This year's NPE exhibitors will introduce a broad range of new sensors, controls, heaters, coolers and related equipment.
Acim-Jouanin (Booth E11712): Patented energy-saving heater band with multiple strips combining insulators with reduced density and a succession of reflectors.
Advanced Measuring Devices Inc. (Booth E10244): Digital microprocessor-controlled system for Izod, Charpy and tension impact testing with velocity range of 9.19-12.5 feet per second, operation and results in metric or imperial units, microprocessor control and liquid crystal display.
Two-station apparatus with built-in cooling system, Archimedean pump design and overheat safety protection to measure and record apparatus test loads.
Series 5 advanced melt flow indexers.
Advantage Engineering Inc. (Booth N5157): Digital flow and capacity indication on mold temperature controllers and portable water chillers.
AIM Transducers (Booth E10336): Mercury-free melt pressure transducer with ceramically impregnated diaphragm; environmentally safe, extremely durable and able to offset any temperature drifts.
Alpha Equipment Co. (Booth N4987): Improvements and modifications to water- and air-condensed chillers, mold-temperature controllers and filtration systems for cooling towers and chilled water.
Ameritherm Inc. (Booth E11744): Live demonstrations of a process to use induction heating to insert brass- and steel-threaded studs from Engineered Inserts & Systems into plastic housings, typically for automotive and furniture manufacturing and electronic connector assembly.
Arizona Instrument Corp. (Booth E11122): Computrac 3000 moisture analyzer, which is accurate to as little as 10 micrograms of moisture on 1- to 20-gram samples, delivers results in three to six minutes and avoids lengthy transport of engineered resins in its use on the production floor near the dryer.
Automatic Timing & Controls (Booth E10038): Series 425 1/16-DIN LED digital display timer.
Balluff Inc. (Booth E10723): BTL-5 low-profile, magnetostrictive, linear-position transducer to sense position of clamp stroke, injection, die height and ejection applications for injection and blow molding machines as a drop-in replacement for linear potentiometers.
Bayco Ovens (Booth E11614): Heat-cleaning ovens for screws, die tips, molds, static mixers and most tooling.
Bry-Air Inc.'s Bry-Air Systems Division (Booth N7107): MDS-3 portable dehumidification system to eliminate mold condensation on injection molding machines up to 1,000 tons using the new Brysorb Plus desiccant media.
Two designs in the Mini-Loader Series of small-capacity hopper loaders with capacities up to 500 pounds per hour from beside the press.
BAS-1000 diagnostics controller, available on all RD Series resin dryers to monitor dew point, process and regeneration temperatures, return-air temperatures and process and regeneration blowers.
Burger Engineering Inc. (Booth N7019): Watchdog mold zone control for maintenance of both coolant and mold temperatures.
Tracer electronic flow meter for mold cooling lines.
CAL Controls Inc. (Booth N4632): CAL model 3300, a 1/32 DIN temperature controller with digital communications. Using a Modbus, up to 32 controllers can operate from a single port or standard platform in real time.
Chemical ElectroPhysics Co. Inc. (Booth E10260): Proceptor in-line sensor for material producers to measure electrical conductivity and permittivity vs. frequency in polymers, compounds and other fluids and to monitor chemical composition, additive concentration, viscosity and other material properties during processing.
Comet Automation Systems Inc. (Booth S1587): The 15-pound-per-hour SD-15 dryer with a 60-pound stainless steel insulated hopper for corrosion-free contact with plastic material and a dew-point meter installed in the control panel.
Delta T Systems Inc. (Booth N4643): Compact, high-capacity water temperature control unit with horizontally mounted pumps, modular design, streamlined plumbing and fully insulated heater tank.
High-capacity oil temperature control unit with a positive-displacement mechanical-seal pump, microprocessor-based controller and single- or dual-zone systems.
Diebolt & Co. (Booth E10054): Flexible ElectroFlow II heated hose with an energy-efficient element that provides more uniform temperature throughout the heated length.
Dri-Air Industries Inc. (Booths N4452, N4352): Portable dryers with a design for ease of cleanout. Off-the-press colorant and regrind blending systems.
Mini-central drying and conveying system for low throughputs of 5 pounds per hour or less.
