HRS Flow introduces Fail Safe nozzle, MOM
The HRS Flow Division of Inglass srl has added a screwed-in hot-runner nozzle with double heaters and double thermocouples so production continues even in the event of a fault.
The Fail Safe nozzle screws directly into the hot runner for easy assembly. Single- or double-coil heaters replace standard types.
In other news, the company in San Polo di Piave, Italy, wants you to meet its MOM - Molding Optimization Manager. MOM control units thermal/energy check hot channels and make adjustments.
HRS has a North American operation in Windsor, Ontario: HRS Hot Runner System NA Inc.
Tel. 519-973-0212, fax 519-973-1639, e-mail [email protected]
Parkinson presents contractor winder
Parkinson Technologies Inc.'s new contractor roll winder, the Mark II CR, produces finished rolls of film and laminated web materials of 50-150 linear feet.
The automated winder can work in line with the extrusion process or off line, from jumbo-sized rolls. Customers can generate finished rolls on contractor-sized cores ranging 1-6 inches and in widths of 54-120 inches.
The firm is in Woonsocket, R.I.
Tel. 401-762-2100, fax 401-762-2295.
Zwick method makes notched specimens
Zwick GmbH & Co. KG in Ulm, Germany, has introduced what it claims is a better way to make notched test specimens.
Zwick's new notched milling machine, the ZNO, handles packs of as many as 12 ISO specimens, and notches them all at the same time. Independent settings for cutting and feeding speed allow optimum notches for each plastic material, Zwick said.
Tel. 49-7305-10-0, fax 49-7305-10-200, e-mail [email protected]
Mold Jacks prevent sticking problems
Paladin Sales LLC in Uniontown, Ohio, has introduced novel mold-opening devices for rotational molders, called Automatic Mold Jacks.
The devices prevent problems from the mold halves sticking together during part unloading.
Tel. 330-699-0410, fax 330-699-1260, e-mail [email protected]
D-M-E Co. increases tolerance of its pins
D-M-E Co. of Madison Heights, Mich., said its CT (for close tolerance) pins, made of M2 tool steel, have a tolerance of 0.0002 inch. The firm's previous line had a 0.0003-inch tolerance. The new pins come in diameters of 0.0625 inch to 0.25 inch with no shoulder, and 0.0625 inch to 0.0937 inch with a 2-inch shoulder. Sizes can be made to order.
In other news, D-M-E, a unit of Milacron Inc., is offering what it calls the industry's first off-the-shelf packages for helical-gear stack-mold centering systems.
The firm will introduce the pre-engineered system at Plast-Ex 2007, slated for May 1-3 in Toronto.
Tel. 800-626-6653, e-mail [email protected]
New GE Xenoy resins target fuel tank uses
GE Plastics is offering an alternative to multilayer plastic fuel tanks for small engines facing strict fuel emission standards.
The Pittsfield, Mass., firm recently unveiled new grades of Xenoy resin that it claims provide more than enough barrier properties to meet new emission standards. GE Plastics said the resins avoid high equipment costs for blow molded multilayer constructions, as well as the time and cost to treat conventional monolayer tanks with fluorine.
Xenoy X6800BM is a blow-molding grade of Xenoy polybutylene terephthalate that complies with the current California Air Resources Board emission limit and meets the 2012 target. The injection molding grade, Xenoy 6620-GT, also meets current and expected standards. GE Plastics said the materials have the required barrier properties at only 2½ millimeters of wall thickness.
GE Plastics said the new materials can be molded on existing equipment and provide strength and weatherability. The potential market for such tanks includes millions of lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers, snowmobiles and other off-road machines sold in the Unites States each year. GE Plastics estimates the potential annual U.S. market for plastic resins in this application could exceed 44 million pounds.
Tel. 413-448-5153, fax 413-448-7736, e-mail [email protected]