ROSEMONT, ILL. - Van Dorn Demag Corp., which purchased Newbury Industries Inc., has named Glenn Frohring Jr. brand manager of the Newbury product line, and showed at Plastics Fair Chicago a prototype press made by Newbury and Van Dorn Demag engineers. Frohring is the son of Glenn Frohring, who founded Newbury Industries in 1957 and sold it in 1993 to Heico Acquisitions of Chicago. Heico sold to Van Dorn Demag in April.
The younger Frohring had held sales positions at Newbury, which makes vertical-clamp injection presses.
At Plastics Fair Chicago, Van Dorn Demag showed a prototype 30-ton vertical press. The major element of the redesigned ma-chine is a smart-pump hydraulic system that has direct electronic control of the variable-volume pump, for more precise pressure and flow rates. The cast-iron C-frame has been strengthened after testing with finite element analysis, minimizing deflection. The press has a Van Dorn Demag Pathfinder controller.
Van Dorn Demag, based in Strongsville, Ohio, also said its new 50-ton model of the ET Pro machine is available. At K'95, the company introduced the ma-chines with clamping forces of 25 tons and 35 tons.