Haitian International plans production site in Serbia

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Haitian International plans to build injection moulding machine production site just 320 km from Budapest.

 

Haitian International is investing around EUR 100 million in the construction of a modern plant in Ruma, Serbia, expanding its production and logistics network in Europe. Up to 2,500 injection molding machines will be produced and customized annually on highly efficient production lines.

With its investment in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, Haitian International marks another milestone in its global network strategy. By expanding its overseas production, Haitian International also wants to position itself more resistant against rising transport costs and logistics congestion. The Serbian city of Ruma is a central transport hub for the main axes of important logistics connections in Europe.

Constructions in Ruma will start in the winter of 2022, with completion scheduled for beginning of 2025. The site will cover the full range of Haitian servo-hydraulic injection molding machines: Mars and Jupiter series with clamping force classes from 600 to 33,000 kN.

 

Expansion of global manufacturing

“Ruma is perfectly located for us to directly serve the entire European Market – especially Eastern Europe and the Middle East – not only more efficient, but also to support them with on-site customer services,” says Zhang Bin, Deputy CEO of Haitian Group and Executive Director of Haitian International.

The area of the new site covers a total of 365,000 m². Around 250,000 m² of this will be used for production and assembly, sales and logistics of injection molding machines. The remaining area will be reserved for strategic developments and cooperation of other divisions within the Haitian Group. “Ruma is also interesting for other divisions, as we are gaining good experience with our emerging Technology Cluster in Shunde (South China). Such synergies within the Haitian Group and across the entire production depth allow us to directly leverage benefits to customers, for example in terms of automation solutions, digitization or customized manufacturing equipment for lean production,” says Zhang Bin.

The new Technology Cluster and Haitian Headquarter for South China in Shunde serves as a model for the site in Ruma, Serbia

 

Have a glance into the highly automated Haitian factories in China

 

 

2021 track record: Haitian International continues to set new records in 2021

Haitian International records sales of RMB 16,018.3 million in 2021 +++ A 35.7% increase over 2020 +++ Total sales of more than 56,000 machines +++ ESG Report published in 2022

 

March 22, 2022, Hong Kong. Haitian International Holdings Limited (“Haitian International”, together with subsidiaries and affiliates referred to as the “Group”; stock code: 1882), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic injection molding machines, announces its annual results for 2021 (January 1 to December 31, 2021).

Global economy and business performance

Due to greater COVID-19 vaccination coverage, easing monetary and fiscal polices and increasing demand in various industries the global economy showed an overall positive trend in 2021. At the same time increased logistic costs, inflation, supply shortages and energy crises have still contained the global economic recovery. China’s domestic economy, benefiting from its strong manufacturing industry and loose investment and export policies remained stable overall.

For Haitian International the strong demand from domestic and overseas downstream industries in 1HY2021 and overall stability in 2HY2021 contributed to the remarkable results in 2021. In 2021 the sales of the Group amounted to RMB16,018.3 million, representing an increase of 35.7% compared to the previous year. A total of over 56,000 machines were sold, marking not only a historic overall record high, but also emphasizing the great recognition of the Groups products within the market.

Domestic sales amounted to RMB 11,088.2 million, representing an increase of 33.9% compared to the same period last year. Haitian’s annual exports exceeded 10,000 units for the first time, with total overseas sales reaching RMB 4,930.1 million. This represents a significant increase of 40.1% as compared to the same period last year, further increasing the overseas market share. The company recorded a notable increase in sales in key overseas markets such as North America and Southeast Asia, as well as a steady increase in sales in regions such as Europe and South America.

Benefiting from the Group’s application driven product developments and thorugh the overall growing demand in 2021, sales of the Haitian Mars Series – the Group’s main product – continued to increase steadily, reaching RMB 10,944.0 million for the year, representing a year-on-year increase of 33.2%.

Following the recovery of high-end industries and also the automotive sector both in China and overseas, sales of the Zhafir Electrical Series’ and the two-platen technology Haitian Jupiter Series reached an all-time high. They increased significantly by 44.3% year-on-year to RMB 2,077.5 million and by 54.8% to RMB 2,017.3 million, respectively.

Outlook and future strategy

Haitian International has always emphasized a global strategic focus. In China, the company will drive its corporate and market development in the future with two headquarters, in Ningbo as well as in Shunde, South China. The Shunde site is on schedule to be in the first phase and is expected to start trial production in the second half of 2022.

At the same time, Haitian will continue to strengthen its global footprint. In regard to the  projected high logistics costs, the Group will continue to develop overseas regional headquarters and expand overseas assembly and trade-oriented factories into integrated regional centers combining research and development, manufacturing, assembly, application, sales and service to localize production worldwide.

