"New machine function improves cycle time and protects the engine"
Interview with Andreas Handschke about the new SmartTurn option for 2K injection molding

After six months of development, KraussMaffei has tested the SmartTurn optimization option not only in field tests at selected customers but also in-house on five different rotary platen and insert machines. In an interview, Andreas Handschke, Technology Manager Multi-Component & Foaming at KraussMaffei, explains how it works and which benefits can be generated.

Text Petra Rehmet  Photos K-Profi

The new function SmartTurn from KraussMaffei not only optimizes the turning speed but above all adjusts acceleration and deceleration based on the motor's characteristic curve. This does not only improve cycle times, but also protects the engine. In general, the lighter the tool, the more interesting this feature becomes and the greater the potential it offers.

One of the first customers to successfully test the new SmartTurn function in field tests is Nifco. For the specific application, more than one second of cycle time could be saved.

In an interview with the K-Profi, Andreas Handschke, Technology Manager and responsible for multi-component injection molding and foaming at KraussMaffei, explains the functionality and advantages of the new function.

Andreas Handschke, Technology Manager,
Andreas Handschke, Technology Manager,
is responsible for Multicomponent Injection Molding and Foaming