Italian press maker Presma SpA can mold wine corks on an all-electric, rotary-table injection molding machine called the Roto T2/48E, which also features new plasticizing screws.
The press can mold two corks per cycle. Some cycles can run two colors with two different materials. Cycle time range from 1.8 seconds to 2.2 seconds — or 3,000-4,000 corks per hour.
The machine feeds wooden or plastic inserts into the corks to product T-stoppers.
Another press, the GTS 200 BIC, can coinjection mold interior car door handles. The machine features a twin-screw plasticizing unit, which is incorporated into the transfer system, plus a patented coinjeciton nozzle.
A third press, the Modulo 2/100, also offers multishot molding. A takeout device moves the parts from one station to another.
Presma is based in Torba di Gornate Olona, Italy. Its U.S. operation, Presma Corp., is in East Brunswick, N.J.
Tel. 732-390-4599, fax 732-254-3509, e-mail [email protected]