Dynisco LLC unveils sensors for extrusion
Dynisco LLC has introduced the Melt Monitor line of pressure sensors, designed for plastics extrusion.
Melt Monitor gives users a melt-pressure transducer and a pressure/temperature indicator in a ready-to-install package, said Douglas Joy, vice president of marketing for Franklin, Mass.-based Dynisco.
Features include an integral digital display and an optional built-in sensor to measure temperature.
The four new Melt Monitor models are:
* RMM, the Rigid Melt Monitor with pressure indication only.
* FMM, the Flexible Melt Monitor with pressure indication only.
* RMMT, the Rigid Melt Monitor with both pressure and temperature indication.
* FMMT, the Flexible Melt Monitor with dual pressure and temperature indication.
Tel. (508) 541-9458, e-mail [email protected]
Tol-O-Matic offering a compact actuator
Tol-O-Matic of Hamel, Minn., said the ServoGate is a compact, electric servo actuator designed to replace bulky hydraulic manifolds and hydraulic power systems used for valve control and sequencing in injection molding.
The product eliminates a number of variables in fluid power systems, such as fluid bulk modulus and viscosity changes.
ServoGate also eliminates maintenance and the costs of dealing with hydraulic fluid, Tol-O-Matic said.
The product measures less than 7 inches by 7 inches.
Tel. (800) 328-2174, fax (763) 478-8080.
Transmitters operate in hazardous environs
Gefran ISI Inc. of Winchester, Mass., said the MX4 series of melt-pressure transmitters meets safety standards for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres with the presence of gases, fumes or mists.
Also, the redesigned MF series of explosion-proof pressure transmitters offers improved performance.
Gefran said the transmitters commonly are used in compounding and fiber extrusion.
Gefran ISI is the U.S. subsidiary of Gefran SpA of Via Sebina, Italy.
Tel. (781) 729-5249, e-mail [email protected]
Firm provides micro mold-change devices
Tooling Technology LLC of Fort Laramie, Ohio, has added a PD250 micro version to its line of Segen Quick Mold Change devices for thermoforming.
The flange diameter is 0.9375 inch by 0.06 inch. It weighs just 2 ounces, including the knob. The cylinder is designed to hold smaller tools, logos, mold inserts, dies, jigs and fixtures.
Along with Edward D. Segen & Co. LLC of Milford, Conn., Tooling Technology is part of Tooling Tech Group of Fort Laramie.
Tel. (937) 295-3672.
Stratasys introduces rapid prototyping unit
Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Stratasys Inc. introduced a large-format PolyJet rapid prototyping system, called Eden500V, manufactured by Objet Geometries Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel.
Stratasys distributes the Objet equipment in North America.
The Eden500V measures 19.7 inches by 15.7 inches by 7.9 inches, so it builds bigger models than previous PolyJet systems. Multiple models can be produced simultaneously in a single run. The machine uses four jumbo-sized material cartridges, so it can operate longer unattended.
Tel. (888) 480-3548 or (952) 937-3000.
New software tracks materials in real time
Mattec Corp. of Loveland, Ohio, said processors now can track and forecast up to 10 materials per job in the latest version, release 6.3, of its ProHelp EPM production and process monitoring system.
In real time, the software tracks not only plastic resins and additives, but anything associated with the job, including secondary materials such as inserts and packaging. It reports materials consumed during a production run and forecasts the amount of material needed for a specific job, or for every job running or scheduled in the plant.
In other news, Mattec has introduced a low-cost operator terminal, the MIU Level Z, which automatically monitors machine production and downtime, while allowing manual entry of reasons for downtime.
Priced at less than $850, the control panel is designed for applications that require one display linked to one machine.
Previous Mattec entry-level units could serve as many as 16 machines, but operators had to go to a central location to make manual entries.
Tel. (513) 683-1802, fax (513) 683-1619.