Italy´s Caccia Engineering SpA says it has invented a faster, more customized way to make rotational molding machines. Call it ... Magic.
Caccia claims it can deliver a machine in four to six weeks, using the patented Magic system. "We believe (we) have made the dream of rotomolders ... come true: availability of mass-produced machines and therefore with low costs, with the capacity of meeting the different requirements of each single molder," said company literature.
It works like Tinker Toys. By building with lengths of tubular steel and quick-assembly panels, Caccia said it can build each Magic rotomolder to the exact size the customer wants.
The dimension is determined by the length of the tubes. Pre-fabricated panels are used for the oven and cooling chamber, and Caccia has developed a standard fastening system to hook the panels to the tubular structure.
For the cooling chamber, Caccia offers a choice of materials for the inside, including steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Damaged doors can be replaced easily.
The company uses folding doors to save space and improve safety.
Caccia of Samarate, Italy, first built a prototype shuttle machine. The company then built an independent-arm rotary machine with a 138-inch swing.
Other recent innovations include a gravimetric mold-feeding system that uses bar codes, an electronic mold-balancing system and remote diagnostics.
In the United States, Caccia is represented by EAP Machinery Systems Ltd. of Erie, Pa.
Tel. EAP at (814) 455-6117, or e-mail [email protected]