In parallel, the company will continue to expand R&D of application driven solutions for various industries to enhance the competitiveness of its products. The further implementation of digitization will aim to enhance quality and efficiency, optimize cost and create process synergies within the Haitian Group. Mr Zhang Bin, Executive Director of Haitian International: “We will promote standardized production of components while meeting the needs of each market segment and individual customers, based on our product strategy “Technology to the Point. Haitian will continue to create value for its customers with better quality and more convenient services, and grow hand in hand with customers, employees, partners and investors.”

Environmental, social, governance

Haitian International has always taken its social responsibility very seriously. In the interest of the sustainable development of the company the industry and our planet Haitian will strengthen the research and implementation of clean, environmentally friendly technologies, introduce special machines for processingbiodegradable materials, and accelerate the development of the next generation of machines designed to be even more energy efficient.

This year, Haitian will publish an environmental, social and governance (ESG) report outlining the milestones of the past years and the company’s future goals.

ZHAFIR MEDICAL: THE NEW ELECTRIC FOR CLEAN PRODUCTION

 

The medical market is exceptional in every respect, and it is changing rapidly. Hardly any other industry has gained such dynamic in recent times and has come under dramatic pressure – economically, logistically, in terms of delivery times – and not just since Corona. Reliability and consistency are extremely important right now, because the greatest possible efficiency and customized quality are the top priorities in this highly sensitive and highly stressed industry. Optimally designed for the required quality and productivity, cleanliness and precision. Technology to the point.

THE MEDICAL PACKAGE AT A GLANCE:

  • Stainless steel hopper
  • Linear guides for moving platen
  • Stainless steel cover around the moving platen
  • Side sealing plate with mesh openings
  • Raised machine bed for better cleaning
  • Stainless steel protective cover besides the ejection area
  • Antistatic painting

The all-electric Venus Series combines system solutions for almost all medical application areas, from complex high-end applications in the small Series range to so-called “high volumes” with high cavities. From simple laminar flow box equipment to production in clean room environments. The Zeres Series is also becoming increasingly popular with our customers with medical applications. With its integrated hydraulics, the Zeres is optimal for molds with core pulls. It is mostly used when production takes place in the clean room.

Through cleanliness, documentation and precision, the Venus and Zeres “medical” Series not only meet the industry’s high production standards and strict regulations. Rather, the two Zhafir series bring a whole bundle of turnkey cleanroom solutions to the table and guarantee a fast time-to-market for their product. Because time is what counts these days!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linear guides to support the moving platen. Stainless steel protection for smooth ejection of small parts.

No contact of the moving plate with the grease-free tie bars. Stainless steel protective cover around the moving platen prevents linear flow at the toggle.

Raised bottom of the basement for easy cleaning.

Sealing plates to divert laminar flows without turbulence.

2020 TRACK RECORD: MORE THAN RMB 11.8 BILLION IN SALES AND OVER 43,000 MACHINES SOLD

HAITIAN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESSFULLY DEFIED THE CORONA PANDEMIC +++ SALES RECORD WITH MORE THAN 43,000 MACHINES +++ ANNUAL SALES UP 20.3 % +++ 28.6 % SALES INCREASE FOR BEST-SELLING MARS SERIES +++ SPECIAL FOCUS ON DIGITALIZATION.

March 22, 2021, Hong Kong. Haitian International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1882), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic injection molding machines, announces its annual results for 2020 (January 1 to December 31, 2020).

 

Global economy and business performance

In 2020, the Covid 19 virus outbreak and its rapid spread into a pandemic severely shook the entire global economy. Nearly all countries and all major economies in the world are still reeling from the effects today. China’s economy benefited from strict preventive and control measures taken by the government and was soon able to return to positive growth and normal economic operation. Thanks to this rapid recovery in the domestic economic situation, the entire Group experienced strong, growing demand.

As a result, Haitian International posted a new sales record for the completed 2020 fiscal year, with well over 43,000 machines sold. This represents total sales of RMB 11,800.1 million and a year-on-year increase in sales of 20.3 percent.

Export increase due to global network

Although sales in some overseas markets were severely affected by the pandemic, the holding company recorded an increase in export sales thanks to the continuous expansion of its global network. They increased by 2.1% to RMB 3,518.5 million despite the pandemic.

Due to the strong demand for mass medical products and packaging in the first half of the year, there was a new sales record of the Haitian Mars Series with more than 37,000 machines sold. As a result, the 2020 annual sales of the best-selling Series increased by 28.6% year-on-year to RMB 8,214.5 million. The household goods and automotive markets also saw growth in 2020, despite Corona. This mainly benefited the electric Zhafir Series as well as the Haitian Jupiter Series with two-plate technology. Here, sales increased by 6.8% to RMB 1,439.9 million and by 3.2% to RMB 1,303.0 million, respectively.

