Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. this month began delivering its new Moduline G Series injection molding machines. Husky said the value-priced machines have clamping forces of 180-825 tons. They have GE Fanuc controllers and software. Husky's large-tonnage presses will continue to use Siemens controllers.
Features include simultaneous operation of clamp and injection functions and proportionally controlled hydraulic ejector. Water cools the motor for the hydraulics, reducing heat and contamination, Husky of Bolton, Ontario said.
Tel. (905) 951-5000, fax (905) 951-5337.
Advantage controller has flow indicator
Advantage Engineering Inc. of Greenwood, Ind., has introduced the Sentra 2000 mold-temperature control unit.
New features include a flow rate indicator that alerts the operator if the flow falls outside of pre-set parameters, numerical display of the percent of unit capacity being used and a new setup display window that compares actual temperature to the set point.
The Sentra 2000 HE costs $2,185. The LE, which does not indicate flow rate or percent capacity, costs $1,835.
Tel. (317) 887-0729, fax (317) 881-1277.
Suzuki-Geo interior features D&S TPO
D&S Plastics International's new thermoplastic polyolefin is used in the passenger-side air bag door in three 1996 Suzuki-Geo vehicles, the Auburn Hills, Mich., materials supplier said.
Dexflex 1001 provides rigidity, durability and toughness from minus 31§ to 221§ F in the application, co-developed with AlliedSignal Safety Restraint Systems. Izumi Corp. injection molds the part in Yaphank, N.Y., for Suzuki Motor Corp. in Japan and CAMI Automotive Inc. in Ingersoll, Ontario.
Tel. D&S at (810) 391-9500, fax (810) 391-9501.
DSM shipping resins in special sealed bags
DSM Engineering Plastics recently began shipping engineering compounds in hermetically sealed bags to reduce the need for drying.
Use of the bags is a step toward DSM's aim ``to make our products processible right out of the bag,'' said marketing services manager Dee Koch.
DSM Engineering of Evansville, Ind., uses multi-ply foil and plastic bags with a one-way degassing valve. Fres-co System USA Inc. of Telford, Pa., supplies the bags, which were designed for moisture-sensitive materials. Fres-co product manager Doug Overby said DSM Engineering is the first custom compounder to use the packaging. Resin producers have used them to ship special nylon alloys and polyesters.
Tel. DSM at (800) 333-4237.
Colotronic designs new blending system
Colortronic Inc. offers a new system for gravimetric blending, used in extrusion. The Graviblend Plus uses standard modules so a processor can design a system based on a range of specifications. Throughput is up to 6,000 pounds an hour.
Colortronic of Blackwood, N.J., also introduced a line of compact dryers, models CTT30, CTT60 and CTT120. Air capacities are 1,050, 2,100 and 4,200 cubic feet an hour. A dryer can be mounted on the machine or used as a mobile unit next to the machine.
Tel. (609) 374-9200, fax (609) 374-9311 or e-mail [email protected]
2 Sumitomo models available in U.S.
Sumitomo Plastics-Machinery Inc. of America said two new small-tonnage models of its injection molding machines are available in North America. The machines are the M Series, with clamping forces of 20 and 33 tons, and the SHM Series, at 55 and 88 tons.
A multiaction ejector system is standard on the M and optional for the SHM. It prevents the scattering of molded products and cuts down on noise, while reducing cycle time because it cuts the time that the ejector protrudes by as much as 30 percent compared with a conventional system, according to Sumitomo of Atlanta.
Sumitomo said the M Series is priced 10 percent below the Minimat Series, which it replaces. The SHM is priced about the same as the SHA machines it replaces, but has improved features.
Tel. (770) 447-5430, fax (770) 441-9168.