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Wittmann Battenfeld betting on big for future sales


April 24, 2015 12:34 pm ET

Five hundred visitors packed into MacroPower Days, about twice as many as Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH officials initially expected — proof, they said, of interest in large-tonnage injection molding machines.

CMD offers high-speed bag converting technology


April 22, 2015 9:29 am ET

CMD Corp. of Appleton, Wisc., demonstrated new high-speed bag converting technology at NPE 2015.

Syscon PlantStar adds communication protocol for its controllers


April 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Syscon PlantStar, a division of Syscon International Inc., has added an interface communication protocol for Gammaflux hot runner temperature controllers.

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Parx says its antimicrobial plastics ideal in disaster relief


April 22, 2015 10:37 am ET

Recently developed antimicrobial technology should help prevent infections in temporary hospitals erected in disaster areas.

ALPS rolls out linear leak tester


April 22, 2015 10:34 am ET

Air Logic Power Systems LLC, which makes leak testing equipment in Milwaukee, Wis., rolled out what it called the world's fastest linear leak tester for plastic containers at NPE 2015.

Proco introduces new robot takeout system for shuttle blow molding


April 22, 2015 10:16 am ET

At NPE 2015, Proco Machinery Inc., which makes automation systems for blow molding in Mississauga, Ontario, launched a new design for its takeout system for shuttle blow molding machines: Robopik EX2.

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Branson aims to offer unifying global service


April 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Customers are acting globally, and Branson Ultrasonics Corp. is responding, Joe Dillon said in an interview at NPE 2015. The aim is one design around the world and one platform to service.

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Reiloy Westland adding screw and barrel capacity


April 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

With a new facility under construction in Wichita, Kan., and a Weingartner machining center on order, Reiloy Westland Corp. is gearing up to build even bigger screws and barrels, especially for the extrusion market.

Billion shows molding cells


April 22, 2015 9:23 am ET

At NPE 2015, French injection press builder Billion SAS showed fully automated multishot molding of two hollow bodies fitted with a TPE seal and four metal inserts, an automotive mart on an all-electric Select press with 200 tons of clamping force.

Glycon system to measure screw and barrel wear


April 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

Glycon Corp. President Jeff Kuhman has a new patent-pending system to measure screw and barrel wear — and he doesn't think his competition will mind at all.

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