Outlook and future strategy

Haitian International formulated a general overview of its five-year plan strategy at the beginning of 2021. Key objectives include strengthening its global market presence and consistently expanding its market share. Mr. Zhang Bin, Executive Director of Haitian International, said, “With industry-specific solutions, we will increase competitiveness in the high-end market, among others, and advance digital manufacturing solutions.” Of particular importance in this context is the digitalization of in-house manufacturing, especially in terms of R&D, intelligent production processes, digital system integration and process control.

Furthermore, the focus is on the standardization of machine components to further increase efficiency, especially in the optimization of technologies as well as smart manufacturing. “With the establishment of a young and innovative team, we will focus more on manufacturing processes and improve production capabilities in terms of flexibility and intelligence. The entire Group will continue to work hard to grow and develop successfully together with customers, employees and business partners in the future.”

RITTER GMBH: AGILE AND COURAGEOUS THROUGH THE CRISIS

Ritter GmbH is an established plastics processor in Europe, specialized in complete solutions for various industries. The company supplies cartridges for sealants and adhesives, high-precision products for clinical and laboratory applications, as well as lawn honeycombs and other fasteners for green and traffic areas to customers all over the world. The corona pandemic has changed a lot in the industry. The team in the family-owned company Ritter GmbH act flexibly and look to the future without fear.

Company headquarters in Schwabmüchen with over 30,000 sqm

These are special times when we visit Ritter in Schwabmünchen, Bavaria. Managing Director Frank Ritter opens our talk with a review of March 2020: “We were in the final stages of building the new production hall when the government initiated the lockdown. The epidemiological developments in China did not bode well even before that. But shock was not an option, we had to take action. So we reacted quickly. Emergency plans as well as hygiene measures were initiated, new shifts were assigned, the transition to the home office, and much more. All employees were involved and were highly cooperative. All this took on a group dynamic that made me really proud as an entrepreneur.

Frank Ritter, managing director of Ritter GmbH, in front of a full distribution center. Every year, over 9000 truckloads leave the factory

The company had just completed the new building in February, so that the infrastructure was ready for expansion. Within a few weeks, production was ramped up. When the pandemic reached Germany, it was high time to act. Injection molding companies in the medical sector suddenly became system-relevant – virtually overnight. “We had molds in stock or were able to build them ourselves quickly,” Ritter recalls, “but the right machines were missing. For this we needed partners who could deliver very fast. Haitian International Germany was able to act immediately, which gave us a great advantage.”

In the medical sector, Ritter relies without exception on electrical machines, and the electrical series from Zhafir had already proven their worth in the Slovenian plant. “Zhafir machines are more economical in energy consumption, quieter, cleaner and have lower maintenance costs in the long term,” enthuses Ritter and is pleased with the Zeres Series with integrated hydraulics. “Zhafir is definitely in a different price league, which gives us enormous room for maneuver and makes the ROI more accessible. “Technology to the Point” is really the order of the day. Of the initial ten new Zeres, seven units were “married to robots” and used in the gray room, screw caps for cartridges are running on three more Zeres-F (fast injection, short cycles); further Zeres machines are to follow, even if the team had to “warm up” with the new ones first.

Left: On a Zhafir Zeres-F Series with 300 Tons clamping force: Production of a piston for one cartridge

Right: On a Zhafir Zeres Series with 120 Tons clamping force: Production of Riplate® Microtiter plates for laboratories

“It would be nonsense to claim that a completely new series means no start-up difficulties for the machine operators. But Haitian once again reacted quickly and organized a training course for us in Schwabmünchen. And it was completely free of charge.” The initial skepticism could be cleared up and uncertainties could be resolved directly. “We have never had such a service before,” Ritter sums up. “Since then, the machines have been running over 700 hours a month. With the usual minor details as with any of our other machines as well”. Due to the gigantic demand for medical products and the classification as a system-relevant company, the Zeres run in 24/7 mode.

KEYWORD ENVIRONMENT & RESOURCES

One of Ritter’s core objectives is sustainable production efficiency through high vertical integration and series production to perfection. “We can map the entire process, which makes us independent and extremely flexible,” says Ritter. True to this philosophy, the expansive construction projects are also characterized by independence and combine cost efficiency with sustainability in an exemplary manner.

Take the example of recycling management: recycled materials are mainly used for building material products, while landscaping uses only recycled products, and has been for a long time.

