SCIII vision monitor can cut cycle time
Boulder, Colo.-based Avalon Imaging Inc. launched its SCIII, a fast, small, vision-monitoring system for injection molding.
The SCIII cuts cycle time by eliminating the need for precautionary ejection strokes. It also reduces wear of ejector pins and slides to extend tool life.
The wheeled unit is portable.
Tel. (303) 449-1828, fax (303) 330-6096.
IQ's in-plant pager announces problems
In-plant paging might never be the same.
IQ Management Systems Inc. of Paso Robles, Calif., has released its IQ/Voice, which announces problems over the plant's public address system.
It can let employees know if a job is complete or running over, if a machine is running too fast or too slow, or if a change of tool or material is pending.
IQ/Voice has an introductory-offer price of $3,750.
Tel. (805) 227-1122, fax (805) 227-1120.
Webtec's Speedryer dries 50lbs. an hour
The Speedryer 2000 from Webb Technologies Ltd. uses heat pipes, instead of hot air, to dry plastic pellets for injection molding.
The heat is radiated simultaneously to all the pellets in the hopper. A vacuum blower generates a light flow of heated air to move away moisture, according to the Surrey, British Columbia, firm.
The Webtec Speedryer 2000 can dry 50 pounds an hour. It can be mounted directly on the feed throat of the press, or used as a stand-alone unit.
Tel. (604) 930-2491, fax (604) 930-2476.
Software diagnoses part-removal snags
France's AknoSoft developed its ``Kate'' software for injection molding robots by working closely with French robot maker Sepro Robotique.
Sepro Robotique has installed more than 2,600 robots in the plastics industry since 1982. The company makes 55 robots a month.
AknoSoft's Knowledge Acquisition Tool for Expert systems is used to diagnose faults in robots that remove parts on injection presses.
AknoSoft is based in Paris, but business contacts in North America are being handled by the French Technology Press Office Inc. in Chicago.
Tel. (312) 222-1235, fax (312) 222-1237.
Phillips tech center gets testing software
Nicollet Process Engineering Inc. of Minneapolis has sold a Windows-based injection molding process development system to Phillips Petroleum Plastics Technical Center in Bartlesville, Okla.
Nicollet will supply machine capability analyzer units to certify resin quality and do mold tests for Phillips' customers.
Tel. (612) 339-7958, fax (612) 339-6027.