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David Castañeda succeeds Wolfgang Doering as Elix CEO

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The Board of Directors of Elix Polymers has appointed David Castañeda as CEO and Board Member effective from April 8, 2019. He succeeds Wolfgang Doering, who stepped down at the end of March. Wolfgang Doering made a significant contribution to the development of Elix Polymers...

Macchi plant for 9-layer film

First time in Germany

Technology - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The first 9-layer coextrusion line by Macchi in Germany has recently been delivered and installed at the premises of Duoplast, a leading producer of agricultural film. The line - configured with seven 55-mm extruders, two 65-mm extruders, a 500-mm die head and a BO Plus double station automatic winder - has a capacity of about 500 kg/h...

Camozzi at Hannover Messe 2019

IIoT solutions and cyber-physical systems for the Industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The winning partnership between the leader of the Camozzi Group, Camozzi Automation and Camozzi Digital has showcased their combined solutions for Industry 4.0 at the this year’s Hannover Messe from April 1 to 5. Specialists in the production of components, systems and technologies for the industrial...

Training and consultancy on 3D printing

The first Stratasys Academy in Italy is now open and operating

Technology - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The Stratasys Academy offers training and consultancy to a broad audience of users and businesses on how to optimize the use of Stratasys solutions and additive manufacturing in general within their development and manufacturing processes. The first Stratasys authorized training centre in Italy is now open and operated by Energy Group...

Sikora devices for the extrusion

Multilayer pipes under control thanks to X-ray system and processor

Technology - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

With the X-RAY measuring system X-RAY 6000 PRO from Sikora quality control of hoses and tubes is done fast and precisely, directly in the extrusion line. Within milliseconds, an X-ray image of the product is generated showing all measuring values, such as diameter, ovality, wall thickness and eccentricity. The measuring values are visualized on the... 

Husky refines the HyPET range

Better energy savings, system reliability, preform quality and user friendliness

Technology - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The next generation HyPET HPP5e system launched by Husky is built upon the proven industry-leading technology of the HPP platform and is the result of significant technology improvements that work together to deliver better energy savings, system reliability, preform quality and user friendliness...

New green cobot from Fanuc

Small robot, heavy payload

Technology - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The new collaborative CR-14iA/L robot from Fanuc had its European premiere at the Hannover Messe (Hannover, April 1-5). The green robot is an addition to the CR series, and combines the features of the smaller CR-7iA with those of the larger CR-15iA. The CR-14iA/L was developed to be able to lift heavier payloads than the CR-7iA and...

Mourning in the world of automation

Erwin Bernecker, one of the B&R founders, died at the age of 67

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

One of the two founders of B&R, Erwin Bernecker, died suddenly and unexpectedly on March 30, 2019. The industrial electronics company B&R was founded in Eggelsberg in 1979 by Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer. Erwin Bernecker was an active member of the management board until the company was...

Xenia launched Xecarb 11

Composites based on PP reinforced with carbon fibre

Materials - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

On the occasion of Mecspe 2019, (Parma, Italy, March 28-30) Xenia brought to market the new series Xecarb 11 of thermoplastics composite grades reinforced with short carbon fibres. After over a year of testing and improvements, Xecarb 11 final result represents the ideal solution for a wide range of applications in chemical, industrial and sport fields...

Delivering scheduled in April

Bandera comes back in Vietnam with a line for the extrusion of blown film

Technology - Wednesday, 3 April 2019

A short time ago Bandera supplied two flat die extrusion lines to a Vietnamese customer: a thermoforming plant for PET and an extrusion machinery for PP PS, with low thickness and limited shrinkage. They were both designed for the production of food packaging. These first two lines represented a milestone for Bandera, laying the...

Biesse at Mecspe for the third year

A complete range of solutions to process advanced technological materials

Technology - Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Integration, interconnection, automation and digitisation: with these key words, Biesse brought its innovative technical solutions for machining advanced materials to Mecspe, to shape the factory of the future. For the third year in a row, Biesse was present at the event with tailored solutions for...

The top 500 SMEs in Italy

Also Colines among the “Champions 2019”

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 April 2019

For the second consecutive year, Colines has been named as one of the 500 italian “Champions” companies by ItalyPost, a highly-qualified team composed of skilled financial analysts coming from the ModeFinance rating agency. The “Champion” report was realized by analysing all the 15 thousands Italian companies with a turnover between...