Keyword environment & resources: On sunny days the ISO-50001-certified company is almost self-sufficient. The roof areas of the parking lots are used for the company’s own power generation with a total of 1250 kWp photovoltaic systems. 3 block-type thermal power stations generate two thirds of the power requirement, whose waste heat is also used highly efficiently for cooling; a fully automatic energy management system (heat, cold, light, air conditioning) ensures maximum savings in the new building and energy-efficient machines form the heart of the whole. Only tested and pollutant-free plastics are used in production, which can be recycled.

In addition, Ritter uses biodegradable or compostable raw materials and tests various materials – of course with a view to the future. “In the medical sector, the use of recycled materials is unthinkable; only certified materials are permitted here. But in non-food packaging we are experiencing a structural change, more and more projects with new recycled materials are coming up on the table”.

DIGITALIZATION IS THE FUTURE

DIGITALIZATION IS THE FUTURE

INTERVIEW WITH ARNAUD JOUBERT, CEO OF SOREL PLASTIQUE

For more than 30 years, SOREL Plastics has been developing and manufacturing a wide range of plastic containers for the food industry.

As a partner of renowned food and confectionery manufacturers in France and Europe, the company offers more than 200 standard models in its range and in addition offers the production of exclusive forms. In autumn 2018, production capacity was tripled all at once – with electrical solutions from Zhafir.

We talked to Arnaud Joubert, CEO of Sorel Plastique, about the drive technology of the future, the limitations of the circular economy and why the Zeres series was selected.

MR. JOUBERT, SO FAR YOU HAVE ONLY HAD HYDRAULIC MACHINES IN PRODUCTION, BUT THEN LAST YEAR YOU ORDERED SEVERAL ELECTRIC MACHINES FROM ZHAFIR. WHICH TYPE OF DRIVE IS IT THAT YOU PREFER: HYDRAULIC, ELECTRIC OR, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, HYBRID SOLUTIONS?

Joubert: “As soon as the tool does not need hydraulics, e.g. for cores, so no oil, there are only the electrical concepts for us. Although hybrid solutions are a good compromise, they are becoming less and less important for us.”

HOW IMPORTANT ARE TOPICS LIKE INDUSTRY 4.0 OR INTELLIGENT FACTORIES FOR YOUR COMPANY?

“Digitalization cannot be stopped, and I think it is the future. Although our customers do not yet expect us to take any actions in this area, in the next step we will integrate all peripherals and embed our machines in an MES environment. Therefore machine connectivity is a must. Zhafir’s open concept gives us a lot of flexibility when choosing an MES system. We find this very progressive and customer-friendly.”

 

“ZHAFIR’S OPEN CONCEPT GIVES US A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY IN CHOOSING AN MES SYSTEM. WE FIND THIS VERY PROGRESSIVE AND CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY.”

Arnaud Joubert

 

ARE YOU PART OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?

“The subject of recycling management is not an urgent one for our products, as most of them are reusable items. We strive to use a stable high proportion of recycled materials, although not in the food sector. Strict food regulations limit our use in this area.”

DO YOU ALSO PRODUCE WITH RECYCLED MATERIAL?

“We are only allowed to use a maximum of 15 percent recycled material. Since we hardly have any rejects, we cannot even cover the 15 percent with our own waste. And unfortunately, purchased recycled material is still more expensive than original material. The incentive to use recycled materials is still very low. This needs to change. The Packaging Association tried to include the recycling industry in the regulations and to extend the 15 percent regulation. So far however without result.

HOW ARE YOU ORGANIZED IN PRODUCTION?

“We operate 20 injection moulding machines, five days a week, around the clock. We mainly manufacture reusable packaging parts for the food industry, with cycles of around 4 seconds. Each application is carried out with IML technology and is picked by robots. We only process PP that meets the requirements of the food industry and thus consume approx. 1,200 tons per year.”

WHAT WERE THE REASONS FOR CHOOSING THE ZERES OF ZHAFIR?

“In 2018 we made the decision to significantly expand our potential in order to be sustainably competitive. Zhafir made it easy for us. The low acquisition costs, consultation and service in France, electrical injection and the related process stability, as well as the energy savings on a large scale … If you upgrade from seven to 20 machines in a single step, each of these arguments speaks for itself.”

From left: Mr. Arnaud Joubert and Mr. Eric Baubois from Sorel, together with Mr. Jean Louis Pras from FPMI – Sales and service partner of Haitian & Zhafir: “Soon all Zeres will be integrated into a MES environment”

SOREL Plastics – Facts & Figures

Location: F-77100 Meaux

Revenues: 7 million EUR / year
20 employees on a 3-shift plan
20 injection moulding machines + robots
of which 13 Zhafir Zeres (90 to 450 t)

Raw materials: exclusively PP in
accordance with food requirements
Raw material consumption approx. 1,200 t/y
Automatic material conveying
Energy-efficient cooling

www.sorel-plastiques.com

INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

article from 2017-05-02 origin www.haitiangermany.com

HAITIAN JUPITER SERIES: “BEST RATINGS FOR TECHNOLOGY, SERVICE, PRICE”

The IAC Group is one of the global leading suppliers of automotive interiors. The group pursues a clear strategy: facts are relevant, as in the case with the Jupiter plus machines for its latest plant in the Czech Republic.

