ICMA San Giorgio SpA (Booth N5089): New sheet and foil extrusion lines. Twin-screw extruders and other extrusion lines.
ITIB Machinery International (Booth E10362): Debuting in U.S. extrusion lines for single- and double-wall corrugated pipe from 4.5mm inside diameter to 630mm outside diameter. Also, downstream equipment.
Kiefel Inc. (Booth S1515): Kiefel will be running a Kirion machine direction orienter designed to work with a blown film system that is able to stretch film by as much as 1,000 percent. At NPE, the orienter will run at about 1,000 feet per minute. MDO polyethylene has potential to replace other materials in packaging markets.
Krauss-Maffei Corp. (Booth S2102): KME 60-36 B/R single-screw extruder typically used for pipe. Extra-long processing unit boosts output and provides more homogeneous melt and lower melt temperatures. Modular design allows conversion to sheet or film production. KMD 75-32/P twin-screw extruder for profiles has a wide processing window, melt homogeneity, low wear, higher screw torque and longer preheating zone. QuickSwitch pipe dimension change system was modified for PVC from standard polyolefin pipe. It changes pipe diameter and wall thickness without stopping the production line, at the push of a button. Krauss-Maffei display includes information on reinforced thermoplastic pipe, which can handle high pressure in uses such as oil and gas production.
LiDa Corp. (Booth N8436): Extruders. Firm does import-export business and consulting.
Maag Pump Systems Textron Inc. (Booth N4749): Fifth-generation Extrex extrusion pump line; new, constant-pressure module for screen changers; static mixers.
Macchi SpA (Booth S1695): Extrusion equipment, blown film line, cast line, improved torque motors and gearless technology.
Maris America (Booth N6371): Twin-screw extruders.
Michigan Plastics Machinery (Booth N4369): Designs, manufactures and reconditions downstream extrusion equipment for pipe, profile, tubing.
Migrandy Corp. (Booth E10101): Designs, manufactures and rebuilds extrusion screws and barrels.
Omipa SpA (Booth N8431): Complete extrusion and coextrusion lines for high optical quality and general-purpose film. Lines for flat and corrugated sheet and hollow profiles in a range of thermoplastics.
Processing Technologies Inc. (Booth N5961): Model 5000 convertible sheet extrusion system. Quickly converts from compact in-line thermoforming system to a full-length takeoff for production of custom roll stock. Includes J-Stack well-suited to low-melt-strength materials and Auto-Gap servohydraulic roll gap positioning system. Includes temperature-control modulation valves for roll stand that optimize water usage, and motorized vertical height adjustment.
Rajoo Engineers Ltd. (Booth N4980): New Incoss inverted conical stack die for blown film extrusion. The die is a hybrid of vertical-flow dies and normal stack dies with horizontal melt flow. Melt distribution is on inverted cone rather than on a disk or cylinder. Also, sheet lines for polypropylene and PET.
Rollepaal Inc. (Booth S1385): Pipe and tubing extrusion equipment. Extruders, die heads, pullers, cutters, tanks, scanners.
Skyreach Group Inc. (Booth E9436): Extruders, tooling and downstream equipment for PVC profiles.
SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH (Booth E9946): Extrusion lines for cast film, sheet, coating, spinning. Winding technology. Also, a new sleeve touch system extends polypropylene cast film capability range to 100-450 microns, increases gloss and clarity while providing low internal residual stress. The vertical melt curtain is chilled from both sides simultaneously between a metal sleeve and a chill roll.
Spirex Corp. (S2170): New high-ouput screw design. Plasticating components such as feed screws, cylinders, valves, nozzles and tips. Also, Power Purge, a new proprietary purging compound.
STC Equipment Corp. (Booth N4273): Zambello gear reducers. New twin-conical gear reducer and counter-rotating twin-screw gear reducer. An improved counter-rotating gear reducer and a single-screw extruder gear reducer.
Techflow Design & Manufacturing Inc. (Booth N7001): Gearless extruders are quiet, eliminate the gearbox and belts and pulleys while addressing power transmission loss. Smaller footprint and 20 percent less power consumption. Also blown film systems, dies, air rings, bubble cages and oscillating nips.
Theysohn Vinyl Extrusion Technologies Inc. (Booth E9946): PVC extrusion machinery and tooling.
Troester Machinery Ltd. (Booth N5139): Redesigned compact extruder for rubber processing. Extrusion lines for plastics and elastomers for profile, hose, wire and cable, sheet, medical.
Wayne Machine & Die Co. (Booth N4439): New Flexi-Panel extruders for plastic, rubber and silicone allow fast changeovers from straight die extrusion such as for sheet to crosshead-die applications like tubing and wire insulation. Features universal positioning control panels, quick-change split clamps, high-speed floor jack caster group. Also, a Yellow Jacket co-rotating twin-screw lab compounding line with water trough and a 2-inch strand pelletizer. Table-top lab extruder. Rebuilt floor-model extruder.
Welex Inc. (Booth N4501): Four-extruder sheet extrusion line with a new DB feed block that can make seven-layer barrier structures. Special die system can make multicolored striped sheet. Quick changeover side-by-side for line to make sheet for clamshell packaging. Also: Evolution sheet takeoff includes individual roll drives and patented, automatic roll gap control; Mark I extruders featuring updated controls and more options; AC vector drives now standard; and new quick-release clamp for die, screw and screen changeovers.
Westland Corp. (Booth N4336): Solid C-2 tungsten-carbide-lined barrel. With Rockwell hardness of 91.5-92.5, the barrel lining is suited to highly abrasive resins. New handbook on screws and cylinders to help improve productivity.
Wexco Corp. (Booth S3009): High-performance bimetallic and tool-steel plasticating cylinders for single and twin extruders and injection molding. Screws, tips, valves.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (Booth S2559): Three-layer, 63-inch Varex blown film line with Filmatic T dual-stacked turret winder. The winder includes fully robotic handling and laser core alignment, and the line features Optifil P2 thermal gauge profile control, Multinip oscillating haul-off and a K-Nostic noncapacitance gauge.
Witte Pumps & Technology LLC (Booth N4172): Optimized extrusion gear pumps from size 36/36 to 90/90. Optimized polymer extraction gear pump.
Xaloy Inc. (Booth S1432): Continuous screen changers available in horizontal and vertical configuration. New vertical models save on aisle space. The D8C provides increased screen area and streamlined polymer flow path. Benefits include leak-free operation, less inlet pressure and reduced maintenance.
Also, manual metric screen changers; two new melt pump sizes; extrusion chill rolls; wear and corrosion-resistant barrels; and screws for pipe, profile, sheet, blown film and blow molding. Efficient extrusion screw can be used as an original equipment replacement for design optimization and length-to-diameter retrofits.
In addition, Xaloy next-generation high-performance screw designs for higher throughputs at lower melt temperatures provide excellent melt quality. Nano mixer for extruding shear-tolerant polymers.
Xinxing Twin Screw Machinery Co. Ltd. (Booth N5087): SJSZ series conical twin-screw extruder. Pipe extrusion line. Profile extrusion line.
Zenith Pumps (Booth N5826): Improved PEP-III extrusion pumps. Melt, extrusion, additive and metering pumps and systems.
Zhejiang Jinhai Plastic Machinery Co. Ltd. (Booth N7418): Single- and twin-screw extruders, screws, barrels for pipe, profiles and sheet.
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PHOTO CREDITS: Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. * SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH * Krauss-Maffei Corp. * Macchi SpA * Davis-Standard LLC * Cincinnati Extrusion GmbH * Processing Technologies Inc.