PUR seeks partner for recycling system
PUR Technology, the polyurethane ``center of excellence'' at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, England, is seeking partners for its plastics recycling technology called Evolve.
Evolve is a manufacturing system for recycling polyurethane from vehicles.
PUR Technology is seeking industrial collaborators, including universities, in Europe, the United States, Australia, Canada and Korea.
Tel. +44 (7816) 655-915, fax +44 (1509) 227 648.
Charge amplifier aids in-mold sensors
Kistler Instrument Corp. of Amherst, N.Y., has developed a charge amplifier to support in-mold pressure sensors.
The Type 5155A charge amplifier conditions data to enable the proper transition from the injection phase to the holding phase. It is available in single-, two- or four-channel versions.
An optional internal module makes the unit a controller for automatic switchover at the optimum point. It is driven by the gradient in pressure rise that typically is sensed by a cavity-pressure sensor.
Temperature and viscosity are compensated to avoid a switchover that might happen too early or too late.
Tel. (716) 691-5100, fax (716) 691-5226, e-mail [email protected] kistler.com.
Watlow Infosense boasts of accuracy
St. Louis-based Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. introduced its Infosense sensor technology for thermocouples, which it claims is twice as accurate than standards, when coupled with the Watlow Series SD controller.
With Infosense, Watlow offers a set of four offset points that can be used to adjust the sensor calibration across the full temperature range. Standard thermocouples use single-point calibration correction, Watlow said.
The four calibration values are recorded on the thermocouple label and can be entered manually in the plant or read by a barcode reader tied to the communication port of the the Series SE controller.
Tel. (314) 878-4600, fax (314) 878-6814, e-mail [email protected]
Hy-tech licensing AccuForm know-how
Phoenix-based Hy-tech Forming Systems (USA) Inc. now is licensing its AccuForm technology, which uses an automated cell to produce film inserts for in-mold labeling.
Hy-tech had been using the technology in-house. Now, licenses are available to screen printers, injection molding companies or original equipment manufacturers.
Under the licensing deal, a customer can develop jobs through one of two Hy-tech service facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Once a program is released for production, a license is purchased and the equipment is delivered to the customer's plant. That allows customers to pursue contracts without large, up-front expenditures for equipment.
Tel. (602) 944-1526, e-mail [email protected]