From KraussMaffei

European road show in Italy

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

From June 25 to July 2 KraussMaffei presents in Italy the Europe-wide CX Roadshow 2015. At 3 different locations the company will show a live demonstration with one of its successfully reworked CX machine series with clamping forces from 35 to 650 tons, the KM CX 35-180. The CX 35-180 will produce a technical part, which...

Rotational moulding and mixing

Innovative and intuitive technology

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

At Plast 2015, Caccia Engineering unveiled the new RT3000H rotational moulding machine fitted with the Smart Cooling System, a concrete example of the high degree of reliability and intuitive technology reached by its rotational moulding and mixing technology. With 3 or 4 independent carriages and 6 zones...

Thirty years of automation for Gimatic

Ultra-light gripper system, thanks to carbon

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

In 2015 Gimatic is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in the sector of industrial automation. Founded in 1985, the company pays particular attention to topics associated with energy saving, and participated at Plast exhibiting the Ultralight EOAT gripper system, an innovative carbon fibre based product...

Industrial 3D printing

A fast growing technology

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Exploiting the experience it acquired as contractor in the extrusion sector, today SA2P applies the same logic for feasibility studies and production technologies in the field of 3D printing. The application scopes of industrial 3D printing are truly vast, just as the spectrum of users for this relatively young technology are increasingly broad...

Medical know-how

Insulin pen piston

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

At the Plast 2015, Netstal demonstrated its expertise within the industry of medical technology through the production of insulin pen piston guides on an Elion 1750-510. The polyoxymethylene (POM) parts were manufactured on a 16 cavity mould from Kebo in a cycle time of approx 8.5 seconds, which is very fast for this application...

Automatic contacting extensometer

Improving the efficiency of labs

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate the mechanical and rheological properties of materials, Instron - an ITW Test and Measurement division - exhibited at Plast 2015 its latest developments for tests on plastics. Its presence at the fair was focused in particular on the ways to address the identified main...

Liquidmetal on electric machine

Injection moulding of metal alloys

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

With Liquidmetal, Engel opens the door to completely new classes of material and product characteristics; metal alloys can now be efficiently injection moulded. As the exclusive machine manufacturing partner of Liquidmetal Technologies (Rancho Santa Margarita, California), Engel is the only provider worldwide to offer...

Automatic coupling stations from Piovan

Easylink means absence of cross-material contamination and high performance

Technology - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Easylink, the new range of automatic coupling stations introduced by Piovan at Plast 2015, is bringing technologically advanced solutions guaranteeing a total absence of cross-material contamination and high production performance. Manual coupling stations are still widely used in the plastics processing industry. They are suitable for...

Two offers from Rivi at Plast 2015

Solutions for plastics and rubber

Technology - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

At Plast 2015, Rivi Magnetics presented solutions both for plastic materials and for rubber, thus providing further confirmation of the dynamic nature of its activity in recent years. The company presented various new developments, starting with its range of MC control units, able to reach the highest performance levels currently requested and...

Union supplies a South American processor

A coextrusion line for PP hollow sheets

Technology - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A complete line for the coextrusion of polypropylene hollow sheets has been supplied by Union to a South American processor. The line is able to produce sheets with a useful width of 2500 mm and thicknesses ranging from 2 to 4 mm at an hourly rate of around 600 kg. The calibrating unit is equipped with...

Filoalfa cooperates with the University of Pavia

Rubber to be printed in 3D

Technology - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

An Italian producer of filament for 3D printers, Filoalfa is offering its customers a new innovative material for FDM 3D printing: rubber! "We created several new rubber mixtures. Currently on sale is the FiloFlex 43D, available in anthracite black. To the touch similar to natural rubber, it has the ability...

The Engel HL Awards 2015

Award for innovative applications on tie-bar-less machines

Technology - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Engel's tie-bar-less technology promotes design freedom, efficient processing methods, compact production cells and creative process ideas. The Austrian company periodically honours outstanding applications with the Engel HL Award. Three companies were honoured at the design centre in Linz on the evening of June 16 during the...