Fakuma 2021 was a great success for ENGEL

The industry’s first major live event after the automotive crisis and Corona pandemic took place at exactly the right time.
Visitors came from all industries. Besides the automotive industry, the medical technologies, packaging and technical moulding sectors were strongly represented.

“The positive trade fair experience underlines the economic upward trend and is driving investment in new technologies,” as Dr. Christoph Steger, CSO of the ENGEL Group, emphasises at the conclusion of the industry event in Friedrichshafen. “Our customers grasped the opportunity to finally exchange ideas in person again and experience innovations in real and live terms.”

“The automotive industry has come back with a bang, and the investment backlog has cleared,” says Steger. “Even if the Corona pandemic is still preventing some travel, ENGEL’s stand was well attended. We had some excellent talks, concluded numerous projects and got new ones underway.”

Leveraging the full potential of the machines

In particular, innovative solutions for more sustainability in injection moulding and further digitalisation of production processes met with great interest. The two topics are closely linked. “Digitalisation is an important precursor to the circular economy”, said Steger. “Smart assistance systems and interconnected systems help us to leverage the full potential of injection moulding machines, for more efficient production while reducing the CO2 footprint.”

ENGEL’s trade fair stand made this vividly clear. Compared to the last Fakuma, ENGEL’s stand has become larger. The additional space was used to present digital products and solutions.

The machine exhibits also demonstrated the new opportunities for the circular economy. ENGEL presented a closed process chain for polypropylene involving the production of mono-material food packaging using IML thin-wall technology and the production of protective covers from label offcuts. At the same time, the ENGEL e-speed 420 injection moulding machine celebrated its world premiere.

“Hybrid and all-electric injection moulding machines are seeing deployment in an increasing number of applications,” says Steger, emphasising another trend that was reflected at ENGEL’s stand. Demanding precision applications gave insights into the performance of the various hybrid and all-electric machine series by ENGEL during the five days of the trade fair

All-electric injection moulding machine for medical parts : ENGEL e-mac 180

Compact, flexible, economical: With the e-mac, ENGEL has an all-electric injection moulding machine in its range that combines high performance and energy efficiency with an extremely compact machine design, thus ensuring the lowest unit costs even in regulated cleanroom environments.

The quality of pipette tips depends significantly on the precision of the injection process. At the same time, the long cores in the mould require absolutely precise movements of the mould fixing platens during opening and closing.

Fully electric injection moulding machines are therefore the preferred choice in this application segment, with cost-effectiveness being a decisive factor in machine selection.

Efficiency meets Liquid Silicone Rubber: The all-electric e-mac machine platform offers a range of benefits that make your production of LSR medical parts most efficient.

Learn more about e-mac injection moulding machines from Engel