Netstal at Drinktec 2017

Industry 4.0 in action

Technology - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

At Drinktec 2017 (September 11-15, München), Netstal will produce 38 mm single-piece closures for milk bottles on an Elion 2200-1000. The HDPE closures, which weigh just 2.8 grams, will be produced in a 32 cavity mould from z-moulds and, thanks to the patented z-slides, they will receive a fully-functioning tamper evident band in the mould. The cycle...

New Bandera supplies

Extrusion lines for agricultural stretch film

Technology - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bandera’s sales of extrusion lines all over the world are making a continuous remarkable progress. In particular, in the first quarter of 2017 four agreements were signed for the supply of plants for the production of silo-stretch and stretch film. The production lines are destined for leading companies in the European and Middle East...

KraussMaffei launches iPul

Complete system for continuous pultrusion

Technology - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

At the Competence Day Pultrusion on June 28, KraussMaffei presented iPul, the first complete system for continuous pultrusion. "It is the easiest way of producing profiles, there are hardly any turnkey offers, and it is a growth sector. In addition, we are knowledgeable about fibres, metering technology and even about extrusion". Thus...

Airbus chooses Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

3D printed non-structural parts for the A350 XWB aircraft

Technology - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys and one of the world’s largest 3D printing and advanced manufacturing service providers, has been chosen by Airbus to produce 3D printed polymer parts for use on A350 XWB aircraft. The company will print non-structural parts such as brackets, and other parts used for...

Arburg at Drinktec 2017

Fast, faster for packaging

Technology - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

At the Drinktec 2017, which will be held from 11 to 15 September 2017 in Munich (Germany), Arburg will demonstrate its injection moulding technology which has been specially optimised for the packaging industry, particularly for fast sequence and high-cavity moulds. The exhibit, a packaging version of the hybrid Allrounder 570 H, has...

New mechanical features

High-efficiency horizontal cooler

Technology - Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The XC high efficiency horizontal coolers from Promixon are designed to give the best performance in cooling the hot dry-blend coming from the XM turbomixer, offered by the manufacturer for all the applications requiring the dispersion of powders with powders, granules or the addition of liquids...

The Engel trend.scaut

Over 500 participants attended the event devoted to automotive trends

Technology - Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The list of attendees at the Engel trend.scaut 2017 reads like a who’s who of the international automobile industry. More than 500 development and production managers, managing directors and market analysts attended the two-day conference at the end of June in Linz and St. Valentin, Austria, where they discussed...

Wittmann launches the G-Max 23 granulator

Recycling of sprues and runners at low energy consumption

Technology - Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The G-Max 23 is the latest model in a series of flexible, custom-made and belt-driven compact granulators. The G-Max 23 is specifically designed for the closed-loop recycling of sprues/runners from injection moulding machines with up to 240 tons of clamping force. It is a portable piece of equipment which allows for great versatility and can be...

Piovan launches Quantum E

Gravimetric batch dosing unit for film extrusion

Technology - Wednesday, 5 July 2017

With the Quantum E dosing system, Piovan improves both the effectiveness of the production processes and the product thanks to the high technological content of the new dosing systems, which ensure maximum precision in pellet dosing and total processing control...

A new era for automation

Pneumatics becomes even more user-friendly, versatile and flexible

Technology - Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Pneumatics is intrinsically a user-friendly technology. And it is set to become even more straightforward, versatile and flexible as the brand new Festo Motion Terminal VTEM is catapulting pneumatics into the era of Industry 4.0 - with apps that can replace over 50 individual components. All this is made possible by the latest developments in...

Small servo motors with an integrated screw

Permanently lubricated

Technology - Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A new series of small servo motors with an integrated screw was recently launched at SPS IPC Drives by Wittenstein cyber motor for use in highly dynamic positioning axes, especially when the machine has to be installed in a confined space. It is the screw drive, fully integrated in the actuator housing, that makes this series so unique: the...

Efficient laser-based infrared welding

Two technologies combined in one system

Technology - Monday, 3 July 2017

A new technology developed by Bielomatik combines the advantages of the well-known, robust two-step infrared welding of mechanical engineering with the quasi-simultaneous laser-based welding. Inside the separate periods of heating and joining, the joining surfaces are heated flexibly with high scanning speed before they are pressure-welded. For users, laser transparent plastics cease to be...