Husky now offering rotary platen models
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.'s line of two-platen injection presses now includes a full range of multimaterial machines with a rotary platen.
The rotary platen comes on presses with clamping forces from 825-1,800 tons. Bolton, Ontario-based Husky said it has installed the first machine at an undisclosed North American automotive molder.
Husky also announced that it has an agreement with Thixomat Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., to manufacture Thixo molding machines, which injection mold thixotropic alloys such as magnesium.
Tel. (905) 951-5000, fax (905) 857-4589.
Servo-driven indexing made for film winders
Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. is selling a new servo-driven indexing system for stretch film winders.
The unit is designed for a rapid, profiled movement during indexing on both blown and cast film winders, according to the Gloucester, Mass.-based firm.
The system controls turret speed through the indexing cycle, at speeds of one, 11/2, two or eight seconds.
A programmable logic controller runs the indexer.
Tel. (978) 281-1800, fax (978) 282-9111.
Corelco extruders make complex tubes
New tubing extruders from French machinery maker Corelco sarl use revolving dies that travel along with the tubing, drawing the wall into the die with vacuum pressure.
Corelco said the EC machines can make conventional straight tubing, common corrugated tubes, pleated accordion-shaped tubing or tubing with complex shapes that vary along the tube's length. The system can work with one or two extruders.
The machines can produce connectors and adapters as the tubing is extruded.
Corleco of Manziat, France, is marketing the technology through the French Technology Press Office Inc. in Chicago.
Contact the press office at tel. (312) 222-1235, fax (312) 222-1237, e-mail [email protected]
Big stack molds fit Ferromatik machine
The Ferromatik Milacron K350 S injection press is designed for high-speed molding with stack molds or multiple-shot parts that require as many as four injection units, according to Cincinnati Milacron Inc.'s Plastics Technologies Group in Batavia, Ohio.
The hydraulic machine's clamping force is 350 tons. Maximum injection weight is 31 ounces.
A 75-horsepower, variable-volume pump reduces energy consumption.
Milacron said large stack molds fit easily in the machine. Tie-bar spacing is 24.8 inches. Maximum daylight measures 47.2 inches.
The platens measure 38.3 inches square.
The press has an accumulator package. Tonnage-build time is very short, thanks to a prefill tank directly above the closing cylinder.
Tel. (888) 645-2276, fax (800) 282-8082.
Kuhne to introduce thermoformer at K'98
Kuhne GmbH, known for its extrusion equipment, is getting into thermoforming machines.
The St. Augustin, Germany-based company Kuhne already has sold several of the Inline 30 thermoforming machines. It will show the technology at the K'98 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, in October.
Its U.S. affiliate, American Kuhne Inc. of Norwich, Conn., will begin to sell the thermoformer after the K show, said Bill Kramer, director of engineering and manufacturing.
The Inline 30 is a roll-fed thermoformer designed for the packaging market.
Separately, Kramer said American Kuhne is building its first sheet line in Connecticut.
Tel. (860) 886-7745, fax (860) 887-7621.
JET-SPS machines put out high volumes
A plastic lumber machine from JET-SPS Inc. can pump out more than 4,000 pounds an hour, according to the recently formed, Tillsonburg, Ontario-based company.
The machines mold standard lumber profiles from 1-inch square to 12 by 10 inches thick and as long as 16 feet. The lumber machines extrude plastic into closed-cavity molds, which then are cooled.
As previously reported, JET-SPS was formed earlier this year by the merger of Julien Environmental Technology Ltd. of Brussels, Belgium, and Superior Polymer Systems Ltd. of Tillsonburg. The combined companies offer more than 40 years of experience in plastic lumber.
Superior Polymer Systems will continue to build its own automated line of profile equipment. Its new ``linear process'' can incorporate reinforcing bars into a profile during extrusion.
The U.S. sales agent for JET-SPS is Mid-Atlantic Plastic Systems Inc. of Roselle, N.J.
Contact JET-SPS at tel. (519) 688-0555, fax (519) 688-2272.