Tederic Machinery Co. has been selected to supply a total of 628 injection molding machines for BYD Automobile, a Warren Buffet-backed major Tesla competitor.
These machines, with clamp forces in the range 85 to 1920 tonnes, will be delivered by the end of 2022 to ten of BYD’s thirteen production facilities, including Shenzhen, Shanwei, Xi’an, Changsha, Hefei, Fuzhou, Zhengzhou, Changzhou and Jinan.
The selected machine technology is application dependent, with 450 NEO·E all-electric machines for production of optical grade parts such as lighting through beam bars, headlamp bars and thick-walled lenses; 103 NEO·H two platen machines for interior and exterior trim components; 15 NEO·Ms multi-material two platen machines with opposing injection units and horizontal rotary platen for exterior trim components; and 60 NEO·Mv multi-material two
platen machines with vertical rotary platen for interior trim components.
After a long and careful study of possible injection molding machinery suppliers, BYD chose Tederic because their machinery represented the very best combination of technological capability, performance, and value; and, importantly, it was also clear that Tederic had the industrial capacity and manufacturing flexibility to process this large machine order within the requested timeframe.
Tederic has invested heavily in development of cutting-edge technological molding solutions and was one of only a few manufacturers who could offer BYD a full range of injection molding machine technologies, particularly in the multi-material arena.
Further evidence of this commitment to innovation is the recently introduced NEO.Mv2800 which, with a rotary table diameter of 2800mm, is considered the largest multi-material injection molding machine of this type in China.
The BYD machine lineup:
NEO · E – all-electric machines in the range 55t to 460t. Features include larger tie bar spacing, NSK linear bearing for platen guidance, standard 15-inch touch screen, latest generation motors and drives with DC bus technology. Available with speed injection speeds up to 500mm/sec, pressure accuracy to <1bar, excellent low-speed control. Ideally suited for precision technical, medical and high volume thin-wall applications.
NEO · H – two-platen servo-pump machines, available in the range 550t to 4500t (eventually through 4000t). A 15-inch touch screen is standard, and the machine uses the latest generation motors and drives with DC bus technology. Available options include electric screw drive, tie bar extraction, and extended daylight with mold side-loading.
NEO · Mv – a range of multi-material machines that are equipped with the Spinsure-V™ vertical rotary platen integrated into the moving platen casting. These rotary platens are servo driven and offer a full range of utility connection options. Wide platen toggle machines in the range 170t to 810t and two-platen machines in the range 880t to 2800t can be configured with up to five independently controlled injection units. These units can be positioned parallel, angled, perpendicular and vertical to the main machine axis. Both hydraulic and electric injection units are available.
NEO · Ms – a special range of multi-material machines in the range 880t to 1920t that are equipped with the Spinsure-H™ horizontal rotary table that is positioned between the fixed and moving platens and is used to rotate the center section of a stack mold. The machine has two opposing injection units as standard, the secondary unit riding behind the moving platen. Additional injection units can be added as required. The rotary table movement and
positioning is independently controlled, allowing for a range of mold designs and complex applications.
All Tederic NEO machines feature an advanced Keba control, with the option of 12-inch touch, 15-inch multi-touch and 21-inch enhanced multi-touch configurations. The controllers offer support for OPC, UA and Modbus data protocols and feature free programming capabilities to accommodate a variety of special process requirements.
A new generation of servo-pumps power the system with ultra-high response speeds (max. pressure can be reached in 28ms) can save 30% to 80% energy consumption when compared to traditional hydraulic systems