When a washing machine drum spins at 1200, 1400 or even 1600 rpm, the housing and counterweights must be powerful enough to counter this. With plastic components there is no room for dimensional deviations or unevenly plasticized areas. Arçelik, Europe's largest manufacturer of washing machines, uses KraussMaffei MX series injection molding machines – with APC plus and high-performance screws.
Ensinger GmbH in Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany, produces rotary slide valves for a thermal management module for motor vehicles on a GXZ machine. A PPS with fiberglass reinforcement is used as the base material. The operating temperature, stability and friction are most important here.