- MX 850-8100 manufactured in China
- Integrated robotic control system for easier operation
KraussMaffei is supplying four injection moulding machines manufactured in China to BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) in China. The MX-series machines will be delivered to the BSH facility in Nanjing from KraussMaffei’s Chinese plant in Haiyan, where they will be used to produce washing-machine tubs.
KraussMaffei has supplied BSH with complete production systems for the fully automated manufacture of washing-machine tubs for several years. BSH manufactures these tubs in three large injection moulding plants in Russia, Turkey and China. The company has ordered four new large machines from the MX Series, two of which were put into operation back in February 2014, for their plant in China. The other two MX 850-8100 machines will be installed there in the summer. The new MX machines are the first to be supplied to BSH directly from KraussMaffei’s production plant in Haiyan.
BSH decided to use the injection moulding machines with linear robots of the LRX series. Once the metal bushings required for the tub have been checked, the LRX 500 is used to place them into the mould and remove the finished parts. Bushings of varying diameters are needed depending on the size of the tub being made, and the robots provide these bushings quickly and in the correct size. Getting this right is especially important because the accuracy of the bushing/bearing unit design is a decisive factor in the longevity of the washing machines.
Picture: The four new MX 850 – 8100 machines are used for the production of washing-machine tubs (source: KraussMaffei)