Moretto SpA unveils X drying technology
Italian auxiliary equipment maker Moretto SpA designed its X Technology for drying PET with low energy consumption.
Dryers in the X Technology range are:
PET-Pro drying system, which includes an XD Dryer 600 combined with the Crossed Thermal Exchanger (CTX), a stainless-steel hopper and an optional Flowmatik Uni System. The combination of equipment is specially designed to recover energy spent during the use of PET.
The X PET-Pro CTX is located on top of the hopper so the hot exhaust air can be transferred to the processing air before it moves into the heating unit, Moretto said.
Moretto also said the Flowmax PET system is its latest innovation for large-scale PET drying.
Massanzago, Italy-based Moretto demonstrated the new developments at the 2009 Drinktec show in Munich.
Tel. 49 163 550-1471, fax 49 6007 99 1875, e-mail behne@pr-port folio.de.
Aero pad printers offer 2 or 4 colors
ITW Trans Tech has introduced two new models of multicolor pad printing machines, the two- and four-color Aero series.
The pad printers are electro-pneumatically driven and controlled by a programmable logic controller sporting a touch-screen interface for easy operation and setup. Each color station can operate independently of the others.
The machines are compact for mobility. They can be installed directly into automated systems, table- or bench-mounted, or used on an optional machine base or according to the company.
ITW Trans Tech is based in Carol Stream, Ill.
Tel. 630-752-4000, e-mail sales@ itwtranstech.com.
Cap Cooler doesn't need any refrigerant
The Cap Cooler from Green Box America Inc. is designed to cool injection molded caps before they are discharged into a collecting box as an alternative to long cooling conveyor lines.
After molding, the caps go through a cooling drum, floating on a flow of ambient air. The drum has a continuous helix inside, with holes for the air to pass through. The Cap Cooler uses no refrigerant because that would over-cool the caps, said Jose Garcia-Hernandez, operations director at the Bensenville, Ill., firm.
So the whole surface of the cap gets cooled, and they can be stored right away. We don't need any long conveyors, he said.
In other news, Green Box named two representatives for North America. LaBelle Industrial Sales of El Paso, Texas, and Applied Extrusion Technology & Consulting of Holden, Mass., covers New England.
Tel. 630-616-5400, fax 630-616-5415, e-mail j.garcia@greenbox america.com.
Fluidaire acquires pyrolysis furnace
Fluidaire Cleaning Services Inc., a supplier of thermal cleaning systems for the plastics and fiber industries, has installed a vacuum pyrolysis furnace in its applications laboratory in New Brunswick, N.J.
Schwing Fluid Technik GmbH of Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, supplied the VacuClean 254T. The furnace cleans parts such as screws, dies, breaker plates and manifolds.
FCS is a joint venture between Schwing and Procedyne Corp. of New Brunswick.
Tel. 732-964-1700, fax 732-249-7220, e-mail [email protected].
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