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Wittmann Battenfeld UK Technology Review at Bradford University

Wittmann Battenfeld UK Managing Director Barry Hill will review the company’s evolving technology of the past ten years at Bradford University on Tuesday 18th September.

The 3-day event is called P70 (Sept 18th-20th) and is given in honour of Bradford’s Professor Phil Coates, who celebrates his 70th birthday at that time.

Hill says that ‘we at Wittmann Battenfeld are very honoured to be a part of Professor Coates’s extremely effective Bradford network. I am looking forward to sharing our injection moulding technology with a very eminent audience and to be networking with polymer practitioners through the event.’

Hill adds that ‘we also have many exciting developments over the coming weeks; not least our shortlisting for three 2018 Plastics Industry Awards and also some cutting-edge manufacturing systems to be unveiled at the Fakuma Exhibition in Southern Germany, October 16th-20th.”

The 10th anniversary party in Vienna to celebrate Wittmann’s purchase of Battenfeld, June 12th-14th was a landmark occasion, confirming the company’s growing contributions to the world of injection moulding. A total of 14 machines from the PowerSeries demonstrated new processes and applications. The exhibition was rounded off with numerous innovations from the range of Wittmann robots and peripherals.

The integration of Battenfeld Kunststofftechnik into the Wittmann Group 10 years ago was, among other things, the starting point for the revision and new development of the company’s entire range of machines. A machine portfolio was developed under the brand name PowerSeries, which is now the market leader in terms of energy efficiency.

The Wittmann Group continues to introduce new moulding machines to the market, including the prototype of the new VPower, the company’s vertical machine in the latest PowerSeries design. This vertical moulding machine has a substantially reduced footprint, its low, ergonomic working height is very convenient for users, and its generously dimensioned servo-electric rotary table ensures short rotary times.

The full scope of WITTMANN 4.0 integration was also demonstrated at the Kottingbrunn factory using an EcoPower 90/350, in whose UNILOG B8 control system the robot and all peripherals connected to the machine have been integrated.

It is expected that Wittmann’s Fakuma exhibits will build further on this 4.0 technology and will add and integrated various aspects of Manufacturing Execution software (MES) and hardware.

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