Dynisco Inc.'s Measurement and Control Division (Booth S2458): IPX Series of intelligent pressure transmitters for pressure measurement of molten polymer in critical applications with a thin-film element and proprietary processing methods.
ESI-Extrusion Services Inc. (Booth E9529): Super Quench spray cooling tank with self-cleaning, snap-out nozzles and full-length spray manifolds, high-output water circulation pump and stainless steel construction.
Servo-driven flycutter combining field-proven servo technology and a new cutting head design.
Accupunch on-line fabrication system for both rigid and flexible profiles with a capacity for in-line fabrication of cutouts, notches, multi-axis and angled end cuts.
Mid-duty dual belt puller using two-post H-frame design for extrusion applications.
Fasti, Farrag & Stipsits GmbH (Booth E10548): ERD economy resin dryer using an energy-saving process that differs from the conventional method.
Gammaflux LP (Booth S608): Hot-runner temperature controller software to run on the Gammaflux Series 9500 system, including Mold Monitor to measure heater resistance hourly and compare to historical baseline; Mold Doctor to report on basic faults including pinched and reversed thermocouples; and Field Calibrator to adjust internal offset of temperature-control system to recalibrate thermocouple inputs plus or minus 0.2°F.
Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components (N7028): Solitron solid-state contactor for heater band switching and control.
Capacitive proximity sensor with Tripleshield protection against electrostatic discharges, voltage bursts and radio- and cellular-phone-caused electromagnetic disturbances.
Goettfert USA (Booth E8330): ViscoRobo fully automated capillary-rheometer and melt-flowindexer for use in laboratories or as at-line or on-line equipment.
GP:50 New York Ltd. (Booth S185): Spike series pressure transmitter for high-cyclic applications or those processes susceptible to pressure spikes where zero stability is a concern.
Harvard Corp. (Booth E11731): H-PC hydraulic oil filtration system using Harvard-brand filter eliminates contaminants as small as a single micron. Cuts hazardous-waste generation and costs for replacement fluid and waste disposal.
Honeywell Inc. (Booth E10045): UDC900 universal digital indicating controller in 1/16 DIN size for regulating temperature in plastic processing, packaging machinery, ovens and dryers, semiconductor packaging and testing, painting, coating and climatic chambers.
Hotset Corp. (Booth S107): Flexible tubular heater element that a user can bend into template. Cartridge heaters, including 0.125-and 1-inch diameter sizes as long as 105 inches. Heated machine nozzle assembly. Also, mini coil heater with axial clamping strap and integrated thermocouple.
A series of 1/4 DIN, 1/8 DIN and 1/16 DIN temperature controllers fully programmable from face plate.
Industrial Sensors Inc. (Booth N4554): First-of-its-kind digital/analog melt pressure gauge combining convenience of traditional analog gauge with precision of digital readout.
Family of low-cost transmitters designed for reliability, repeatability and cost effectiveness.
Infrared Internationale of North America Ltd. (Booth E9916): Edison screw-base ceramic infrared emitter with solid design as improvement on hollow-cast version. Plus radiant panel modules for use as individual heat sources or linked together, now with quartz or metal sheathed elements and ceramic heaters.
Innovative Water Technologies Inc. (Booth E10142): TowerKlean chemical-free cooling tower water treatment system using a patented 100 percent recyclable media that creates the same chemical reaction as oxidizers and reducers.
Kleen-Rite Inc. (Booth E11920): Water chiller line, including a 5-ton version with a high-efficiency Scroll compressor that cuts energy costs, and 7.5-ton and 10-ton low-profile units for installation below parapets, incorporating a large shell compressor with a built-in accumulator to protect from liquid slugging.
Miller-Leaman Inc. (Booth E10333): Line of stainless steel water Thompson strainers with a conical-shaped element for filtering cooling tower and chiller water.
Mokon Division of Protective Closures Co. Inc. (Booth S2702): Descaling unit for removal of rust, scale and/or lime deposits from Mokon systems or other circulating temperature control systems.
HTF circulating oil temperature-control system.
Motivair Corp. (Booth N4639): Packaged water chillers with cycling-based capacity control and large-volume, on-board thermal storage reservoirs: air-cooled models with one-half- to 43-ton capacities, and water-cooled versions with 1.5- to 20-ton capacities.
