Woojin Revolutionizes Its Machines with B&R


Both to present innovations at K 2013



Upgrading to B&R servo technology and POWERLINK communication has helped Woojin optimize the speed and precision of three different lines of injection molding machines. In October, B&R and Woojin will be presenting these and other innovations at the world's leading exhibition for plastics and rubber, the K 2013 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany.



"The key to injection molding is to maximize both speed and precision without sacrificing either," states Injun Jung, R&D Director at Woojin. "State-of-the-art decentralized servo technology from B&R gives us the control we need to perfectly synchronize multi-axis tasks and achieve a highly responsive injection process, while the POWERLINK network allows individual slave axes to exchange data directly at very high speeds and with excellent precision."



Woojin was able to boost energy efficiency and significantly lower noise from its hydraulic injection molding machines using servo pump technology from B&R. B&R servo pumps can also be found on Woojin's two-platen machine. These machines range from 450 to 3000 tons of clamping force, with a 3500 ton model to be available by the end of the year. Woojin has upgraded its fully electric TN250E machine with a new toggle mechanism to optimize pressure and three servo motors on the injection side to achieve injection speeds of 1000 mm/sec. The new solution also created 10% more space between the platen without increasing the machine's overall dimensions. The entire injection drive system, including controller, is sourced on a turn-key basis from global automation leader B&R.



Woojin introduced its new machines based on B&R technology at KOPLAS 2013 with resounding success. Both companies will be presenting their latest innovations for the plastics industry at the K 2013 show in Dusseldorf.



B&R company profile

B&R is the world's largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto "Perfection in Automation" has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,400 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 168 sales offices in 68 countries.



As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.



B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R's unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 20 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.








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