Motionmaster makes sB-55T 2-tavle router
Motionmaster Inc.'s router, SB-55T, features two tables measuring 5 feet by 5 feet, that operate independently or in tandem.
The computer numerically controlled router comes with a 12-horsepower spindle with an automatic tool changer, a floating head saw and a special boring unit that has six horizontal spindles, 10 vertical spindles and a saw.
An Allen-Bradley controller runs the machine. Motionmaster is based in Vista, Calif.
Tel. (760) 639-1444, fax (760) 639-1413.
Hole-O-Magic cuts FRPs clean through
Hole-O-Magic, drill bits for cutting holes in composites, are available from International Carbide Corp. in Yelm, Wash.
The tools work on glass- or graphite-reinforced thermoset plastics.
A compression spring inside the drill bit controls the penetration into and through the material being cut, giving a clean break through the material.
Tel. (800) 422-8665, fax (800) 701-2081, e-mail [email protected]
Avantra HIPS finds new uses in sheet
BASF Corp. touts a new, high-impact polystyrene as a cost-effective alternative to some engineering resins in extruded sheet.
Avantra ES 8750 is a flame-retardant PS but does not contain decabromine additives.
Properties include notched Izod impact value of 4 foot-pounds per inch, Rockwell hardness of 65 on the L scale and tensile elongation at break of 40 percent.
The Mount Olive, N.J., firm envisions such uses as vacuum-formed enclosures and business machine door panels.
Tel. (800) 426-5675 or (973) 426-3961, fax (973) 426-3962.
AES medical TPEs form grips, gaskets
New medical grade thermoplastic elastomers are available from Advanced Elastomer Systems LP for applications such as closures, grips and gaskets.
The Akron, Ohio, company said new grades in its Santoprene Rubber 8000 series are USP Class VI compliant and easy to process. They are suited to injection molding of parts with thin sections and don't generate die buildup, the company claimed. AES also said the TPEs do not need drying before processing.
Tel. (330) 849-5000, fax (330) 849-5599, e-mail [email protected] to.com.
Computerized winder targets extrusions
Progressive Machine Co. Inc. of Ringwood, N.J., is offering a new computer-controlled machine: Model MS102 Accu-Wind computerized traverse winder.
The winder can be used at the end of an extrusion line making flexible plastic profiles, tubing or wire and cable. The computerized Accu-Wind system fully integrates all machine functions, and keeps recipes for different products and winding patterns.
Model MS102 can run four computer-controlled winding patterns. Maximum rewind diameter is 20 inches, maximum weight 50 pounds per spindle. The machine can wind 500 feet per minute.
Tel. (973) 962-7700, fax (973) 962-7714.
AEC units introduce granulating machinery
Sterling Inc.'s Ball & Jewell division of North Uxbridge, Mass., introduced a newly designed cutting chamber, called the ArmorLife system, for its Vision VGM1634 granulator.
ArmorLife comes with replaceable steel liner plates and a heavy-duty cast ductile iron outer chassis. Standard features include a 40-horsepower motor with solid flywheel-type drive sheave, a three-blade open rotor with reversible, four-edge bed knives and a soundproofed hopper.
Sterling is a unit of auxillary equipment supplier AEC Inc. of Wood Dale, Ill.
In other AEC news, AEC/Nelmor, also in North Uxbridge, is marketing a new FX Series of beside-the-press granulator.
FX granulators, the G810FX and G1012FX, feature a combination manual feed and robot/conveyor feed hopper that can accept long parts easily by adding a single chute. Problems with spills are discouraged by a dual-chamber, anti-spill manual bin. The base design allows changes in the direction of vacuum evacuation. Nelmor said the cutting chamber allows for quick cleaning and easy blade changes.
Also new, Nelmor's MAX option for its Millenium 1634 granulator gives the machine a heavier shaft and motor bearings.
Tel. (508) 278-9930, fax (508) 278-6452.
Hot-runner nozzle nips tip erosion
Fast Heat Inc. offers a new hot-runner nozzle, the Micropoint, designed for small parts.
The Elmhurst, Ill., company said Micropoint addresses the problem of tip breakdown by reducing erosion at the gate. A special tip allows the nozzle to process engineered and glass-filled resins without deteriorating the tip.
Fast Heat claims the tip, heater and thermocouple can be easily replaced.
Fast Heat also introduced a Value Band heater. Notches are built into the band so leads can be bent at temperatures up to 90§ F. That allows the heater to be placed flush against another band.
Tel. (630) 833-5400, fax (630) 833-2040, e-mail [email protected] com.
Laser maker touts all-digital marker
Laser producer Synrad has introduced what it claims is the first laser marking system based on all-digital technology.
Synrad customers can buy the partially assembled kit of components and build their own system in just a few hours, according to the company.
Each kit contains the new Synrad DH Series Marking Head, based on digital and fiber-optic technology.
Laser marking can be used to put serial numbers on plastic connectors and car dash boards. Since lasers are sterile, the company also is targeting medical products.
The Mukilteo, Wash., company's Windows-based controller, WinMark, runs the laser.
Tel. (425) 349-3500, fax (425) 485-4882, e-mail [email protected] rad.com.