CME Plastics offers its own corrugator
CME Plastics Inc. of Clinton, Mich., which has serviced small-diameter corrugators, now is building its own.
CME said the new corrugator for making convoluted tubing and corrugated pipe is designed and manufactured in the United States.
The machine uses a horizontal mold tunnel, available in blow-assist or vacuum. A water-cooled mold tunnel cools the product.
The corrugator can run pipe sizes ranging from one-fourth of an inch to 2 inches of nominal inside diameter.
CME also offers a smaller corrugator that can run sizes down to a nominal diameter of 3 millimeters.
Tel. 517-456-7722, fax 517-456-7725, e-mail [email protected]
Leak detector offers myriad capabilities
Cincinnati Test Systems Inc. of Cleves, Ohio, introduced its Sentinel I-24, a leak detection test instrument.
According to the company, the fast, repeatable and accurate unit offers flexible, multiple-testing capability and easy USB data storage, and an enhanced operating system.
Features include flexible communication formats of Ethernet, USB port or RS232; automatic part setup for easy programming of up to 99 parts; and automatic calibration.
Tel. 513-367-6699, fax 513-367-5426, e-mail [email protected]
Molder Jaco seeking technical-parts niche
Cleveland-based Jaco Products Co., which does injection molding, stamping, die cutting and computer numerically controlled machining, has been expanding into highly technical parts with exotic materials.
``We've focused on markets that find value in technical parts, such as off-road equipment, mining/exploration equipment, the semiconductor industry, chemical industry, electronics and the pharmaceutical and health-care industries,'' said sales manager William Carter.
Some of the materials include polyetheretherketone, polyphenylene sulfide, polyvinylidene fluoride, polysulfone and polyetherimide.
Tel. 440-632-5800, e-mail [email protected]
Printex touts latest printing technology
Printex Marking Technologies of Poway, Calif., said its technology is an improvement on standard photopolymer laser pad printing.
Printex also is opening a showroom and distribution center in Toronto for Canadian customers.
With the company's direct-to-plate laser engraving technology, operators can go from computer to plate, while maintaining high-image resolution. This eliminates the need to output artwork to film and the conventional photopolymer plate process, saving time. The process is less expensive than conventional photopolymer pad printing, according to Printex, which developed the method in an exclusive partnership with Epilog Laser, based in Golden, Colo.
The company also said its new water wash photopolymer plate, G2-73, features improved graphics, biodegradable photopolymers and nonstick film. The plate eliminates chemicals and shortens process time. It can be used in close-cup and open inkwell systems, and Printex said the G2-73 works well in cold water development.
Tel. 800-982-1928, 858-513-2418, fax 858-513-2419, e-mail [email protected]
Amsler enhances its all-electric machine
W. Amsler Equipment Inc., which makes all-electric stretch reheat blow molding machines for PET containers, has extended the capability of its two-cavity, 2-liter L22 machine to make 5-liter bottles, at a rate of 2,400 an hour.
Available options include a cradle to use existing round molds, up to a 2-liter capacity, all Siemens controls, oriented thread start, preferential preform cooling, and an option to mold wide-mouth containers up to 70 millimeters.
Amsler Equipment is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Tel. 905-707-6704, e-mail [email protected]
Seminar will focus on pharmaceuticals
American Leistritz Extruder Corp. will host a seminar on pharmaceutical extrusion June 6-7 at its operation in Somerville, N.J.
Leistritz said the event is especially important because of the Food and Drug Administration's Process Analytical Technology Initiative, which encourages continuous processes with in-line testing as a way to overcome limitations that are inherent in batch processing.
Topics will include staging of the extrusion line to continuously manufacture a solid-dosage drug-delivery system, upstream feeding and materials-handling, downstream equipment for pelletizing, spheronization, films and transderemal products, materials, cleaning the equipment and other technologies, such as foaming, coextrusion and continuous spheronization.
The seminar includes classroom sessions and machine demonstrations.
The cost is $920.
Tel. 908-685-2333, ext. 612, e-mail [email protected]