ATLANTA - Norcross, Ga.-based Advanced Extrusion Solutions Inc. introduced new products for three client companies:
* The Precision Profiler from SolveTech Inc. measures the thickness of blown and cast film off line.
New features include the PR2000-PC Data Management Software Profiler; the %Plus, which provides an easy way to measure material with no calibration; and SpotPlot, which turns the profiler into a set of noncontact, digital micrometers tied into the computer system. SolveTech is headquartered in Wilmington, Del.
* Pillar Technologies of Hartland, Wis., has developed a Universal Split Box corona treater to prepare blown film for printing. Pillar is touting ease of use via a drop-through design where the system opens horizontally so the operator can thread film directly through the system.
For cleaning, the electrode can be removed and taken to a location away from the film equipment.
Other features include easy gap adjustment and segmented electrode design, so the treater can be set up to run optimally for each job. The unit can handle film webs ranging from 12-130 inches wide.
* Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH of Marchtrenk, Austria, unveiled a scrap repelletizing system it said uses 20-40 percent less energy than comparable systems.
NRG said the machine can handle difficult scrap such as fiber, nonwovens, cutouts, tape, film, purgings and even carpet waste, turning them into pellets.
The key feature: a one-step operation that integrates a single-shaft shredder to a repelletizing extruder. That eliminates the need for a separate size-reduction step.
Frictional heat generated from inside the shredder section is carried over to repelletizing, leading to the energy savings.