Extrusion sensor gauges temperature Extrusion Control & Supply Inc. says its melt-temperature indicator is simple to use — a green light comes on when temperature remains within preset limits, but the display turns red if the temperature moves outside the limit.
A sensor is fitted right before the extruder meets the die. The sensor feeds back to the indicator light that typically is put in the control panel, according to the Milwaukee company.
Tel. (414) 616-8990, fax (414) 616-8991.
D-S develops line for extrusion coating
Egan Davis-Standard has developed a Galaxy line of extrusion coating machines, boasting a modular design with a wide range of options.
Galaxy features include shaftless line equipment, a web width of 63-120 inches, roll diameters up to 60 inches, three winding options, many ways to configure the line and heavy-duty laminating stations. The extrusion coating machines can run line speeds of 610 meters per minute.
Galaxy machines can be equipped with a center, surface or center-surface winder.
Davis-Standard is based in Pawcatuck, Conn.
Tel. (860) 599-1010, fax (860) 599-0476.
Sonics spin welders are multifunctional
Sonics & Materials Inc. has introduced three new small-sized spin-welding machines, the LTR 3000, 4000 and 5000.
LTR spin welders are designed for assembling plastic parts of up to 3 inches in diameter. They can be used for bench-top production or set up in an automated production line, according to the company in Newtown, Conn.
Standard features include variable-speed control with a timed power supply, an adjustable stroke control to cushion and maintain spin-feed rate at the part contact point, and an inch-thick aluminum fixture plate.
Tel. (203) 270-4600, fax (203) 270-4610, e-mail [email protected] materials.com.
Italian firm bringing panel saws to plastics
An Italian company that makes panel saws and routers for woodworking has started to target the plastics industry.
SCM Group SpA of Rimini, Italy, has set up SCM Group USA Inc. in Duluth, Ga. SCM's exclusive U.S. sales representative for the plastics market is Business Answers International of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
The Italian company sells woodworking machinery in 120 countries. Its 12 factories make machines under a number of brand names, including SCM, Minimax, DMC and Morbidelli and Routech.
"For the last 40 or 50 years, they've focused almost exclusively in the woodworking industry. They are an absolutely household name in woodworking," said Michael Batky, a partner in Business Answers.
Panel saws, SCM's biggest product, are used to cut sheet and large panels. SCM also manufactures three-axis and five-axis routers under the Routech brand name.
SCM introduced the PLM series of panel saws, designed for plastics. The computer-controlled saw can cut all types of plastic, including acrylic, polycarbonate, vinyl, polyolefins and phenolics.
Tel. (800) 583-4726, ext. 15, fax (561) 775-0520, e-mail [email protected] gate.net.
Rapid unleashes its latest granulator
Rapid Granulator Inc. of Rockford, Ill., is grinding up a Storm, with a new series of equipment bearing that name.
Storm granulators are designed for running big, bulky waste parts. The cutterhouse opening, as large as 59 inches, is enough to allow large objects to be fed directly into the granulator without pre-cutting.
The machines have several safety features, such as a switch that stops the rotor if its speed drops below 200 revolutions per minute.
Customers can order a three-blade or nine-blade rotor configuration. Two or three fixed knives can be specified.
Also new from Rapid is the KleanCut Series of sanitized granulators, for use in medical applications and food packaging.
Tel. (815) 399-4605, fax (815) 399-0419, e-mail [email protected] .com.
Progressive switch stops mold crashes
Progressive Components of Wauconda, Wis., has introduced an ejector-plate switch that is completely contained within the mold. The switch prevents mold crashes.
Because of the flush-mounted connection, no loose wires can become damaged during mold setup or transportation.
Progressive Components also now offers water jumpers in its line of mold components. These provide an unrestricted flow path while keeping the hose as close to the mold base as possible to avoid damage.
Tel. (847) 487-1000, fax (847) 487-1027.
Kawin Jesse launches hydraulic presses
Kawin Jesse has developed a new standard line of hydraulic presses for running low-pressure sheet molding compound.
The standard line ranges in clamping force from 90-1,000 tons. Platen sizes run from 40 inches square to 100 inches by 120 inches.
Kawin Jesse is an alliance between Kawin International Inc. of Romeoville, Ill., and Jesse Engineering of Tacoma, Wash. Kawin International supplies turnkey systems and project management, for processing composites. Jesse Engineering is a machinery manufacturer and steel fabricator.
Tel. (800) 599-1667, fax (630) 679-1142, e-mail [email protected] .com.
Dri-Air's new dryers consume less energy
Dri-Air Industries Inc. of East Windsor, Conn., has added two large-capacity, multiple-bed dryers to its lineup.
Dri-Air said the HP4-X 400 and HP4-X 500 can dry as much as 400 or 500 pounds of resin an hour, respectively. A closed-loop regeneration controller runs the dryers, preventing temperature spikes and automatically adjusting the regeneration cycle based on demand.
The company claims its patented, single-blower, stationary tower design consumes much less energy than conventional two-bed and rotary-bed dryers.
Tel. (860) 627-5110, fax (860) 623-4477.
R.K. Tech marketing PVC flame retardants
R.K. Tech Inc. has new flame retardants and smoke suppressants for PVC and other polymers.
The Plainsboro, N.J., company's three newest products are aimed at the PVC plenum cable market, where they act as lower-cost, reliable replacements for more conventional materials.
Tel. (609) 799-9034, fax (609) 799-9034, e-mail: [email protected] net.att.net.