Electric machine

Sustainable blow moulding of bottles

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

At Plast 2018, Plastiblow displayed a double-head, single-carriage electric blow moulding machine configured to produce five-litre bottles with handles using a two-cavity mould. The model PB15ES-700 offers accessibility of all the components and fast and easy article changes. Visitors also had the opportunity to see a PB30ES-750, an electric blow moulding...

Engel at the DKT 2018 conference

Tailor-made for processing elastomers

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

At the German Rubber Conference DKT 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, from July 2 to 5, Engel will present three applications to demonstrate its high expertise in systems solutions for elastomer processing. On show: horizontal, vertical, hydraulic and all-electric injection moulding machines that underline how quality and efficiency potentials can be tapped...

A Stratasys J750 3D printer to Audi

To reduce by up to 50% the prototyping times of tail light covers

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Audi Pre-Series Center with its Plastics 3D Printing Center in Ingolstadt, Germany, will leverage the world’s only full-colour, multi-material 3D printer - the Stratasys J750 - to innovate its design process and accelerate design verification. For the production of tail light covers, Audi expects to reduce prototyping lead times by up to 50%...

Study of a standard

Safe magnetic clamping systems

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Within ISO/270 Technical Committee, the study of a standard on the safety requirements for magnetic clamping systems used in plastics and rubber processing machines has been started. The first meeting of Working Group 3 took place at the end of May at UNI premises - standards body holding...

Hot runner solutions

Fast assembling and disassembling for a wide application range

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

A number of additions and enhancements have been rolled out by Mold-Masters (hall 22, stand C141/D142 at Plast 2018) to Fusion-Series G2, the drop-in system favoured by the automotive industry for high-quality large part production. Maximized for uptime, the Fusion-Series G2 hot runner system is delivered completely...

PE pipes coating with PP

One cross head for two extrusion lines

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

The company Conextru managed a project and designed a cross head which can be moved in between two extrusion line for PE pipes coating with PP. The special request for that cross head was to cover the big diameter range from 63 to 500 mm on two different extrusion lines. Line one covers the range from 63 to 250 mm and line two from 250 to 500 mm. This was managed by add on system for the die sets. One die set is...

25-year presence

Pelletizers at 360°

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

At Plast 2018 Filtec celebrated 25 years of activity. Since its birth in 1993 the company has improved its machine technology and developed its presence in foreign markets. To be more and more present around the world giving an efficient support, it also cooperates with regional agencies. Another peculiarity of its...

Carlassara at Plast 2018

Custom-made extrusion lines for flexible hoses and profiles

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Founded in 1977, Officina Meccanica Carlassara, which until the nineties has provided a mostly local market with a production for third parties, has had a very important change with the entry into the company of the actual owner Luigi Carlassara, who has introduced and approached to the existing business the production of extrusion lines for...

Flexoprinting and bagmaking

Dedicated lines for special applications

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Operating in the plastics machinery market since 1975, today BFM is one of the main Italian players in the production of take-offs & winders for blown film lines (as partner of Luigi Bandera), flexographic printing units with central drum (up to 10 colours) and stack-type (2-4-6-8  colours) and automatic bagmaking machines. The company attended Plast 2018 with...

Complete equipment derived from woodworking

Machining of thermoformed plastics

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

A complete range of technological solutions for every process used in machining of thermoformed plastics was presented by Biesse at Plast 2018. Visitors have been able to experience the advanced technological innovation that has characterised the company in the woodworking industry for almost 50 years, now applied to the new business of...

Injection moulding system solution from a single supplier

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to choose the Piovan Group as an advanced partner

Technology - Wednesday, 30 May 2018

In future, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag (hall 24, stand D162 at Plast 2018) will be working closer with the Piovan Group (hall 24, stand B71/C72) and its brands. The German-Japanese moulding machinery manufacturer has chosen the Italian specialist for downstream technology. Together they aim to develop and sale joint system solutions. As part of this decision, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will offer a variety of Piovan...

Robots at Plast 2018

Six Sepro models displayed at the Sverital stand

Technology - Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Six robots are exhibited by Sepro at Plast 2018 on the stand of its Italian distributor, Sverital (C61/D62, hall 22). A Sepro-Yaskawa 6X-70L 6-axis robot with Visual 3 control performs several important functions in an automation cell intended to demonstrate the integration of innovative technologies and products from...