X-Rite and Pantone expand the MetaVue range

Spectrophotometer to characterize complex materials and components

Technology - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

X-Rite Incorporated and its subsidiary Pantone announced the expansion of its popular MetaVue family of non-contact imaging spectrophotometers with a new version tailored to meet the needs of the plastics, coatings, cosmetics and food industries. MetaVue VS3200 is the first non-contact instrument for industrial applications that combines colour imaging...

Rigid PET film production

Fourth Bandera line to a South Korean converter

Technology - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

This spring will see the take-off, at a major South-Korean converter, of a newly manufactured PET rigid film extrusion line by Bandera. This is the fourth line of this kind ordered by the Asian company in ten years, this demonstrating once again the ability of the Busto Arsizio-based manufacturer to maintain the customer loyalty thanks to a...

Flexo gearless press

Fast job changeover for short runs

Technology - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Telia FSC 2018 is the new flexo gearless press designed by Amut Bielloni Converting (an Amut Group business unit) for short runs and reduced job change downtimes. The new machine incorporates all the last developments of the Telia program...

Engel enhances the apprenticeship

New training workshops in St. Valentin and Dietach

Technology - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

“From September 2018, we will be taking on additional apprentices for the large-scale machine plant in St. Valentin and the production plant for robots and automation systems in Dietach”, says Werner Wurm, head of the global apprentice training programme at Engel. “Many from this area are interested in apprenticeships, but did not apply due to the...

New ERF350 filter

Up to 3800 kg of contaminated polymer feedstock per hour

Technology - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

With its newly developed ERF350, Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen sets new benchmarks in the filtration of contaminated polymer feedstock. This first model in a new, performance enhanced generation of the ERF series is suitable for processing all standard polyolefins and polystyrenes as well as numerous engineering plastics, for instance styrene...

Short delivery and amortization time

ZSK 43 Mv PLUS twin screw extruder in best-practice design for powder coating

Technology - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The ZSK 43 Mv Plus twin screw extruder from Coperion now is now available in best-practice design for producing powder coating. The extruder for powder coating production comes with 43 mm screw diameter. The process section of the model covers a very broad range of powder coating...

New machine from Baruffaldi-Primac

Hot punching of PVC profiles

Technology - Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Thanks to its know-how and boasting one of the best technology in the world for punching profiles and pipes, Baruffaldi Plastic Technology-Primac has developed the new HPM-10 hot punching machine for profiles. The system allows the punching of multiwall profiles without the use of die and with no limitation as regards the geometry of the shape to be...

Wittmann Group robots

In 2017 record sales thanks to investments and technological innovations

Technology - Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Even though the production capacities at the robot manufacturing plants in Mosonmagyaróvár (Hungary) and at the Austrian headquarters in Vienna were extended substantially during the last two years, these capacities were fully utilized throughout the year 2017, due to the high demand. A total of 5,000 robots were shipped from the four...

Comerio Ercole in Hannover

Technological solutions and service packages for Industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

At the Tire Technology Expo 2018, to be held in Hannover (Germany) from February 20 to 22, Comerio Ercole will present several products for high-performance and flexible calendering and mixing processes, as well as its service packages dedicated to the fields of smart factory and Industry 4.0. The latter includes the new Cem Engineering 4.0 area...

Sacmi awarded

The FBE Award to the CBF technology

Technology - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Versatility and weight reduction - which means greater competitiveness, quality and process repeatability - have made this technology a true winner. And with a complete solution just supplied to a major player on the local dairy market, the positive feedback keeps on coming...

PET recycling

Amut plant to the Texan CarbonLite

Technology - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

“We are glad to have scored another top reference in the Northern America plastic recycling market. The CarbonLite PET recycling project comes after the two mega PET recycling plants that Amut supplied in North America to Unifi in Reidsville, North Carolina, and to PETStar Coca-Cola Mexico”, stated Piergianni Milani, the president of Amut Group...

A new Fanuc robot

Even stronger, more agile and faster with ceiling mounting

Technology - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The six-axes R-2000iC/220U introduced by Fanuc complements the R-2000 robot series and is the successor to the iB version with 220 kg payload capacity. The new R-2000iC/220U robot, specifically designed for upside down mounting, is indicated by “U” in the type of designation, which stands for “upside down”. This robot is a...