Comet's Sensi-Dry weighs as it dries
Comet Automation Systems Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, said its Sensi-Dry Weigh Dryer mounts the hopper on a load cell that senses the weight of the hopper and its contents as it dries.
Based on the readings, the controller determines the rate at which material is being removed from the hopper. Resin does not remain in the hopper for too long, which can degrade the material.
An Allen-Bradley controller periodically polls the load cell for weight data, and also controls the operation of the central vacuum loaders.
Tel. (937) 296-9166, fax (937) 296-9096.
Turbo loaders cut use of floor space
Walton/Stout Inc. of Lithonia, Ga., has introduced Turbo pneumatic loaders, which it claims have a modular design that reduces floor space demands.
Walton/Stout said Turbo loaders work on a just-in-time principle. An integral filter reduces maintenance. Two vacuum pumps can be used for a single receiver, in a multiple station injection molding cell, or in a two-station setup with a beside-the-press dryer.
The company's new Excel resin dryer can be installed with a single hopper or with up to six separately controlled hoppers for quick material changes.
Tel. (800) 822-8633, fax (770) 482-9894, e-mail [email protected] waltonstout.com.
Axmann Conveying introduces box filler
Axmann Conveying Systems Inc. of Louisville, Ky., is selling the new Box Filling Station Type 3056 for injection molding.
The machine, which occupies only 18 square feet of floor space, automatically fills totes with molded parts and stacks the totes. Up to 10 empty totes can be loaded in the station's magazine.
Price is $13,000.
Axmann Conveying Systems of Louisville is a unit of Axmann Fordertechnik GmbH of Sinsheim, Germany. Sales for the Louisville operation were $5.5 million in 1997. The company expects 1998 sales to be reach $5.6 million. Companywide, Axmann expects to post 1998 sales of $25.9 million, up from $25.5 million in 1997.
Tel. (502) 245-2653, fax (502) 253-0548.