• Faro scanner provides color scanning

    Sat, Nov 10, 2018

    Faro’s Design ScanArm 2.5C portable scanning system can be used for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and quality control. 

  • Upgraded software boosts connectivity

    Sat, Nov 10, 2018

    The Mettler Toledo STARe software is used with all of the company’s thermal-analysis instruments, though it is purchased independently.

  • Heater strips are available in variety of shapes

    Sat, Nov 10, 2018

    Available through Omega Engineering, these thin heater strips comprise polyimide film that’s sandwiched around etched foil heater elements.

  • New blender boasts high-speed choppers

    Sat, Nov 10, 2018

    Munson’s latest paddle blender, the HD-510-MS, has four high-speed choppers to break up lumps and disperse dry bulk solids, pastes, slurries and emulsions containing agglomerates.

  • Rotoline offering safety signs

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018

    Rotoline, a maker of rotational molding machines, has introduced a kit of adhesive safety signs used to replace worn-out or damaged signs on its rotomolding machines; the kit also is appropriate for machines from other manufacturers. 

  • Data logger portable, offers real-time analysis

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018

    MadgeTech’s Titan S8 data logger — a device that uses a sensor and microprocessor to record and store data in real time about conditions such as temperature, humidity and motion — has eight channel inputs that give users the power to validate equipment and improve process monitoring. 

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  • Procon system measures melt temperature

    Issue: November 2018

    Procon Training and Consulting LLC, Phillips, Wis., has invented a system for measuring the temperature of the polymer melt in an injection molding machine. It consists of a housing with a cavity and a cup that partially fits within the cavity and has a series of apertures. The apertures define a flow... [more]

  • Hesta targets industrial packaging

    Issue: November 2018

    Hesta Blasformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, is introducing three new all-electric blow molding machines that target the demand for industrial packaging. The company presented details about the three at the 34th annual Blow Molding Conference held Oct. 8-10 in Pittsburgh.... [more]

  • New Haitian Mars II press blasts off

    Issue: November 2018

    To increase the machines’ efficiency, reliability and precision, Haitian has upgraded its Mars series of servo-hydraulic injection presses with the launch of the Mars II S series. The Mars II S machines replace the Mars II line, even though Haitian anticipates launching the next-generation Mars... [more]

  • Industry 4.0 — Connectivity optimizes processes

    Issue: November 2018

    Representatives for auxiliary equipment manufacturers cite a number of advantages of the Industry 4.0 era, including improved predictive maintenance. By leveraging data and managing it in the cloud, companies can reduce downtime, increase productivity, improve traceability and optimize their processes.... [more]

  • Zelnick has reach from A to Zed

    Issue: November 2018

    Peter Zelnick is the CEO of Zed Industries, which was founded by his father, David, in 1969 as an offshoot of Atlas Vacuum and Machine, a company David founded in 1954. Between the companies, Peter said, “We’ve been from A to Z.” And that was purposeful: The name Atlas was used so it... [more]

  • Cobot maker Rethink Robotics closes

    Issue: November 2018

    If Sawyer and Baxter had ever been programmed to show sadness, that might be what you’d see now, as the robots famous for their humanoid faces react to their company’s shutdown. Rethink Robotics, the Boston manufacturer that advanced collaborative-robot (cobot) technology with the introductions... [more]

  • Boy Machines Inc. offers remote service for presses

    Issue: November 2018

    Boy Machines Inc., Exton, Pa., is now offering a video-conferencing support service for users of its injection molding machines. Operators using data glasses, a smartphone and a secure Internet link can take advantage of Boy Remote Service. With the equipment, an operator can share live video of what... [more]

  • Wittmann Group combines two German facilities

    Issue: November 2018

    Wittmann Group announced that it has merged Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH & Co. KG in Meinerzhagen, Germany, with Wittmann Robot Systeme GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany, to provide more efficient customer support. The new company, Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschland GmbH, is headquartered in Nuremberg and led... [more]

  • PLASTICS sees shipments of plastics machinery rise

    Issue: November 2018

    North American shipments of plastics machinery continued to rise in the second quarter of 2018, the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics announced. Reporting companies said $335.2 million worth of injection molding and extrusion machines was sold in this year’s... [more]

  • Engel consolidates 30 units into seven sales regions

    Issue: November 2018

    Injection molding technologies maker Engel has consolidated its 30 subsidiaries and 60 representative offices worldwide into seven sales regions. The change allows leaders with local knowledge to make sales-related decisions independently, thereby speeding the process. Each region will have its own regional... [more]

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