Piovan SpA to unveil drying equipment
Italian auxiliary equipment maker Piovan SpA will display its new PET drying equipment at the PETpoint show, to be held Sept. 12-17 in Munich, Germany.
Piovan drying hoppers dry PET resin so the temperature of the air leaving the hopper is at a level that does not require cooling.
The controller manages all functions, including feeding, heating, drying, mold conditioning and masterbatch dosing. Piovan said that means the system uses the lowest possible amount of energy - using the Automatic Energy Management Kit. Also, half of the energy that regenerates the desiccant beds is transferred back into the process circuit.
Another product, the PETes AA analyzer, allows you to test the complete, intact PET preform. Traditional testing instruments require the operator to cut, grind and weigh the preform before it is analyzed, according to Piovan, in Santa Maria di Sala, near Venice.
The company's North American operation, Piovan Canada Ltd., is in Mississauga, Ontario.
Tel. (905) 629-8822, fax (905) 629-8827, e-mail [email protected]
Deublin water union cools megacalender
Deublin Co. sold a 6400 Series rotating water union to a customer that built an extra-large calender.
The calendar sports three rolls measuring 3 feet in diameter and more than 18 feet wide. Each roll weighs 10 tons. The rolls turn up to 142 feet per minute.
Deublin, of Waukegan, Ill., said the rolls' cooling capacity required a flow of 310 gallons of water per minute. The 6400 water unions' design allows for on-the-machine seal replacement.
Tel. (847) 689-8600, fax (847) 689-8690, e-mail [email protected]
Gas-assist unit using Generon generator
Houston-based Generon IGS Inc.'s nitrogen generation system will be used by a customer doing gas-assisted injection molding of back cabinets and front panels for flat-screen televisions.
The Generon HP 6500 series is a portable nitrogen generator that uses a 35-horsepower air compressor with a three-stage booster after the membrane unit, which pressures the nitrogen.
Tel. (713) 937-5200, fax (713) 937-5250.
ConProTec touting new Mixpac system
Salem, N.H.-based ConProTec Inc., which makes two-component adhesives used to glue parts of plastic and other materials, has introduced its Mixpac S-50.
When used with the new cordless EZ-mix dispensing gun from DTIC Dispensing Technologies of South Lancaster, Mass., the system can accommodate the standard Mixpac with volumetric ratios of 1-1, 2-1, 4-1 and 10-1, and also the new Mixpac S-50 with an additional ratio of 3-2.
DTIC is based in Lancaster, Mass.
(603) 893-2727, fax (603) 893-3737.
IMS releases line of Sharxx granulators
IMS Co. of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, introduced its Sharxx Line of plastics granulators for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding operations.
The custom-built Sharxx machines come in 10 models and 25 sizes, ranging from beside-the-press models to large central granulators, with names like Hammerhead, Great White and Whale.
Tel. (800) 537-5375, ext. 173, fax (888) 288-6900, e-mail [email protected]
Ascon introduces industrial controllers
Ascon Corp. of Batavia, Ill., introduced to the U.S. market its industrial controllers, including the GammaDue panel-mount and DeltaDue DIN rail-mount controllers.
Ascon's products include universal controllers, set point programmer-controllers and indicators.
Each of the DeltaDue control and acquisition modules can operate independently or together with other modules.
Both GammaDue and DeltaDue are supported by Ascon's Controller Explorer software, so users can configure products with or without communications. Two supervisory software packages are available.
Ascon Corp. is a subsidiary of Ascon SpA of Milan, Italy.
Tel. (630) 482-2950, fax (630) 482-2956, e-mail [email protected]