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...

TPE compounds

Deleting the build-up of electrostatic charge

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Plastic materials are electrical insulators by their own nature. This feature is usually desired in most applications but it can generate problems when the final product undergoes rubbing stress. In such conditions, the material accumulates electrostatic charges...

A Moss machine goes to America

Decoration at full speed and without mistakes

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A primary North American group, leader in the manufacturing of excellent cosmetic packaging has recently visited the Italian company Moss to test and accept its MS 1030 screen-printer for PETG skin cream jars. The configuration of the machine includes a 36-station mechanical indexing turret, whose horizontal layout can accommodate several... 

BMB at Fakuma 2018

Moulding more and better

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

At the Fakuma 2018 trade show, BMB (booth 4105, hall A4) is exhibiting the eKW18Pi/700 full electric injection moulding machine focusing on speed, precision and consistency, obtained through a combination of precision mechanics and sophisticated electronics. The machine exhibited in Friedrichshafen stands out for its...

Injection machine by Presma

Single-station for bi-component applications

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

An injection moulding machine with a clamping force of 1,600 tons, capable of co-injecting a total shot weight of 20 kg (sandwich structure) has been recently supplied by Presma to an Italian processor. This machine is equipped with an automatic moulding cell and can optimize the production of large items in bicomponent material (solid/foam), that is already carried out using Presma machines, but of...

Polycast line by Colines in Vietnam

Technology to exploit the growth of the CPP and CPE film market

Technology - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

One of the more recent success for Colines is the start of the full production of a new Polycast line for the customer KY Phat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The line can produce 2800-mm wide 5-layer CPP and CPE film for lamination and metallization, with special formulations developed by KY Phat and Colines R&D department for this purpose...

Amut-Erema plant on display in Novara

By the end of 2018 three open doors for the “bottle-to-packaging”

Technology - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

After the dates in July and in September, the open doors at the Amut headquarters in Novara go on to show in function the plant developed together with Erema for recycling flakes coming from 100% post consumer PET bottles and for producing food-approved single-layer sheets. Three are the scheduled appointments by the end of the year...

HRSFlow at Fakuma 2018

Tailored hot runner systems for demanding technical parts

Technology - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

At Fakuma 2018, HRSflow will be demonstrating the universal application of its Flexflow technology of servo-electric driven valve gate solutions based on examples of complex, high-quality parts. Produced with the help of advanced hot runner solutions, they will range from technical parts for the automotive industry to an extremely thin-walled laptop housing...