Haake Mess-Technik GmbH of Karlsruhe, Germany, introduced the PolyLab System, equipment for laboratory or pilot plant use that simulates full-scale production of extrusion and mixing. PolyLab uses a Rheocord base unit from Haake. The system is flexible - the test setup can be adapted to suit a specific application.
Tel. +49 (7) 214-0940.
Wabash has C-frame insert molding press
A new C-frame vertical injection press from Wabash MPI is designed for corner and insert molding.
The Wabash, Ind., company said the WVCC15/50 machine is ideal for automotive window sealing systems, weatherstripping components, tubing gaskets and electrical connectors.
The C-frame base allows the work piece to extend beyond the platen during production, so long objects can be molded in the middle or ends.
The machine has 15 tons of clamping force.
Tel. (219) 563-1184.
Japanese firm touts pelletizing system
A Japanese firm has developed a system that, in a single machine, separates injection molded products from runners, then crushes and melts the runners and extrudes them into pellets. The pelletizer is air-cooled. Meisei Kinzoku Mfg. of Osaka makes the machine, called Perfection.
Tel. +81 (6) 993-5300.
Robots designed for small-sized presses
Yushin Precision Equipment Co. Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan, has introduced a servo-driven takeout robot designed for small-sized injection molding machines, clean rooms or factories with low ceilings.
The Netliner VN II-A Series of robots are 16 percent lower than Yushin's VN robots currently on the market. They have a compound, double-stroke takeout arm for faster speeds and lower height.
An improved Type V controller is easier to use and boasts 18 new functions.
Tel. +81 (75) 933 9555.