Ferry Industries Inc./Plas Mec srl (Booth N4068): North American debut of planetary extruder Model TPE from Plas Mec srl. Mainly used to make thermoplastic pellets from powders and to make powder coatings.
Future Design Inc. (Booth S3206): Laboratory-size, narrow-web blown film extrusion system, featuring new Saturn Genie automated air ring that records all air ring settings and has component position recall with digital control. Also, Saturn Titan HDPE air ring and Martignoni's IGBT Transistor technology for corona treaters.
German Technology Imports Inc. (Booth N4991): New Giga-34 twin-screw co-rotating compounder. At low speed, it acts as a laboratory extruder; at high speed, it processes pilot-plant-size batches of up to 800 pounds per hour. Uses 80 horsepower with maximum screw speed of 1,800 rpm.
Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc. (Booth N4381): Series 400 line of corrugating extrusion heads, engineered for more design flexibility, better durability and crush resistance.
Harrel Inc. (Booth N5715): RS-600 roll stack with automated sheet thickness control in machine and cross directions, plus individual control of each roll speed; WD-100A sheet winder. Also, Alternate Polymer tubing extrusion system that allows in-line switchovers to different material, in-line tubing dimension changes and production of bump tubing. And Tubetrol automated tubing system to control outer and inner diameters and length.
ICMA San Giorgio SpA (Booth N4684): MCM/25 HT co-rotating twin-screw extruder and laboratory-scale extruder.
D.R. Joseph Inc. (Booth N6022): Enhancements to the TS-IBCI internal bubble cooling control system, including new processor, color touch-screen controls, automatic blower balance, lay-flat controller and automatic cage controller.
Ludeca Inc. (Booth E10312): Simplified laser shaft and coupling alignment with Smartalign. Operator navigates with a joystick and two keys instead of memorizing a series of keystrokes. Compact design, upgradable through firm's Web site.
Lung Meng Machinery (USA) Inc. (Booth E9501): Five-layer blown film coextrusion line for food and flexible packaging. Single-layer extruder for making HDPE blown film. Bag-making and other types of packaging equipment.
Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. (Booth N5961): New Accupro automatic gauge control system for blown film dies. Gamma backscatter sensor ensures accurate film thickness measurement because it is insensitive to film composition, temperature and other variables. Also, improved version of D/OB dual-lip binary air ring for high output in blown film lines.
Maillefer SA (Booth N5579): Plastic pipe manufacturing systems, including cross-linked PE and PE/aluminum configurations. Multilayer pipe systems up to six layers with versatile MLH extrusion head.
NFM/Welding Engineers (Booth N5501): TEM series of co-rotating twin-screw extruders that are well-suited for wood/plastic composites, including those based on PVC, PE and PP and a range of hardwoods and softwoods. High torque-per-free-volume and no need to pre-dry or pre-mix materials. Lab-size 26mm version on display. Also, SPX single-screw extruders capable of processing wood/plastic composites and other compounds, in barrel sizes up to 10 inches. WE series of counter-rotating, nonintermeshing twin screws suited to low-shear compounding, reactive extrusion, devolatilization and recycling. And, Aries process control system, which NFM said can operate a complete line at lower cost than a DCS system. Can be swing-arm mounted.
H.R. Paarvio Handel & Holding (Booth E10626): New line of extruder gearboxes for conical and parallel machines. Screws and barrels. Custom-designed extruders.
Periplast Equipamentos Industriais Lda. (Booth E13537): Single- and twin-screw extruders for pipe, profiles, sheet and other products. Vacuum tanks and tables, take-offs, saws and related equipment. Pulverizers and pelletizers.
PTi Processing Technologies Inc. (BoothN7518): Trident Series Model 6000 vented extruder with 36:1 length-to-diameter ratio and equipped with a 50-horsepower direct-current drive; with new extended, skid-mouted base to support screen changer, gear pump and 65-inch-wide automatic die. New V-Series down-stack equipped with 78-inch-wide by 24-inch-diameter chrome rolls, equipped with Video-Gap, a new chrome roll nip monitoring system. Trident Series Model 35000 air-cooled, 30:1 extruder with latest Siemens drive technology. Other new products include Auto-Ramp, individual roll drive technology and layer control technology.
Rajoo Engineers Ltd. (Booth E13313): Debuting RECF 1240/60 PP, two-layer, high-output extrusion system. Modified Lamina RS1X 1475/800 universal sheet line for PP, polystyrene and PET. Improved version of Multifoil RECF 2390 IBC high-output, three-layer blown film line.
Scheer-Bay Co. (Booth N7318): Upgraded A-Series strand pelletizers feature robust design, cost effectiveness and versatility, according to the company. Three new models available with alternating-current variable-frequency inverter. Toolless access to cutting area. Also, new P-Series pultrusion cutters for optimum cutting geometry with less power consumption. Lab and production models, cutting strands into 0.25- to 2-inch lengths. Strand velocity up to 160 feet per minute in some uses. And, SB 100 lab-size strand pelletizer with new durable design and featuring toolless access to cutting chamber, better strand control with larger, offset upper feed roll, easy-to-remove rotor.
Sino-Alloy Machinery Inc. (Booth N4396): Co-rotating twin-screw extruder that runs at 1,200 rpm, and auxiliary equipment. After NPE, Sino-Alloy plans a compounding demonstration at a factory in Sacramento, Calif.
SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH (Booth E9133): North American introduction of sleeve-touch technology, breathable-film lines, in-line lamination on breathable-film lines. Also, SML high-speed film winders.
Spirex Corp. (Booth S1045): Demonstration of Twinshot multimaterial molding process on an injection press.
Surface Engineering & Alloy Co. Inc. (Booth N7215): Extreme Coatings wear-resistant coatings for extruder feed screws. Most popular coating, XC1000, contains 88 percent tungsten carbide.
Terwin Instruments Inc. (Booth E12912): Launching 5000 series of melt-pressure transducers and transmitters with range of stem lengths, J or K integral thermocouples and pressure ranges from 500-30,000 pounds per square inch. Range of other extrusion instrumentation.
Wayne Machine & Die Co. (Booth N4439): Introducing Yellow Jacket counter-rotating conical twin-screw extruder to process powdered PVC, HDPE and other plastics. Designed for laboratory, research and small production runs. Barrel has three segments, including one for vacuum venting. Also, cast film system with 11/4-inch extruder and 12-inch cast film take-off system and torque winder. And, 0.625-inch silicone rubber extruder.
Westland Corp. (Booth N4733): To debut Eagle mixing nozzle, which uses dispersive and distributive mixing with little pressure drop and rapid conveying rate. Color mixes without high shear on the polymer melt. Suited to short color runs in injection molding. Also, Eagle mixing screw for high-efficiency mixing of color additives in extrusion, injection molding and blow molding. Maintains low shear and can reduce process temperature and cycle time.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (Booth S1885): Varex three-layer blown film extrusion line in operation, with Optifil P-2 automatic die control and Multicool air ring. For first time at a U.S. show, new Multinip oscillating haul-off with Nostic.
Xaloy Inc. (Booth S1425): An improved barrier screw that should yield 20-35 percent more melting capacity and allows better pressure control and lower processing temperatures. Adjustable dam at end of the solids channel allows tuning the screw's pressure profile to individual polymers. Also, live demonstration of new Evolution injection molding/extrusion system for better melt and part quality, tighter control of shot size and potentially faster cycles. Features extruder with a fixed screw, a separate ram to inject polymer into the mold and shut-off nozzle to control flow and injection sequencing. System available as retrofit and as option for injection press builders.