Auxiliary machine maker Comet Automation Systems Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, has set up a division in Taiwan that includes assembly of Comet blenders. The unit, Comet Asia Pacific Co. in Taipei, was created by Comet and Taider, a Taiwanese company, according to Comet. Taider had been selling Comet Equipment in Taiwan. Under the new arrangement, announced in October, Comet ships over blender components assembled in Dayton. In Taipei, workers do cutting and welding of metal to make hoppers, and subassembly work.
Tel. (513) 436-2011 or fax (513) 434-6972.
Corfine Inc., a Muncie, Ind., machinery maker that serves thermoformers and other industries, has introduced a roller press for trimming and die cutting and a web-fed rotary die cutter.
The roller press is called EconoPress. It uses standard flat-bed steel rule dies. It can produce up to 800 blanks an hour. Capacities range from 42 inches wide by 44 inches long, to 115 inches wide by 144 inches long. Maximum roll opening height is 6 inches on standard models
and 12 inches on custom machines.
The web-fed rotary cutters come in a complete system, typically an unwind stand, die cutter and conveyors for scrap and finished parts. The system can run at speeds from 10-300 feet per minute.
Tel. (317) 288-2828 or fax (317) 288-9552.
Conair Tempro, part of the Pittsburgh-based Conair Group, has added 71/2-ton and 10-ton air-and water-cooled models to its line of compact microKool portable water chillers.
Conair Tempro, of Elgin, Ill., said the new models fit within the same floor space needed for the company's 4- and 5-ton microKool models.
That saves up to 26 percent of the floor space required by competitive chillers with similar capacity.
Tel. (847) 888-8800.
Delcam International plc of Birmingham, England, has launched a more powerful version of its mold-making software called DUCTmachinist, for computer-aided design and computer- aided manufacturing used in mold making
Additional features of Advanced DUCTmachinist include Delcam's ``shell'' functionality.
Shells are groups of individual trimmed surfaces that carry information on all surfaces and how they relate to each other. That means modeling large parts takes much less time than when working with closed solids, according toDelcam.
Tel. +44 (121) 766 5544 or fax +44 (121) 766 5511.
Filmaster Inc. of Parsippany, N.J., has introduced a new blown film system for 1997.
It has a new extruder with a diameter of 31/2 inches, a control panel, a die assembly and a screen changer.
Filmaster used computer-aided design to develop the film system. Other extruders are available with diameters of 11/2 inches through 6 inches.
Tel. (201) 263-4848 or fax (201) 263-4888.
Plast-Control Inc. of Newburyport, Mass., is now offering a stand-alone version of its width-measurement system for blown film lines. The device had been an option on the company's Gravimetric Extrusion Control systems. Tel. (508) 462-0306 or fax (508) 462-1425.