Mobile PUR product developed by Cannon
Trezzano, Italy-based Cannon Group developed mobile PUR equipment to use sandwich plate system technology to repair and strengthen steel maritime and civil engineering structures - such as ship repair, shipbuilding, bridge and ship decks, and bulkheads.
Two metal faceplates are bonded to a solid elastomer core, which is injected as a liquid.
The compact, self-contained unit fits into a shipping container and moves in a self-propelled caterpillar track.
Cannon USA is based in Cranberry Township, Pa.
Tel. (724) 772-5600, fax (724) 776-1070.
New Euromap version available at Web site
Euromap, which represents European makers of machinery that processes plastics and rubber, said a new version of the Euromap 67 standard is available on its Web site (www.euromap.org).
The Euromap 67 protocol defines the connection between an injection molding machine and a handling device or robot. The group has adapted the standard now to cover presses with a shuttle table, and turntable presses.
Euromap is based in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Bridge parts created on-site with Puromat
Engineers fixing a highway bridge in Germany used a mobile Puromat polyurethane unit from Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH to produce bridge parts on-site.
Steel plates were permanently bonded together using a PU-elastomer core, made with the Puromat mixing and metering machine that was mounted on a special vehicle that rode on tracks, like a bulldozer.
Krauss-Maffei said the technique, called sandwich plate system, has been used in the ship-building industry, but this marked the first application on a highway. The bridge is on the A57 road between the German cities of Krefeld and Nijmwegen.
First, the worn road surface was removed. The deck was strengthened with a grid of steel strips. Steel plates were placed on top of the grid, creating cavities. The PU mix was pumped into the cavities and, when cured, created a strong bond with the existing bridge deck.
Krauss-Maffei, based in Munich, Germany, said Puromat fits into a standard shipping container so it can be sent anywhere in the world.
In the U.S., Krauss-Maffei's Reaction Process Machinery Division is based in Florence, Ky.
Tel. (859) 372-8549, fax (859) 283-0311, e-mail [email protected] uss-maffeicorp.com.
Mocon offers units to test film, bottles
Minneapolis-based Mocon Inc. said its Aquatran Model 1 is a test instrument that measures water-vapor permeation - at 10 times the measurement sensitivity of other test instruments.
The unit is well-suited for testing ultrahigh barrier films, and packaging, to help extend product shelf life.
Mocon also launched the Permatran-C Model 10, for fast and accurate verification of the shelf life of carbonated beverages. It measures the rate of carbon dioxide transmission of individual plastic carbonated beverage bottles.
The unit can be used with bottle sizes of 250 milliliters to 2.5 liters.
Tel. (763) 493-7206, fax (763) 493-6358, e-mail [email protected] .com.
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