Worldwide the company employs around 32,000 workers at more than 100 locations in 22 countries, with 83 manufacturing plants currently spread among 20 countries. We spoke with Plant Manager Jan Vondracek and with Ladislav Vitu, Head of Injection Molding at the new location, Preštice 2.

The new plant manufactures among others inner dash insulation by injection molding. This is an industry first technology to produce components that characteristically weigh 40% less compared with products made by conventional vacuum forming. The IAC injection molding method allows precise and reliable shaping of the lightweight-design dash insulation while giving consistent acoustical performance. In addition, the procedure enables a needs-based mass distribution adjusted to the acoustically very important areas in the component.

Mr. Vondracek, Mr. Vitu, Preštice 2 is IAC’s newest plant and has only just been opened. What makes this loca- tion so important in comparison to other IAC sites?

Ladislav Vitu: “Our people know-how and production skills are very good. That is why the Czech republic has become IAC’s center of excellence for overhead products.”

Jan Vondracek: “It’s true that currently IAC Preštice 2 has only 90 employees, but its  clear goal is to grow and to employ as many as 700 by 2019/2020. The second phase of construction in manufacturing is already being planned so as to cater to new projects that are already in the pipeline.”

Production line for the inner dash insulation. On the right back the Haitian Jupiter plus 28000 II produces the injection molding parts.

From left: Radek Smid (Sales engineer at Mapro), Ladislav Vitu, Jan Vondracek from IAC Group

As a T1 supplier you have to deal with particularly high demands, and not just in terms of quality. Do you focus more on flexibility or on productivity?

Ladislav Vitu: “Certainly these are very big challenges for us too. We respond to them with systems that are designed very specifically for the applications. Take for example just the dash insulation, where the individual process steps are coordinated in detail with each other and even the equipment is designed very specially.”

Jan Vondracek: “However, we try to stay flexible. Our approach is whenever possible to have the same suppliers in the individual process stages. This means machines of the same standard, uniform technologies, uniform processes and greater efficiency of operation for our people. This makes it somewhat easier.”

That’s where the Jupiter Plus Series certainly fit into the picture. How was the decision in favor of Haitian International actually made?

Ladislav Vitu: “That happened purely for rational and logical reasons. We created the particular specifications that we needed for our door panels and asked for several quotes.”

Jan Vondracek: “If, you are talking about prejudices against Chinese machine  manufacturers – for us they just don’t exist. As a matter of principle, we decide on the basis of facts; in this we are professional and clearly focused.”

Ladislav Vitu: “Of course, we have made sure that the machines work for any kind of door panels or for other, similar applications such as trunk trim.”

IAC Group, Plant II in Preštice

One of two Jupiter Plus machines with 1600 kN

How important to you were technical options?

Ladislav Vitu: “Our options list was as short as possible. It really was limited to the essentials, such as having enough heating channels or, say, a hydraulic needle valve nozzle.”

Jan Vondracek: “An advisory committee then made a clear decision in favor of the Jupiter Series, with the best ratings in terms of technology, service, and price. The proximity to Haitian International Germany and their big replacement parts warehouse was also an important factor, of course, as was also the extensive experience of the Mapro team.“

Currently you have integrated one 2,800 tons clamping force Jupiter II Plus and two of 1,600 tons each. Have you been satisfied with their performance so far?

Ladislav Vitu: “We are very satisfied. The bigger one produces the inner dash insulation for premium vehicles. On the smaller Jupiters, we run a trunk panel for the mid-range.”

Jan Vondracek: “At the same time, all machines are equipped with extraction robots, 6-axis robots for the big ones and linear robots for the smaller applications.”

Speaking of robots, what do you at IAC think about the topic of Industry 4.0?

Jan Vondracek: “I think that generally speaking the basic idea behind it is very good. On the other hand, I also see that a lot of people talk about it without exactly knowing what it actually means. They use the terminology just because it’s “in”.”

Ladislav Vitu: “At IAC we simply try to integrate individual elements into our processes in a sensible manner, without making a big deal out of it!”

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In the meantime, IAC Prestice 2 has ordered three more Jupiter II Plus machines (21000, 13000 and 10800 kN) in order to fulfill a project that jad been won for door panels for the premium sector. And since Mr. Vondracek is known to favor uniform standarts, the Jupiter family should at least have a strong hand to play when future projects are awarded.

