Technology

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...

Sipa unveils Xtreme Sincro

Official launch of integrated system for preforms and bottles

Technology - Wednesday, 10 December 2014

On December 11 Sipa will open the doors of its site in Vittorio Veneto, near Treviso (Italy), for the official presentation of the new Xtreme Sincro, an innovative technology combining injection-compression of preforms and high speed stretch-blow moulding of PET containers in a single systems...

Moretto seminar at Cesap

Dehumidifying: how and why

Technology - Wednesday, 10 December 2014

On December 18, the conference room of Cesap - the training and assistance centre for plastic processors headquartered in Verdellino/Zingonia (near Bergamo, Italy) - will host the seminar "The advantages of an effective dehumidification" on the benefits of an effective drying process. The event is organised in cooperation with Moretto...

A Comac plant in Piedmont

A polyamide yarn recycling plant

Technology - Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A manufacturer headquartered in Cerro Maggiore (near Milan), Comac recently delivered 6 and 66 polyamide yarn recycling plant to a company in Piedmont. The line is based on the new model EBC108HT 108-mm co-rotating twin screw extruder with an L/D ratio of 48/1, driven by a 600 kW alternating current motor. The plant also offers special...

Technologies for containers

Sipa acquires Automa activities for PET

Technology - Friday, 28 November 2014

All activities related to the production of injection-stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) equipment at Automa have been acquired by Sipa, the company based in Vittorio Veneto (near Treviso, Italy) specialized in the manufacture of plants for the production of PET containers and filling technologies...