KEB is found inside the leading Injection Molding and Extrusion machines globally. KEB drives and controls provide dynamic, reliable, and repeatable performance. The KEB performance advantage is obvious when you look at the final product: more throughput and better quality.
The H6 was engineered with Injection Molding machines in mind. It uses a shared DC bus topology, so it is easily scaled and very compact. The drives communicate via real-time EtherCAT and can control both induction and servo motors. The H6 is offered with air-cooled and water-cooled heatsinks.
KEB’s industrial PC platform is ideal for complete extruder machine control. Programmers benefit from KEB’s COMBIVIS Studio 6 IDE, which supports IEC 61131-3 programming languages. Developers can leverage powerful KEB libraries. Advanced functionality for barrel heater control, drive communication, and load sharing are possible.
Remote I/O Modules
KEB offers many different expandable I/O modules. Modules can be flexibly added and even remotely mounted on the machine control. Digital, analog, temperature, and relay output modules are offered.
Heater management is a critical function for all extrusion applications. Customers can develop their own controls or use KEB’s pre-configured heater/cooling function blocks. KEB function blocks reduce development time while providing outstanding performance and flexibility. The temperature control has an auto-tuning function that optimizes control performance while reducing set-up times.
KEB offers complete extruder drive panels. The panels are UL508A listed and include the necessary breakers, EMI filters, and more. Optionally, a KEB HMI, C6 Router, or special filtering solutions can be offered if the application requires it. The SCCR rating depends on the drive size and components used.
The COMBIVERT F5 drive is ideal for all Plastic Machinery applications. It has an internal PID function reserved for controlling an auxiliary process like a pump. The drives extensive internal functionality offloads processing from the PLC and does not require a special dedicated pump controller. KEB's servo pump drive offers up to 60% energy savings compared to legacy Hydraulic systems.
Faster machine cycle times are possible when KEB servo motors replace traditional fixed-speed pumps. Less heating and reduced noise levels make the KEB servo pump solution the clear choice.
The Future in Plastics Machinery Automation
As a global leader in control and automation technology, KEB leads the way in versatile, complete solutions for plastic machinery. Our innovative controls, drives, extrusion, and injection molding systems provide the ultimate in automation performance and flexibility for machine builders:
Controls for Plastics Machinery
KEB America offers embedded and Intel-based Industrial PCs for all plastics machinery, from mixers to injection molding machine control. These scalable control technologies are EtherCAT masters that provide real-time motion control for reliable and seamless machine operation. With options for resistive or capacitive touch, KEB Panel PCs are ideal controls for your industrial plastics machines and applications.
Drives for Plastics Machinery
KEB offers over three decades of experience in Plastic Drives applications, providing flexible options to match your unique requirements and needs. Our common drive technology offers world-class performance and is scalable with different communication protocols. This advantage empowers machine builders to support fewer product variants and achieve better serviceability across machines.
KEB drives for plastics machinery are also compatible with a wide variety of motor types, allowing machine builders to leverage the best motor technology for their needs without increasing design complexity. Our drives run the following motor types:
- IPM & SPM AC Servo
- Compact Motor Gear
- Synchronous Reluctance
KEB Extrusion for Plastics Machinery
KEB offers a range of technology solutions for extruder machine control, including our industrial PC platform: Combivis Studio 6 IDE. This all-in-one Integrated Development Environment (IDE) includes a host of reliable tools to support the entire project lifecycle for plastics machinery, from prototyping to commissioning and support.
KEB’s applications extruders offer large power and versatile features to support your unique machine’s needs—including the latest IGBT technology for compact drive sizes, standardized functional safety, and air and liquid-cooled availability.
Injection Molding for Plastics Machinery
KEB’s H6 multi-axis drive offers unmatched performance across all-electric injection molding machines. This solution supports a range of cooling options, module sizes, and safety modules—allowing customers to craft the ideal drive system for their unique installation.
Our motion control products for injection molding include KEB drives, servo motors, and planetary gearheads, which allow machine builders to minimize cycle times through dynamic control capabilities. We can also support your building efforts with internal positioning modules to sequence motion profiles—as well as servo pump control solutions to optimize system efficiency, lower operating costs, and improve throughput.
KEB has helped our customers solve many automation challenges. Let’s discuss your challenges and goals and see how we can help.