NEW EFFICIENCY, NEW FLEXIBILITY AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE

HAITIAN INTERNATIONAL’S 3RD GENERATION TECHNOLOGY IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER MACHINE UPDATE. IT CONSISTENTLY FITS INTO THE SUCCESS STRATEGY OF “TECHNOLOGY TO THE POINT” AND INCLUDES MANY BENEFICIAL INNOVATIONS ON SEVERAL LEVELS:

NEW DEVELOPMENTS
  • New generation of servo drive systems – tailormade, high-performance
  • Electric injection units in a new dimension
  • Economical machine concepts
NEW MODULARITY
  • Modular combination of mature core technologies
  • Hybrid solutions for increased flexibility
OPEN INTEGRATION
  • New intelligence through Connectivity Plus
  • Highest performance with Motion Plus

The move into the 3rd Generation Technology opens up numerous new possibilities and intelligent solutions for us in order to meet the increasing economic and ecological requirements even better. Our aim is to keep the ongoing development of hardware and software in a customer oriented balance. Every development idea is put to the test in terms of efficiency and flexibility. Only what guarantees these two benefits will be realized.

One example of our Zhafir Family: The new hybrid JENIUS Series with two-platen clamping unit and electrical injection unit from 3,600 kN – 33,000 kN

One example of our Haitian Family: Our bestseller Haitian Mars Series in 3rd generation from 600 – 33,000 kN

TECHNOLOGY GENERATION 3:
MUCH MORE THAN A MACHINE UPGRADE

Productivity and flexibility are the pillars of success in manufacturing. Modern injection molding machines from Haitian and Zhafir serve both sides and keep them in perfect balance. Our machine technologies to the point increase production efficiency while conserving resources, increase application diversity and always pursue the same goal: the best possible utilisation of production capacities at a high level.

Just a few years ago, our research and development work was primarily focused on optimizing design, mechanics and control. The latter was largely in the hands of our system partners. With increasing digitalization and the nationwide expansion of stable Internet lines and infrastructures, the machines became more intelligent and communicative, opening up to the future requirements and scenarios of information technology at the “Industry 4.0” level.

While digital interfaces were initially still part of the optional machine equipment, today all internationally demanded interfaces in our company are part of the basic equipment, the technological standard. Both the electric Zhafir Series and the servo-hydraulic Haitian Series are fit for the future, ready for new challenges. “With the 3rd technology generation, the customer no longer buys pure hardware. Instead, the customer buys a system, a platform with intelligent and extremely fast adaptive software. This is one of our core developments,” says Mr. Fu, Chief Engineer of Haitian International in Ningbo, China.

Our in-house developed software solutions offer the processor a very high flexibility in the process optimization of all axes. Together with OPC-UA, they enable an extremely open integration or connectivity with all common Euromap interfaces, and the smooth connection of automation or any MES systems. Mr Fu: “We supply the customer with an intelligent machine system that is open to all possibilities, leaving him free to choose his integration partners.” In this way, the highly standardized Haitian and Zhafir machines can be integrated into automated processes, cells and production lines as required – maximum flexibility with the best possible productivity.
As digitalization becomes more intelligent and complex, the machine becomes more and more a functional body – powerful, flexible and as susceptible to failure as possible, explains Mr. Fu. He continues: “However, this in no way diminishes the importance of the machine. In general, although the technical optimization of the injection molding machine is already quite exhausted, we still see potential for groundbreaking improvements. Not so much in mechanics as in frugal innovation.” Reductions in material and energy consumption, minimized transport and delivery costs, less susceptibility to faults, simplified maintenance and shortened maintenance times would just be some of the monetary consequences of concentrating on the essentials. With this in mind, around 400 engineers and process experts are constantly working on the optimization and further development of our servo-hydraulic and electric injection molding machines. We see the further standardization of machine components and assemblies as an equally important task. This is the only way for us as machine builders to think in terms of large quantities, create cost-efficient production processes and pass on the cost advantage to our customers.

As a pioneer of high-quality standard machine construction, it was our aim from day one to deliver technology to the point. The worldwide response to our 1st machine generation has impressively confirmed this decision. The innovative servo-hydraulic drive technology of the Haitian Mars Series has been inspiring for more than 10 years with its outstanding economy and reliability.

CONNECTIVITY PLUS

Together with OPC-UA, they enable an extremely open connectivity with all common Euromap interfaces, and the smooth connection of automation or any MES systems. With free choice of integration partners.

MOTION PLUS

With Motion Plus on board, mechanics and software form a strong symbiosis. High-performance drives and intelligent algorithms optimize the movements of all axes – quickly, accurately and very efficiently.

