Auxiliary equipment makers plan to display a variety of wares at K'95, with all the latest bells and whistles. Included among the exhibitors are: Kurt Sorensen Maskinfabrik, Ingenieur & Handelsfirma (Hall 9, Stand D67) of Randers, Denmark, is showing a new, planetary saw designed to cut plastic pipe with diameters of 4-80 inches.
The company claims its saw has an improved design that gives it better stability, making it possible to hold flatness tolerances to plus or minus 0.016 inch. That helps to eliminate the need for post-saw planing before welding, the company said.
Further, the company claimsits saw can hold angle tolerances to plus-or-minus 45 degrees with accuracy to within 0.004-inch, which the company said was not attainable previously.
Kurt Sorensen said its saw is versatile, and can be fitted with different blades to cut PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene and glass-reinforced pipe.
The company said blade changes take less than 10 minutes, and the saw's unique construction allows a user to change cutting within seconds for pipes of different diameters.
Kona Corp., a Dynisco Company (Hall 10, Stand B57) of Gloucester, Mass., has designed new hot-runner tips that the company said operate at wide temperature ranges and are especially good for color changing in injection molding.
Kona calls its new product ``controlled-vestige'' hot-runner tips. They are equipped with a unique seal that the company is seeking to patent.
The company said the design of the controlled-vestige tips has been incorporated into all of its hot-runner and hot-sprue bushing tips, including full-flow configurations, cone point styles designed for minimum vestige on the molded part surface, edge gates for higher productivity and valve gates for zero-vestige applications.
Separately, Kona will introduce a new single-cavity valve gate at K that the company says is designed for critical zero-vestige molding, for molding materials with foaming agents and for gas-assisted molding.
Kona also is introducing apre-wired hot-runner system, called Kona Wire-Guard, that the company said can be installed or removed from a mold in five minutes.
niversal Dynamics Inc., a company of the Mann & Hummel Group
(Hall 7, Stand D53) of Woodbridge, Va., is introducing a target weigh blender that the company says delivers the correct, proportional
amount of additives and colorants to natural and regrind plastic resins.
Universal Dynamics said its target weigh blender uses fast-acting
dump valves and auger feeders to deliver homogeneousblends of resins
Frankishe Rohrwerke, Gebr. Kirchner GmbH + Co. (Hall 15, Stand
B36) of Konigsberg, Germany, is introducing a line of high-performance, corrugated pipe production equipment that features vacuum forming techniques and direct cooling of individual forming clamps.
Frankishe Rohrwerke claims the nonporous forming clamps with which it equips its machines permit the processing of high density polyethylene.
The company said it believes its equipment establishes new standards for corrugated pipe forming equipment.
FMC Europe NV (Hall 9, Stand G15) is introducing a high-speed, 52-inch-wide machine for the production of draw-tape bags-on-the-roll.
the first company to produce such machines with the
ability to achieve high-speed production rates because of a unique, continuous-motion, rotary drum sealer.
FMC claims it is FMC said the machine can
produce a 25-mil low or linear low density PE, draw-tape bag with dimensions of 20 by 24 inches or with dimensions of 30 2/5 inches by 37 3/5 inches at line speeds of 495 feet per minute. At those rates, the company said, the machine can produce 300 of the smaller bags a minute and 200 of the larger bags.
Further, FMC said the machine can produce interleaved or perforated bag rolls, and has a patented seal-detection feature.
Separately, FMC is introducinga high-speed servo wicket machine equipped with three water-cooled, alternating-current servo motors and touch-screen controls.
FAS Converting Machinery AB (Hall 9, Stand B46), headquartered in Ystad, Sweden, is introducing a plastic bag-making machine that the company