Machine eliminates trapped-air problems
OEM Press Systems Inc. of Fullerton, Calif., introduced a vacuum molding machine for vacuum lamination, which the company said can stop problems with entrapped air.
Designed for push-through loading and unloading, the machine features automatic traversing vacuum doors that index vertically, allowing access to the platens.
The control system provides 10 recipes. Product temperature, platen temperature, hydraulic pressure and vacuum levels are charted on historical trending screens.
Tel. 714-449-7500, fax 714-449-7510, e-mail [email protected]
New Gros calculator assesses worker pay
Dennis Gros, who runs Gros Executive Recruiters, has unveiled a new raise calculator.
Job seekers often ask if they are fairly paid. ``The raise calculator tool helps answer that question,'' he said. ``It quickly estimates an employee's worth and value in dollars. Then it suggests whether a raise or bonus might be appropriate, based on the employee's contribution to company revenue.''
Gros introduced the tool during a presentation at FlexPackCon, a conference organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers' Flexible Packaging Division, held Dec. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.
Gros Executive Recruiters is based in Brentwood, Tenn.
Tel. 615-661-4568, fax 615-370-8512.
ZSR circular shredder handles scrap pipe
Herbold Meckesheim GmbH said its circular shredder in the ZSR series shreds large-diameter scrap pipe.
The material is deposited in a horizontal charging trough, which has a feeding device on the front side that pushes the material against an inclined disk rotor.
The rotor, equipped with special cutting tools, cuts the material into thick-walled chips, which then are crushed further in a mill.
The company in Meckesheim, Germany, said the circular shredder works better than single- or multiple-shaft shredders. Large pipes can be fed in horizontally and processed without cutting them down first.
Before shredding starts, the feed trough is closed and locked by a cover, for safe operation.
In other news, the company said its North American subsidiary in Smithfield, R.I., changed its name March 1 from Resource Recycling Systems Inc. to Herbold Meckesheim USA-Resource Recycling Systems Inc.
Domenic Antico will retire as president of the operation, but will continue as vice president of operations.
National Sales Manager Stephen Montalto will become president.
Tel. 401-232-3354, fax 401-741-0536, e-mail [email protected]
Piovan SpA develops large drying systems
Piovan SpA, an auxiliary equipment maker based in Santa Maria di Sala, Italy, has developed a new line of large drying systems.
Available in 11 models, the DP dryers can be configured with single or multiple hoppers. They can dry from 880 pounds to 5,500 pounds of material an hour.
* The absence of cooling water in both the process and regeneration circuits, which Piovan said represents significant savings of the heat load to the cooling systems and no extra costs for water piping.
* A regeneration heat recovery feature that allows recovery of 100 percent of the energy used for the regeneration process.
* The integration of resin-conveying systems into the dryer cabinet to deliver a compact package that is easy to install.
Piovan's North American headquarters is Piovan Canada Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario.
Tel. 905-629-8822, fax 905-629 8827, e-mail [email protected]
StÃ¤ubli introduces tabletop robot series
StÃ¤ubli Corp.'s Robotics Division has introduced the RS20, a Scara robot small enough for tabletop manufacturing.
The full range includes the RS20, RS40B, RS60 and RS80, with a range of 8.8 inches, 16 inches, 24 inches and 32 inches, and a payload ranging from 2.2 pounds to 17.6 pounds. The small RS20 does high-speed operations such as dispensing, soldering, materials handling, packaging and dispensing.
The Robotics Division is in Duncan, S.C.
Tel. 864-433-1980, fax 864-486-5498, e-mail [email protected]