Novelties from Star Automation

Robots ready for Industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The TZ-1500HM side-entry robot that Star Automation will display at Fakuma 2017 will work on a BMB ekW- 16pi injection moulding machine, reconfirming the cooperation between the two companies as perfectly performing. In fact, the two controllers of both the unloader and the injection moulding machine will be displayed on the same screen. This...

Plasticizing package for highly-filled composites

Enhancing throughput and part quality in injection moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A new plasticizing system for compounds with high levels of glass fibre reinforcement provides wear-resistance, high throughput, and gentle mixing, enabling injection moulders to meet the requirements of metal-replacement and other high-strength applications while enhancing productivity and part quality. The Xaloy High Glass Filled Polymer System will be introduced by Nordson...

Piovan’s new products at Fakuma 2017

Towards Industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

In the near future, the manufacturing processes will be increasingly integrated and the industry will embrace the Industry 4.0’s smart factory approach. Aiming to deliver innovative solutions that will help the plastics processors to achieve progress on this challenging path, Piovan will show relevant new products at Fakuma 2017...

HRSflow at Fakuma 2017

Hot runner solutions for complex challenges

Technology - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The presence of HRSflow at this year's Fakuma focuses on servo driven Flexflow One hot runner technology which does not require an additional control unit during the injection process, and the new range of Full Compact Nozzles with a reduced constant external diameter over their length. Thanks to newly developed pressure...

Manufacturing of beverage caps

Alucaps purchases the thirty-second CCM from Sacmi

Technology - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Can two different caps be produced using the same die? With Sacmi compression technology the answer is yes, and this is just one of the reasons why the Alucaps Group decided to purchase an all-new Sacmi CCM64MB press. Renowned supplier of high quality plastic and metal caps to the world's leading beverage...

New IntElect presses

More compact, more dynamic, more precise, more efficient

Technology - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The new IntElect, a completely new generation of all-electric injection moulding machines developed by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery in cooperation with its parent corporation Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) and powered by a brand-new generation of highly dynamic drive motors, combines top-level performance with an outstanding...

Packaging for dairy products

Double-layer preforms for milk bottles

Technology - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

At Drinktec 2017 (Munich, September 11-15), the Swiss injection moulding machine manufacturer Netstal produces double-layer Prelactia barrier preforms for milk bottles using a PET-Line 2400-4000/1000. In particular, milk products and drinks with a long shelf life can be packaged safely, economically and in a manner that is visually...

Open house at Sipa-Erema

Production of rPET preforms in a single process

Technology - Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The innovative system for the in-line production of preforms developed by Sipa in collaboration with Erema is being presented for the first time live, from 4 to 6 September, at the company's facility in Vittorio Veneto, near Treviso. Xtreme Renew, incorporating the Xtreme system by Sipa and the Vacurema system by Erema, produces 100% rPET...

A hot August for Comerio Ercole

Two other 7-meter supercalenders under construction

Technology - Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Two new 6800-mm supercalenders have recently been ordered from Comerio Ercole. The first order came from the European converter who, at the beginning of 2017, had already ordered and started up one of these systems for calendering thermoplastic sheets. Based on the results obtained in terms of process accuracy, this converter has now...

High-end processing

Fatra invests in Negri Bossi for producing Ikea articles

Technology - Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Five Vector injection moulding machines have recently been delivered by Negri Bossi at the Napajedla and Chropyně production plants (Czech Republic) belonging to Fatra, ranking among the world’s major companies producing plastic parts, with more than 75% of its production headed for international markets, and which in 2016 recorded a...

Dual supplying for Amut

Systems for cleaning and recycling polyolefin

Technology - Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The recycling division of Amut has won two supply orders for two major European companies active in recycling plastic waste. Each order includes two twin systems for recycling and regenerating polyolefin flakes to be subsequently transformed into granulate. In one of the projects, the twin line will work in parallel to process LDPE flakes at an hourly...

Netstal at Drinktec 2017

Industry 4.0 in action

Technology - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

At Drinktec 2017 (September 11-15, München), Netstal will produce 38 mm single-piece closures for milk bottles on an Elion 2200-1000. The HDPE closures, which weigh just 2.8 grams, will be produced in a 32 cavity mould from z-moulds and, thanks to the patented z-slides, they will receive a fully-functioning tamper evident band in the mould. The cycle...