Vecoplan designs new film shredder
Vecoplan LLC said the industrial shredder, model RG42K-XL F, shreds plastic film in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
The hopper opening measures 42 inches by 52 inches. Dump-and-run operation handles a variety of loose or baled plastic films, as well as short pile carpet. The shredding chamber features the patented, single-shaft U-Rotor, with a 60-horsepower motor. Each bolt-on cutting insert can be rotated to four different wear points before it needs replacement.
Vecoplan, of High Point, N.C., said the shredder has solved the self-feeding problem associated with film. It uses the firm's SureCut shredding system, which delivers two-stage auxiliary size reduction in a single pass.
Tel. 336-861-6070, e-mail [email protected]
DMS steel inserts help identify parts
Diemould Service Co. (Canada) Ltd. of Oldcastle, Ontario, offers a new 12-month, five-year matrix date stamp for long-running parts.
It comes in three sizes and three grades of steel.
DMS also offers customized bar-code inserts, which ship in two or three working days.
Tel. 800-265-4885 or 519-737-6743, fax 519-737-6744.
Multiple-roll stands stabilize sheet heat
HPM said its all-nipping roll stands, for five or seven rolls, maintain uniform heat removal across the width and the thickness of in-line extruded sheet for thermoforming, never allowing the sheet to become unstable.
HPM said standard roll-stand/cooling can allow the sheet to be either in a relaxed state, causing the sheet to droop, or to be put under tension and get stretched. That can change the orientation of the sheet, a problem especially in thin-gauge, high-speed sheet extrusion lines.
All-nipping roll stands keep the sheet on total control throughout the entire cooling process, according to HPM, a division of Taylor's Industrial Services LLC. HPM is based in Mount Gilead, Ohio.
Tel. 419-949-2206, fax 419-946-2473, e-mail [email protected] ind.com.
Super Air Wipe cools hot extruded shapes
Cincinnati-based Exair Corp.'s stainless-steel Super Air Wipe produces a 360-degree airstream that can blow off, dry, clean or cool material passing through the center - such as extruded pipe, hose and other extruded shapes.
A small amount of compressed air gets ejected through a thin slotted nozzle that pulls in high volumes of surrounding room air, according to the company.
The Super Air Wipes are available in diameters of 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches and 4 inches.
Tel. 800-903-9247 or 513-671-3322, fax 513-671-3363, e-mail [email protected]
Easy Pal palletizes bottles row by row
Zecchetti srl of Montecchio Emilia, Italy, offers a new model of its Easy Pal palletizing system, the RBR, for handling bottles and other cylindrical containers.
RBR stands for row-by-row. A robot picks up rows of bottles directly from conveyors and releases them on the pallet. Since there are no tables or intermediate planes, RBR eliminates the risk of bottles falling, according to Zecchetti. The bottles are always retained and protected.
Tel. 39-522-867-411, fax 39-522-866-034, [email protected]
S+S slim pipe magnet designed for plastic
S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH launched the Safemag pipe magnet, specially designed for plastics.
The Safemag is especially useful for removing contaminants from plastic granulates in standing or slow-moving columns. S+S said Safemag is the slimmest magnet on the market, with a mounting height of just 2.4 inches.
A compact aluminum-block design allows the conveyor, mixing and dosing units to be installed directly over the magnet, the company said.
S+S is based in SchÃ¶nberg, Germany. Its U.S. operation, S+S Metal Detectors North America Inc., is in Schnecksville, Pa.
Tel. 610-799-0311, fax 610-799-0399, e-mail [email protected]
Patt offers Colossus for extrusion filtration
Patt Technologies Inc. has introduced the Colossus Series backflush filtration system for plastics extrusion.
Patt's filtration surface is 40 times the area of the firm's largest Pattriot Series unit, and gives a much greater filtration area to overall size ratio than typical extrusion filtration systems, said the company, based in St.-Eustache, Quebec.
Tel. 450-491-5333, fax 450-491-5335, e-mail [email protected]
Metal-Cut slices reinforced profiles
Gillard & Co. Ltd. of Tewkesbury, England, said its Metal-Cut uses a circular knife blade to slice through metal-reinforced plastic and rubber extruded profiles, to create a clean, square cut end.
Metal-Cut uses digital, alternative-current, brushless servomotors to control the cutting and hold length accuracies to within plus or minus 0.1 millimeter, even at high line speeds, the firm said.
Both caterpillar in-feed belts have their own AC servodrive, synchronized together. Another feature: a gap-detection system for punched or slotted metal-reinforced profiles. A special fiber-optic sensor detects gaps in the metal through the plastic or rubber surface coating of the profile - and the cut is activated to slide exactly through the gap.
Also, Gillard's new 504V vertical coiling machine boasts a very small footprint. Low-tension coiling prevents stretching or distorting of product. A fully automatic traversing mechanism ensures side-by-side layering.
Tel. 44-1684-290-243, fax 44-1684-290-330, e-mail [email protected]