Unistretch film line will debut at K'98
Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. will unveil at K'98 a new system to make stretch film.
Macro said its Unistretch line simplifies processing of metallocene resins and linear low density polyethylene while improving quality. It is based on Macro's Unitex technology for blown film.
The Mississauga, Ontario, firm said Unistretch can be set up quickly and is suited to low ceiling heights. It claims Unistretch can make film 30 percent stronger because it allows balanced orientation of 300-400 percent pre-stretch. It does not need chilled air and generates little scrap.
Tel. (905) 507-9000, fax (905) 507-3000, e-mail [email protected] eng.com.
Web Systems offers new tacking system
Boulder, Colo.-based Web Systems Inc.'s new Ion Storm 2000 is a chill-roll tacking system for blown film, converting and printing.
The electrostatic charging system has a pinning bar that tacks plastic substrates to the chill-roll surface.
The charge is distributed equally over the web's surface, temporarily bonding the film to be bonded to the roll surface.
The system can increase film-line throughput rates 40 percent, WSI claims.
Tel. (303) 440-4868, fax (303) 442-8078, e-mail [email protected]
Ross SLIM system can disperse solids
Charles Ross & Son Co. has developed the Ross SLIM System, which stands for solid/liquid injection manifold. The system instantly disperses solids, such as titanium dioxide, carbon black and fumed silica, then introduces them into a batch or continuous stream.
Powders that otherwise would float persistently on the surface are drawn through a feed tube and injected directly into the high-shear zone of the submerged rotor/stator generator.
The firm is in Hauppauge, N.Y.
Tel. (516) 234-0500, fax (516) 234-0691.
Apex C-500 decorates 200 parts per minute
Printing-equipment maker Apex Machine Co. has rolled out the C-500 machine for decorating cylindrical plastic parts.
The C-500 prints as many as six colors. The machine automatically feeds, pretreats, prints, dries, clear coats and restacks as many as 200 parts a minute.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company also showed its C-40 and C-50 sidewall containers.
Tel. (954) 566-1572, fax (954) 563-2844.
Uddeholm presents mold alloy, stell
Uddeholm of Rolling Meadows, Ill., is offering a new stainless steel and a mold alloy.
Corrax, which has very high corrosion resistance, is Uddeholm's new precipitation hardening stainless steel. The company is marketing it for medical or clean-room molds, parts made of corrosive plastics, such as vinyl, and rubber parts.
Moldmax XL is a patented copper nickel alloy that combines high thermal conductivity and high strength. Available in heavy plate sections for injection molds, Moldmax allows shorter molding cycle times in larger molds, according to Uddeholm, a unit of Bohler-Uddeholm Corp.
Tel. (847) 577-2220, fax (847) 577-8028, e-mail [email protected] tooling.com.
Sterlco seal pump has patent pending
Milwaukee-based Sterling Inc.'s new Sterlco Water-Jacketed Seal Pump boasts a patent-pending design that circulates water in a self-contained cast jacket around the pump seal.
The design removes 30 percent of the heat in the seal cavity, which Sterling said is the No. 1 reason seals fail.
The pump uses existing water supply connections. It operates as a standard Sterling pump.
Tel. (414) 354-0970, fax (414) 354-6421.
Quantum IM mounts allow for adjustment
Jackson, Mich.-based Unisorb Installation Technologies is selling a new line of mounts for injection molding machines, called Quantum IM.
The mounts allow adjustment of 1 3/8 inch. The plate and housing interact with the isolation pad and the hex-head adjusting bolt to balance the machine, even if the floor is 6 degrees out of level.
Quantum IM mounts are available in 15 different sizes and configurations.
Tel. (888) 486-4767 or (517)764-6060, fax (517) 764-5607.