- All-electric right from the start
- Clamping forces from 50 to 450 tons
- Own servo motors, drives & control
The Taiwanese Foxconn Technology Group is the world’s largest contract manufacturer for electronics with sales of USD131.8 billion in 2013. It is estimated that the company operates about 10,000 injection moulding machines in its factories worldwide. It is also known that the group has produced its own injection moulding machines for internal use since 2009, and even filed several patents on machine technology. Now, at the current Taipei Plas exhibition, the company’s subsidiary Foxnum has introduced the injection moulding machines to the public for the first time.
Servo motors, drivers and control made inhouse
The machines are available in the clamping force range of 50 to 450 tons (FAE-50T-FAE-450T ). All machines are of all-electric type, no hydraulic machines are offered. The servo motors, drivers and controls are all produced within the Foxconn Group. The control allows the peripheral integration of hot runner system, mould temperature control and the also internally produced Foxbot robots. According to the company, injection speeds of up to 350 millimeters per second can be achieved.
From contract manufacturer to supplier of injection moulding machines
The access to servo technology within the group can be considered as a real cost advantage over other Taiwanese and Chinese injection moulding machine manufacturers. Another competitive advantage: as a contract manufacturer for companies like Apple and Dell, Foxconn has gained rich experience in manufacturing and certainly a good understanding of the demands and requirements of globally operating injection moulding companies.Interview with Director Julius Chang (interview not conducted by palstics.gl)