Motan Metro loaders have modular design
Motan Inc. of Plainwell, Mich., said its new general Metro loaders feature a modular design and standardized components.
Units can be reconfigured to meet changing requirements. Metro central conveying systems are available in hopper- and machine-mounted versions, with capacities ranging from half a liter to 30 liters.
On all models, a hinged lid provides easy access. Material and vacuum hoses and valves are fitted to the body of the unit. The large opening of the vacuum valve allows for a blast of air to clean the filter once the pressure in the receiver is equalized, after each conveying cycle.
Metro loaders also come as stand-alone units. HES/MES 10/50/200 loaders are designed for material throughputs of 22-440 pounds. The HES/MES 10 is the smallest loader Motan has developed. The HES/MES 200, running up to 440 pounds, is Motan's first single-phase loader with that large a throughput capacity.
Tel. (616) 685-1050, fax (616) 685-1059, e-mail [email protected]
HD miniature mixers run heavy materials
The HD series of miniature rotary batch mixers can blend heavy or abrasive materials with bulk densities up to 80 pounds per cubic foot, according to Munson Machinery Co. Inc. of Utica, N.Y.
A rotating drum has proprietary mixing flights that tumble, turn and fold materials gently, to achieve full uniformity in two to three minutes, regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of the batch ingredients.
The machine evacuates 100 percent of the batch, as the internal flights lift and direct the entire batch into the discharge spout for evacuation. It can be cleaned quickly with no tools, the company said.
Tel. (315) 797-0090, fax (315) 797-5582, e-mail [email protected]
ACS Group unveils new-product slate
ACS Group has introduced several new products under its AEC and Colortronic brands:
* AEC's SD small drying hoppers come in machine-mounted or floor-mount configurations. Features include mass flow design, full hopper insulation, slide gate shut-off and a large door for easy cleaning. The hoppers are built from insulated carbon steel on the inside, with an outside cover of aluminum. Solid inside walls are standard, to prevent hang-ups of material.
* AEC's AEV series of servo traversing robots, for injection molding machines. Three-dimensional servo-driven axes move the robot at high-speeds and stop it accurately. Servo drives also feature simultaneous motion of functions, heavy-duty write flips and large payload capacities.
* ACS said the Colortronic CGS gravimetric batch blenders feature precision cantilever load cells with a heavy-duty diamond design slide-gate metering assemblies, which provide a wide recipe range for free-flowing pellets.
CGS blenders range from two to eight dosing components. Blending capacity is between 150-6,000 pounds an hour. The adjustable slide-gate-stroke limiters accurately meter minor ingredients. A Mitsubishi programmable logic controller runs the unit.
* Colortronic's 30RA and 30GX Outdoor series of air-cooled central chillers - not surprisingly - are designed for installation outside a plastics factory. Both the screw chillers feature rotary compressor technology for efficient cooling.
The 30RA models have cooling capacity of 10-60 tons. The 30GX chillers come in 85- to 360-ton capacities, and those larger models feature a semi-hermetic twin-screw compressor to increase refrigeration capacity.
* Colortronic's CSV machine-side hopper loaders are designed for plants where it's not practical to install a central resin conveying system. The self-contained units come with integrated or separate vacuum pumps. Compressed air conveys material based on time or demand. An integrated level sensor controls the process. Using the company's two-component proportioning valve, two materials can be metered together.
* Colortronic has added a CFC-S central vacuum safety filter to its family of conveying equipment. It acts as a central collection receiver for dust and fines, protecting the vacuum pump from damage.
* The pumps on Colortronic's CPC vacuum conveying system feature a regenerative/centrifugal blower that moves materials up to 400 feet. Pumps on the CPD system use a positive-displacement vacuum pump; it moves materials up to 500 feet.
ACS is based in Wood Dale, Ill.
Tel. (630) 595-1060, fax (630) 595-8924.
Welder designed for tight-tolerance uses
Dukane Corp. has introduced its 30/40 ultrasonic welder designed for tight-tolerance applications.
The actuator is mounted on a very rigid support, typically used for larger, heavier actuators.
Other features include a robust square-welded, steel H-frame-style column that eliminates deflection, making the machine repeatable and precise, according to St. Charles, Ill.-based Dukane.
The 30/40 has Dukane's hydraulic speed control, with the electronic regulator and force load cell.
Tel. (630) 797-4900, fax (630) 797-4949, e-mail [email protected]
Israel's Objet offers rubberlike materials
Objet Geometrics Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel, has launched the FullCure Tango line of rubberlike materials for rapid prototyping.
FullCure Tango is available in two formulations, with different elasticity properties. It comes in black or gray. The materials allow printing of three-dimensional models that closely resemble the feel of flexible end products.
E-mail [email protected] jet.com.
Green Valley touts Titan 2147 upender
Green Valley Manufacturing Inc., which makes quick-mold-change systems in Mount Zion, Ill., said its Titan 2147 positions a mold so an overhead crane can disassemble it, for mold maintenance.
Known as an ``upender,'' the device also can be incorporated into Green Valley side-loading equipment, so a crane can deliver half a tool at a time, for situations in which the total mold weight exceeds overhead crane capacity.
After the tool is assembled again, the upender can present the mold for insertion into the press.
The Titan 2147 is designed for molds weighing as much as 30,000 pounds, but Green Valley said it can custom-build upenders to handle any size and weight of mold.
Tel. (217) 864-4412, fax (217) 864-4275.