Nissei booth to show 4 machines at expo
Visitors to Plast-Ex '98, May 12-14 in Mississauga, Ontario, will see four machines at Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd.'s booth:
A 730-ton press, the FV9100, sporting a new injection system that has a ratio of injection stroke and screw diameter, which boosts plastification by 20 percent, said Nagano, Japan-based Nissei.
A 308-ton press under the FN series.
A compact, 70-ton NS-60 press featuring a ram-type inline screw and a straight pressure-type clamping system.
A tiny HM7 press with 7.7 tons of clamping force.
In Canada, Nissei is represented by its distributor, En-Plas Inc. in Scarborough, Ontario.
Tel. (416) 286-3030, fax (416) 286-5963, e-mail [email protected] co.jp.
Krupp Kautex adds to KEB machine line
Krupp Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH in Bonn, Germany, has expanded its line of KEB extrusion blow molding machines for packaging.
The KEB 100 premiered at NPE 1997 in Chicago, and can make a 2.6-gallon bottle. Krupp has added a KEB 200 model to mold containers as large as 5.2 gallons.
KEB machines discharge the containers to the front, relative to the extruder axis, instead of at right angles to the extruder, as do the company's KBS machines.
As of early March, Krupp Kautex had sold 20 of the KEB 100 and 200 machines to customers around the world.
In the United States, Krupp is represented by Krupp Plastics and Rubber Machinery Inc. in Branchburg, N.J.
Tel. (908) 252-9807, fax (908) 287-0504.
Maguire granulator cuts investment cost
The U.S. Granulator Division of Maguire Products Inc. has developed a beside-the-injection-press granulator the firm claims sells for half the price of conventional units but gives higher throughput, generates less dust and noise, is smaller and easier to use.
The granulator is called the Maguire Radial because of the circular path of its high-speed rotary cutting system. A patent is pending.
``In a conventional granulator, the rotor turns on a horizontal axis at speeds as low as 200 [revolutions per minute], describing a cylindrical path in the cutting chamber,'' said Patrick Smith, vice president of marketing and sales. ``But the rotor in our Radial granulator moves in a circular path around a vertical axis at 1,750 rpm, creating far more centrifugal force to drive scrap through the knives and granulate through the screens.''
The first Radial unit is called the R-Nine. It has a 9-inch cutting circle, and can accept runners and scrap parts measuring 6 inches by 71/2 inches. The price is $3,995.
U.S. Granulator is based in Smithfield, R.I.
Tel. (610) 494-5353, fax (610) 494-6194.
Rail unloading system utilizes dual blower
Premier Pneumatics Inc. is offering a vacuum-pressure rail unloading system for moving dry materials from a rail car to a storage tank.
A vacuum blower draws material from the rail car, through a multistation manifold located at the rail siding. A Premier filter receiver separates the product from the air, and an Aerolock rotary valve meters the product into the pressure side of the system, where it goes to storage.
The system can convey 100,000 pounds of material an hour. Premier Pneumatics is based in Salina, Kan.
Tel. (913) 825-1611, fax (913) 825-8759.
New software reveals conditions in mold
Scientific Process & Research Inc. will introduce its Injexx 2000 simulation software, which reveals conditions inside the barrel during plastification in injection molding, at The Plastics Show, April 7-9 in Philadelphia.
The Somerset, N.J.-based company said Injexx 2000 shows conditions such as material temperature, resin type, viscosity and residence time.
A processor can run multiple simulations, with each modifying another parameter until it reaches the ideal combination of resin, screw and operating conditions.
Tel. (732) 846-3477, fax (732) 846-3029, e-mail [email protected]
WatchDog controls mold temperature
Burger Engineering Inc. is selling a new mold temperature regulator, the Smartflow WatchDog.
Burger is pitching the WatchDog as a less-expensive substitute for a conventional electric mold heater.
The regulator recovers waste energy from resin injected into the mold, to work using the principle of thermal expansion. The device throttles water flow from the mold, maintaining the temperature of cooling water within 2 degrees of the set point, the Olathe, Kan.-based firm said.
The company also introduced the Tracer electronic flow meter, for injection press machine cooling water loops.
Tel. (913) 764-3518, fax (913) 764-1714.
Harrel Inc. introduces vacuum sizing tank
Harrel Inc. introduced a new small vacuum-sizing tank, the VR-100, for sizing tubing up to 1 inch in diameter.
East Norwalk, Conn.-based Harrel uses electronic sensing of the vacuum and a special controller to monitor the vacuum precisely. The new tank has a venturi-type vacuum system, which can reach much higher levels than the standard ``vacuum-cleaner'' type that sometimes is used, Harrel said.
Also, it no longer is necessary to keep the water reservoir under vacuum — important for medical and food tubing, because the water is much easier to clean.
The company also introduced precision melt pumps for fluoropolymers, the GF series.
Tel. (203) 866-2573, fax (203) 866-1483, e-mail [email protected]
Batch blenders mix accuracy, low cost
Mould-tek Industries Inc.'s new Exac-U-Batch GXB gravimetric weigh-scale batch blenders use a microprocessor-controlled, real- time scale, an improvement over the hunt system, according to the company.
The GXB can dispense eight ingredients with an accuracy of one-tenth of 1 percent.
The user can program the system to dispense material in a variety of sequences. It can hold 100 recipes.
In addition, the Scarborough, Ontario-based company is selling a new Convey Pacer III Series S central controller, which can operate two vacuum pumps simultaneously to fill 24 stations.
Tel. (416) 285-5400, fax (416) 285-5432.
Pa. company selling twin-screw extruder
Blue Bell, Pa.-based compounding extruder maker Welding Engineers Inc. is selling a twin-screw extruder with a screw diameter of 24 millimeters, through a North American license with laboratory extruder maker Prism Ltd. of Staffordshire, England.
The extruder has intermeshing, corotating extruders. The machine features a clamshell design that is easy to clean, so the user can run many different samples in a short time. Research and development personnel can open the shell to view the extrusion process.
Tel. (215) 643-6900, fax (215) 643-6960.
Gammaflux module enhances Series 9000
Gammaflux LP of Sterling, Va., offers a new option on its Series 9000 modular hot-runner temperature controller: a plug-in module that boosts the 9000 to the level usually found on screen-based systems such as the 9500.
The Mini-Panel module can be programmed into the system for whatever features are needed. Gammaflux software packages, such as Mold Doctor, Mold Monitor and Field Calibrator, now can be run on the Series 9000.
Tel. (703) 471-5050, fax (703) 689-2131.