Plastic material feeding

Flexible, fast production of coupling stations

Technology - Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The company hs-umformtechnik produces coupling stations at its location in Grünsfeld-Paimar with qualified staff and state-of-the-art machine facilities. These stations are used to supply the injection moulding machines with plastic granules in centralised pneumatic pipe conveyor systems...

Belt screen changer

The evolution of recycling

Technology - Friday, 2 December 2016

At K 2016 the Italian company CM Evolution Plast presented Principe Evo, the automatic continuous-flow belt screen changer for plastic materials having a high percentage of contamination. This fully automatic belt screen changer does not need routine maintenance, and its constant flow means that it has to be seen to be believed...

News from Exact

Drum microperforator for frequent and rapid changes in perforation

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The new drum microperforator unveiled by Exact at the K 2016 show has been developed and designed for those applications requiring frequent and rapid changes in perforation, and is characterised for being simple to operate, robust, and easy to install. The machine is equipped with multi needle rollers, which rotate as necessary, each of...    

For Macchi the best K show ever

The extrusion made easy

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Perhaps not a world record, but definitely Macchi staged a spectacular performance by running, full time, 1,300 kg/h of coextruded, 5-layer flexible pouch laminating grade film. Nested under the wings of its towering extrusion line, one of the very last releases of the blown film coextrusion high capacity film lines belonging to the POD generation, Macchi...

High-tech robots

Handling moulded products of all types

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

In 2013 Star Automation Europe took part in the success of the K 2013 show and K 2013 was a success for Star Automation Europe too. Again, this year the company was an active player at this important event, not only satisfying its long-standing customers but also gaining the confidence of new ones, counting on what has made of Star a worldwide-known brand...

Machines destined for two fields of processing

Quality in printing and welding for over forty years

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

In the plastic sector since 1975, BFM is today one of the main Italian manufacturers of automatic bag-making and flexo-printing machines, both with “CI” central drum, up to 10 colours, or stack type, up to 8 colours, reel-to-reel or in line with the extrusion and/or bag-making machines. For the company, it is important and decisive the...

Maris Technological Center

The importance of tests

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

As with a boxer, who needs to constantly train very hard to beat his opponents, technologists need to do exactly the same to knock down the limits set by the market laws. In the sectors of synthetic materials and biomaterials, for example, these limits are periodically overcome by new products, which are tested in a laboratory first...

Machining center

Five interpolated axes for 3D trimming

Technology - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

TechMill is the Comi Group’s company specialized in design and manufacturing CNC machining centers, with a complete range of 5 axis milling, water jet and laser machines. Its machines are specifically designed to process plastics, composites, and light alloys for a wide range of applications, for example in the...

HRSflow innovations at K 2016

Production efficiency and energy saving for the automotive industry

Technology - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Among the novelties introduced by HRSflow at the K 2016 fair, FLEXflow One represents the further development of FLEXflow. It is an electric servo driven valve gate system where control unit is not required anymore. The new system includes a fully integrated electrical box, and the electrical motor, used to control the valve pin movement...

Sacmi supply for Khoshform

An IPS 400 for the Iranian preforms

Technology - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The Sacmi Group’s expansion on the international PET market is gaining speed fast. The latest firm to invest in the IPS 400 (injection preform moulding) - Sacmi’s innovative high-performance solution for the manufacture of PET preforms using injection technology - is Iranian firm Khoshform, easily the country’s biggest preform producer and...

Thickness measuring system

The “divine” blow

Technology - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The solutions offered by Electronic Systems for measuring and quality control systems, designed in particular with extrusion and calender lines in mind, are always developed on the basis of solid scientific foundations. At the same time, they are easy to use even for operators without a high level of training and specialisation...

Adler granulator mill

Grinding chamber: goodbye to welding and screws

Technology - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The new AD-12 WET granulator mill showcased by Adler at the K 2016 features a grinding chamber that has been specifically conceived for the treatment of post-consumer PET bottles. For this specific purpose, it has been designed without any welds, that are replaced by pins and bolts capable of assuring the necessary resistance to the strain to which it is continually...