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...

Thermoforming and extrusion

Amut signs deals for 10 million euros

Technology - Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Around 10 million euros is the turnover amount achieved with the deals signed during and immediately after the Chinaplas 2017, held in Guanghzhou in May. This is reported in a release by the Novara-based manufacturer, which also states that the deals cover the supply of thermoforming machines as well as several extruders. “We have now a further evidence that the efforts invested in our R&D department were on...

Negri Bossi satisfied with its participation at FIP

Electric machine with FMC technology for ping pong bats

Technology - Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The undisputed star of the FIP exhibition (Lyon, 13-16 June) was the recently launched Ele all-electric 180-630 machine which, with a clamping force of 180 tonnes, produced ping pong bats utilising the FMC (Foam Microcellular Moulding) process. To this end, the main injection unit injected a PBT material to produce the body of the bat...

Frigosystem at Chinaplas and Plastpol 2017

In Asia and in Poland with all its know-how

Technology - Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Big numbers again this year for Chinaplas 2017 (Guangzhou, 16-19 May): more than 3,000 exhibitors and an impressive 155,000 visitors (26% from overseas). In Guangzhou, Frigosystem had a booth in hall 4.1 as part of the collective exhibition organized by Amaplast, as well as at the Amut Group booth, where it showcased a chiller from...

Gefit for cosmetics

Assembling system for dispensers

Technology - Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The latest equipment built in the Gefit plant of Fubine, Italy, is  dedicated to the assembly of a top-of-the-line product for beauty and body care. It’s a complete platform, designed and realized to handle  components  characterized by very specific geometry, colour and materials, just like this demanding industry requires...

A new Sepro robot

Small and precise for injection moulding machines up to 80 tons

Technology - Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Success 5, the newest and smallest in Sepro Group’s range of economical, general-purpose Cartesian robots for plastics injection moulding, delivers precise, 3-axis servo performance in simple pick-and-place and stacking applications. First announced in late 2016 (along with the S5 Picker, which shares a similar mechanical...

Digital sensor

Simple and accurate positioning

Technology - Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The new digital positioning sensor of the SMC Italia ISA3 series makes measuring the gap between the surface and the tool easy thanks to a simple three-stage configuration procedure, which reduces the confirmation time for correct positioning, delivering savings in operating costs, labour, and energy...

Sacmi technology

Two more CBF for the Chinese dairy

Technology - Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Major Chinese company in the dairy sector purchases two more CBF (Compression Blow Forming) systems, taking the total number of installed solutions to four. Highly innovative process combining high bottle quality with weight reduction proved to be a major plus factor. These, then, are the distinctive characteristics of the...


PU seal for direct contact with food

Technology - Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The new polyurethane (PU) foam seal from Sonderhoff in the Fermapor K31 product range received sought-after American FDA conformity. It is considered to be the recognised standard for food packaging worldwide. The PU seal is also approved for direct contact with food in accordance with the EU Regulation No. 10/2011 which entered into force on 1 January 2016...

Amut Ecotech’s delivery in Egypt

Plant for recycling 300 tons per day of MSW

Technology - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A plant by Amut Ecotech - recycling division of Amut Group - was recently installed in Edwa city of Minya Governorate, Egypt, for the recycling of municipal solid wastes (MSW); the plant is planned to go into full operation by June. The manufacturer was awarded the public tender issued by UNDP solid waste management in...