The all-electric Zhafir Venus Series is a prime example of efficient injection molding technology in terms of precision, dynamics and environment– competitive advantages with sustainability.

This demanding approach continues to drive us today. Mr. Fu says: “Our engineers are constantly working on optimizing our hardware components. The focus here is on dynamics, precise movements and process accuracy, but also on standardization with maximum flexibility. Our goal is to maintain a healthy balance between hardware and software. In our opinion, intelligent motion control can only develop into a real customer advantage and offer the injection molding machine new possibilities with well thought-out and above all cost-efficient hardware.”

Mr. Fu sees the further development of the drives as a typical example of this. “The new generation of electric and servo hydraulic drives in connection with the new inverter generation promise more power with less energy consumption and provide for more precise movements of all axes.” The specially developed servo motors are tailor-made for the most diverse application tasks, such as injection with long holding pressure, dynamic injection with medium holding pressure or extremely fast injection without holding pressure. The drives have been developed for each of these tasks. “Efficient and smart manufacturing processes and large-volume production make customized components a cost-efficient standard,” says Mr. Fu, smiling. “Paradoxically, one could also call it tailor-made standardization. This opens up completely new perspectives for the entire company.“ Tailor-made drives, intelligent software and the unique manufacturing power in the Group allow us, for example, to think even larger in terms of electric drives and to further expand the still attractively priced range of future-oriented electric concepts – keywords being large clamping forces and above all large, affordable injection units.

“MECHANICS AND SOFTWARE BECOME A HIGH-PERFORMANCE SYMBIOSIS – ONE OF THE COMPONENTS OF MOTION PLUS.”

Mr. Fu Nanhong

Another example is our servo-hydraulic Haitian Series. Thanks to intelligent algorithms, the injection process has been optimized by replacing proportional valves with standard valves – closed-loop control, without sacrificing speed and pressure. Mr. Fu commented, “The sophisticated design of the injection unit in combination with a powerful servo drive system benefits from independent algorithm modules. Thanks to their fast, accurate calculations and highly efficient mathematical models, the stability of the injection process is now much higher, whether for extremely fast or slow injection. The improvement is significant.”

“OUR GOAL IS TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BALANCE BETWEEN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE AND TO OFFER THE INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE NEW POSSIBILITIES.”

Mr. Fu Nanhong

Chief Engineer of Haitian International

BIG DIMENSIONS

A very innovative example is provided by the new, big electric injection units. “Here you can see the perfect interaction of software and hardware,” says Mr. Fu. “The challenge was the exact synchronization of all four spindles and with high dynamic in acceleration. This is only possible with extremely powerful, reliable, but also flexible components that are controlled by an intelligent control center.”

Motion Plus is the bundling of already established and new developments around intelligent motion control. Although many of these components are already standard in the Zhafir Series, for the Haitian Series it was a big step towards the digital future, digital intelligence. “This may not sound spectacular across all competitors, but given the enormous power of performance and service capacity, this technological leap is taking on a new meaning,” says Mr. Fu.

The consistent standardization of mature core technologies opens up new possibilities for Haitian International to combine within the various systems. “We call this the “new” modularity and in many respects we mean the abandonment of familiar structures. Apart from that, the R&D teams had to think modularly from the start, but for entire assemblies. This way of thinking allows us today to think of any combinations. Each clamping unit and each injection unit can be combined with any component – whether electric or hydraulic drive system, toggle system or two-platen solution, single or multi-color injection. The new Zhafir Jenius Series is the first result: electric injection unit and a two-platen clamping unit. The JE Series combines mature and proven core technologies from the electric and hydraulic world. Further hybrids will follow.

origin of article: www.haitiangermany.com

K-2019

The 3rd Technology Generation – New Solutions

New solutions to the point at K-Show 2019

Haitian International presents the next generation of technology at K Show 2019 in Hall 15/A57 +++ New technologies, components and performance versions +++ New modularity through hybrid solutions +++ Open integration for more flexibility +++ Further optimization for industry-specific applications

Following our proven strategy “Technology to the Point”, the 3rd technology generation from Haitian International combines innovative new developments in hardware and software with the optimization of machine models – both in the servo-hydraulic top sellers from Haitian and in the pioneer electric series from the Zhafir brand. The 3rd technology generation delivers even more efficiency, productivity and new “solutions to the point.” The versatility of the electric product range has been greatly expanded, and the performance of the servo-hydraulic two-platen machines has been significantly increased. Optimized drives and open integration for robotics and automation increase flexibility in production. Ongoing improvements of standard components such as motors result in higher performance but also higher overall resource savings.

