Vector Heavy Duty Hybrid Injection Mold Machine
Available from NEGRI BOSSI S.p.A.
The Vector series ranges from 650 to 1500 metric tons (715 to 1650 US tons) of clamping force. It features a low-base machine design with the Columbia™ Canbus controller and a unique hydraulic system. Negri Bossi developed the first line of fully digitally controlled injection machines to reduce the number of system components and in doing so, increase reliability. An integrated AC electric motor with digital speed control for screw rotation delivers high torque and performance with low energy consumption.
The “bus” wiring architecture makes use of several smart components that share a digital communications pathway. Each component is connected to the control network and able to recognize signals intended for it and to ignore signals for other components. The technology differs from other systems in that it uses a distributed intelligence technique: the industrial PC controller sends signals to the system components such as smart pumps, proportional valves, and transducers, telling them to perform a certain task. In this way, each function is not slowed by the controller itself, and can perform faster and more efficiently. The Negri Bossi SE (Smart Energy) upgrade is available on all models of the Vector line.