16.03.2016

Third generation of KCC machines goes into production

Kautex Maschinenbau at Chinaplas 2016
At this year’s Chinaplas, which will be held in Shanghai from 25 to 28 April 2016, Kautex Maschinenbau will present a new model in its successful KCC series of extrusion blow molding machines. This is the third generation of the KCC series, which has been produced in Shunde, China, since 1997.

New features, new design
The new blow molding machine model, which was announced at the Open House event in October last year, represents a complete relaunch of the KCC series. As well as a number of new and revised technical features, the machine has also been completely re-designed, to visually blend in with the look of new Kautex machines.

With its compact form, the new KCC generation takes up less floor space in the production hall. Better accessibility not only makes the blow molding machine easier to service, but also speeds change over times. Molds can now also be changed from the side, for example, and products are discharged from the rear of the machine. A greater standardization of modules and components has reduced the investment costs of the new machine and shortened future delivery times.

Gradual introduction of the new machine
Mark Lueddecke, Vice President of Kautex Maschinenbau in Shunde, plans to introduce the new generation of machines to the market on a gradual basis until the switch-over of the entire KCC range has been completed. “We offer KCC machines for all kinds of consumer and industrial packaging applications as well as for the automotive sector. This high degree of flexibility is precisely why this machine series has continued its success for almost twenty years.”

New KSB suction blow molding machine
Kautex Maschinenbau will also allow first insights in its new KSB suction blow molding machine at Chinaplas. This brand new machine type was specially designed for low-flash production of 3D molded parts.

Global demand for plastic ducts for the automotive sector is rising all the time, ever since the use of special materials such as PA6.6 or PPS has enabled the production of highly heat-resistant exhaust ducts.

A modern operating concept with Kautex BC5 controller makes the new KSB machines easy to operate. In addition, the new suction blow molding machine takes up almost 50% less space than previous equipment, thus reducing investment costs.

With continuously increasing exhibitor and visitor numbers, Chinaplas has become the second largest trade fair for plastics next to the K-show in Germany. This year, professional visitors can come to stand F 41 in hall E1 where several international Kautex employees will be on hand to present their innovations in new and existing equipment and explain their extensive portfolio of after-sales services.

About Kautex Maschinenbau
Eight decades of providing its customers with innovative products and services have turned Kautex Maschinenbau into one of the world's leading companies in extrusion blow molding technology. With customers that include major automobile manufacturers and suppliers, as well as companies working in the packaging industry. All of them have come to rely on the knowledge and experience of a brand that stands for both quality and reliability. With 410 employees in Germany and a further 140 around the world, Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH has reached an annual turnover of €110 million in 2015. In addition to its HQ in Bonn and regional offices in the USA, Russia, China, Italy and India, Kautex operates an extensive network of service and sales offices around the world.
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