• Transmitters provide safety

    Sat, May 19, 2018

    Moore’s THZ3 temperature transmitters can be installed on new or existing machines, including blenders and injection presses, for monitoring of temperatures.

  • Latest coater handles small, large batches

    Sat, May 19, 2018

    Walther Trowal’s new Rotamat R 60 coater is designed for coating mass-produced parts made of thermoplastics, elastomers and metals with adhesion primer or paint.

  • Mokon expands its series of TCUs

    Fri, May 18, 2018

    The Full Range series of heating and chilling temperature-control units from Mokon can handle temperatures ranging from minus-20 degrees Fahrenheit to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, with heating capacities of up to 96 kilowatts.

  • Analyzer spots contamination

    Thu, May 17, 2018

    Suited for use by both compounders and plastics processors, Sikora’s Purity Concept V offline optical-inspection analyzer can be used for visual inspection of clear and colored plastic pellets, flakes, parts, films and tapes.

  • System targets, monitors materials

    Thu, May 17, 2018

    Tomra’s new Laser Object Detection (LOD) system monitors the spectral and spatial characteristics of feed material, and can identify black plastic, rubber, glass and other items.

  • In-mold labeling units debut in America

    Thu, May 17, 2018

    The Well-Lih in-mold labeling automation systems are available in two configurations: Side-entry (shown) is appropriate for machines that offer sufficient daylight and tie-bar spacing, while top-entry is suited for applications that require large parts to be removed from the top of the mold and carried over to the stacking unit.

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  • Special Report: Machine connectivity promises myriad benefits

    Issue: May 2018

    For injection molders, Industry 4.0 will have as much impact on business as trends such as globalization and worker shortages, machinery suppliers exhibiting at NPE2018 say. Machines that are part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help molders improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)... [more]

  • Special Report: Additive manufacturing joins smart factory wave

    Issue: May 2018

    Additive manufacturing technologies are exploding onto the scene, as companies launch new designs that tackle traditional limitations involving speed, materials and part size. Just as Industry 4.0 capabilities are transforming other aspects of plastics processing, the smart factory movement, emphasizing... [more]

  • Special Report: Companies unveil new, updated hot-runner technologies

    Issue: May 2018

    Visitors to NPE2018 will have the opportunity to peruse new and upgraded hot runners. Both Mastip and Mold-Masters are launching new drop-in systems. And, Vulcan Plastic Machinery, which was established in 2015 as a hot-runner company called Vulcan Hot Runner Controllers, continues to expand its offerings.... [more]

  • Special Report: Machinery suppliers help recycling operations get smart

    Issue: May 2018

    If Industry 4.0 is about making machinery operate more efficiently, recycling fits the philosophy perfectly. After all, recycling at its core is about using resources more efficiently. The popularity of Industry 4.0 for plastics recycling operations is growing steadily, and machinery and equipment suppliers... [more]

  • Special Report: Companies, brewer team to provide beer in PET bottles

    Issue: May 2018

    Beer drinkers can raise a glass — a plastic glass — to NPE2018 organizers, as they relax in a beer garden set up in NPE’s Bottle Zone. A W. Amsler all-electric reheat stretch blow molder produces PET bottles at NPE2018./W. Amsler Equipment Inc. Thanks to the efforts of organizers, a... [more]

  • Patent Report: Nissei molding process handles 2 liquids

    Issue: May 2018

    A liquid supply passage within the mixing block of a new Nissei machine can supply two liquids separately./U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. has been awarded a patent for an injection molding machine capable of handling two liquids for producing parts made of materials... [more]

  • MHS readies micro molding machine

    Issue: May 2018

    The old adage says that bigger is better, but success for many manufacturers today lies in the ability to miniaturize: How can businesses pack more functionality into ever-smaller parts and components? Fortunately, some equipment makers have been working on that very problem, and attendees at NPE2018... [more]

  • Molder Romeo RIM covers new ground with automation

    Issue: May 2018

    With robots for painting and a unique rotary carrier system for moving presses and molds, molder Romeo RIM has primed itself for success through automation.  The company specializes in thermoset reaction injection molding (RIM). Robots play a significant role, especially in the company’s automated... [more]

  • Engel's Wintec unit enters U.S. market

    Issue: May 2018

    Engel Group is expanding its offerings of standard-application injection molding machines with the entrance of its Wintec subsidiary into the U.S. market. The Changzhou, China-based subsidiary, which makes its debut in the market at NPE2018, will begin selling its machines in Canada, Mexico and Brazil,... [more]

  • Tax law includes benefits for makers, buyers of machinery and equipment

    Issue: May 2018

    The first major tax change in more than 30 years creates an interesting opportunity for machinery and equipment users at NPE2018. It could mean that more lookers walking the aisles become buyers.   The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a number of benefits for manufacturers and purchasers... [more]

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