IKV puts new LWB-Steinl injection moulding machine into operation

The Extrusion and Rubber Technology department received a new injection moulding machine from Bavarian elastomer machine manufacturer LWB-Steinl in March 2021. The machine, type VSEFE 3000/2000s P, offers extended possibilities in the field of process intelligence thanks to the new "Flex-Evo" machine control.

Dr.-Ing. Martin Facklam (left), head of the Extrusion and Rubber Technology department, and Clemens Wiesel (right), M.Sc., scientific assistant in the field of elastomer injection moulding, take delivery of the vertical LWB injection moulding machine with tie-bar clamping unit. | Photo: IKV

The injection moulding machine technology, which can be used flexibly in practical research at IKV, from LWB-Steinl GmbH & Co. KG has a 3,000 kN column clamping unit, 2,000 cm3 maximum injection volume, servo drive system, EFE injection system, cascade control for nozzle control of cooling channels and extensive demoulding functions. It will be used in scientific trial operation to work on current research issues.

Both parties will benefit from the already long-standing cooperation between IKV and LWB-Steinl – LWB sales manager Peter Radosai says: "We are particularly attracted by the assignment, which brings us into contact with the innovative process variants and possible applications, which in turn can be incorporated into the machine development." One example to be mentioned here is the change currently taking place in the automotive industry from internal combustion engines to electric and hydrogen vehicles, which is bringing about a change in the requirements for flexible components. IKV would like to express its sincere thanks for this modern extension of its machinery in the extrusion technology centre and looks forward to further cooperation with its partner LWB-Steinl.

About LWB-Steinl

Founded in 1962 by Alfred Steinl and headquartered in Altdorf/Landshut, the company is now managed by the second generation of the Steinl family and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of rubber presses and injection moulding machines. The product portfolio includes the complete range of rubber and plastic injection moulding machines, from vertical C-frame machines to vertical 4-column or plate frame machines, to horizontal machines in column and C-frame design. LWB-Steinl currently employs around 250 people and builds around 500 machines per year.

Contact for questions
Clemens Wiesel, M.Sc. 
+49 241 80-28353