Columnless Injection Molding Machine

The clamping unit of an injection molding machine is typically guided on columns. However, columnless injection molding machines are also available on the market. The clamping force is applied over a C- or H-shaped frame. The big advantage of the columnless design is the very good accessibility for mold installation and handling. In comparison to the column-guided clamping unit, the entire surface of the platens can be used to mount the mold.

Columnless Injection Molding Machine in Plastic Industry

Injection molding machine: A movable platen of a columnless injection molding machine.

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