G.F. Goodman offers 8-inch rotary cutter
G.F. Goodman & Son Inc.'s Simple-Servo 8-inch rotary cutter avoids the cost and complexity of microprocessor-based controls, while it increases the accuracy of cut length and is easy to operate, said the company in Ivyland, Pa.
``Unlike microprocessor-based servos whose blade actuation times vary by internal scan loop times of typically one millisecond, the new-generation servo controls require no processing time, reducing cut-length deviations by 1 millimeter for every 200 feet-per-minute of line speed,'' said Gary Gassman, sales manager.
Simple-Servo can change cut lengths from two to 20 times faster, with 40-95 percent less wasted product, according to Goodman. Instead of requiring an operator to access a main menu and cut-length menu, then enter the entire measurement, the Simple-Servo requires the operator only to tap an arrow to highlight the digit to be changed, then tap up or down arrows to change the digit.
Also new from Goodman is a Mini Cutter Pinch Roll System, which automatically feeds, measures and cuts tubing and hose to a variety of lengths, using a keypad entry, which eliminates the need to inventory cut products.
Tel. (800) 458-8000 or (215) 672-8810, fax (215) 441-8949, e-mail [email protected]
Husky unveils line
of top-entry robots
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. introduced its Tracer line of top-entry robots.
A longer stroke allows the same robot to be used on larger machines. Each robot can be configured for three payloads.
The robot shares the same operator interface with the injection molding machine, so programming is fast and easy, Husky said. The robot follows the clamp to contact the part during mold opening, cutting cycle times for large, deep-draw parts. For a smooth part transfer from mold to robot, the machine pushes the robot back during ejection.
Bolton, Ontario-based Husky also said it has developed an integrated dual carriage, for use with its multimold carrier systems, which can run two independent molds on one injection press. The design enables the robot to pick up parts using traditional end-of-arm tooling. Each carriage is independently controlled.
The dual carriages ride on a common beam mounted parallel to the machine, and the robot places parts at the clamp end of the machine.
Tel. (905) 951-5000, fax (905) 951-5334, e-mail [email protected] husky.ca.
IFM's KN sensors
can detect regrind
IFM Efector Inc. of Exton, Pa., introduced its KN series of sensors that detect plastic regrind or other scrap plastic that has an extremely low dielectric reading and a large amount of air volume.
The KN line resists high levels of electrostatic discharge and can withstand temperatures as high as 230Ã¸ F.
Tel. (800) 441-8246 or (610) 524-2000, fax (610) 524-2010.
has multitip nozzles
Ewikon Hotrunner Systems of America Inc. is offering multitip nozzles for direct vertical gating, called the HPS III-MV series.
The nozzles are available as hot-sprue, multitip nozzles or as multitip nozzles designed to be used in a complete hot-runner system with a manifold. The MVE model does not require a manifold.
Nozzles with pitch diameters of 16-18 millimeters and two, three or four tips come with a special heated adapter that includes an integrated heating element and thermocouple.
The MV is designed for use with a complete hot-runner system. Depending on the pitch diameter, up to eight parts can be gated simultaneously with one nozzle.
It also may be used for multipoint gating of a single part.
Ewikon, based in East Dundee, Ill., also released the HPS III-MH1 nozzles, designed for open horizontal gating in standard mold inserts. Another set of nozzles, HPS III-MH2 for direct horizontal gating with split mold inserts, are suited for packaging and medical molding applications.
Another new product, the HPS III-K nozzle, also is aimed at fast-cycling packaging and medical molding. Sealing in the shaft area simplifies mold construction and provides a well-balanced temperature profile in the gate area, according to the firm.
Ewikon said the slim-line HPS III-S nozzle has a flow channel of 41/2 millimeters. It offers a low-pressure drop.
The company also introduced the next generation of hot-runner controllers, called HPS-C.
Tel. (847) 844-9351, fax (847) 844-9352, e-mail [email protected] usa.com.
won't blemish film
Kundig International Inc. of Wellesley, Mass., said its KNC-200 noncontact thickness gauge uses capacitive measurement to check sticky and transparent cast film without marring the delicate film.
The KNC-200 uses the same principle of other Kundig capacitive measurement devices, but because of a precise air cushion between the sensor and the bubble, a narrow gap is ensured to stop the sensor from marking or sticking to the film.
Tel. (781) 235-8787, fax (781) 431-7891, e-mail [email protected] dig-int.com.
Fast Heat's Mold IQ
stores data on mold
Hot-runner supplier Fast Heat Inc. of Elmhurst, Ill., has introduced the Mold IQ, which stores mold setup and hot-runner system information right on the mold, so it can be retrieved and displayed on Fast Heat's Pulse hot-runner temperature controller.
Fast Heat said it can install the Mold IQ microprocessor chip in the mold box of an existing mold, or the company can provide a special box that incorporates the new chip.
``The Mold IQ microprocessor solves problems that often arise when a molder shelves a tool between job runs or ships it from one location to another,'' said Peter Kalantzis, controls engineering manager.
Mold IQ stores the following information: basic mold setup parameters including tool name, operator name, machine number, material type, lot number, pressure and time settings and barrel temperature; plus hot-runner parameters including setup, control settings, zone designations, power inputs, set-point and actual temperatures and operating modes.
Fast Heat said that, thanks to Mold IQ, its Pulse II has been expanded from 24 zones to a maximum of 168 zones.
The company also has introduced its Precision series of valve gates, covering shot sizes from 5-3,000 grams, and a flexible heater band called HTFlex that can flex around a barrel of any diameter.
The HTFlex design also allows the band to be installed and removed from any point along the barrel without the need to disturb other heater bands and equipment mounted to the barrel, according to the company.
Tel. (630) 833-5400, fax (630) 833-2040, e-mail [email protected]