MovinCool/Denso Sales California Inc. (Booth N4683): MovinCool spot cooler models 24HFU and 24HFU-1, U.S.-made and replacing Japanese-built units, with a 2,000-Btu-per-hour upgrade in cooling capacities to 26,000 Btu.
Munters Corp.'s Cargocaire Division (Booth E10326): Honeycomb-Dehumifier-Plus systems with desiccant enhancements.
Oilpure Technologies (E11951): Industrial oil purification system. Proactive hydraulic oil maintenance program.
Omega Heater Co. (Booth E8719): UltraLuminum band heater combining toughness of aluminum channel bands with flexibility in construction of a ceramic band by embedding a heating element into a high thermal conductive dielectric material and placing the assembly in an aluminum channel.
Omron Electronics Inc. (Booth N4023): SRM1 micro network controller offering up to 256 distributed input/output points on the basis of a networking system rather than a controller's fixed inputs and outputs. Plus, photoelectric proximity and measurement sensors.
Paratherm Corp. (Booth S3038): Nonfouling, nontoxic NF heat-transfer fluid, made from natural feedstocks, rated for service to 600°F and suitable for processing chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, adhesives and petroleum, and for controlling temperatures in die-casting, injection and compression molding, extrusion, laminating, calendering, drying and printing.
Plastic Engineering and Technical Services (Booth E8834): Upgraded controller model 851-4, featuring a touch screen, supports Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. communication protocol.
Regloplas AG/Marvel Equipment Corp. (Booth N4634): Com-pact model 90S temperaturecontrol unit for integration with small injection molding machines to maintain constant temperature in molds, presses and rollers.
Pressurized-water model P140S with minimum filling quantity of 1 liter, use of water as a heat-transfer fluid up to 284°F, two microprocessor controllers and smaller dimensions than the larger fill-quantity P140 model.
R.E. Promotion Services Ltd. (Booth N4073): Closed-looped cyclical mold temperature control systems that eliminate the need for conventional, stand-alone chillers, water heaters and oil heaters.
Simar FÃ¶rdertechnik GmbH (Booth N4895): Closed-loop granular drying systems featuring quick cleaning and changeover.
Spaltech International (Booth E10926): Liquid circulating temperature-control systems.
SchlÃ¤pfer Sensors Inc. (Booth N4697): Clamping force and tie-bar stretch for use during machine setup, mold change and on-line control and to final-check alignment.
Two-dimensional machinable cavity-pressure sensor in quartz technology with tip-diameter of 0.02 inch for use in mold setup, process optimization and on-line control.
Tempco Electric Heater Corp. (Booth S1430): E-Mitter line of ceramic infrared heating elements in five modular sizes for thermoforming, curing, welding and laminating.
Arctic-Cast air-cooled heating systems for extrusion with a finned cast-in aluminum heater and two-piece cast aluminum shroud to optimize heat removal.
Terwin Instruments Ltd. (Booth E10210): Space-saver pressure transducer with a 1/8 DIN, microprocessor-based, digital pressure indicator and controller with dual or triple set points, Modbus communications and analog process outputs. Part of the 2000 series of stainless steel transducers and transmitters, and suitable for medical tubing, photographic film and food-related products.
Total Temperature Instrumentation Inc. (Booth N4673): PX series of nine newly engineered Fuji Electric process controllers using patented fuzzy logic algorithms with PID autotune, designed to prevent temperature overshoot.
TSM Control Systems (Booth N6901): Coextrusion line automation with Windows-based PC console, gravimetric blending, with extruder control and vacuum loading with positive weigh-hopper feeder control for blown and cast film, coating, pipe, cable and profile lines.
West Instruments (Booth S2804): Model 6600 1/16 DIN process controller with a soft start for hot-runner control, a heater break alarm function monitoring input of each heater and advanced PID self-tune technology.
Model 2300 with 1/32 DIN temperature control, and Model 8010 1/8 DIN multipurpose indicator.
Zumbach Electronics Corp. (Booth E8727): A series of UMAC ultrasonic wall-thickness sensors for installation at close proximity to the extruder, fitted with four transducers with a 0.005-0.25 inch thickness range for PE, PVC and similar materials.