Remu SpA, an Italian manufacturer of injection molding ma-chines and auxiliary equipment, has opened a U.S. unit, Remu Inc. in Canyon Lake, Calif., to handle sales in the United States and Mexico. Remu is best known for its large-tonnage presses, with up to 6,000 tons of clamping force. But the company recently expanded downward and now offers machines as low as 110 tons.
According to Remu Inc. President Bill Boyer, the company will target automotive and other markets.
Remu makes presses in five-point, double-toggle design. Remu also offers hydromechanical clamping from 650 tons and larger. Available on all models is an electric screw drive, which Remu said can achieve a power savings of 30 percent. Remu also produces machines for three- and four-color molding, in clamping forces of 200-1,800 tons.
Boyer said Remu, based in Brescia, Italy, also makes a full line of auxiliaries, including chillers, robots, mixers, materials-handling systems, temperature controllers and granulators. The company also manufactures die casting machines.
Remu has been active in North America before, back when it was owned by Dutch injection press maker Stork Plastics Machinery BV.
Stork/Remu had offices in Canada, Boyer said. But in 1994, Stork sold the company back to its original Italian owners, he said.
Tel. (909) 246-2155.
Gala Industries Inc. of Eagle Rock, Va., now is offering Crystallization cooling systems, designed for materials that require a longer residence time in the process water in underwater pelletizing.
The system uses a three-tank configuration that allows continuous runs instead of batch cooling. It replaces long pipe runs.
The company also is introducing the Waterbox By-pass Piping System, designed to provide accurate start-up water temperature and water arrival in the cutting chamber.
Without such a bypass system, water may rest in the cutting chamber supply line and get cold.
With the Gala system, the water bypasses the chamber and continues to circulate and maintain a constant temperature.
Tel. (703) 884-2589.
Jumo Process Control Inc. of Coatesville, Pa., has introduced a controller suited for plastics and other types of machinery, the Dicon 1000.
The controller features four-analog, five-digital inputs and as many as 12 outputs. Also available is Set Up, billed as an easy programming tool using a personal computer.
Tel. (610) 380-8002.
P.H. Trueblood Corp. of Columbus, Ohio, has redesigned its line of vertical insert molding machines, adding a nozzle height adjustment mechanism that moves the nozzle up or down with a simple hand crank.
No tools are required. A U.S. patent has been awarded on the height adjustment feature, which is standard on Truebloods.
The company also introduced a 30-ton vertical press with either an 8-inch by 27-inch shuttle table or a 36-inch, four-station rotary index table.
Control is provided by an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 or an optional Barber-Colman Maco 4000.
Tel. (614) 279-8877.
Wilmington Machinery of Wil-mington, N.C., has introduced a dual-head industrial blow molding machine.
The machine joins Wilming-ton's Economy Series. It is available in models with clamping forces of 30, 60, 90, 120 and 180 tons and can be equipped with single or dual heads in capacities of 3, 6, 15, 25, 40 and 60 pounds.
The company said the dual-head machine is designed for fast color and mold changes and low maintenance. Features include:
A new, first-in/first-out accumulator head using bimetallic components. The accumulator head features a piston that is lowered easily, with the tooling removed, from the head body for easy cleaning.
A roll-out clamp that allows purging and head cleaning at the same time as mold setup.
A new hydraulic system, using Vickers pump and valve components, that applies direct hydraulic force to all major motions including the extruder drive, push-out, profiling and clamping.
The system replaces a hydraulic accumulation circuit.
Tel. (910) 452-5090.