Technology

Elba at Interpack 2017

Welding line for doypack bags

Technology - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The SA-V line for the 4-track production of "doypack" bags with 3 bottom gussets was recently exhibited by Elba at the Interpack fair (Düsseldorf, May 4-10). This range of welders, the pride of this manufacturer from Magnago (Milan), is designed and manufactured to produce pre-made bags at high speed and in a versatile...

Platform for the additive manufacturing

Modular cells for the 3D printing

Technology - Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, took a significant step into low-volume, continuous production using additive technology today when it unveiled a new product under development - the Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator - at the Rapid + TCT show in Pittsburgh...

Printing and decoration

A high-speed laser to mark the inside of caps

Technology - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Moss family of printing equipment for plastic caps has been extended with the new Laser Cap model, engineered to etch the inside of bottle caps with a high-speed laser. The laser beam is suitable to mark ID matrix, bar codes or QR codes and graphics such as logos, icons or symbols. Thanks to the special software integrated in the touchscreen panel, it...

Negri Bossi at Plastpol 2017

Electric for PBT, TPU and LSR, hydraulic for PS

Technology - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

At the twenty-first Plastpol, being held at the Kielce Exhibition & Conference Centre from May 23 to 26, Negri Bossi, together with its local agent NTQ, will be showing the all-electric 180-630 machine, featuring a clamping force of 180 tonnes, producing a ping pong bat. The machine is injecting the body in a PBT material from the main 45mm plasticising unit...

Industrial chillers

The evolution of cooling

Technology - Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The AXevo series of chillers by Eurochiller is the result of a development process that, combining refined aesthetics with rational design, has resulted in the creation of a platform for versatile and reliable industrial chillers that make it possible to tackle, in a cost-effective fashion, a number of different applications, drawing from a wide range of products that...

Dual event

WM takes part at Interpack 2017 and holds an open house at its company site

Technology - Wednesday, 26 April 2017

From May 4 to 10 WM Thermoforming Machines will exhibit at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf, the event where all the producers of machineries and devices for the packaging industry meet the main players from the food, beverage, pharmaceutics and consumer goods industries from all over the world. It is one of the...

The Dolphin manifold unit by Moretto

Allocating the resin through a plunger movement

Technology - Wednesday, 19 April 2017

An exclusive  automatic manifold plate for resin-machine allocation in plastics centralized feeding systems, Dolphin by Moretto is based on a plunger movement of mechanical arms managed by a pneumatic cylinder, thus ensuring a very efficient an easy to control automation system with a reaction time of only one second. Starting from the...

New PID controllers

Integrated functions to reduce the number of installed devices

Technology - Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Gefran launches the new Performance family of PID controllers including three models: 850, 1650, and 1850. Numerous integrated functions reduce the number of devices installed on a machine and simplify configuration. Accurate regulation, numerous options and exclusive functions make these devices so intelligent that the system regulating and...

Hot runner for well-balanced family moulds

Producing high-quality chrome grille components in a single shot

Technology - Wednesday, 19 April 2017

With its FLEXflow technology, Italian hot-runner specialist HRSflow has developed an innovative solution for the injection moulding of high-quality parts primarily for the automotive industry. FLEXflow is a servo-driven, finely regulated valve gate system for hot-runner systems. The precise control of the melt flow of each individual...

New Piovan line

High efficient drying systems for any application and technology

Technology - Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The new Genesys line of auto-adaptive single hopper drying systems from Piovan delivers optimal and consistent operating conditions and lower energy consumption. It is one of the first patent issued in Europe for a high-efficiency polymer drying system. The plastics industry processes non-hygroscopic and hygroscopic polymers...

Pipes production

Dual synchronized cutting for high extrusion speeds

Technology - Wednesday, 12 April 2017

An innovative method patented by Sica makes it possible to cut PP, HDPE and PVC-UP pipes performing two operating cycles simultaneously, on the same machine, thus reaching very high production rates. For example, the Duet125 automatic cut-off saw can reach hourly production rates of 2000 and 2300 pipes, of 150 mm and 500 mm in...

Additive production in Formula 1

3D printing to produce components for McLaren race car

Technology - Wednesday, 12 April 2017

McLaren Racing is expanding its use of Stratasys 3D printing to produce components for its 2017 Formula 1 MCL32 race car with the goal of accelerating design modifications and reducing weight to increase performance. Some of the 3D printed parts designed to improve performance which have been applied to the 2017...