Following the introduction of the new IntElect 2 machine generation and the expansion of its product portfolio, which now comprises the multi-component machines IntElect Multi and El-Exis Multi, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag offers customised solutions to suit the specific applications of each industry. “We want to gradually close the price gap between hydraulic and fully electric machines. This will be achieved through global sourcing, optimisation of machine design and in-house production of drive technology optimised for the injection moulding process. These factors combined makes the costs and performance of our IntElect series highly competitive,” says Gerd Liebig, CEO Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. Currently, more than 70,000 all-electric machines produced in Japan and Germany have been delivered worldwide.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag focused early on the development and production of all-electric machines. Most recently, the Wiehe site initiated a number of production efficiency measures to increase its production capacity for this forward-looking technology. Concentration on one product range has optimised cost reduction across the entire production process, resulting in considerably faster throughput times. As of 2020, the IntElect has also been manufactured in Chiba, Japan. Not only has this improved global availability, it has enabled Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to process large orders faster and more flexibly. To fulfil standard short-term order requirements, the company plans to maintain a level of IntElect machines in stock in the future.