JSW electric presses adding 385-tonner
JSW Plastics Machinery Inc. of Anaheim, Calif., is expanding its all-electric-press offerings, called the Elite line.
JSW said Elite presses are now available in clamping forces of 40-200 tons. By the first quarter of 1999, the company will add a 385-ton electric press.
Tel. (714) 630-5651, fax (714) 630-1886.
Nissei's little HM7-C made to get around
A tiny injection press from Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. wheels around like a beverage cart. Plug it into an electrical outlet and you can mold anywhere.
Nissei's HM7-C machine is a sister machine to the 5-year-old HM7, which sits on a desk top. The injection unit applies a rotary ram-type screw. Nissei of Nagano, Japan, said the small press can mold both commodity and engineering resins.
The company's U.S. unit, Nissei America Inc., is in Anaheim, Calif.
Also new from Nissei are two new vertical injection presses, the TNS Series. The three-tie-bar machines have clamping forces of 30 tons and 82.5 tons. Nissei intends to expand the range to 165 tons.
Tel. (714) 693-3000, fax (714) 773-0654.
New RJG transducer features nylon shell
RJG Technologies Inc. is expanding its line of molded pressure transducers and button sensors.
The T-425 and T-426 transducers encapsulate a stainless-steel button sensor inside an injection molded nylon body. The plastic shell is then fastened to a flexible hose that houses electrical wires.
RJG, of Traverse City, Mich., said the transducer slides easily in and out of many molds without taking the mold apart.
RJG also has added a T-445 button sensor for molds and ejector pins, measuring five-eighths inch in diameter by one-half inch high.
Tel. (616) 947-3111, fax (616) 947-6403.
Caccia rotomolders offer automatic fill
Italian rotational molding machine manufacturer Caccia Engineering SpA, has introduced the Fill-O-Matic, which automatically conveys precisely measured amounts of powder or vinyl plastisol directly to the rotational mold.
The system can change materials quickly. Using bar codes, it tracks resin from delivery through molding.
Caccia also has sold what it claims is the largest four-arm independent-arm rotomolding machines. The Rotaut carousel machine, Model RT5504B, has a swing of 18.5 feet and can mold containers that hold as much as 5,300 gallons and weigh up to 1,650 pounds, Caccia said.
Caccia sells machines in the United States and Canada through EAP Machinery Systems Inc. in Erie, Pa.
Tel. (814) 455-6117, fax (814) 455-5818.
Mathews maker prints on plastic pipe
Pittsburgh-based Matthews International Corp. is selling its Hot Print Thermo Foil Brander Model 4015 for in-line marking on plastic and rubber extrusions.
It embeds a colored foil into the branded mark, via a heated marking wheel. The machine can accommodate pipe diameters from one-half inch to 8 inches. Optional configurations can handle diameters up to 2 feet.
Adjusting the temperature and pressure changes the depth and clarity of the mark.
Tel. (412) 665-2500, fax (412) 665-2550.
Venus-Gusmer grows in RTM machinery
Venus-Gusmer Inc. has jumped into the market for semiautomated machinery to make composite parts by resin transfer molding.
The RTM Concept significantly reduces styrene emissions and labor costs, and boosts productivity. Matrasur Composites, a Paris-based composites integrator, developed the modular RTM system in 1995. The RTM Concept was introduced to North America earlier this year.
Molds ride on a rail system through several stations. The system uses Venus-Gusmer equipment, including displacement pumps and the ProGun for resin injection and applying gelcoat.
Tel. (253) 854-2660, fax (253) 852-0294, e-mail [email protected] mer.com.