Illig at K 2016

For the first time IML-T technology under production conditions

Technology - Wednesday, 9 November 2016

At K 2016 in Düsseldorf Illig showcased for the first time in its latest stage of development the IML-T production line IC-RDM 70K together with the compact IML unit RDML 70b for flexible decoration of almost every cup geometry. An IC-RDM 70K automatic roll-fed machine, forming area 680 mm x 300 mm, with RDML 70b IML unit, illustrated the...

Innovations in ancillary equipment

Dosing, drying and cooling

Technology - Wednesday, 2 November 2016

At the K 2016 Show, the Italian manufacturer Plastic Systems introduced new product development for each application of material processing technology, as well as for temperature conditioning moulding and refrigeration machines. Attention has been given in particular to dosing technology, with the DGB series (high precision...

Ripress and Dongshin together

Italian experience, Korean reliability: a new electric injection solution

Technology - Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The electric machine presented at the K 2016 by Ripress and Dongshin is the result of several months of joined development of the Italian and Korean companies, and is based upon a common electronics management platform developed by Ripress for the European market, as well as on a new mechanical structure tested by Dongshin...

Aceo Imagine Series K

The first industrial 3D printer for silicones

Technology - Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Munich-based chemical company, Wacker, has showcased a world first at K 2016: the first industrial 3D printer for silicones. The high-tech device is called Aceo Imagine Series K, and represents the first printer generation for industrial purposes. The Aceo Imagine Series K prints considerably faster and is more compact in design. “The printer is based on...

For Comerio Ercole, the future is now

The augmented reality helps deliver plants in the age of industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 26 October 2016

During the K2016 trade fair, held in Dusseldorf from 19 to 26 October, besides the presentation of several innovative machines and accessories in the field of plastic and rubber processing, Comerio Ercole presents as a worldwide exclusive, a new system helping processors to best arrange their production departments before...

Negri Bossi at K 2016

Seventy years towards the future

Technology - Wednesday, 26 October 2016

At the K 2016 exhibition, Negri Bossi started the celebration of its 70th anniversary in the production of injection moulding machines, introducing new ideas and innovations that will shape its future. A testament to the longevity of the company was the predecessor model NB28 built in 1947. On the occasion of the K...

Seventy years of extrusion

A company driven by a constant desire for technological improvement

Technology - Wednesday, 26 October 2016

At K 2016, Bausano presented the best of its technology, showing the newest extruders MD 75/30, MD 92-30 and MD130-30, the completely renewed TGL side cutter for PVC granulation lines, and a new concept of granules chiller. Although the manufacturer’s range of extrusion machines and lines is subject to continuous renewal and improvement...

Gefran at the K show in Düsseldorf

Innovation for industry 4.0, safety and the environment

Technology - Friday, 21 October 2016

In hall 10 at K 2016, Gefran attends with a stand (F20) devoted to its technology and way of innovating, representing the added value of its extensive product catalog. In Düsseldorf the Italian manufacturer of automation components, sensors, and inverters presents its latest products for tomorrow’s industry: devices that bring remote control and connectivity directly to the field, with...  

Material testing at K 2016

Real-life conditions in the ultra high-force range

Technology - Thursday, 20 October 2016

The new Netzsch Gabo Eplexor 500N is an easy-to-use, modular testing instrument for the thermomechanical characterization of various materials such as plastics, rubbers, composites, metals and ceramics. The electrodynamic oscillator generates defined deformations across a wide frequency and temperature range. This allows for...   

Pipe extrusion

All for irrigation

Technology - Wednesday, 19 October 2016

In the plastics extrusion sector for more than twenty years, Profile Dies (booth E72, hall 16, at K 2016) is specialized in the design and production of special equipment and complete systems for drip irrigation pipes, films, flat sheets, hollow profiles and sheets and equipment tailored to customers’ specific requirements. The company also manufactures extrusione lines for the production of furniture trim in PVC, PP or ABS with thickness from 0.4 to 3 mm, PE/PP/PC/PMMA hollow sheets... 

Amutec is going green

Following and anticipating processor needs

Technology - Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Thanks to the longstanding and business relationship with the lead customer Virosac, the Italian company Amutec expanded more and more its know-how in the biodegradable material market, becoming one of the main manufacturers of bag-making machines. Experience, professionalism, respect for the environment and customer focus are just some of the many company’s peculiarities that distinguish this young and already consolidated company. At K 2016 (hall 3, booth C71) Amutec is presenting a new range of machines, called TSA-SHA. These machines are roll-to-roll high speed...  

Pipe belling, bending, cutting and automatic packaging

A high level of automation

Technology - Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Market competitiveness is now coming to depend, more and more, on the end of the extrusion line, because the production capacity of the extruder is directly proportional to the capacity of the end-of-the line machines to process the different quantities and types of pipes produced. When producing short pipe lengths (for PP pipes, for example), efficient functioning of the saw, belling machine and automatic packaging plant (when present) is crucial. For many years, IPM invested...