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Wittmann Battenfeld Expands into Medical Technology

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Wittmann Battenfeld, Vienna, Austria, developed the all-electric EcoPower for cleanroom applications.

Wittmann Battenfeld, Vienna, Austria, recently extended its reach into medical technology with the release of a medical version of the all-electric EcoPower, which also is cleanroom-qualified. The machine series MicroPower and SmartPower also will undergo medical cleanroom qualification.

In developing the all-electric EcoPower for cleanroom applications, Wittmann Battenfeld optimized the interior mold space, which comes equipped with smooth surfaces, stainless steel covers and covered guide rails. The exhaust air conduits of the pneumatic valves are bundled and thus guided out of the cleanroom. Moreover, the machine as a whole has been provided with a water cooling system with a closed cooling circuit, alcohol- and solvent-resistant paint, nickle-coated clamping plates with covered threaded drillings and a laminar flow box, which supplies air with low particle content to the interior mold space. All openings in the mold area and the threading of the clamping plates are covered. The barrel insulation also minimizes emissions into the environment. For lubrication, exclusively “food grade” lubricants are used.

For more information, visit www.wittmann-group.com.