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  • Analyzer connects to equipment to assess power quality

    Issue: January 2018

    MachineSense LLC in August introduced its Power Analyzer electrical line monitoring system to provide detailed power quality and energy consumption information for connected equipment such as extruders, injection molding machines, auxiliary equipment and other types of devices. The Power Analyzer electrical... [more]

  • Hybrid adiabatic system combines options

    Issue: January 2018

    In the past, when processors were searching for process cooling solutions, they didn’t have a lot of options. For the most part, the decision was binary — dry cooling or evaporative cooling. Each has advantages and drawbacks. But in 2017, AEC introduced a hybrid adiabatic cooling system that... [more]

  • Auxiliary equipment makers invest in energy-saving tech

    Issue: January 2018

    In recent years, some of the businesses that relocated their operations overseas now are back in the States, having learned that the grass is not always greener on the other shore. While away, many of them learned that the money they saved through cheaper labor costs was subsequently lost due to an expensive... [more]

  • Energy savings a selling point for injection presses

    Issue: January 2018

    Injection molding machine (IMM) makers are offering a growing array of technologies that reduce or optimize energy consumption. New and updated machines, software and controls give users more ways to match their usage to actual energy needs. The Super Master EV2 hybrid injection molding machine With... [more]

  • Thermoformers taking interest in latest IR heaters

    Issue: January 2018

    U.S. thermoformers increasingly are adopting new energy- and cost-saving technologies, according to two equipment suppliers. “The best thermoformers in the world are now questioning and re-evaluating their heat technology and production efficiency,” said Frank Wilson, founder and managing... [more]

  • Updated ISO 50001 tackles energy, emissions

    Issue: January 2018

    ISO 50001, the standard for businesses that have improved their energy performance, is getting a facelift — and machinery users will need to be aware of the changes in the next few months to ensure compliance. The standard established by ISO is in the process of being updated and “will include... [more]

  • Molder Harbec places true value on energy efficiency

    Issue: January 2018

    Energy efficiency is a core value for custom injection molder Harbec. Harbec’s combined heat and power plant The company has achieved platinum certification from the Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program, the government’s top recognition of an organization’s... [more]

  • Firms tap data-management systems to reduce energy use

    Issue: January 2018

    A processor can take two approaches when considering options to reduce energy consumption. The first is to evaluate the facility piecemeal, looking for ways to save on specific functions, such as using more efficient injection presses or auxiliary equipment. It’s an effective approach and provides... [more]

  • Energy-storage systems provide low-risk savings

    Issue: January 2018

    Trying to wring savings from utility bills can be wearying, but there are ways to recharge. For some companies, plugging into batteries might do. Stem’s outdoor energy-storage systems As Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. and processor Universal Plastic Mold Inc. (UPM) become the latest plastics... [more]

  • Universities respond to engineering demand

    Issue: January 2018

    Universities with plastics engineering programs are renovating facilities, adding classes and hiring faculty to keep up with demand. For example: The program with the most students at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, has long been digital simulation and gaming. Next year, plastics engineering... [more]

Nordson Pelletizing and Filtration Equipment at Lotte Chemical
Lotte Chemical has recently opened its 600 tons per day PET resin plant in the UK with Nordson’s energy-saving BKG® CrystallCut System in operation, along with Kreyenborg™ POLY Screen Changer for continuous melt throughput.