In the summer of 2022, WALTHER Faltsysteme took over the majority stake in the injection molding producer Formex Plastik – since then, the WALTHER Faltbox group has set the course so that it is well prepared for a future together. The new Engel 1100 injection moulding machine was recently set up and production has already started. The new injection moulding machine will save resources with increased capacity. It also offers more space for the moulds and greater variability in production thanks to larger clamping surfaces.
“To put the machine through its paces during set-up, the first production run was carried out with a folding box stack mould. Twin handling was therefore sufficiently tested in terms of removal and labelling with the in-mould labels. The second production batch for a roll plate is already being prepared,” explains Oliver van Neerven, Head of Project Management at WALTHER Faltsysteme.
New purpose for the old machine
Its predecessor, a “Stork 900”, is given a new, important task: it is positioned as a pilot plant machine in the toolmaking department.
For us, this is a great opportunity to make prototypes, check material, try out tools and test product changes – without disrupting production process. This is not only practical, but also sustainable. With this, we are taking another step towards better product development and at the same time increasing efficiency in production.
Setting up the new Engel machine
Setting up the huge machine through comparatively narrow aisles was a bit of a challenge – but now everything is working.