Boy Machines shows new injection presses
Boy Machines Inc. has replaced its 28.2-ton injection press with a machine that has 33.7 tons of clamping force. Also new from Boy: a 14.2-ton machine.
In addition to more clamping force, the new 30 series has increased tie-bar spacing of 11 inches horizontal by 10 inches vertical, and a large clamp stroke of 11.8 inches.
Series 30 machines have two platens. Exton, Pa.-based Boy also added a new platen support to boost clamp guidance.
The 14.2-ton hydraulic press, called the 12M, debuted at the Western Plastics Exposition in Long Beach, Calif., in January. The 12M uses Boy's fully closed-loop Procan II Control system.
Tel. (610) 363-9121, fax (610) 363-0163.
Dynaflow technique treats metal surfaces
For die makers, Dynetics Corp. of Woburn, Mass., has introduced Dynaflow Abrasive Flow Machining technique for metal finishing.
The process removes burrs by forcing an abrasive media against and through a die held in a fixture.
Tel. (781) 933-2680, fax (781) 933-9028.
Hot-runner software checks temperature
Gammaflux L.P. of Sterling, Va., has introduced a software feature for its Series 9000 and 9500 hot- runner temperature controllers that lets users check the accuracy of thermocouples.
With the Field Calibrator, users can adjust the internal offset of the Gammaflux temperature controller to recalibrate inputs to the thermocouple by plus or minus 0.2§ F.
Tel. (703) 471-5050, fax (703) 689-2131.
Segen mold material allows air to escape
Edward D. Segen & Co. Inc. is selling Metapor, an air-permeable aluminum for making thermoforming molds.
The Milford, Conn., company said Metapor allows even, rapid evacuation of air through the surface, eliminating the problem of surface mark off caused by trapped air.
Mold makers no longer have to develop complex channels to route air away from mold surfaces.
It cuts faster than standard aluminum, the company said.
Tel. (203) 878-6503, fax (203) 877-8203.