Precise strain measurement

New X20 modules for strain gauges

Technology - Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The X20 I/O series by B&R has been enhanced with two new analog input modules that can be used to digitalise signals from strain gauges: the X20AIA744 with 2 full-bridge strain gauge inputs and the X20AIB744 with 4 full-bridge strain gauge inputs. Up to 4 strain gauge channels can now be housed in a module just as thin as...

All-electric unit for LSR

Exact shot weight consistency and secure processing

Technology - Wednesday, 28 October 2015

"New areas of application are bringing double-digit growth to silicone processing around the world. It's only logical that we offer our customers efficient solutions for the processing of this material," explains Hans Ulrich Golz, managing director of KraussMaffei and president of the Injection Moulding Machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group...

Engel press conference at Fakuma

“More than a machine”

Technology - Wednesday, 21 October 2015

This motto, chosen by Engel to present their system solutions at Fakuma 2015, encompasses numerous topics. Automation, engineering, process optimization and services are all considered to be an integral part of the Austrian multi-national's construction philosophy. Through five innovative applications for the automobile, technical moulding, teletronics...

Attention to consumption and the environment

Cogeneration for plastic

Technology - Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Cogeneration is confirmed as a technology that is attentive to consumption and the environment, and ideal in a segment such as processing of plastics for haute parfumerie and luxury cosmetics. Matic Plast Milano has chosen to adopt an environmental policy when it comes to energy efficiency, and has entrusted AB in the context of rationalising use of...

Inside event by Biesse

A global showroom

Technology - Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Technology to be demonstrated, touched, and experienced. Direct, immediate contact with innovation, anywhere in the world. All this happens in over 18,000 square metres of Biesse showrooms worldwide, thanks to an extensive network of branches. Within this now boundless space, more than 7,000 live demos per year demonstrate the true potential of our...

Monitoring the injection moulding

Innovative functions for optimised processes

Technology - Wednesday, 21 October 2015

At the Fakuma trade fair, from October 13 to 17, Kistler launched its new ComoNeo process monitoring system. For many years, Kistler’s innovative solutions to enhance process reliability in injection moulding have ensured the firm’s leading position in...

Novelties in compounding

Small and large extrusion lines

Technology - Thursday, 15 October 2015

On this year’s Fakuma edition the German company Leistritz Extrusionstechnik not only presented the new ZSE 27 iMAXX twin-screw extruder, but visitors also got the opportunity of gaining an insight - through a virtual tour - into a large-scale compounding plant. When it comes to developing new formulations and...  

Frigosystem presents I-RES

Innovation and reliability in refrigeration

Technology - Thursday, 15 October 2015

Among the different products developed through its R&D activity, Frigosystem presents  the I-RES and I-RESW systems: the new range of water and air condensed fluid chillers using centrifugal compressors with magnetic levitation. The new I-RES systems represent one of the most efficient and...   

Wittmann Battenfeld’s injection machines

The largest model of the servo hydraulic series

Technology - Wednesday, 14 October 2015

With SmartPower 350, on show at Fakuma trade fair in hall B1, stand 1204, Wittmann Battenfeld has completed its PowerSeries product range with the larger sizes from 160 to 350 tons. The SmartPower is equipped as standard with an extremely energy-efficient, innovative servo hydraulic drive, which stands out by its high dynamism and low noise level. Moreover, the drive technology of the SmartPower makes it... 

Gefran’s motion control

Compact and liquid cooled inverters

Technology - Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The ADV200-LC (Liquid Cooled) is the new series of liquid-cooled inverters designed and produced by Gefran for applications in which the most important requirements are: robustness, long life and high reliability. Liquid cooling of electrical and mechanical units drastically reduces the size of the...

Piovan Group at Fakuma

Specific solutions for different application fields

Technology - Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Easylink new automatic coupling stations, the Modula high efficiency auto-adaptive drying systems, the PureFlo simple filterless receivers, the Quantum next generation gravimetric blenders are among the Piovan’s products on display this...

7-layer blown film

Two days of open house at Bandera

Technology - Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The House of Extrusion, Bandera’s new R&D Centre in Busto Arsizio (near Varese), hosted an open house on 6 and 7 October to demonstrate operation of the BarrierFlex 7-layer line producing high-barrier film in polypropylene with a PP/Tie/PA/EVOH/PA/Tie/PP structure. The final application of the...