Husky Debuts World's Fastest Injection Molding Closure System at Chinaplas 2012
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Husky Injection Molding Systems
500 Queen St. South
Bolton, ON, L7E5S5
Press release date: April 18, 2012
SHANGHAI, China - Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced the introduction of its revolutionary new HyCAP(TM) High Performance Package (HPP) system for high output beverage closure manufacturing at Chinaplas 2012 (April 18 - 21, Shanghai, China). HyCAP HPP is the world's fastest system for the production of injection molded beverage closures and represents a significant advancement in beverage closure manufacturing. The system incorporates a new mold concept that eliminates wasted processes and movements within the mold, resulting in the highest levels of productivity for beverage closures.
Chinaplas will serve as the global debut of Husky's HyCAP HPP system, which offers up to 20% faster cycle times over the next leading injection molding competitor and up to 20% less energy consumption over its previous generation product. By maximizing efficiencies through the further integration of machine and mold technologies, Husky is able to provide customers with industry-leading productivity without sacrificing part quality.
"Our goal with HyCAP HPP is to grow our leadership in beverage packaging by offering a completely integrated solution that is focused on maximizing output and efficiency," said Jeff MacDonald, Husky's Vice President, Marketing. "HyCAP HPP provides exactly what customers have been seeking - a closure manufacturing solution that combines the advantages of injection molding with part cost economics comparable to compression molding."
The HyCAP HPP 300 system running at Chinaplas in booth #E2E01 will be producing a 1.2 gram 29/25 lightweight water closure at a 1.85 second cycle using a 72-cavity KTW beverage closure mold. In achieving this, there were no compromises made in process times or part quality. Husky's next generation HyCAP system was running a 26/22 application at NPE earlier in the month at a 2.2 second cycle.
HyCAP HPP also incorporates a number of features that focus on improving ease-of-use and imbedding more intelligence into the system itself. Its SmartStart and SmartStop features provide faster and easier startup and shutdown, and with the latest generation of Polaris(TM) Control, offer the highest level of precision and repeatability thereby enabling a greater degree of fine tuning, particularly benefiting faster cycling lightweight applications. The new HyCAP HPP system also features a single interface for central control of the entire system, including hot runner temperature control and auxiliary equipment.
With the addition of closure moldmaker KTW in 2011, Husky became the closure industry's only provider of complete injection molding systems including machine, mold, hot runner, temperature controller and process and productivity software. By supplying the entire system Husky is able to provide complete melt stream control, resulting in increased productivity, less waste and improved part quality.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. (www.husky.ca) is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria and China.