Parkinson tenter clipaids film handling
Parkinson Technologies Inc.'s new tenter-clip design allows for better web handling at high speeds, on the company's transverse-direction-oriented (TDO) film stretching lines.
Model 475DJ TDO tenter clips ride on two horizontal chain tracks in the TDO. The clips grip each side of the material and convey it along a tenter frame through an oven.
Improvements in the clip include a high-strength 43/4-inch pitch chain, and a dual jaw with a low profile. This allows for increased holding power of the film, the company said.
Another feature, the snap latch design, allows the clip to remain open after releasing the material. That greatly increases the life of the clip assembly.
Parkinson Technologies is based in Woonsocket, R.I.
Tel. 401-762-2100, ext. 312, e-mail [email protected] .com.
Amana system cuts sheet in single action
Amana Tool said its In-PlasticT insert cut and Quad chamfer system uses 13 knives to do one-action cutting and chamfering for Plexiglas acrylic sheet, polystyrene sheet and other plastic materials.
In-PlasticT is good for sizing, making display cases, signs and lettering applications, said the company in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Users of computer numerically controlled machines can cut and chamfer the top and bottom of both sides of a plastic sheet in a single action.
Amana Tool makes cutting tools for the woodworking, plastics and aluminum industries.
Tel. 631-752-1300, fax 631-752-1674, e-mail [email protected] .com.
E-commerce site offers US products
Overnite Supply LLC is a new e-commerce firm that sells only U.S.-made products to the plastics industry, such as heaters, sensors, nozzles, nozzle tips and screws and barrels.
The owner, Todd Moon, began working in the plastics industry in the early 1980s, at Plastic Products Co., an injection molder in Lindstrom, Minn. Later he worked at Northern Supply Co. in St. Paul, Minn.
Overnite Supply is based in Spicewood, Texas. The Web site is www.overnitesupply.com.
Tel. 800-248-2779, fax 800-460-1123.
Infrared oven built for medical devices
Wisconsin Infrared Systems has developed an infrared conveyor oven for thermoforming medical stents. The oven includes a fan-driven, cool-down area.
The heating chamber measures 4 inches wide by 14 inches long by 1 inch high. Removable exterior panels allow for easy access to the heating and cooling chambers.
The oven has both a supply and a return conveyor. The stainless-steel construction meets medical industry requirements, the company said.
Wisconsin Infrared Systems is based in Easy Troy, Wis.
Tel. 262-642-4200, fax 262-642-3775, e-mail [email protected] oven.com.
Moisture analyzer tailored for plastics
Mettler-Toledo Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, has introduced a plastics-specific version of its HR83 halogen moisture analyzer. It comes pre-loaded with plastics applications.
The HR83 determines the moisture content of plastics directly on the production line, during the manufacturing and drying processes. It takes just three steps and does not require the use of chemicals. The test can be done by untrained workers, giving a simple pass/fail analysis.
Tel. 800-638-8537 or 614-438-4936, fax 614-985-8027.
Pelletron offering 'stimulus package'
Conveying-equipment maker Pelletron Corp. has partnered with Graystone Bank in its hometown of Lancaster, Pa., to offer a stimulus package of a special discount on its DeDuster.
Pelletron also is working with its vendors to provide discount pricing on its accessory equipment for a limited time.
Tel. 717-293-4008, fax 717-293-4011, e-mail [email protected] corp.com.
Trumpf marking laser easy to use, compact
Trumpf Inc.'s TruMark 3010 marking laser is designed for marking small batches or individual parts.
The laser is user-friendly, compact and requires very little maintenance.
A convection-cooled laser head eliminates unwanted airflow used to the work area, and makes for a quiet machine.
Trumpf is based in Farmington, Conn.
Tel. 860-255-6112, fax 860-255-6424, e-mail [email protected] us.trumpf.com.
Techno's CNC router boasts precision
Techno Inc.'s Pro Series computer numerically controlled router for panel manufacturing has large heavy tubing that is welded and stress-relieved as a foundation for the firm's precision drive system.
The routers come in sizes ranging from 4 feet by 8 feet through 6 feet by 20 feet. The company in New Hyde Park, N.Y., also makes special sizes and customized designs.
Features include precision ball-screw drives on all three axes, THK-brand rails and bearings, and a high-speed, closed-loop servomotor and drives.
Tel. 516-328-3970, fax 516-358-2576, e-mail [email protected] cnc.com.
Brush MoldMAX tube reduces mold scrap
Brush Wellman Inc.'s MoldMAX V tube is designed to save machining time and reduce scrap for cores and cavities for injection and blow molds.
The Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based company said MoldMAX V, a copper nickel silicon chromium alloy, is available in a tube shape with up to 7 inches of outside diameter and wall thicknesses as low as two-tenths of an inch. Other forms available include rounds, plates and parts that are finished-machined to customer drawings.
Tel. 216-486-4200, fax 216-383-4005.
Controller system is highly adaptable
West Control Solutions of Gurnee, Ill., said its Vario EC/PLC controller is designed for any size single-screw or twin-screw extruder, for new machines from the manufacturer and retrofit applications.
The Vario EC/PLC is designed for extruder control and temperature control for water- or air-cooled machines.
The system offers a 12-inch touch-screen display that is easy to use. All software is pre-configured.
Other standard features include trends of all parameters, a data logger for 15 points of recording, product recipes, a pre-set timer for startup of heating of temperature zones and cold-start protection to prevent screw and barrel damage.
Remote diagnostics is done via Ethernet Modbus TCP/IP.
Tel. 860-599-1097, e-mail [email protected]
Pallmann offers new pulverizing system
Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG said its PolyGrinder can pulverize polypropylene copolymer for rotational molding by using cryogenic grinding. It is the first time the process can be done without the need to add liquid nitrogen as a cooling agent.
Pallmann said rotomolded PP parts can be used in vehicle-engine compartments and to make pressure vessels. But PP is difficult to pulverize.
The PolyGrinder pulverizes the material under ambient temperatures. The company is based in Zweibrucken, Germany.
Tel. 49-6332-802-0, fax 49-6332- 802-401, e-mail [email protected] mann-online.de.
Sepro Axess 7 targets small injection units
Sepro America LLC of Pittsburgh designed its Axess 7 beam robot for small injection molding machines, with clamping forces between 20-80 tons.
The three-axis servorobot has a standard horizontal stroke of 38 inches, which can be extended on request to a maximum of 72 inches. Also standard is a vertical stroke of 32 inches and a demolding or strip stroke of 16 inches.
The Axess has a payload capacity of 6.6 pounds.
Tel. 412-459-0450, e-mail [email protected]
Pad Print improves midsized unit: KP-08
Pad Print Machinery of Vermont Inc.'s KP-08 pad printer replaces its midsized XP-08.
The new KP line offers customers improved base stability, a more efficient cup-drive system and a simpler automation pad cleaner, said Julian Joffe, CEO of the East Dorset, Vt., firm.
The KP-08 prints one to five colors with 90-millimeter ink cups or can be configured as a one- or two-color unit with 130mm cups. It can be customized with a linear or elliptical conveyor, a rotary table or to print in 360 degrees.
Tel. 800-272-7764 or 802-362-0844.
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