MuCell® technology, also known as microcellular foam injection molding, is an innovative manufacturing process used to produce lightweight and cost-effective plastic parts. It involves the injection of a supercritical fluid (SCF), typically nitrogen or carbon dioxide, into the molten plastic during the molding process. This creates a microcellular foam structure within the plastic part, resulting in various benefits and highly accurate dosing. The latest evolution of MuCell® foaming features a smart, simple user interface with highly accurate dosing capability.

T-Series

Model T-100 T-150 T-200 T-250 T-300 T-350
Plasticizing Screw¹ 18-60mm 18-60mm >40-90mm >40-90mm >70-120mm >70-120mm
Shot Size 10-40gr 10-40gr >120-600gr >120-600gr 600-3000gr 600-3000gr
Minimum Supply Pressure 13.8 bar 13.8 bar 13.8 bar 13.8 bar 13.8 bar 13.8 bar
Maximum Supply Pressure 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar
Overall Dimensions (WxDxH) 56x61x130cm 56x6x130cm 56x79x156cm 56x79x156cm 56x79x156cm 56x79x156cm
Weight 126kg 126kg 195kg 195kg 216kg 216kg
Electrical Connection 230/110 VAC 1Ø 50/60Hz
Screen Size 10″ (4:3) N/A 15″ (16:9) N/A  

15″ (16:9)

 

N/A

1 Guidelines Only. Please refer to the chart in brochure when considering the N2 dose and screw recovery time for appropriate model selection. 

CO2 Option: Configures gas components with the capability to process CO2 and N2
Nitrogen Purity Control Option: Monitors purity of the nitrogen supply
Dual Bottle Option: Automatic nitrogen bottle switch station from 2 gas sources (not available with T-100)

P-Series

Model P-300
Plasticizing Screw* up to 60mm
Min SCF Dose (N2) 100 mg
Max SCF Flow Rate² 400mg/sec
SCF Delivery System

Overall Dimension (WxDxH)

55x79x155cm
Electrical Connection 230/110 VAC 1Ø 50/60Hz |1.6A
Compressed Air Consumption 6.2 bar – 2250 NL/h – 10mm
Max Length Kit “A” 6m
Max Length Kit “B” 0.9m (3ft) | (>D40 1,2m (4ft))
P-Series Dosing Module

Overall Dimensions (WxDxH)

24.8×47.4x27cm
Weight 10.6kg

¹ Guidelines Only. For application specific systems selection, please contact Trexel.
² Based on expected 1 year service lifetime.

B-Series

Model B-100 B-120 B-300 B-320
Operating Mode Discontinuous Flow Continuous

Flow

Discontinuous

Flow

Continuous

Flow

Minimum Supply Pressure 13.8 bar 13.8 bar 13.8 bar 13.8 bar
Maximum Supply Pressure 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar
Maximum Output Pressure 350 bar 350 bar 350 bar 350 bar
Overall Dimensions (WxDxH) 56x61x130cm 56x61x130cm 56x63x136cm 56x63x136cm
Weight 126kg 126kg 240kg 240kg
Screen Size 10″ (4:3) 10″ (4:3) 15″ (16:9) 15″ (16:9)
Signal Connection Screw Rotation
Accumulator Position
Screw Rotation Mold Close Screw Rotation
Accumulator Position
Screw Rotation Mold Close
Electrical Connection 230/110 VAC 1Ø 50/60Hz

NC-250/NC-500

Model NC-250 NC-500
Capacity 215 l/min 500 l/min
Intake Pressure Atmospheric Atmospheric
Intake Temperature +5*C…+45*C +5*C…+45*C
Working Pressure 300-330 bar 365 bar
Maximum Pressure 365 bar 365 bar
Power Consumption at Max Pressure 4.7 kW 10.2 kW
Operating Voltage 400V 400V
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
Energy Efficiency IE 3 IE 3
Overall Dimensions (WxDxH) 1380x830x1520mm 1480x830x1520mm
Weight 290kg 350kg

Satellite Dosing Unit

Model T-S01 T-S00 P-S00
Plasticizing Screw Size 18-45mm 40mm + Any
Shot Size Range¹ Below

140g

Above 120g Any
Minimum SCF Dose (N2) 60 mg 600 mg 100 mg
Maximum Discharge Pressure 345 bar 345 bar 345 bar
Satellite SCF System Dimensions, cm (WxDxH) 50.2×65.1×127
Weight 102 kg
Electrical Connection 230/110 VAC 1Ø 50/60 Hz 1.6A
Compressed Air Consumption 6.5-10 bar – <15 NL/min – 10mm
SCF Gas Connection 17,2 – 200 bar – 8mm

¹Guidelines Only. For application specific systems selection, please contact Trexel.

Break the Old Rules

The inherent inefficiency of conventional injection molding is the reliance on the screw to pack the cavity as the plastic solidifies and shrinks. The conventional use of the pack & hold phase imposes part design and processing limitations that the industry has accepted since its inception.

Unlock New Possibilities

MuCell® technology relies on cell growth to uniformly pack the entire cavity. Localized packing force from within the cavity unlocks processing and design freedom otherwise unobtainable through conventional holding pressure.

Implementing MuCell®

MuCell® is a one-time equipment purchase with no license fee.

The technology can be integrated into new injection molding machines by Trexel’s OEM partners or retrofitted into existing injection molding machines by Trexel’s field engineers.

Let’s Make it Happen

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our global team.

We’re here to assist and provide you with answers to all of your inquires. Let’s take a look at your application and discuss whether our technology can help you reduce costs AND your carbon footprint. We are eager to guide you through the process. Get in touch today!

By Phone:

781-932-0202

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