Worldwide, standard plastics with a theoretically high recycling rate are used in over 80% of standard applications. Haitian International builds injection molding machines for precisely these standard applications and continuously optimizes them with regard to standard components. Technologies to the point support the energy-saving use of raw materials to produce recyclable plastic parts. At the same time, we have worked intensely to make electric machine technologies affordable, because responsible mechanical engineering undoubtedly requires energy-efficient concepts. Electrical solutions under the Zhafir brand are now among the top 3 worldwide in sales.

The exhibits at K 2019

At the K fair, 4 live exhibits will produce standard applications with recyclates or 100% recyclable materials.

Patented world premiere: New electric Zhafir injection unit

The new, pioneering concept of electric injection units from Zhafir’s high-tech engineers is our technological trade show highlight. Available in four design versions with 1, 2 and 4 spindles (patented and attractively priced), the injection pressure is significantly increased. At the K Show, we are showing the large 12800 injection unit.

The new patented concept for large electric injection units: 4 spindles + 4 motors

Clean, electrical solution for medical: Zhafir Venus III Series

Fully electric dynamics with the highest precision and up to 70% energy savings. A VE1200III produces a medical part made of PP under a laminar flow box from cleanroom manufacturer Max Petek.

Facelift and technical optimizations: The 3rd generation of the electric Zhafir family

Dynamic solution for packaging: Zhafir Zeres F Series

Electric with integrated hydraulic drive. ZE2300F-830h – based on the latest 3rd generation technology from Zhafir – produces a 4-cavity lid with IML, both made of PP, in a Sepro Robotique production cell.

Compact solution for large automotive parts: Haitian Jupiter III Series

Compact two-platen solution with even more free space and an open integration concept for intelligent control and digitization of process sequences. Design innovations lead to more stable platen movements and shorter dry cycle times. A JU5500III-2230 produces an LED light strip made of PC, integrated into a production cell with a 6-axis-robot from ABB.

The all new Haitian JUIII two-platen model.

 

Economical solution for consumer goods: Haitian Mars III Series

The Mars Series remains the world’s best-selling injection molding machine. The servo-hydraulic bestseller presents itself in the 3rd generation with new motors, new machine design and many other improvements analogous to the Jupiter III Series. An MA1700III/plus produces bottle openers made of PP recyclate with insert technology, integrated in a production cell including a Hilectro robot from Haitian Drive Systems.

New design, new servo motor generation: The proven Haitian Mars Series

Invitation to our booth party

Meet our team on 17th of October, start around 18:00 in the VIP Lounge & talk area on our booth. Let‘s revisit the start of the exhibition together and discuss the personal highlights of the 3rd technology generation. Delicious food and drinks will be provided. Our machines World premiere will be great with your presence!

We look forward to your visit.

András Bednár

bednar@labomatic.hu or

+36 70 414 0562

 

THE NEW GENERATION OF HAITIAN JUPITER III SERIES

Compact two-platen solution with even more free space and open integration platform for intelligent control and digitization of processes – The new Jupiter III Series is now available in Europe up to 66.000 kN

The new Jupiter III Series is now available in Europe. At the 180,000 m² Haitian plant in Ningbo, China, about 650 employees are currently working on the production of the new JU series.

As a product with “Technology to the Point”, the further development of the JU Series focused on flexibility, simplification and ease of control in the application.

The footprint of the already space-saving two-platen machine has been further reduced, while the opening stroke and dimensions of the mold cavity have been increased.

Important for large-format products such as refuse containers, logistics pallets, white goods or long visible parts in the automotive sector. Tool changes are now also easier and maintenance work can be carried out more quickly.

Advances in production technology due to design innovations have led to more stable platen movements and shorter dry cycle times.

HIGHLIGHTS
NEWS & OPTIMIZATIONS OF THE JUPITER III SERIES

New drive generation:

  • 30% more speed and faster response times
  • New, highly dynamic drive unit: higher torque, higher efficiency, less space
  • GreenVantage: energy-saving, fine-stage drive unit with lower energy consumption and reduced noise level

Reliable clamping unit:

  • Compact design: more space for large molds, more free space inproduction and extended stroke for mold movement and ejector asoption
  • New: Four independent short-stroke locking cylinders: precise mold height adjustment, balanced force of every tie bar. The mold remains closed during parallel movement
  • Parallel locking system: fast, precise response and quiet
  • Close movements: more precise and faster; shorter cycle times, quiet operation

Precise injection unit:

  • Linear guides for the main linear movements: lower friction and lower energy consumption, higher precision
  • Free choice between multiple injection functions for greater injection performance and extended application range of the process
  • Swiveling injection unit: faster screw and barrel change, easier maintenance