50 years of BOY Machines

BOY Machines celebrated a successful fiftieth anniversary at the NPE in Orlando

The German machine manufacturer BOY can look back on a successful and well-attended plastics trade fair, the NPE in Orlando. With a total of six exhibits the specialist for injection moulding machines, based in Neustadt-Fernthal, Germany, impressed a large number of trade fair visitors with interesting applications at the booth of its American sister company BOY Machines, Inc.

BOY Machines, Exton PA (BMI) has been a solid factor in the North American plastics industry since 1974.

A representative selection of the BOY machine range was demonstrated to the trade visitors at the exhibition booth right at the main entrance to Hall West: from the new BOY XS E and the compact BOY 35 E VV injection moulding machine with integrated automation cell to the BOY 125 E with an efficient servo drive and 1250 kN clamping force. The performance and strengths of the various machines, the good automation options as well as the machine efficiency were perfectly presented on the very functional, bright and openly designed exhibition booth.

Mrs. Helga Schiffer, Chairwoman of BMI's Board of Directors, was particularly impressed by the success of the NPE trade fair appearance. ‘We have participated in all NPE trade fairs from the very beginning,’ commented Helga Schiffer, ‘but this time the number of visitors clearly exceeded anything we have seen before and the discussions were of a high quality. The need for personal contacts and information after the long period of six years since the last NPE was clearly noticeable.’

A good example of the efficiency of the BOY injection moulding machines was the introduction of a production cell developed on the basis of the LR 5, which demonstrated the versatility of the BOY LR 5. In collaboration with a BOY 35 E VV insert moulding machine, an additional input terminal, the LR 5 handling device and another assembly automation, metal inserts were over-moulded into T-shaped handles, removed by the LR 5 and delivered to an assembly automation system.

Here, four bits individually selected by the visitor were inserted into the plastic handle. The assembled set was then placed on a conveyor belt by the LR 5 and the visitor received a self-configured tool set.

The compact BOY 35 E VV with sliding table attracted special interest by the visitors. BOY exhibited this machine for the first time in the USA.

A particular ‘NPE eye-catcher’ was the BOY 60 E hybrid equipped with electromechanical injection and plasticising as well as an electromechanical ejector. Our injection moulding machine is completed with our proven servo-hydraulic two-platen clamping unit. It has turned out that this is often a much better option than the current purely electromechanical machines. The clamping unit of the BOY 60 E is cleaner in particular and therefore more suitable for clean room applications, it has lower energy consumption and the smallest footprint in its industry.