EPF Plastic - Shibaura Machine

EPF Plastic and Shibaura Machine have tested some full electric machines with different complex applications, for the medical, packaging, automotive and technical sectors.

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Application: Sandwich molding

Application: Two color-Two material molding

Case study: Multi color – Multi material molding

Case history automotive: SPAL AUTOMOTIVE

SPAL Automotive is an Italian company based in Correggio (RE), founded in 1959 and specialized in the production of electromechanical components for the automotive industry. The company works in the design, production and global trade of axial and centrifugal electric fans for cars, motorcycles, buses, off-road vehicles, earthmoving machines, agricultural tractors, trucks and industrial equipment.

Starting in 2013, SPAL began its collaboration with EPF, focusing on the fully electric Shibaura Machine injection moulding machines. This collaboration has created a real production department consisting of 21 injection moulding machines with a capacity from 50 to 1800 tons. The advantages of working with EPF are: a longer cycle time and the possibility of increasing production capacity. A quieter department, lower consumption compared to hydraulic injection moulding machines and more streamlined logistics.

Case history sector closure: INVAT srl

INVAT srl is one of the international reference points in the sector of closures for metal, glass and PET with over 500 million pieces annually produced. In the new factory, the company adopted Shibaura Machine full electric injection moulding machines (II/III series) finding many advantages, from repeatability to cleaning and precision in the moulding, up to the significant reduction of production costs. EPF Plastic compared in the Invat moulding department two injection moulding machines of the same tonnage, one fully electric (EC350SXIII) with a new generation of hydraulics from a competitor. With the same mould and moulding conditions, there is an important energy saving: all confirmed by a series of measurements carried out on the machine.