SAS nippers feature adjustable brackets
SAS Automation Ltd., a Xenia, Ohio, company that makes end-of-arm tooling for robots, has developed a new line of nippers for degating sprues.
Unlike other cutters, the sprue nippers come with adjustable mounting brackets.
SAS will show the product at Plastics Fair Cleveland, which will run June 23-25 in Cleveland.
Tel. (937) 372-5255, fax (937) 372-5555, e-mail [email protected] com.
Polifill C-40 targets marine applications
The Plastics Group of America introduced a filled polypropylene designed for marine applications.
Polifil C-40 contains 40 percent calcium carbonate for stiffness and an ultraviolet-light stabilizer to resist harsh sunlight. The compound has tensile strength of 3,400 pounds per square inch, flexural modulus of 320,000 psi and hardness of 97 Rockwell.
The Woonsocket, R.I., company said the material also resists solvents such as acetone in cleaning solutions used by boat owners.
Tel. (800) 394-4166 or (401) 767-2700, fax (401) 767-2823, e-mail [email protected]
Gitto/Global offers flame-retardant PP
Gitto/Global Corp. introduced several flame-retardant compounds, including polypropylenes and wire and cable materials.
The Lunenburg, Mass., firm said its GPP1001HFNHS is a nonhalogenated PP for sheet applications as thick as one inch. It meets flame and toxicity standards set by Factory Mutual's Materials of Construction for Clean Rooms.
GPP1005M-EX is a halogenated PP for motor housings, industrial cases and electronic equipment. The company claims it has good injection molding flow properties and is nonblooming.
Tel. (978) 537-8261, fax (978) 840-4645.
Reichhold develops epoxy for pultrusion
Reichhold Chemicals Inc. developed a new epoxy resin system for pultrusion of electrical components.
Epotuf LS 10 pultrudes like a polyester resin and has long-term stability at room temperature. The Research Triangle Park, N.C., firm said processors can make large stock pultrusions with no cracking in thick sections.
Tel. (919) 990-7500, fax (919) 990-7922, e-mail [email protected] reichhold.com.
Mold Smart shield catches molded parts
A Charlotte, N.C., company is marketing the Mold Shield, an expandable clear polyester sheet that catches ejected parts before they scatter out of an injection mold.
Mold Smart Inc. said the shield works with injection presses with clamping forces from 10-750 tons and mold openings as large as 22 inches. Magnets placed on both halves of the mold hold it in place.
An Israeli company, Industrial Protective Shields, makes the product. The shield's transparency allows the operator to see into the machine.
Operators also can move the shield easily from machine to machine, Mold Smart said. Life expectancy is 3 million cycles.
MS 100, measuring 231/2 inches high, costs $199. MS 200, at 111/2 inches high, is priced at $149.
Tel. (704) 367-0160, fax (704) 367-9694.
Fast Heat Symphony controls hot runners
Fast Heat Inc.'s Symphony 2000 hot-runner control system is personal-computer based.
A touch-screen display gives a view of as many as 96 zones.
New features include historical analysis trending, which stores 24 hours of information such as actual and set-point temperature, set-point changes, alarm and abort temperature settings and error updates.
A decision-support feature only displays problems as they happen, but also offers possible solutions, according to the Elmhurst, Ill., company.
Tel. (630) 833-5400, fax (630) 833-2040, e-mail [email protected] heat.com.