Titan clamps take any width of sheet
Edward D. Segen & Co. Inc. is marketing a simple, inexpensive way for thermoformers to hold plastic sheet securely during molding.
The Titan sheet clamps can accommodate any sheet width, according to the company in Milford, Conn. Self-contained gas-activated springs mean the operator does not have to hook up compressed air. Clamp cylinders attach to the clamp bar using a ball swivel retainer, providing independent movement of the clamp bar. The bar yields to missed indexes, unformed parts, and double shots.
Tel. (203) 878-6503, fax (203) 877-8203.
Dynamic CAD does solid-model analysis
Moldflow Corp. of Lexington, Mass., said users of its Dynamic series of computer-aided design can use Part Adviser or any solids-based CAD package without the time-consuming process of generating a midplane model, through its new software called Dynamic Series Fusion.
Fusion lets users analyze CAD solid models directly, saving time. Models are taken instantly from Part Adviser into Dynamic Series, where users can add gates, runners and cooling systems.
Key Dynamic applications such as MF/FLOW, MH/COOL and MF/OPTIM allow users to predict resin flow, perfect the mold and identify a processing window to mold good parts.
Tel. (781) 674-0085, fax (781) 674-0267.
Krauss-Maffei shows KM50, KM80 presses
At Plastics USA, Oct. 5-8 in Chicago, Krauss-Maffei Corp. will demonstrate multicomponent and clean room molding.
Krauss-Maffei will demonstrate a special clean room version of its KM50 injection press, with the clamp end placed in a portable clean room during processing. During maintenance and mold changes, the clean room gets rolled away from the clamp end.
The Florence, Ky., company also will show a KM80 CZ Multinject for multicomponent molding. The press has a second vertical injection unit.
Both machines showcase Krauss-Maffei's two-platen C design, the company said.
Tel. (606) 283-0200, fax (606) 283-9631.
ESI traveling saw cuts plastic, rubber
Extrusion Services Inc., which supplies downstream equipment for plastic and rubber extrusion, has introduced a new medium-duty traveling saw.
Last year, in response to customer requests, ESI began to offer custom-made equipment.
Examples include an in-line cutter for large-diameter polyethylene pipe and a multiaxis conveyor.
Tel. (330) 630-1861, fax (330) 630-1862.
Premier's vent bin filters dust particles
Premier Pneumatics Inc. of Salina, Kan., is selling a modular cartridge bin vent to unload powdered materials from a truck or railcar.
The vent traps dust particles. Timed bursts of air dislodge the dust particles, returning them to the storage tank.
The filter cartridge is accessed easily for service without tools, according to Premier.
Tel. (785) 825-1611.