Das Projekt „Industrie 4.0 Monitoring-System“ (Erforschung intelligenter Softwarealgorithmen, Ziel: maximale Maschinenverfügbarkeit) wurde von der Europäischen Union aus dem Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung und dem Land Rheinland-Pfalz gefördert.

In addition to precision, we also must consider the importance of efficiency. Following are some examples.

Compared to competitive machines, BOY injection moulding machines use considerably less energy. The servo-motor pump drive will save 50 percent energy compared to other drive technologies - and even more - than that, depending on the application.

Due to the low current consumption and the effectively designed hydraulics system, the cooling requirement is extremely low.

Requirement for energy and cooling

The results from real life conditions are illustrated below. The 50 % or more reduction in energy consumption clearly shows why the BOY E-series with the servo-drive is one of the most energy efficient machine available today. Do you want to know the results of your own machines?

Operating and set-up times

The operation of BOY injection moulding machines is very easy and clear, due to the intuitive and fast operation via Windows-oriented touch-screen surface. This is a time and cost advantage for the user which should not be undervalued. For many years, BOY control systems have been leading with regard to precision, information, and operation. Easily accessible two-platen clamping systems also ensure rapid mould changes.

Little space needed

Due to the extremely compact design of all BOY injection moulding machines, the actual space needed is reduced by almost one third. Thus, more machines can be placed in the same space. Rather than invest in more production space, you may use the money for your production means.

Peripheral equipment can be placed on top or below the machine and within the machine's footprint. Very often, no additional space is required.

Investment and operating costs

Cost is certainly another consideration. The purchase of a reliable BOY injection moulding machine, which are well known for their low operating costs is the best decision.

Overall, the operating costs play a much more important role than is generally assumed. During the long machine life, only about 20 % of the total machine costs are investment costs. More than 80 % of the entire value are needed for the operation itself. With regard to those follow-up costs, the user should consequently take advantage of the saving potential that presents itself by selecting the right machine.


Calculation examples of machine hours rates of BOY injection moulding machines illustrate the low operating costs. Depending on the machine configuration used, the operating costs calculated per hour of production are markedly lower than those for competitive or older machines.

Low hourly rates, short retrofit kit: efficient injection moulding machines made by BOY  

All BOY models are characterized by flexibility, precision and intuitive operation. Their suitability to automation enables the simple integration to both complex production processes and clean room applications. Comprehensive service, energy efficient drive concepts and absolute economic efficiency  and with the use of the EconPlast units - BOY can offer its customers convincing solutions for any application in the injection moulding industry through continuous advancement.