New order from Polycell to Colines

Another air bubble film line for the Australian company

Technology - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Australian processor Polycell commissioned Colines to build another Power Bubble 3000 line for the production of air bubble films, tested in the manufacturer’s factory in Bastia Umbra, near Perugia (Italy). The system makes it possible to produce 3,000 mm wide air bubble film, which can be inline laminated with aluminium, paper, foam and any...

Development at Union

Foam PET sheet line under testing

Technology - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A new line is currently under testing at Union’s headquarters in San Vittore Olona (Milan) for the extrusion of foam PET sheet, for thermoforming and not just for it. The line consists of a drying system for raw material and a “loss in weight” type gravimetric dosing system. Immediately downstream, two extruders in tandem, twin screw and single screw...

Rivi Magnetics at Samuplast 2018

Magnetic anchoring 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Hosted at the Essebipresse booth, Rivi Magnetics presented its recent products and latest research and development achievements at Samuplast 2018, held in Pordenone from 1 to 3 February. In particular, at the fair it concentrated on the progress it has made in terms of connectivity, which allows remote access to its functional data on...

First Scara robot for Fanuc

Small, but fast and precise

Technology - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

With the new SR-3iA Fanuc introduces its first robot of the newly developed Scara robot series. For the first time the new model was presented at the International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, which took place in November, 2017, and now is available on the European market. Fanuc’s new Scara robot features high-speed...    

Production of blown film

Sixth Macchi line to a Texan converter

Technology - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

At the end of 2017, Macchi installed its sixth five layer coextrusion line for the production of blown film at a major Texas-based converter. The 5-layer POD line is equipped with two 65 mm diameter extruders, two 80 mm extruders, one 120 mm extruder, PVD treated 550 mm die head, and triple flow air cooling ring, reaching an output of over 800 kg/h...

New HP Jet Fusion

3D printers for functional parts in full colour, black or white

Technology - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

On February 5 HP expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300/500 series of 3D printers, the industry’s first 3D printing technology to enable manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full colour, black or white - with voxel control - in a fraction of the time of other solutions. Depending on configuration...

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...