Technological and applicative developments

By 2019 six Bandera plants for HDB

Technology - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Over the last few years, the heavy duty bags (HDB) industry has been working to reduce film thickness and increase output. Since the beginning, Bandera has faced this new challenge by investigating, with its partners, specific solutions to meet customer need. The triple-flow cooling ring represents one of Bandera’s cutting-edge products for such a...

Moretto at Fakuma

Efficiency 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

At Fakuma 2018 Moretto will be focusing on the concept of “Efficiency 4.0”, essential for the factory of the future and based on machines connected and integrated with each other by a supervision system that guarantees total control of the process. The machines can be remotely managed, they are able to supply and exchange information, to self-program and...

Piovan in Friedrichshafen

On lake Constance with three brands

Technology - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

At Fakuma 2018, the Piovan Group will feature its Piovan, Aquatech and Fdm brands. While Piovan and Fdm are specialized in material handling systems and advanced solutions for plastics processing - with Fdm more focused on the extrusion process - Aquatech specialises in industrial cooling and temperature control technology...

The recycle according to Gamma Meccanica

The development of Tandem regeneration lines keeps on

Technology - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The first half of 2018 was very positive for Gamma Meccanica, Italian company specialized in the production of lines for the regeneration of plastic materials. The recent events NPE and Plast in which the company took place proposing, in particular, the new GM Tandem range of regeneration lines brought many interesting prospects and confirmed the...

Sise at Fakuma 2018

Everything under control

Technology - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Fakuma show will be the opportunity for Sise to present its new range of GC units dedicated to sequential valve gate control, where three new units will be presented. First, the entry-level GC'Timer, will be able to control up to 16 pneumatic or hydraulic valve gates, then the GC'Access, up to 18, and finally the GC'Tech, up to 32 gates...

New solution for ECS SP systems

Mould changeover easier and safer

Technology - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A new quick mould change system just developed by Sipa for its ECS SP single-stage injection-stretch-blow moulding machines means changeover times can be slashed by around a quarter. New features also add extra safety and user-friendliness for operators, especially for some critical operations...

Supply of Amut Dolci Extrusion

In Malaysia Italian technology for 7-layer stretch films

Technology - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A cast line for the production of stretch film has been recently supplied by Amut Dolci Extrusion to EB Packaging for the factory located in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. Since 1995 EB Packaging is a Malaysian company involved in the manufacturing and trading of packaging materials, such as stretch film, plastic bags, PE foam, air bubble films and...

RFID device

Contactless recognition

Technology - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A new device recently developed by Gimatic in line with the Industry 4.0 principles is the RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) module for robot grippers. In addition to identifying precisely and without error the tool required, this device is even able to transfer data to the operator or directly to the robot...

Fanuc at Fakuma 2018

The 450-ton all-electric IMM comes to Europe

Technology - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Several all-electric Roboshot injection moulding machines will be exhibit by Fanuc during Fakuma 2018. One of the main highlights is the new α-S450iA. Latest machine developments led to the 4500-kN clamping force IMM the market has been expecting for years. Furthermore, a production cell, incorporating a 100-ton Roboshot, will...

Amut for Ferrarelle

Food-grade rPET from bottle-to-bottle recycling plant

Technology - Wednesday, 5 September 2018

“With our new recycling plant in Presenzano (Caserta, Italy), we take a step further in the eco-friendly attitude we have been pursuing over the last years. Already concerned with several social and cultural international projects, Ferrarelle is also taking care of its territory, by increasing its productivity, supporting people employment, reducing waste...

XForm: more in-form than ever

11 million cycles without maintenance

Technology - Wednesday, 5 September 2018

XForm 500 preform injection moulding system by Sipa is getting another upgrade. The 500-ton system is already into its third generation since it was introduced at NPE 2012 just six years ago. It stands out for its speed, its versatility (it accepts any generation of legacy tooling from any major mould maker), its energy efficiency...

New drying system

Pure efficiency

Technology - Wednesday, 25 July 2018

This is precisely what Dega set out to offer when developing its new FJH drying system, which, according to the manufacturer (in 2018 celebrating 40 years in business), should be regarded not as the best product of its kind, but rather as a superior product. Following the application of new concepts and new technological solutions, perfection is here taken to...