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Your twice-monthly update from Plastics Machinery Magazine October 5, 2017

Auxiliary Equipment


Wittmann Battenfeld robots gain suction-cup monitoring

Wittmann Battenfeld has upgraded its W8 line of servo robots for parts removal.

Latest Kaeser compressor has enhanced motor

Kaeser has upgraded its FSD series of rotary-screw compressors for industrial applications.


Molds & Tooling


Tronoplast blown film die can create up to 30 layers

Tronoplast’s new blown film die can be used to produce multilayer film for products such as garbage bags, shipping sacks and grocery bags.

Seco Tools expands its disc-mill-cutting line

Seco’s disc-mill-cutting line includes inserts, cutter bodies and attachments for sawing, slotting, milling and grooving.  


Innovation Extras


Flexicon discharger provides dust-free handling

Flexicon’s newest discharger is used to empty mobile bins into a surge hopper and convey the contents to downstream processing equipment.

Fluke's calibrator provides remote connection and precise testing

Fluke’s new automatic pressure calibrator can be used to calibrate the pressure sensors that govern the injection molding process.


Primary Equipment


Customized machine from KraussMaffei and Erema recycles and extrudes

This new, customized line from KraussMaffei Berstorff is designed for recycling post-industrial LLDPE waste and compounding highly filled material.

Niigata press uses less space, creates less noise

Niigata’s new two-platen, 1,200-ton machine has a servo-hydraulic-powered clamping mechanism and all-electric injection unit.


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