Press manufacturers Engel, Nissei, Sumitomo and Negri Bossi molded medical parts during the Canon trade shows Feb. 9-11 in Anaheim, and Nissei introduced a new executive.
In a waste-free process, Engel Machinery Inc. of York, Pa., made liquid silicone rubber suction cups with a four-cavity M.R. Mold & Engineering Inc. tool on a 55-ton e-max machine with four mold gates and mold heaters on the platens.
Hitoshi Yoda, who became president of Anaheim-based Nissei America Inc. on Jan. 1, said he aims to reverse the 2009 sales slide and double the equipment maker's market share. Yoda succeeds Takanori Taresawa, now assistant general manager of sales with Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. in Nagano, Japan.
Nissei America produced pipette tips with a 32-cavity mold from Tanner Formenbau AG, which processed a developmental clarified polypropylene from Total SA on an 80-ton hydraulic with servo-driven controls for pressure, velocity and speed. A new Yushin RCII Series servo transverse robot removed the parts.
Sumitomo (SHI) Plastics Machinery (America) LLC of Norcross, Ga., made a syringe body with a 16-cavity Cavaform International LLC mold with the same Total polymer on an all-electric 75-ton press. A Yushin YAII-150 robot with three servo-driven axes removed the parts.
Negri Bossi USA Inc. of New Castle, Del., made a PP part for a blood-testing device with a Cashmere Molding Inc. mold on a 94-ton press that a California medical-device processor had purchased. For demonstration purposes, the machine made a stop at the trade show en route from a Delaware warehouse to the customer's location.
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