Isit blow moulding machines

Three-platen clamping system

Technology - Thursday, 19 March 2015

Avoiding an unbalanced transmission of the clamping force to the mould and allowing the use of moulds with bigger sizes than those of the platens. To this scope the Isit range of blow moulding machines with accumulator heads, developed by ST Soffiaggio Tecnica, features a 3-platen clamping unit with...

PC-ABS little trees

Efficient solution for the highest design requirements

Technology - Thursday, 19 March 2015

In cooperation with Wegaplast, headquartered in Toscanella di Dozza, near Bologna (Italy), Engel has developed a production process for design objects, also using variothermal injection moulding technology. In this application the Swiss company HB-Therm is the partner for heating and cooling...

WM thermoforming machine in Belgium

By train and by plane with the Speedmaster Plus

Technology - Monday, 16 March 2015

The Swiss manufacturer of thermoforming machines WM Wrapping Machinery has recently delivered a vacuum pressure forming machine with steel rule cutting and holes punching to De Ster company at their headquarter facility in Belgium. De Ster is a worldwide well known company specialized...

Sacmi at NPE with the CCM

Up to 2000 caps per minute

Technology - Friday, 13 March 2015

At NPE 2015 Sacmi will be presenting the new version of the 48-cavity CCM (Continuous Compression Moulding) for the production of CSD (Carbonated Soft Drink) caps, optimized to ensure a power consumption even lower than the previous versions. Able to achieve output rates of up to 2000 light caps per minute (for mineral waters), the machine is...

First time in North America

High efficency debut for Plastiblow

Technology - Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Plastiblow at NPE 2015 will be showing for the first time in North America a fully electric PB5E-DL double station machine in operation that will produce a 350-ml flat/oval personal care bottle in 4+4 cavity setup. The technical solutions adopted to achieve the servo-driven movements...

Test at Union

Coextrusion of PC corrugated sheets

Technology - Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The testing of a complete coextrusion line for corrugated PC sheets has been scheduled for middle March at the headquarters of Union in San Vittore Olona (near Milan). The sheets will have a width of 1,100 mm and thicknesses varying from 0.8 to 1.2 mm. This line consists of a primary single-screw extruder...

From Persico a new spray skin process

Ecological coating for the automotive industry

Technology - Thursday, 5 March 2015

Persico Automotive has developed EcoCover, a new spray skin process that achieves amazing results in a wide range of colours. It can even create faux stitching. During the EcoCover process, a release agent is first applied to the mould. Then, using in-mould coating, the paint is sprayed on, followed by a polyurethane...

From Rampf two-component gasket and compact cell

Fast curing and low space requirement

Technology - Thursday, 5 March 2015

At the Mecspe 2015 (Parma, Italy, March 26-28) Rampf will be showcasing its innovative solutions for gasketing, encapsulating, and bonding. The focus is on the fast curing two-component polymer gasket Raku-PUR Speed and the compact robot cell DC-RS250, which guarantee speed and precision...

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...