Technology

Supply of Eurochiller in Saudi Arabia

Chillers and pump units for the blow moulding of megatanks

Technology - Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Water tank manufacturer Al Zamil turned to the British firm IsoCool to produce a chilled water supply system for the new blow moulding unit at the plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The system will include NAX chillers and GRP pumping units manufactured by Eurochiller. The Jeddah blow moulding plant...

Company takeover

Penta becomes part of the Piovan group

Technology - Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A manufacturing company based in Santa Maria di Sala (near Venice, Italy), Piovan has acquired a majority stake in Penta, which is headquartered in Poggio Renatico (near Ferrara, Italy). Established in 1993, Penta specialises in the design and supply of large storing and feeding systems for raw materials for the plastics and food sectors...

Evolution in software

New module for tests with redesigned functionality

Technology - Wednesday, 4 February 2015

With its new TestProfiler, Instron, a division of ITW Test and Measurement Italia (headquartered in Pianezza, near Turin, Italy), offers wholly redesigned functionality of the Bluehill 3 software. By simulating the functional use of the product during the testing phase, high flexibility is ensured in the creation of automated finished-product reliability tests or plastic specimen tests...

Not only rotary machines from Presma

Four fixed in-line stations

Technology - Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Presma recently delivered its MS 4-250-6000, featuring four linearly arranged stations, to a manufacturer of road safety products. This model is characterized by the arrangement of its mould-holder stations: unlike traditional rotary machines, here they are in-line arranged. The machine features four 2,500 kN...

Anniversary and US debut

MB Conveyors celebrates thirty years and lands at NPE

Technology - Wednesday, 28 January 2015

2015 is an important year for MB Conveyors, headquartered in Brogliano, near Vicenza (Italy). The Italian company is celebrating thirty years in the business and will participate for the first time in the NPE fair, which will take place this year on March 23-27 in Orlando, Florida. The company decided to be present...

Open house on January 16-17

A satisfying two days for Maicopresse

Technology - Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Over 500 visitors attended the two-day open house event held by Maicopresse on January 16 and 17 at its Borgosatollo site (near Brescia, Italy). “The level of participation in the event was even greater than expected: indeed, in addition to seeing our historical customers, we met many potential new clients; it was...

Interplastica 2015

Negri Bossi takes a Canbio Evolution machine to Moscow

Technology - Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A 160-ton machine from the eCanbio series by Negri Bossi, featuring Smart Flex clamping (which makes it possible to create an oil-free moulding area) and prismatic guides, is among the exhibits at Interplastica 2015 (Moscow, 27-30 January). This compact and fast machine stands out for the attention to detail...

1965-2015 - Fifty years of Cannon

The celebration starts from Utech

Technology - Monday, 26 January 2015

The Cannon Group will start the celebration of its fiftieth anniversary while being present at the Utech Europe Conference and Exhibition 2015, to be held in Maastricht (Holland) on April 14-16, 2015. Cannon started its activity in the field of dosing units and mixing heads for polyurethane back in 1965 in Milan. The celebration...

Cutting system and anthropomorphic robots

Persico and ABB working together for the automotive industry

Technology - Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Eco-cut system manufactured by Persico for the automatic cutting of linings for car interiors features two ABB IRB 2400/16 anthropomorphic robots with the Absolute Accuracy function. A high-frequency oscillating blade cutting technology was chosen in order to optimise the machining process, as it meets all the needs of...

From Negri Bossi

Moulding tests for food caps and eyeglass lenses

Technology - Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Milan-based injection machine manufacturer Negri Bossi recently carried out two moulding tests for two separate customers at its headquarters in Cologno Monzese (near Milano). The first, for Capsol, a European cap manufacturer headquartered in Bulciago (near Lecco, Italy), was performed using a 24-cavity mould installed on a...

For laboratories and compounding

Compact control system for extrusion

Technology - Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Developed by Gefran for laboratory extrusion lines and compounding, the new compact control system eXtru+ comes ready to use; it is fully programmable and features built-in advanced technological functions. The extrusion of plastic materials is a process that demands flexibility, precision and efficiency. This new system makes...

XPE pipe reels

The first coiler is never forgotten

Technology - Wednesday, 14 January 2015

After having bought, in 2013, a TR-range automatic coiler from FB Balzanelli, a German leading producer of XPE pipes recently replaced three of its old coilers with as many TR1400 units. According to the coilers’ manufacturer, this model, specifically designed for XPE pipes, is becoming increasingly popular in Germany and...