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  • Patent Report: Granulator takes on soft materials

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    A new granulator proposed by shredder and pelletizer manufacturer BP Recycling Systems GmbH, Hofstetten, Switzerland, is designed to handle relatively soft materials, including some types of plastic waste. The new machine addresses issues that previously have limited throughput involving such materials,... [more]

  • Fabricating and Assembly: Water-jet cutting offers unique fabricating advantages

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    Many common methods of cutting plastics have significant drawbacks. Die cutting is one option, but it can be expensive to have a die made — and when the part or material you’re cutting changes, the die needs to change, too. Using a saw or drag knife is also a possibility, but that can produce... [more]

  • Fabricating and Assembly: Welding systems bring an array of innovations

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    Processors in the automotive, medical and other markets are demanding precision when joining plastic components, say providers of welding systems. Suppliers point to a number of advantages in using these systems. They include cost reductions, environmental cleanliness, the protection of sensitive electronics... [more]

  • Fabricating and Assembly: Adhesive-curing technology provides lasting bonds

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    Adhesives — a standby for quick household repairs and children’s art projects — work in the plastics factory, too. Applying the compound that is appropriate to the substrate is key; so are the devices that allow precise dosing and complete drying to ensure a bond that lasts. Henkel... [more]

  • Fabricating and Assembly: Milling, routing technology getting faster, smarter

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    Automated cutting machines can give an edge to companies looking to add some speed to their parts-finishing operations. Companies with new equipment on the market include Datron Dynamics, Proco Machinery and Suhner Manufacturing. Datron Dynamics With its new milling machine, Datron Dynamics pledges the... [more]

  • NuTec Tooling begins expansion of Pa. facility

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    NuTec Tooling Systems Inc. is adding on to its facility in Meadville, Pa. According to the company, which makes factory automation and industrial robotics, the 2,650-square-foot expansion will provide more office space, including areas for engineers to work together on design-build projects. Eventually,... [more]

  • PCS adds distribution sites in California and Ontario

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    Mold-components maker PCS Co., Fraser, Mich., is expanding its distribution network by adding facilities in Torrance, Calif., and Windsor, Ontario. Director of Sales Bruce Konopinski said the new facilities are part of the company’s strategy to provide inventory closer to customers. “This... [more]

  • DMG Mori, Fuchs expand their working relationship

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    Two German companies — DMG Mori Aktiengesellschaft, Bielefeld, and Fuchs Petrolub SE, Mannheim — are expanding their prior collaborative relationship to digitize the production processes and condition monitoring of machines and plants. As part of their recently announced technology partnership,... [more]

  • Menges progresses with plant, equipment upgrades

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    Menges Roller Inc., Wauconda, Ill., is making progress on its multimillion-dollar project to upgrade and expand its plant and equipment. When completed, the company will have doubled the manufacturing space dedicated to its two core business lines — core/heat transfer rollers and rubber roller... [more]

  • TM Robotics welcomes two new North American distributors

    Issue: Oct. 2017

    TM Robotics Inc., which sells Toshiba Machine Co.’s Cartesian, six-axis and SCARA robots worldwide, has added two new companies to its network of distributors in North America: •  Werner Electric, a supplier of electrical industry products based in Cottage Grove, Minn., and • ... [more]

Process section of Coperion's twin screw extruder ZSK
The process section of ZSK twin screw extruders is designed as a modular system. It consists of several barrels in which the co-rotating screws operate. The barrels and screw elements are configured individually to the applications. Different process zones are created for conveying, plasticizing, mixing and shearing, homogenizing, devolatilizing and pressure build-up.