Shuttle Machines SRM

Rotomachinery Group Shuttle Machines 18

Rotational molding machines for large items

Shuttle SRM rotational molding machines have high loading capacity, for the production of large items, made with a central oven and with the possibility of having up to four multipurpose zones for cooling and loading/unloading.  

This machine is an ideal choice for large volume part production with different cycle times.

 

Features

– Configuration from 1 to 4 arms completely independent from each other;

– Maximum spherical diameter moldable from mm. 2,000 to mm. 7,500;

– No production stops for arms in maintenance or mold change;

– Exclusive design of the cart that compartmentalize the oven without the use of doors;

– Reduced installation area: linear or angle layout for configurations up to 2 arms;

– Arms supported at two points for maximum load capacity;

– Straight, offset and C-shaped mold-holder arms, fully interchangeable, with 1, 2, 3, or 4 airways;

– High insulation of the oven with preformed panels;

– Electronic modular burner;

– Cooling with high-performance fans;

– Operator interface with touch-screen;

– Perimeter consoles for arm movement management;

– Safety barriers and protections according to standards.

Features

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Additional info

The duration of each stage of the molding cycle of each cart is independent of that of the others, guaranteeing the highest quality of rotational products.

Repeated molding of the same rotational product can also be done without involving the other carts that may be in maintenance or engaged in mold replacement. The production recipe of each rotational product is stored by the machine for future use.

Optional provided

Each rotational molding machine can be equipped with optional features for better process control, energy savings, and equipment to increase productivity.

Process control

Zero position search

Incremental management of secondary rotation allows the steps of loading/unloading and insert introduction/removal operations to be programmed.

Process control

Industry 4.0

The machine is connected to company management software and receives data from production orders to be fulfilled and applies stored molding recipes. It interfaces with the local network to communicate data from each cycle aggregated by period, arm, item or material for logistics and quality business processes. Visualization of operating conditions can be made available on PC, tablet and cell phone. 

Process control

Teleassistance

A communication device is installed on the machine that allows us to remotely intervene for assistance, configurations, and software updates.

Process control

Automatic cycle management

Thanks to the constant detection of temperatures inside the mold, the molding cycle is optimized with automatic switching from one work station to the next. Each cycle will be optimized for different molding conditions (hot/cold oven--summer/winter--type and quantity change), and tuning of the optimal cycle for new molds will be immediate. 

Process control

Temperature detection

Inside the mold can be achieved with removable systems fully integrated into the process logic that transmit real time information to the supervisory and control system.

Energy saving

Ecomode

Ecomode is an operator-activated oven operating function that provides significant savings in energy consumption. Under certain predefined conditions (empty oven or temperature below a set point, 200° for example) the burner stops and energy consumption is reset to zero. In ECOMODE when the burner is off, the flue gas extractor works at idle, reducing the mass of expelled hot air and the inflow of clean cold air.

2-5 Stations (depending on the number of arms)

Configurations can vary from 1 to 4 cart that alternate in the central molding oven autonomously. 

– Cooking and formation of the product;

- 1-4 independent, multipurpose stations for cooling, part extraction and material loading.

– Configuration from 1 to 4 arms completely independent from each other;

– Maximum spherical diameter moldable from mm. 2,000 to mm. 7,500;

– No production stops for arms in maintenance or mold change;

– Exclusive design of the cart that compartmentalize the oven without the use of doors;

– Reduced installation area: linear or angle layout for configurations up to 2 arms;

– Arms supported at two points for maximum load capacity;

– Straight, offset and C-shaped mold-holder arms, fully interchangeable, with 1, 2, 3, or 4 airways;

– High insulation of the oven with preformed panels;

– Electronic modular burner;

– Cooling with high-performance fans;

– Operator interface with touch-screen;

– Perimeter consoles for arm movement management;

– Safety barriers and protections according to standards.