Kreyenborg likely to see sales double
Kreyenborg Industries, the North American sales and service arm of Kreyenborg GmbH of Munster, Germany, is on pace to double its 2003 sales this year, according to Warren Kim, sales manager.
Kreyenborg makes continuous screen changers, extrusion gear pumps and underwater pelletizers.
Kim said the company's Valuline continuous screen changer, introduced at NPE 2003, is doing well. Positioned as a lower-priced alternative to Kreyenborg's custom-built K-SWE, it was designed to target the large market segment dominated by lower-priced, semi-continuous, slide plate screen changers.
Kim said the firm does not give specific sales figures. He said Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Kreyenborg Industries employs five.
The overall Kreyenborg Group is launching several new products this year. BKG GmbH, the underwater pelletizer member of the group, recently announced the CrystallCut, a patented technology that allows for on-line crystallization for PET production. Also, the recycling division is more aggressively marketing the Infrared Rapid Dryer in North America.
Kreyenborg's product lines can be demonstrated at its in-house pilot line in Lawrenceville.
Tel. (770) 339-4177.
Low-cost SmartCut has all-digital drive
RDN Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Bloomingdale, Ill., has launched a low-cost servo-drive cutter called SmartCut, for extrusion applications.
Prices start at less than $12,000. Customers that buy a SmartCut before Oct. 29 receive $750 worth of options free, the company said.
SmartCut has all-digital drive for control and speed - up to 250 cuts per minute. Easy-to-use features include predetermining counter and push-button operation.
Electrical interlocks disable the blade if the guard is open or the bushings are removed.
Tel. (630) 893-4500, ext. 223, e-mail [email protected]
VC-1 unit maintains proper ink viscosity
Automated Industrial Systems, which makes pad printers in Erie, Pa., said its VC-1 monitors and controls ink viscosity inside a sealed ink cup.
If the viscosity varies outside of a preset range, solvent is added automatically to bring the ink back to the proper viscosity.
The VC-1, which is mounted directly in the ink cup, can be retrofitted to most sealed-cup pad printers.
Tel. (814) 838-2270, e-mail [email protected]
RJG receives FDA OK for software systems
RJG Inc. of Traverse City, Mich., made several announcements recently:
* RJG said the Food and Drug Administration has validated its Insight System and eDart System software, so RJG customers that use those systems have FDA approval. RJG used a consultant, St. Vrain Group of Boulder, Colo., to help prepare for the approval.
* Troy Walwood, plastics instructor at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich., has become an RJG-certified instructor. He completed all three modules of RJG's Master Molder certification program.
* In people news, RJG has hired Steve Zenner as Midwest account manager and Dave Sanborn as regional accounts manager for the western part of the United States and Mexico.
Tel. (231) 947-3111, fax (231) 947-6403.