Can-Eng constructs deflashing furnace
Can-Eng Furnaces Ltd. has developed an automated flame deflashing system for plants that injection mold bumper fascias.
The flame technique is an alternative to existing manual deflashing procedures. The new system is fast enough so even complex parts can be 100 percent deflashed within current molding cycle times, according to the company.
Can-Eng Furnaces makes industrial heat-treating equipment. It has Niagara Falls headquarters in New York and Ontario.
Tel. 905-356-1327, fax 905-356-1817, [email protected]
Ohio's SAS trumpets long-angle clamps
SAS Automation LLC of Xenia, Ohio, said an improved version of its WSL long-angle clamp allows for closer and more secure clamp mounting.
A new, reversible profile locator allows for a more versatile tool locator, without compromising the thickness and strength of the head clamp. The design provides for top mounting of gripper arms or holders to the frame profile that are adjustable both parallel and perpendicular to the frame.
Tel. 937-372-5255, fax 937-372-5555, e-mail [email protected]
Wilmington touting small-bottle molder
Wilmington Machinery Inc. said its high-speed small-bottle rotary blow molding machine, the SB, forms the bottles in a single-cavity blow mold, then uses a proprietary method of guiding them through the trimmer at very high speeds.
The SB is designed for making single-serve dairy, food, juice and yogurt packaging from 6-15 ounces, at a rate of at least 250,000 containers per day.
The Wilmington, N.C.-based company is marketing the SB as an alternative to producing two bottles in a tandem blow molding process - which it said cannot produce two identical parison shapes from top to bottom in the mold.
Wilmington Machinery said the SB uses a single parison and individual cavities to produce bottles with the least bottle-to-bottle variation in material distribution and weight.
Tel. 910-796-1604, e-mail [email protected]ilmingtonmachinery.com.
Milacron's new press molds nanomaterials
Milacron Inc. is making news in nanotechnology and all-electric injection molding machines.
The Cincinnati-based equipment firm said the University of Dayton's Research Institute is conducting trials on nanocomposites using coinjection molding on a Milacron Powerline NT machine with 440 tons of clamping force.
Milacron said the Powerline NT press provides the precision and repeatability needed to mold costly nanocomposites.
``With the cost of carbon nanomaterials exceeding $100 a pound, it's a foregone conclusion that the precision of all-electric injection machine technology must be employed,'' said consultant Barr Klaus, president of Electric Injection Services in Cincinnati.
Milacron also announced it added two smaller sizes to its line of Roboshot S2000i-B series of all-electric presses: now in clamping forces of 17 and 33 tons. The firm introduced the S2000i-B series about a year ago, at NPE 2006. The company also said it has added new sizes of injection units to the machines.
The Roboshot S2000-B 55-ton press now is available with a 2.54-ounce injection unit, the 275-ton press has a 21.3-ounce injection unit and the largest press in the series, a 330-tonner, has a 35.2-ounce unit.
Tel. 513-536-2576, fax 513-536-2441, e-mail [email protected]
Dyco pallet systems now use Kuka robots
Dyco Inc. is integrating Kuka robots into its bulk palletizing systems for bottles.
Dyco makes equipment to pack, de-bag, anneal, convey, inspect and palletize plastic containers. According to the Bloomsburg, Pa., firm, using its robots makes changeovers easier and adapting to different bottle sizes less costly. The systems are fully automated from bottle in-feed to pallet discharge. The robot arm is fitted with interchangeable, multipurpose tooling that moves bottles from the in-feed conveyor and positions them on the pallet.
Dyco's stabilizing ring supports each row of bottles as they are positioned in the tier, holding them until the next row is placed. When the tier is filled, the robot positions a corrugated slip sheet, and the stabilizing ring rises to the top of the next tier.
Tel. 800-545-3926, fax 570-752-7366, e-mail [email protected]