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Husky announces upgrade to best-selling Hylectric machine platform 

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Hylectric 4.0 features improved connectivity, control and energy management

 BOLTON, Ontario Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, has announced the introduction of an upgrade to its best-selling machine platform, Hylectric 4.0. Hylectric 4.0 features enhancements that provide increased connectivity, greater control and energy management, and an improved operator experience. Husky will be exhibiting at K 2016 (Booth A61 in Hall 13) in Dϋsseldorf, Germany from October 19-26, showcasing Hylectric 4.0 as well as a range of other technologies.

Husky’s best-selling Hylectric platform became an industry mainstay after its launch in 2001. Since then, the company has successfully built, shipped and delivered more than 3,500 Hylectric machines to plastics processors worldwide. Known for its superior hydromechanical clamp design, Reflex platens and wide tiebar spacing, the Hylectric platform excels as evenly distributing clamping forces, extending tooling life significantly. Hylectric 4.0 builds on these features, with increased connectivity and data collection, improved performance, reduced maintenance and greater process control and energy management.

With a range of clamp and injection module configurations available, Hylectric 4.0 machines are ideal for a wide variety of applications, including caps and closures, thinwall, pails, cosmetics, personal care items, medical and general packaging.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers these enhancements to our original Hylectric platform,” said Steve Lawrynuik, Husky’s President of Medical and Specialty Packaging. “The Hylectric machine has been a critical part of Husky’s history, but the advent of newer, more innovative technologies, has made it critical to update key features to be more in line with Industry 4.0 connectivity. Hylectric 4.0 combines the best that Husky has to offer – a robust, flexible machine platform that extends tooling life and provides more precise energy management, with a better connected, more easily controlled interface that drastically improves the operator experience and ensures greater repeatability in the molding process.”

Industry 4.0 connectivity

Industry 4.0 is quickly becoming a major focus in a variety of manufacturing industries. With the current trend of automation, connectivity and data exchange being so important, Husky has made Hylectric 4.0 Shotscope™ enabled. This allows for plant connectivity to help control and improve production processes while optimizing overall productivity.

 About Husky

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky’s manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, China, India and the Czech Republic.

 



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