Jamieson importing machines from China
Jamieson Manufacturing Co. of Torrington, Conn., is importing a new line of laser-cutting and engraving machines from China, starting at $11,900.
The machines have maintenance-free, carbon-dioxide lasers designed for cutting and engraving most plastics, including acrylic, plus wood, marble, glass and coated metals.
Jamieson said four sizes are available with work areas measuring 14 inches by 20 inches and 30 inches by 60 inches.
Tel. 860-482-6543, fax. 860-482-4051.
German firm's system recycles reject parts
A company in Gottmadingen, Germany, called hw.tech works GmbH has developed a thermal repelletizing system, TRS 7000, to recycle reject parts and sprues from glass-reinforced composite parts, such as nylon components.
The parts are fed directly into the single-screw extruder, without any pre-cutting, where they are melted and then repelletized by a granulator.
The compact TRS is placed right at the molding machine.
Hw.tech developed the TRS with Suddeutsches Kunststoff-Zentrum of Wurzburg, Germany.
Tel. 49-7731-904-0, fax 49-7731-904-153, e-mail [email protected]
Mold Tipper allows safer mold handling
Kawaguchi America Ltd., known for its gate-cutting robots, has entered a new market with a device for safely handling molds called the Mold Tipper.
The Mold Tipper protects employees from injury and keeps molds from damage during handling for service, the company said. The heavy-steel device is shaped like a right angle. Using an overhead crane, a technician lowers a mold onto the Mold Tipper, then slowly lowers the mold while the structure turns on its side.
After the mold work is over, the employee reverses the process to bring the mold back to the horizontal position.
Kawaguchi America, based in Minnetonka, Minn., offers the Mold Tipper with a capacity of 2,000 pounds or 5,000 pounds. The company will offer a 10,000-pound model in the future.
Tel. 952-988-8575, fax 952-988-8580, e-mail [email protected]
Inspection system finds flaws in parts
Glenbrook Technologies Inc. of Randoph, N.J., said its MedaScope X-ray inspection system can identify flaws in molded plastics, silicones and rubber.
The X-ray technology can check materials for making medical parts quickly during the production process. The unit uses variable image magnification to produce highly detailed images.
Glenbrook offers larger, console MedaScopes on wheels and small, portable units that weigh just 45 pounds and can be set up quickly in laboratory or production environments.
Tel. 973-361-8866, fax 973-361-9286, e-mail [email protected]
AJR phenolic inserts cheaper alternative
AJR Polytron Inc. said its Hard Thred brand of phenolic-glass-threaded inserts are less expensive than brass and stainless-steel-threaded inserts for insert-molded applications.
Hard Thred is designed for exacting, high-volume applications, especially cell phones. Typically those types of products use brass inserts, which are relatively expensive and can be overengineered for many applications, according to AJR Polytron in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Tel. 215-355-0440, fax 610-995-9066, e-mail [email protected]
CDL valves tolerate high contaminants
CDL Technology Inc. of Addison, Ill., said its patented diverter valves operate at a high speed under full flow, opening or closing in 2 milliseconds.
The valves tolerate a high level of contaminants without sticking, and can handle all types of materials, even polymers that are very difficult to process. The valves have heaters that interchange with other downstream devices.
Sodick units mold liquid silicone parts
Sodick Plustech Co. Ltd. of Yokohama, Japan, is selling the SilPro series of machines to mold liquid silicone and rubber.
The press features a V-Line injection system, which uses a screw to feed a separate plunger. That setup assures exact dosing, without short shots or overpacking that can lead to flash, according to the firm's U.S. unit, Plustech Inc. in Schaumburg, Ill.
A patented back-flow prevention systems shuts off material-feeding pressure.
Sil-Pro machines are available in clamping forces of 5.5-385 tons for horizontal models and 22-165 tons for vertical presses.
Tel. 847-490-8130, fax 847-490-3192, e-mail [email protected]