TURIN, ITALY (Sept. 4, 4:15 p.m. EDT) — Cannon Group companies — Sandretto Industrie SpA, Windsor Kunststofftechnologie GmbH and Cannon — will parade their technology at K 2001.
Sandretto, the Turin-based injection press maker, will bring out small-tonnage line of Idea presses, sold only in Europe and the Far East. In Dusseldorf, an Idea will mold a polycarbonate front cover for a cell phone.
Sandretto also will show three presses under its Series Nine line, which will be sold as the NS line in North America beginning in November. Presses will mold a medical part, garden edging and cutlery.
By molding a thin-walled part, a Mach III 270 press will feature the latest in Sandretto's high-speed accumulator machines. The upgraded press, boasting water-cooled motors and an electric screw drives, will be sold in North American early next year, according to Sandretto USA Inc. in Freedom, Pa.
A 1,300-ton Mega TE press has been designed to use an electric screw motor, but it does not use accumulators as do the smaller Mega TE presses. At K, the press will mold a motor casing for a BMW car. Another press, a 240-ton PN, will demonstrate multicomponent molding.
Windsor (Hall 15, Stand D 58), based in Germany, will demonstrate its PlugXPress retrofit injection unit for two-component molding, on a 550-ton Sandretto Series Nine press, running a car cooling manifold. The press also will do gas co-injection molding.
Cannon, the Italian polyurethane machinery supplier, will exhibit a Finix 1002 machine to do mold testing. The machine uses a frame structure instead of tie bars.