Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched its next generation system for high output beverage closure molding, HyCAP4.
The company will be demonstrating the all-new HyCAP4 system for the first time at K 2016 from October 19 to 26 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Launched in 2009, the HyCAP platform quickly became the industry-leading integrated solution for beverage closure molding.
The latest generation has engineering advancements, more energy saving, intelligent features, simplified controls and improved repeatability.
Enhancements include a new part eject assist feature to ensure a consistent freefall of closures at the fastest cycles, and sensor-driven mold alignment to reduce mold wear.
Meanwhile, the patented intelligent Mold ID technology provides information on mold maintenance, process set-up and operation for each start-up.
The system’s Polaris Human Machine Interface has been redesigned with a 19-inch full color display and more intuitive layout for simplified navigation that provides quick access to vital information and process parameters.
Additionally, HyCAP4 has integrated features to capture contaminants and minimize unplanned downtime.
Energy savings components include adjustments include electrification of the clamp motion, servo-variable pumping technology and a regenerative clamp stroke.
Combined, these enhancements deliver up to a 40% improvement in energy consumption over the previous generation system, without sacrificing performance.