Beaumont provides mold evaluations
Beaumont Technologies Inc., which makes the MeltFlipper melt rotation device, is offering to provide, at its cost, mold imbalance evaluations for existing molds, plus hot-runner layouts for new molds.
BTI also will credit the cost of this service toward the sale of any additional mold optimization package or service purchased.
For existing molds, processors need only send their runners and parts for evaluation by BTI. The firm in Erie, Pa., in conjunction with testing laboratories and production equipment, will evaulate mold imbalances using its proprietary 5 Step Process software. For new mold designs, BTI needs details of the proposed runner layout and cavity positioning in either two-dimensional or three-dimensional formats.
Tel. (814) 899-6390, fax (814) 899-7117, e-mail [email protected]
CalPoint monitors flow, temperature
Universal Flow Monitors Inc. said its CalPoint is a flow meter and temperature transmitter designed for monitoring liquid used for heat removal: in injection molding, where it helps assure consistent liquid flow through the mold; and for mold making, where it assures the efficient flow of coolant liquid during the machining process.
The meter monitors both flow rate and temperature. Accuracy is plus or minus 1 percent of actual flow and plus or minus 0.25 percent of actual temperature, the company said.
CalPoint is a version of Universal Flow Monitors' CoolPoint flow meter, with the added ability to monitor temperature readings and transmit the data to a process controller.
CalPoint is available in pipe sizes ranging from three-quarters of an inch to 2 inches.
The company is based in Hazel Park, Mich.
Tel. (248) 542-9635.
Conair touts rollers on feeding system
Conair Group sure has some groovy rollers.
Conair's new film-trim feeding system for high-speed, machine-side granulators boasts feed rollers with a grooved surface. The drive and pressure rollers have grooves running around the circumference and intermeshing so the peak of a groove on one roller fits into the trough of the other roller. The rollers themselves never actually touch, so wear is reduced, but the efficient feeding of trim scrap or scrap film rolls is not affected because the fit between the grooves is close enough so that the film is stretched tight and gripped for positive feeding.
This design eliminates the need for the dancer mechanism and electronic speed controls that complicate such systems, said Pittsburgh-based Conair.
Conair said the trim systems can handle material at rates up to 300 feet per minute. The feeding system is available for Conair's CHS series and other granulators.
Tel. (412) 312-6000, fax (412) 312-6320.