• Printer has labeling system

    Sat, Sep 15, 2018

    Acquire Automation’s new LabelQ printer is designed for labeling products manufactured in small batches, primarily for the pharmaceutical and life-sciences industries. 

  • Product cleans metal surfaces

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018

    Zap-Ox, a cleaning product from Nanoplas, can be used on all types of metal surfaces, including metal injection molds.

  • Cleaning system gets upgrade

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018

    Schwing’s VacuClean thermal vacuum pyrolysis system is used to remove plastic from extruder screws, blown film die heads and machine parts. 

  • Pick-it upgrades its vision system

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018

    This vision system from Pick-it is compatible with robots from a host of major manufacturers, including Universal Robots, ABB, Kuka, Yaskawa Motoman, Fanuc and Stäubli.

  • Mold pins suitable for most materials

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018

    These insert pins from Almo, London, which are fixed in the stationary half of the mold, slice the gates off molded parts when the mold opens and the runner is held back in the moving half of the mold. 

  • Chem-Pak improves its repair coating

    Tue, Sep 11, 2018

    The Per-Fix Color Match flaw-repair coating from Chem-Pak is used to fix cosmetic surface flaws in colored parts made from PP, thermoplastic olefin, ABS, PC, PVC, nylon and other resins.

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  • Aggressive expansion drives Pregis

    Issue: September 2018

    In a very short time, Pregis LLC acquired a modest blown film extrusion company and turned it into a powerhouse that can compete for packaging business from global customers. The rapid, three-year expansion has included the addition of new blown film lines from Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H)... [more]

  • DME partners with Hawk Mold & Die on East Coast

    Issue: September 2018

    Mold component supplier DME has signed a distribution agreement with Hawk Mold and Die Supply Inc., Pipersville, Pa. The partnership marks a major shift for Hawk Mold and Die, which had been a longtime distribution channel for a competitor of DME. It now becomes an DME exclusive distributor for DME on... [more]

  • Electric presses feature 2-color molding, energy savings

    Issue: September 2018

    Injection molding machine makers from Asia unveiled new all-electric presses during NPE2018. The developments include a line for two-color molding, models that offer energy recovery and fast injection speeds, and an upgraded series of general-purpose machines. FOXNUM LAUNCHES TWO-COLOR MACHINES Foxnum... [more]

  • Screen changers, pumps adapted for PVC profiles

    Issue: September 2018

    PSI-Polymer Systems introduced a screen changer and a gear pump at NPE2018 that can be used when extruding PVC profiles. “As long as I have been coming to shows, we’ve always been asked the question, ‘What do you have for PVC?’ ” PSI GM Don Macnamara said. One of the problems... [more]

  • Big & small, coilers/winders expand capabilities

    Issue: September 2018

    Companies that serve pipe and tubing manufacturers recently have rolled out new devices for rolling up plastic products.  At NPE2018, FB Balzanelli went big, touting a huge coiler for pipe, while RDN Manufacturing and C.W. Brabender offered winders for smaller batches and products. FB Balzanelli... [more]

  • New feeder systems provide precision, convenience

    Issue: September 2018

    Buyers in the market for material feeders checked out an array of offerings at NPE2018. At the show and in the months since, OEMs offering machines for operations both big and small have touted new equipment to satisfy users’ tastes for flexibility, precision and convenience. BRABENDER TECHNOLOGIE... [more]

  • Nordson finds its sweet spot with components

    Issue: September 2018

    Nordson Corp. jumped into the plastics processing machinery business in 2012 with a series of acquisitions that put its brand in front of some very well-known industry names. Since then, Nordson has merged and mixed the disparate companies in its Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) business unit and found... [more]

  • Milacron reports sales increase in Q2

    Issue: September 2018

    Milacron Holdings Corp. reported sales of $328.1 million for the second quarter of 2018, a 6.1 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Net earnings for the period reached $14.9 million, and orders increased 2.2 percent to $342.3 million. For the first six months of 2018, the company saw sales... [more]

  • Bertram completes sale of Maxcess parent company

    Issue: September 2018

    Bertram Capital Management LLC, San Mateo, Calif., completed the sale of WH Acquisitions Inc., the parent company of Maxcess International Inc., to Berwind Corp. Maxcess, Oklahoma City, manufactures web-handling products such as precision roll systems and tension-control and guiding systems. Its family... [more]

  • Guill Tool's new website features entire product line

    Issue: September 2018

    Extrusion tooling design and manufacturing firm Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc. has launched a new website at www.guill.com. Guill, based in West Warwick, R.I., said the website offers visitors the ability to view its entire product line, which includes crossheads, rotary heads and extrusion tips... [more]

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