranging f r om r a w m a t e rials, processing machines, a u x i l i a r y e q u i p ment, moulds and dies to f i n ish e d pr o du c ts . V i s i t o r s t o T aipeiplas this year will also be a bl e t o w i t n e ss h ow th e p las tic s and rub b er i n d u st r y i s t a k in g on th e 4th Ind us trial R e vo l u t i o n . As m ore an d m ore c om p an ies are i n c o r p o r a t i n g s mart manufacturing elements s u c h a s i n du st r ial robots , big d ata an aly sis, Io T , c l o u d c o m putin g an d 3D p rin tin g, the e x h i b i t i o n w i l l showcase Industry 4.0 related p r o du c t s a n d sm art m ac hines to h elp p last ics a n d r u b b e r p r o duct manufacturers improve p r o d u c t i o n e f f i ciency, flexibility and product quality. I n a ddi t i o n , T aip eip las will be p ac ked wit h a b u n d a n t a c t i v ities, including forums, seminars a n d n e w pr o du ct lau nc hes d uring the s how.

FCS’s FA series is a new generation standard servo energy-saving model, with its IMF 4.0 solution for a “smarter” machine

The machine feat ures t he Keba el e c t r o n i c cont rol sy st em for an enhanced int egra t i on , a n d i s combined with FCS’s IMF 4.0 solutio n t o d e v e l o p a so-called “intelligent” injection mo u l d i n g machine. The system is able to extra c t d a t a a n d values about the moulding paramete r s , q u a l i t y cont rol, auxiliary equipment and reuse t h em aft erwards. Ot her feat ures of t he new model are: • Increase in tie-bars distance, injec t i o n v e l o c i t y and hig her sy st em pressure t o ma t c h h i gh inject ion volume requirement s • St reng t h of t he plat en desig n reinf orc ed by 30%, more uniform clamping forc e d i s t r i b u t i o n , lower machine platen deformation , a n d smoother mould closing-opening o p e r a t i o n cont rol 7

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