• SmartPipeXL adapts to existing systems

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    The SmartPipeXL compressed-air-distribution system from Kaeser Compressors can be easily integrated into existing steel, copper or aluminum systems and can be modified as needs change. 

  • Systems automate measuring process

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    Keyence’s new IM-7030 and IM-7030T non-contact measurement systems can automatically detect and measure pre-specified dimensions of objects such as plastic parts.

  • Drum dumper integrates screw conveyor

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    The newly designed Tip-Tite drum dumper from Flexicon employs two hydraulic cylinders. 

  • Vactec diverter valve can handle up to 12 materials

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    Vactec’s new Director diverter valve is compatible with both new and existing vacuum conveying systems and can accommodate as many as 12 materials.

  • PX all-electrics boast more molding options

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    The all-electric injection molding machines in the PX line from KraussMaffei can be configured with a wide variety of clamping and injection unit combinations, due to their split machine beds.  

  • Micro-Epsilon sensors have increased ranges

    Mon, Aug 13, 2018

    The optoNCDT 1750 laser sensor from Micro-Epsilon is designed to measure displacement, distance and position and is suited for real-time quality-inspection tasks.

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  • Granulators are user-friendly, vary in size, capabilities

    Issue: August 2018

    Manufacturers of size-reduction equipment for plastics processors introduced new granulator lines as well as upgraded granulators and related optional equipment at NPE2018. Highlights included new sizes of units and user-friendly features. CONAIR Conair introduced its new Viper line of granulators at... [more]

  • Presses offer advantages for molding large parts

    Issue: August 2018

    Molders of large parts have more options when it comes to choosing hybrid injection molding machines, with several suppliers introducing new or upgraded models at NPE2018.  CHEN HSONG UPDATES ITS TWO-PLATEN LINE Chen Hsong Group, Hong Kong, has introduced the latest generation of its Supermaster... [more]

  • Press suppliers tout advanced manufacturing processes

    Issue: August 2018

    At NPE2018, injection molding machinery suppliers operated sophisticated manufacturing cells showcasing technologies and processes that facilitate color changes, improve in-mold decorating and advance multi-material molding. SUMITOMO SPEEDS COLOR CHANGES Sumitomo introduced a fully automatic color-change... [more]

  • New products expand capabilities of conveying systems

    Issue: August 2018

    Whether they have to move material in bulk or in small, precise doses, conveying system users browsed a lot of options at NPE2018. Supplier stands touted the flexibility and user-friendliness of a variety of new technologies. The offerings included pumps, filters, receivers, loaders, controllers and... [more]

  • Blow molding machines gain ground with speed, conservation, connectivity

    Issue: August 2018

    Quicker mold changes. Increased flexibility. Reduced energy and material use. Greater connectivity. These were some of the key themes at NPE2018 as makers of blow molding machinery showed off their latest and greatest offerings. The following recaps some of the developments that commanded the spotlight... [more]

  • Firms feature enhancements in mold management

    Issue: August 2018

    During NPE2018, companies introduced mold components that aid in alignment and allow for efficient cooling alternatives to conformal cooling. They also displayed advances in products for mold management, monitoring and maintenance. Progressive Components introduced new cooling components, including jumper... [more]

  • Manner system tracks mold performance

    Issue: August 2018

    At NPE2018, Manner showed the second generation of moldMind, an injection mold-monitoring system that supplies data for process optimization and predictive maintenance. Manner manufactures high-precision injection molds, valve-gated hot-runner systems and temperature controllers for molds and hot-runner... [more]

  • Device welds plastic film using hot gas

    Issue: August 2018

    Toss GmbH & Co. KG, Alten-Buseck, Germany, has applied for a patent for a device to weld plastic films using hot gas. The device would use an electrical current flowing through a tubular body to heat the gas, and an array of gas outlet openings to blow the gas onto plastic film. Toss says the device... [more]

  • Thermoformer Lacerta bullish on equipment

    Issue: August 2018

    The Lacerta Group does not wait until it finds new business before it orders more processing machinery. Every year, it forecasts business growth for the next three to five years and then buys equipment needed to support growth two years ahead. It all adds up to success for the Mansfield, Mass., manufacturer... [more]

  • Amsler relocating its headquarters to Bolton, Ontario

    Issue: August 2018

    Blow molding equipment supplier W. Amsler Equipment Inc. announced it will move about 20 miles from its current headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ontario, to a new location in Bolton, Ontario. The company has signed a lease for the property, which will let Amsler spread out into more than 34,000 square... [more]

Fimic's new ERA melt filter
Fimic srl demonstrates features of its new ERA melt filter, which is designed for heavily contaminated plastics. The ERA has two filtration chambers an two independent discharge valves.