The following items were written by Plastics News reporters Tom Ford and Bill Bregar at Plastics USA, held Sept. 12-14 in Chicago.
Krauss-Maffei AG expects to sell 800 of its C-series injection molding machines in 1995, up from 150 presses sold in 1994, said Burkhard Wollschlager, president and chief executive officer.
Of this year's total, about 120 C-series presses will be sold in the United States, Wollschlager said Sept. 12 at Plastics USA.
The German machinery maker sold 150 C-series machines in 1994. The line was introduced in 1993. It is available in clamping forces from 44-220 tons.
At K'95 in Dusseldorf Krauss-Maffei will announce an expansion of the C-series to larger clamping forces. To meet demand, the firm is opening a new building at its Munich complex, Wollschlager said.
All-Grind grinder handles large parts
All-Grind Inc. of Sparta, N.J., unveiled a new Weima grinder for large parts and purgings.
Don Maynard, president of Size Reduction Specialists Corp., the U.S. sales agent for the machines, said its solid steel drum makes the grinder capable of grinding almost any material.
He said the machine is equipped with automatic shut-off capabilities that make it possible to load the hopper and walk away, without the machine continuing to run when empty.
AEC cuts time for machine deliveries
AEC Inc. of Wooddale, Ill., has updated machinery at its North Uxbridge, Mass., granulator factory to cut delivery times drastically.
Michael Peyser, manager of marketing services for the auxiliary equipment manufacturer, said in a Sept. 12 interview at Plastics USA that the firm could deliver granulators within two weeks of orders being placed.
``Most people don't think about needing the beside-the-press granulator until after they already have the line in operation and the scrap and trim is piling up,'' Peyser said. ``This improvement at North Uxbridge cuts our delivery time from up to eight weeks to two weeks.''
AEC achieved the North Uxbridge changes by adding two machine tool lines to the 46 already in the plant, and updating older machinery.
The company also showed a newly redesigned line of NEC-brand chillers. The central chillers reduce the need for multiple chillers on each line, and stand in a footprint that is about half that of what the old NEC series.