ACS Group offering new shredder, robot
Two brands of ACS Group have rolled out new products.
AEC Inc.'s new AXS Extreme Duty single-shaft shredder boasts rugged construction with heavy-duty bearings to handle large extruder purgings and reject parts, trim scraps, baled or loose film, synthetic fiber, wood processing scrap, medical waste, cardboard, paper and carpet.
Serrated ram plates hold the parts into the rotor. A swing-style ram minimizes space and allows product to fall into the robot. The large rotor measures 291/2 inches in diameter. The low-speed robot runs as 54 revolutions per minute, so it transmits high cutting torque.
Bolted-in cutter seats allow for easy removal and maintenance. Square cutters are quick-change reversible.
Sterling's Apex SC-W series beam robot is designed for injection molding presses in clamping forces from 50-220 tons. The company said the robot is ideal for high-speed applications, since all of its moving axes ride on a hardened steel rail with a bearing guide.
ACS is in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tel. 847-273-7700, fax 847-273-7804.
Prosthetics using Ticona's UHMW PE
Ticona has developed ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene especially suited to artificial prosthesis replacements.
The firm incorporates vitamin E in its GUR UHMW PE resins, claiming the vitamin is a biocompatible antioxidant. The vitamin, alpha-tocopherol, is present at 1,000 parts per million. Ticona claims the new material will allow irradiation procedures as well as effective oxidation resistance.
Such prostheses replace hips, knees, shoulders, spine components, elbows and ankles. Ticona said its GUR UHMWPE has been tested and proved in the field since the 1960s.
Ticona's North American headquarters is in Florence, Ky.
Tel. 800-833-4882 or 859-372-3244, e-mail [email protected]
Kathabar marketing FRP dehumidifiers
Kathabar Dehumidification Systems Inc. is marketing its liquid and dry desiccant systems for controlling temperature and humidity during plastics processing.
Kathabar said the system can prevent condensation on molds, reduce cycle time, improve part quality and production rates and increase the life of molding equipment.
All Kathabar equipment is made from fiber-reinforced plastic.
Niagara Blower Co. of Buffalo, N.Y., acquired Kathabar in early 2008. Kathabar also is based in Buffalo.
Tel. 716-875-2000, fax 716-875-1077, e-mail [email protected] blower.com.
Acrilex loads sheet for mineral effects
Acrilex Inc. is offering acrylic sheets loaded with muscovite mica flakes to provide mineral effects.
Acriglas minerals contain 20 percent mica and are designed for cosmetic displays, store fixtures and millwork. The mica flakes are encapsulated in an acrylic matrix, making them machinable and weather resistant. A range of colors is available, including sandstone, black galaxy mica, garnet and natural mica.
The Jersey City, N.J., company said the sheets are available in thicknesses ranging from one-eighth to one-half inch in a variety of sizes. They can be drilled, routed, glued and worked like any other acrylic sheet.
Tel. 800-222-4680, e-mail [email protected]
New ITWC polyol line contains biocontent
ITWC Inc. is launching a polyester polyol based on a renewable ingredient sourced from DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts.
The Poly SR line is aimed at polyurethanes used as elastomers, coatings and sealants. It is based on DuPont Tate & Lyle's Susterra propanediol made from corn sugar using proprietary fermentation technology.
ITWC of Malcom, Iowa, said the new polyol shows no difference in processing and finished products compared with products based on 1,4-butanediol. The polyol is available in a variety of molecular weights, with the most common between 1,000 and 2,000. Susterra-based elastomers can have up to 50 percent biocontent based on weight.
Tel. 641-528-3000, fax 641-528-4041.
RJG online courses give molding prep
RJG Inc. of Traverse City, Mich., now offers its Injection Molding Essentials and Systematic Molding I courses over the Internet and the firm plans to expand the online training offerings.
Essentials is a starter course for people new to injection molding. RJG said users get a solid foundation for understanding molding and good production techniques.
Systematic Molding I focuses on stable processing strategies, methods for collecting and interpreting process data, and techniques for minimizing variation on resin viscosity.
Both courses are preparatory classes for RJG's Master Molder certification series.
Tel. 231-947-3111, fax 231-947-6403, e-mail [email protected]
Pura release agent enhances spray skins
Chem-Trend LP, which makes release agents in Howell, Mich., has introduced the Pura 1500 line of products made with polyurethane spray-skin technology.
Chem-Trend said that spray-skin is used to make soft-touch surfaces on automotive interiors and for seating on all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and personal watercraft.
The process creates a thin, durable soft skin that can be back-foamed. It also allows manufacturers to give a texture to the skin, such as simulated leather grain.
The release agent plays a vital role in controlling the gloss level and integrity of the final part.
Tel. 517-546-4520, fax 517-546-8910.
Beta LaserMike USA offers DataPro 3100
Beta LaserMike USA of Dayton, Ohio, said its DataPro 3100 controller supports the manufacturing of wire, cable, pipe and tubing.
Laser diameter gauges and ultrasonic gauges can be combined, for monitoring and control of any two laser diameter gauges to control the extrusion process, according to Beta LaserMike.
Another feature is automatic shrinkage compensation.
Tel. 937-233-9935, fax 937-233-7284.
SSD Control Technology Inc., which manufactures fabrication machines for the vinyl fence industry, has introduced new notching equipment, a four-bay router, a single-bay router and an expanded line of computer numerically controlled cutoff saws. The company is based in South Bend, Ind.
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