Injection Molding Machines suit precision-driven projects.

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Available in 55, 110, and 165 U.S. tons, Zhafir Mercury series is comprised of tiebarless, all-electric machines that use side plates to create maximum mold space. Symmetrical design maintains platen parallelism with clamping force focused on center of platen, and toggle clamp mechanism is engineered with 2 levers and central servo direct drive for smooth, dynamic movement. With 3 screw drives and 3 screw diameters, injection unit configuration is flexible to meet molding project demands.

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Zhafir Mercury Series Now Available in North American Market

Absolute HAITIAN grows product offerings in U.S., Canada

With innovative precision technology and efficient energy consumption, the tiebarless, all-electric Zhafir Mercury series injection molding machines meet the needs of precision-driven projects that have become the mainstay of molding in North America. The newest member of the Zhafir family, the Mercury series is available for delivery to North America as of January 2012.

The Zhafir Mercury series is available in 50 metric tons (55 U.S. tons), 100 metric tons (110 U.S. tons) and 150 metric tons (165 U.S. tons).

At NPE2012, a Zhafir Mercury 1000-35/35 will mold 200ul medical pipettes made from medical grade polypropylene with a scalable 64-cavity mold designed and built by Cavaform International, LLC (Booth #4653). The cell will feature a turnkey solution with automation, integration and validation accomplished by Modern Technical Molding & Development (subsidiary of Cavaform) with a Yushin robot (Booth #1563) handling part removal.

Tiebarless clamp design
The Zhafir Mercury series is a tiebarless, all-electric machine that uses side plates rather than tiebars to create 70 percent more valuable mold space. The machine design is 30 percent slimmer than previous models, improving molders' productivity per square foot. The symmetrical design maintains platen parallelism with clamping force focused on the center of the platen.

The toggle clamp mechanism was engineered with just two levers and a central servo direct drive for simplicity that achieves dynamic but smooth movement.

Lubrication is unnecessary, making the design ideal for clean room applications in medical and other end markets.

Unique injection unit solution
The Zhafir Mercury series' two-stage injection unit design separates plastification from injection to provide an extremely high melt quality. Melt residue is prevented via a unique rinsing process. Plastification occurs immediately via a high-torque motor. The injection process is controlled by a central spindle driven by a servomotor, which shortens response time and achieves speeds of up to 500mm/sec with acceleration of over 10g.

Injection unit configuration is flexible to meet the specific demands of molding projects with three screw drives and three screw diameters available for each machine size.

All-electric design
The all-electric Mercury series achieves energy savings with a system that is stable, trouble-free, and provides real-time signal transmission.

The central power supply to the drives and a new generation of inverters from KEB GmbH recirculate the braking energy back into the power grid. Servo motors with extremely low inertia reduce energy consumption during heavy acceleration.

The control system from KEBA AG features a decentralized bus system that allows as many signals as possible to communicate through a standardized field bus system that is compatible with an Ethernet. The signals are read through decentralized IOs (inputs and outputs) and emitted on the spot where they are needed. This guarantees precise timing and no losses of signal or disruptive influences. Optimized wiring and shorter cable lengths contribute to system stability and greater ease of maintenance.

A multitude of user-friendly functions were integrated via the KEBA control system as standard features such as:
  • Flexible sequencing
  • 15" color LCD with touch screen
  • Memory for storing 100 mold set-ups
  • USB interface to transfer information
  • Multiple languages
  • Metric and imperial units
  • Independent page for maintenance by service engineer

    A wide selection of function screens provide for:
  • Quality administration
  • Production management
  • Injection curve and memory
  • Malfunction diagnostics
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Sequence control
  • Operational records

    The Mercury series is completely manufactured in Ebermannsdorf, Germany at the Zhafir factory.

    Absolute HAITIAN at NPE2012:
    West Building, Booth 1573
    Press Contact in North America:
    Patrice Aylward
    Tel.: +1 216-618-317

    Zhafir Mercury series
    Zhafir Mercury series - tiebarless clamping unit
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    Zhafir Mercury series - toggle clamp

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