Plastics News assistant managing editor Bill Henson gathered these product introductions at Plastics Fair Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. New Herbold Inc. of Sutton, Mass., has a new bale breaker, the SZ 560 series, for separation of PET bottle clusters. It is available with two to six shafts.
New Herbold, the distributor of granulators and recycling equipment for Neue Herbold GmbH of Sinsheim-Reihen, Germany, said the breaker can achieve throughput of 4,000-20,000 pounds per hour. The SZ 560 has a hopper capacity of two to three bales and can be conveyor-fed.
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A new line of sapphire nozzle and direct cavity mold transducers by Sensotron Inc. measure both pressure and temperature of the plastic melt.
The Huntington Beach, Calif., firm said when used to monitor and control in either open or closed-loop modes, the nozzle transducers provide shot weight control 50-90 times more precise than a standard machine.
SEN-43220M-19 and SEN-432-30M-19R direct cavity mold and nozzle transducers both have dual output signals for melt pressure and temperature.
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Simco, an Illinois Tool Works company and maker of static control devices in Hatfield, Pa., introduced its Cobra Static Neutralizing Blow-off Gun.
The Cobra features an ergonomic handle to activate ionization and control blow-off force. Each unit is supplied with a standard 20-foot cable. The gun and cable weigh 11/2 pounds.
Simco also displayed the Aerostat Phoenix ionizing blower, which provides a high volume of ionized air that can neutralize static charges up to 10 feet away. The Phoenix has an internal power supply, variable fan speed control, a patented built-in emitter point cleaner, an illuminated ionization indicator and an on/off switch.
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Automated Assemblies Corp. displayed its new Revolution AZ-100HP Series servo robots.
The Clinton, Mass., manufacturer of automation systems said the high-performance parts-extraction robot is designed for use with injection molding machines with clamping forces of 85-610 tons. The equipment features mold open take-out times of less than one-half second and overall cycle times of less than four seconds, according to the company.
The HP Revolution is offered in vertical stroke packages of 26, 36 and 46 inches and various strip axis and traverse lengths.
Automated also introduced its new Optimum line of parts removal robots with the AZ-10 series. The AZ-10 series is designed for use with smaller injection molding machines.
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Berstorff Corp. of Charlotte, N.C., has redesigned its ZE 40 twin-screw extruder to allow more flexibility in configuration, as well as a system for adding growth modules. The new design platform is supported by a frame of extruded aluminum. The extruder is available in three platform configurations in a short, medium and long length-to-diameter ratio.
An optional swing-away die assembly is offered for the ZE 40 and two control systems are available.
The company also exhibited its Compact Consolette, an electronic control system Berstorff developed for the retrofitting of older extrusion lines. The Compact Consolette is about 48 inches wide by 24 inches deep.
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