Technology

SMC enlarges its range

Smart position sensors

Technology - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The SMC range of smart position sensors just got bigger thanks to the addition of the D-MP model, which ensures consistent and continuous accuracy and control. It is the first sensor in the SMC product portfolio capable of determining, at all times, the stroke position of air cylinders and providing continuous feedback...

Inside 2018 of Biesse

Technologies and services 4.0 protagonists for eleven days

Technology - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Enormous enthusiasm for this edition of Inside which took place from October 17 to 27 at the Biesse campus in Pesaro (Italy) and offered visitors a wide range of services and technologies of incomparable value. An edition of Inside that took place over the course of ten days and welcomed clients from... 

From Reifenhäuser

New generation of PET thermoforming sheet lines

Technology - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Following the success of the 2013-release high-performance extrusion lines for PET thermoforming sheets with the patented mechatronic polishing stacks of the Mirex-MT-V design series, the next generation of this line type was presented this year. As in the past, the heart of these lines is the tried-and-tested synchronous “REItruder”...

Kistler at Fakuma 2018

Breaking new ground with monitoring system for injection moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

At Fakuma 2018, the Kistler Group showcased its latest monitoring and control packages for ComoNeo, its high-quality process monitoring system that is designed to deliver efficiency and transparency for injection moulding. Unlike ever before, system users can choose their own packages from the vast range of functions available in the system...

ALLRollex from Colines in open house

Film thickness reduced up to 6 microns

Technology - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

From December 4 to 6 Colines will held, at its facility in Marano Ticino (Novarea), a three-day open house to show the 3000-mm latest version of the ALLRollEX range for the production of cast stretch film. The ALLRollEX on display is the second line to be delivered to the company Valfilm just...

The MS 1070 by Moss

Silk screen technological evolution and high versatility in one line

Technology - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The MS1070 silk screen machine by Moss has been successfully tested in recent days by an Italian manufacturer of cosmetic and pharmaceutical articles for the decoration and assembly of dosing syringes. This machine is part of the Moss servo-driven system family, which allow a good setup control of both machine and its devices and make production...

From Amut-Comi accessories for the ACF

Improving capacity and versatility of the thermoforming process

Technology - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The positive sales reports show that ACF series is the right solution demanded by the market nowadays because it satisfies the various exigencies of thermoformers from all over the world. This consolidates ACF as the top-of-the-range model among Amut-Comi thermoforming machines. The Italian manufacturer continues to invest to upgrade ACF...

Sepro at Fakuma with 21 robots

Experiencing the full control

Technology - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Under the motto “Experience Full Control,” Sepro Group has exhibited at Fakuma 2018 a total of 21 robots, including 8 operating on its own stand and more than a dozen on the stands of injection-moulding machine manufacturers. “At Fakuma, our focus is on control”, explained Jean-Michel Renaudeau, CEO

OPC UA based interfaces

Euromap 84 for extrusion published as release candidate

Technology - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The working group Euromap 84 deals with the standardization of OPC UA based interfaces for extrusion. Experts from ten leading European extruders and extrusion lines manufactures are working together with control systems manufacturers and MES suppliers on standardized...

Injection moulding machines for thermoplastics and elastomers

The advent of special machines made in China

Technology - Thursday, 18 October 2018

Around a month after the Plast 2018 fair (held at the FieraMilano exhibition centre from  May 29 to June 1), the MacPlas editors met with Davide Bonfadini, sales director of IMG, to take stock of the company's progress in a year - 2017 - that turned out to be very positive both for the Haitian thermoplastic injection moulding machines...

EUROMAP interfaces

New parts of Euromap 82 published as release candidates

Technology - Thursday, 18 October 2018

The development of OPC UA based Euromap interfaces for the crosslinking of plastics and rubber machinery, preparing them for Industry 4.0, is in full swing. With Euromap 77, the first finished specification was published in May 2018. The first draft for...

Appointment in the injection moulding industry

Douglas M. Hugo is the new president of Negri Bossi North America

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Leading European injection moulding machine manufacturer Negri Bossi announced the appointment of Douglas M. Hugo as president of North American operations beginning October 1, 2018.  Additionally, his responsibilities will include the North American operations of the group’s automation specialist, Sytrama...