Plastimac debuts blow molding units Plastimac SpA showed two new extrusion blow molding machines at the Plast 2000 show in Milan, Italy, in May.
The PB4000/D, for making containers up to 5 liters, features an energy-efficient design. The horizontal movement of the mold-bearing mechanism uses linear guides. Other features are easy access to molds and an improved safety system.
Milan-based Plastimac also showed a machine blow molding PET pharmaceutical bottles. The screw on the PB500/D has a diameter of 50 millimeters and a Moog controller.
The company also showed new blown film extrusion machinery, including a three-layer line.
Tel. +39 (2) 4801-2102, fax +39 (2) 4815-530, e-mail [email protected] plastimac.com.
Sencorp therformer compact, runs quickly
Sencorp Systems Inc. of Hyannis, Mass., has introduced a compact, cut-in-place thermoformer that runs at high speeds.
The 48-ton HP 2000 press features a maximum mold size of 24 inches by 14 inches and a form/trim-in-place press strike of 31/2 inches.
Optional features include sensors for reading sheet temperatures, a tool hoist for quick tooling changes and special stacker systems.
Tel. (508) 771-9400, fax (508) 790-0002.
Engel 1,000-ton press uses rotary platen
Engel North America of Guelph, Ontario, recently added a 1,000-ton injection press with a 68-inch-wide rotary platen to its line of multimaterial machines. The mold rotates.
The press is equipped with a three-position rotary table, customized for molding automotive headlight lenses.
Engel also added a larger, 300-ton, tie-barless press. It is available with two control packages, the EC100 and the CC100.
Tel. (519) 836-0220, fax (519) 836-3714.
New motion controller easy to use, versatile
Delta Computer Systems Inc. says its new motion controller is easy to use and versatile.
Plastics-related applications include controlling resin and a catalyst for reaction injection molding and factory automation, such as product palletizing and stacking.
According to Delta, of Vancouver, Wash., the motion controller offers linear and rotary positioning and pressure control.
Tel. (360) 254-8688, fax (360) 254-5435.
Hennecke metering unit more economical
Hennecke Machinery Group, part of Bayer Corp., has introduced a lower-priced line of high-pressure polyurethane metering units, called the BaseLine.
Hennecke Machinery said the BaseLine is designed to complement the company's more-expensive HK line of machines, which serves its core business.
BaseLine comes in two versions. The R unit is designed to process rigid foam. The F unit is for flexible foams.
BaseLine metering units only will be offered with a limited number of options. They come in five different model sizes.
Hennecke is a unit of Bayer Corp. of Pittsburgh.
Tel. (800) 622-6004.
IMS Co. introduces one-seam heater band
IMS Co. now is the exclusive distributor of Nitrojection nozzles and other accessories for gas-assisted injection molding.
Nitrojection Corp. of Middlefield, Ohio, also offers shut-off valves and nozzles, add-on gas port adaptors and in-mold gas pins.
IMS, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, also is offering a new heater band with only one seam instead of two. Instead of a pressure plate, the sides of the shell on the S-bands are extended to meet and form a single seam. Fewer seams reduce the chance of plastic leaking into the band and shorting out the heating element.
IMS also announced its granulators have an option of dual- feed hoppers, which provide an opening in the front for manual feeding and on top for feeding from a robot.
A new wrench from IMS is designed to speed up screw-tip changes and prevent damage to equipment. The company also said it is stocking Rout-A-Burr deflashing tools.
Tel. (440) 543-1615, fax (440) 543-1069.
Avalon earns patent for safety sensor
Atlanta-based Avalon Vision Solutions LLC has earned a patent for a device that defaults to a safe mode in the event of a loss of power.
Upon sensing an interruption in power, the interlock circuit immediately latches the output relays into "fail safe" mode.
Tel. (770) 944-8445, ext. 233, e-mail [email protected] tions.com.
SRS offers Cyclone fine separator system
The new Cyclone fine separator system from Size Reduction Specialists Corp. is designed to separate out the fines and powder produced by granulators.
The system works especially well with harder materials, or filled resins that shatter during granulation, such as liquid crystal polymers, according to SRS in East Lansing, Mich. The machine also works well with conventional blade grinders that create an excessive level of dust and fines.
The cylindrical machine houses a cone-shaped filter. The cap has an inlet tube that allows the regrind and the air to enter the cylinder and drop into the cone. Air pressure forces the fines through the perforations in the cone, then out through a tube for disposal.
Tel. (517) 333-2605, fax (517) 333-8870, e-mail [email protected] corp.com.
New paulson CD-ROM aids injection molders
Paulson Training Programs Inc. has developed a new four-course CD-ROM called "Optimizing Machine Control Settings," for injection molders.
Paulson will show the $3,885 course at NPE 2000. It is intended for machine operators, setup people, technicians and trouble-shooters. Features include full-motion video, text, audio and three-dimensional animation.
Paulson, of Chester Conn., also announced new Spanish-language versions of two courses, "Extruder Operation and Control" and "Practical Injection Molding."
Tel. (860) 526-3099, fax (860) 526-3454, e-mail [email protected] ing.com.
Batson introduces auxiliary equipment
Louis P. Batson Inc. in Greenville, S.C., has introduced a new line of auxiliary equipment.
The company's new product line includes mold temperature controllers, portable chillers, central chillers, pump-tank stations, cooling-tower systems, dessicant dryers and vacuum and venturi-single and proportional loading systems.
Tel. (864) 242-5262, fax (864) 271-4535, e-mail [email protected] son.com