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...

Open house at Maicopresse

Forty candles and a new machine in memory of Mario Busi

Technology - Wednesday, 14 January 2015

On January 16 and 17, an open house will be held at Maicopresse’s facility in Borgosatollo, near Brescia (Italy), introducing the new MB 4000 injection moulding machine. The new machine, designed to produce large-size containers, features a clamping force of 4000 tons; the letters MB in its name are intended as a tribute to...

Amut line for PS and PP cups

New horizons for in-line thermoforming

Technology - Wednesday, 7 January 2015

A complete in-line thermoforming system manufactured by Amut for the production of disposable cups (in the sizes required by the Usa and Canadian markets) has been successfully tested and delivered to a large North American producer. The customer's request included some very demanding features...

Innovations in granulators for plastics

Main Tech relaunches the Dipre brand

Technology - Wednesday, 7 January 2015

On December 22,  2014, Main Tech made an official announcement that it had purchased the company Dipre, specialist in the construction of auxiliary equipment, renowned for granulation systems. These are the systems that Main Tech is launching first. Managing Director Renato Pegoraro commented...

Two-roll mills

New standard on safety requirements

Technology - Friday, 19 December 2014

On December 17, CEN (European Committee for Standardization) has published the standard EN 1417:2014 concerning the safety requirements for two-roll mills, which will come into force upon publication in the European Official Journal. EN 1417:2014 is one of the 19 European harmonized standards drawn up by...

Special applications

Vertical machines for diamond wire overmoulding

Technology - Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The NT Series Wires machines developed  by Turra, a division of the IMS Deltamatic group, are offered as an ideal solution for the production of cables, wires and components, such as diamond wire, in which the cable is positioned transversely and adjacent to the tiebars. The 60- and 80-ton presses, the cable-tensioning system...

Two new robots from Star Automation Europe

From here to Spring

Technology - Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Launched at Fakuma 2014 by Star Automation Europe, the robot ES-800II is now available, whilst the robot XW-122 will be marketed starting from Spring 2015. The goal of the new ES-II robot is to meet every possible needs about low price without forgetting quality and performance. The research and...

Piovan PET analysis device

Ten years of acetaldehyde measurements

Technology - Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Ten years after the introduction of the PETes AA Analyzer, developed by Piovan to measure acetaldehyde in preforms, there are over 150 PET preform and bottle producing plants where at least one of these units is installed. The concrete, recognized advantages of the analyser include...