2-part system turns purgings into regrind
Purgings those strange, rocklike lumps of purged plastic after job and color changes no longer have to go to the landfill. Meet the Maguire Purging Recovery System.
The two-stage system first slices or planes hard lumps of plastic into small pieces, then propels the pieces at a high rate of speed into the hopper of a compact granulator below.
Maguire Products Inc. sells the entire system, including the second-stage compact granulator, for $28,000.
The Purging Recovery System is the only equipment designed specifically for the rugged work of size-reducing hard, heavy masses of plastic, said B. Patrick Smith, vice president of marketing and sales for the auxiliary equipment maker in Aston, Pa.
We developed this system to be heavy-duty in construction, shock-resistant in operation and easy for operators to access for loading. A specially constructed machine base and sound enclosure keeps noise at a minimum.
Tel. 610-459-4300, fax 610-459-2700.
Netstal refurbishing its used machines
Swiss injection press maker Netstal AG is getting into the used machinery business by trading, overhauling and selling used Netstal presses. The brand is called Original Netstal Revised.
The company in NÃ¤fels, Switzerland, has set up a dedicated department. The customer gets complete access to original manufacturing documents and spare parts. The presses come with a warranty of up to 12 months.
Netstal is targeting new customers, and existing customers who want to have individual presses overhauled.
Tel. 41-55-618-6111, e-mail [email protected]
Stork, Wallbox team to develop package
Injection press maker Stork Plastics Machinery BV helped Wallbox SA of Mouscron, Belgium, develop a new package called Belin La Box for Lu Belin, part of Kraft Foods Inc.
Introduced in France, the dry-goods package uses an injection molded lid and base, and a cardboard body. Wallbox and Stork worked with toolmaker Loomans Matrijzen NV of Lommel, Belgium, on the design.
Hengelo, Netherlands-based Wallbox has installed several Stork S+ injection presses with 250 metric tonnes of clamping force to produce the boxes on two-by-two stack molds.
Stork's U.S. operation is in Shirley, Mass.
Malpack, Sigma each buy stretch film lines
Gloucester Engineering Co. Ltd. delivered two stretch film lines in late 2009.
Malpack Ltd. of Toronto bought a cast stretch film line the company's fifth from Gloucester Engineering. The new line will increase Malpack's capacity by 43.6 million pounds a year, making it the highest-capacity cast stretch film line in Canada, according to the machinery maker in Gloucester, Mass.
The line will be the first in North America to use NanoLayer feedblock technology from Cloeren Inc. of Orange, Texas. The machine will turn out strength film for hand and machine wrap in thicknesses of 40-200 gauge. The line will allow Malpack to sell film with increased performance at reduced thicknesses, according to Gloucester Engineering.
Lyndhurst, N.J.-based Sigma Stretch Film Corp. bought a five-layer agricultural stretch film line for its plant in Canada. Gloucester Engineering said it is the largest agriculture stretch film line in North America.
Tel. 978-281-1800, fax 978-282-9111.
Film winder handles wider, heavier rolls
Fulton Machinery Inc. of Phoenix, N.Y., which makes equipment for film, foil and paper converting, said its AAW7000 winder can wind 60-inch-diameter rolls.
The machine was designed to work with an existing roll changer, to replace a winder that can wind 50-inch rolls.
The turret indexing mechanism can handle 7,000-pound rolls on an existing 31-inch-arm radius.
Tel. 315-695-2699, fax 315-695-2667, e-mail [email protected] fultonmachinery.com.
Swab manufacturer buys extrusion line
Super Brush LLC, which makes foam swabs and applicators for medical and dental markets, has purchased a turnkey extrusion line from American Kuhne Inc.
American Kuhne supplied an Ultra-series extruder with a high-performance Steward Barrier Screw. The extruder has a screw diameter of 13/4 inches and a length-to-diameter ratio of 24:1.
The extrusion line gives Super Brush the flexibility to produce a range of products, including polypropylene tubing and profiles, and heavy-wall tubes from high density polyethylene.
Super Brush makes more than 30,000 styles of foam swabs and applicators at its new factory in Springfield, Mass. The company serves the pharmaceutical, medical-device, dental, clean room and industrial markets.
Our product has really grown and that has justified the purchase of a new dedicated extrusion line, said engineering manager Brian Crawford.
Because of the critical nature of our products and tight specifications called [for] by our customers, we did a lot of due diligence to make sure we had the right supplier.
American Kuhne is based in Ashaway, R.I.
Tel. 401-326-6200, e-mail smax [email protected]
Latest Denso robots feature wide reach
Denso Robotics in Long Beach, Calif., offers high-speed clean room robots, the VM-series six-axis articulated robots.
The Class 100 robots can reach 40-52 inches, with a maximum payload of 22 pounds.
The long, slim arms can reach easily around tooling or peripheral equipment and into deep, narrow spaces such as injection molds.
Tel. 310-952-7955, e-mail ed [email protected]
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