Technology

Efficiency and productivity for PVC doors and windows

Technology - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A leading European processor recently purchased a Bausano extrusion line for the manufacturing of PVC doors and windows. The line is equipped with a 12 m long calibration bench belonging to the Plus range, and with the Energy Saving system, which allows full exploitation of the production capacity offered by the new...

Monitoring magnetic clamping force

Technology - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The latest new development at Rivi Magnetics is called Force Evaluation System (FES), and its function is to constantly monitor the working cycle of injection moulding machines for plastic materials. Therefore, it intervenes dynamically and is developed to operate with a touchscreen operator interface and tablet. It can be connected...

Software integrations expand the possibilities of rheological testing

Technology - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

VisualRHEO is a versatile software package dedicated to managing rheological tests and analysing data and is a fundamental part of Instron Ceast SmartRheo single- and twin-bore capillary rheometer systems, manufactured by ITW Test and Measurement Italia. When combined these products are designed to investigate the...

The energy label comes into force

Technology - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Upon proposal of the Italian machinery manufacturers, the European umbrella association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers (Euromap) is planning to introduce Recommendation n. 90: an energy label for plastics and rubber machinery, which will come into force on October 1, 2014...

Two tracks for draw-tape bags on roll

Technology - Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The new Roll-Flex Draw-Tape bag-making machine, characterised by two independent tracks, instead of one, developed by Saldoflex for the production of draw-tape bags on roll has been recently delivered to a primary European converting company. This machine sums up all the improvements recently seen on the...

Doubled performance with the new degassing system

Technology - Tuesday, 29 July 2014

As a result of the constant activity of its R&D department, Tecnova continues to develop its single screw lines and now presents its latest product denominated VTS (Vacuum Twin Stuffer), which is a degassing system with automatic restoration of the melted material. Both as a single and double degassing system...

Six days devoted to the pipes

Technology - Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fifteen machines have been displayed by Sica during an open house at its headquarters from July 11 to 16 to present the most recent innovations destined to the production of pipes. Two cutting machines and two belling machines in particular were under the spotlights...

Refrigerator and free-cooler combined

Technology - Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The latest range of machines developed by Green Box allows two functions (refrigerator and free-cooler) to be carried out by a single solution. Its main advantage is its ease of installation, which is comparable to that of a traditional refrigerator: indeed, there is only one water circuit inlet, only one water circuit outlet, and also only...

Summer stretch film demos

Technology - Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Colines is organizing three demonstrations between July and September at its Azzate facility (near Varese, Italy) of two ALLrollEX machines for the production of cast stretch film. The ALLrollEX 1500 has been featured on 18-23 July for the production of 5-layer film with width of 1500 mm and net hourly production of...

Union invests in new production technologies

Technology - Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Union, which boasts a constantly growing order book, currently even larger than the average recorded in the early 2000s, is continuing to invest, this time turning its attention to innovative machine tools. The period from the end of 2014 to the end of the first quarter of 2015 will see new machine tools in production at the...

Four colours on 1,800 tons

Technology - Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A 1800 kW, four colour injection moulding machine manufactured by BMB has been installed in the moulding department of the Automotive Lighting facility in Tolmezzo, near Udine, Italy. With 1,800 ton clamping force and 4 position rotary table, this is the first machine by the Italian manufacturer installed in the processing...

Improving the surface finish of the rotational mould

Technology - Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The new Flow Promoter by Chem-Trend improves the surface finish of articles made by rotational moulding, resulting in a more uniform, flawless finish. It enables the material to penetrate the challenging areas of the mould more easily and to adhere more solidly. In rotational moulding, particularly in the production of irregular...