• New BinMaster panel meter is easy to read

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    BinMaster’s new DPM-100 digital panel meter reads signals emitted by Modbus-enabled sensors and displays the data to allow users to monitor the level, density, temperature and other properties of bulk materials in multiple storage vessels.

  • Hoist offers more lifting options

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    Columbus McKinnon’s CM Hurricane 360° hand-operated chain hoist is designed for use in tight spaces and when the operator needs to maintain a safe distance when handling the load. 

  • New stop switch provides safety

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

     Balluff’s new emergency-stop switch can be used by OEMs and as a retrofit on existing equipment.

  • New software predicts defects

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    Sigma Labs has released a new version of its PrintRite3D Inspect in-process quality-monitoring software module for metal additive manufacturing, including the production of 3-D printed molds.

  • New manifold blocks resist heat, pressure

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    The Z920 manifold blocks from Hasco are used to route cooling water lines between the injection molding machine and the molds. 

  • Line-proofing system makes silo filling secure

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    This line-proofing system from Conair makes the process of transferring truckloads of raw materials into silos more secure.

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  • Toggle presses with hybrid drive systems shine at NPE

    Issue: July 2018

    New toggle-clamp hybrid injection molding machines debuting at NPE2018 offer greater versatility, faster speeds and new controls. While some companies have expanded their lines, others have introduced new series. MILACRON INTRODUCES QUANTUM LINE Making its North American debut, the Quantum servo-hydraulic... [more]

  • Battenfeld-Cincinnati controller hits U.S.

    Issue: July 2018

    Battenfeld-Cincinnati at NPE2018 showed off the latest control system for its extruders, the BCtouch UX, which is compatible with Industry 4.0 and recently made its U.S. debut. “This year, we launched our new control system in the U.S., which is the platform that will allow us to participate efficiently... [more]

  • PTi offers extruder motor option

    Issue: July 2018

    Processing Technologies International (PTi) during NPE2018 highlighted its new tuck-under motor option on its Super-G HighSpeed sheet extruders. The new option reduces the extruder’s footprint by 33 percent and results in major production gains.   With it, users can achieve the highest... [more]

  • New drying systems offer more control, energy savings

    Issue: July 2018

    Using sensors and Industry 4.0 technology, manufacturers that exhibited at NPE2018 are offering dryers that reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency and give customers more control over variables in the drying process. DRI-AIR INDUSTRIES Maguire’s VBD-600 vacuum resin dryer/Maguire Products... [more]

  • Smarter, faster, larger robots perform myriad tasks

    Issue: July 2018

    Robots performing a variety of applications were hard at work at NPE2018. They included collaborative robots, models designed to work with injection molding machines and models featuring new communications and Industry 4.0 capabilities. FANUC FEATURES SCARA AND PAINTING ROBOTS The latest additions to... [more]

  • Absolute Robot offers IML cell

    Issue: July 2018

    Designed for easy changeovers, a new automation cell for in-mold labeling (IML) from Absolute Robot offers flexibility and cost-competitiveness. Absolute Robot demonstrated the system, which was produced by Well-Lih Robots Technology Co., Ningbo, China, at NPE2018. The high-speed, side-entry system shown... [more]

  • Absolute Haitian, Sepro team up

    Issue: July 2018

    Sepro America and Absolute Haitian are teaming up in an arrangement announced at NPE2018 that will make Sepro three-axis, five-axis and six-axis robots available as options on new injection molding machines [IMMs] sold in the U.S. and Canada. In the past, buyers of Absolute Haitian and Zhafir presses... [more]

  • Pet All accumulator-head system takes aim at rotomolding

    Issue: July 2018

    Rotational molding traditionally has been the go-to technology for molding very large plastic parts. But a 34-year-old Canadian maker of blow molding machinery wants to change all that. At NPE2018, Pet All Manufacturing introduced its Jumbo series of accumulator-head blow molding machines, including... [more]

  • Bottle-inspection systems employ automation

    Issue: July 2018

    Blow Molding lines can handle tens of thousands of bottles an hour. But what about processes downstream? Built for precision and speed, some of the latest bottle-testing systems have been designed with automation in mind, as well as other benefits, such as space savings and flexibility. Companies at... [more]

  • Latest systems advance separation technologies

    Issue: July 2018

    Several firms debuted equipment to sort recyclables at NPE2018 in Orlando, Fla. EAGLE VIZION Eagle Vizion introduced a sorter for black plastics, which can be difficult to separate because the material doesn’t reflect light. The new Black Sorter uses a different type of infrared scanner to determine... [more]

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