The following items were gathered by Plastics News senior reporter Bill Bregar from NPE 1997, held June 16-20 in Chicago.
Gusmer introduces variety of equipment
Gusmer Machinery Group Inc. of Lakewood, N.J., showed a new VH-3000 high-pressure metering unit designed for polyurethane processing.
The unit comes with a dual- or single-ratio proportioning system. The dual-ratio VH-3000 has a maximum output of 40 pounds a minute at a 1:1 ratio and pressures to 3,000 pounds per square inch.
A Parallel Drive Pumping System is designed to maintain the hydraulic cylinder drive piston parallel to the metering pump shafts.
Venus Gusmer also showed a new GX-14 pour head that can pump out 30 pounds a minute.
A new liquid-carbon-dioxide metering and dispensing system has a high-pressure mixing head that provides instantaneous control over the foam density from shot to shot.
The company also demonstrated its FlowChop technology, which it claims is the first truly airless internal mixing system for the fiber-reinforced-plastics industry.
Tel. (908) 370-9000, fax (908) 905-8968.
Eriez facility tests actual-size samples
Metal-detection equipment maker Eriez Magnetics has created a showroom and test facility at its Erie, Pa., headquarters.
Eriez now can test actual-size samples of materials, ranging from small bits of plastic to large quantities of powder.
A customer can experiment with different-size metal detectors combined with conveyor speeds.
At NPE, Eriez also introduced an RF cartridge, which can be installed in pneumatic lines, even in tight quarters. As material enters the stainless-steel housing, a stainless-steel cone distributes it and passes the material near the magnetic cartridge.
Eriez also showed the Model IV E-Z Tec MPC metal detector, which has 1,000 phase-setting points for improved sensitivity.
Tel. (814) 835-6000, fax (814) 838-4960.
Calif.-based Abbeon offers thermocutters
Abbeon Cal Inc. has introduced its cutters with heated blades.
The cutters come in two versions, the industrial-sized Zetz-24 and a smaller, hand-held Zetz-9. Abbeon Cal is based in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Tel. (805) 966-0810.