Innovation and renewal

Adiabatic process for Frigosystem

Technology - Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Developed by Frigosystem for industrial process cooling, ACE (Adiabatic Cooling Energy) is a new range of industrial air/water exchangers relying on the adiabatic principle. This cooling system relies on the physical principle by which the evaporation of water lowers the ambient air temperature. This principle, i.e. the adiabatic principle, allows...

Machine for PET moulding

The new IPS 400 relaunches Sacmi in the preforms

Technology - Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A key milestone for the IPS (Injection Preform System) platform, this manufacturing solution that stands out on account of high reliability, high performance and user-friendliness: the already-successful IPS 220 - which has been on the market for 3 years - will be joined by the new IPS 400, previewed at Imola...

Gefran power controllers

Short-circuit protection patented

Technology - Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The short-circuit protection function integrated on Xtra power controllers from Gefran has recently obtained the international patent. Such a function protects the system and the power junctions in the device against transient current peaks and short-circuits without extra-rapid fuses or circuit breakers...

Moretto in motion

An “unfashionable” company

Technology - Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A company does marketing to communicate and reaffirm its values to the world. However, marketing can get caught up in current trends and end up dressing up the company in fashionable garb, not always in a way that best suits it. What often happens in these cases is that the marketing effort no longer communicates the...

Business partnership

Tecnomatic and Puma Plastics Solutions together in the Usa

Technology - Friday, 20 February 2015

The Italian manufacturer of extrusion lines and extrusion heads Tecnomatic and the US company Puma Plastics Solutions (Texas), part of JDC Manufacturing, enter into a business partnership to pursue a common goal in the US market. This marks Tecnomatic official entrance into the world of extrusion in the...

Negri Bossi at NPE 2015

Four machines for multimaterial moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

At NPE 2015 (Orlando, March 23-27 ) Negri Bossi, in collaboration with its American subsidiary, will be exhibiting four working injection presses, and the emphasis will be on  multimaterial moulding. Furthermore, all four machines will be equipped with a Sytrama robot. First, a 330-ton Vesta press will be equipped with...

Innovations Day in Parma

Innovative automation made in B&R

Technology - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Once again this year - in Parma (Italy) on February 25 to be precise - operators are offered a date with innovation in industrial automation at the third edition of B&R Innovations Day. Technical presentations, live demos, illustrious guests from the world of research and industry and an entire dedicated exhibition area are the...

Machinery safety

Into force the European standard CEN 289:2014

Technology - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

On February 13, 2015 the type C standard EN 289:2014 on the safety requirements of compression and transfer moulding machines was published on the European Official Journal n. C 54 and has come into force. Such standard was studied by CEN/TC 145, whose presidency and secretariat have been managed...

App for the injection moulding

Machine and robot inside smartphones

Technology - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The WiBa QuickLook app from Wittmann Battenfeld provides a very simple and comfortable way to check the status of injection molding machines and robots via Smartphone. A status request on injection molding machines from Wittmann Battenfeld  and on Wittmann robots is now possible via smartphone...

ST Soffiaggio Tecnica in the US

At NPE 2015 with the "suction blow"

Technology - Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A blow moulding machine Aspi150.2, equipped with 70-mm extruder and 2-litre accumulator head, will be displayed by the Italian company ST Soffiaggio Tecnica at NPE 2015 (Orlando, March 23-27), to demonstrate the technological level reached with such a range of machines, devoted to the 3D applications, in particular...

Five-layer PET sheet line from Union

On display for thirteen days

Technology - Wednesday, 11 February 2015

An open house event - running for thirteen days from February 16 to 28 at the headquarters of Union in San Vittore Olona (near Milan) - will provide the stage for a new line for the production of five-layer PET sheets in widths ranging from 850 to 1000 mm. This line will consist of a co-rotary twin-screw main extruder mod. ZP 92X/52D with four...

Piovan 2014

Another year of growth

Technology - Wednesday, 11 February 2015

With its expansion programme, international profile and increased sales volumes, the Piovan group has consolidated its position as a worldwide market leader laying the ground work for further expansion in 2015. Bucking the international economic trends, the group based in Santa Maria di Sala (near Venice, Italy) closed 2014 with growing sales...