A new, automatic part trimmer from Elkhart, Ind.-based Mitchell Inc. has robotic part loading and unloading. Model 215 features twin oscillating cutting blades to cut virtually any part at any angle with end-of-arm tooling. A computer stores cutting and motion steps for each part.
A second unit, Model 214, is available with manual loading.
Tel. (219) 295-3509.
Cumberland offers compact granulator
Cumberland Engineering Div-ision of John Brown Plastics Machinery introduced a compact granulator, called the 12x20 model, with a scooped rotor that can process as much as 700 pounds an hour.
A new pivoting infeed hopper allows easy feeding. Cleaning and maintenance is simple because of a reversible screen and drop-down cradle for fast and unobstructed screen removal.
Cumberland Engineering is based in South Attleboro, Mass.
Tel. (508) 399-6400.
New thermoformer available from APM
American Plastic Machinery Corp. of Great Bend, Kan., has introduced the APM Frugal Deluxe vacuum thermoformer.
The computer-controlled ma-chine features automatic heating controls and energy-efficient heater panels.
Tel. (316) 793-8531.
New PEEK composite aimed at auto uses
LNP Engineering Plastics of Exton, Pa., added a polyether-etherketone composite for wet-lubrication automotive uses such as thrust washers and rings.
Lubricomp LTW is 10 percent carbon-fiber-reinforced and has fluoropolymer and graphite add-ed at 10 percent levels each for lubrication. It resists temperatures of 300§ F and has tensile and flexural strengths of 17,100 and 23,000 pounds per square inch, respectively.
Tel. (610) 363-4500.