A 7,000-ton open house

Giant on display in Imola

Technology - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

On 18-19 September, Negri Bossi presents the VH 7000 from its Bi-Power line at the Sacmi facility in Imola (province of Bologna). This is the largest model in the series of dual platen presses and, at 7,000 tons, it is among the largest of its kind. Last spring, Sacmi sold its entire plastics division to the ...

Automation system

A compact platform with modular flexibility

Technology - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The ready-to-use and fully programmable GCube Preforma automation system has been developed by Gefran in order to meet the requirements of various automation architectures, and particularly the needs of companies manufacturing plastic processing and heat treatment machinery. Designed to combine...

Convenient solution

PUR foaming: high pressure, low price

Technology - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The new EcoPlus machines are offered by Impianti OMS as a particularly convenient high-pressure PUR foaming solution for small converters and users of low-pressure machines. These solutions are space-saving, reliable, easy to use and maintain, environmentally friendly and low-cost, and cover process capacities...

Open house

Two days devoted to handling in moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

“Smart Plastic” is the title of a two-day open-house event being organised by Campetella at its headquarters in Montecassiano, in the province of Macerata (Italy). The purpose of the event, which is due to take place on September 19 and 20 and is being carried out in cooperation with the manufacturer of injection moulding machines Toyo, is to...

New supply

Stretch film and strapping... better protection for pipe coils

Technology - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Three of FB Balzanelli’s new Strap & Stretch winding machines have been supplied to a processor who wanted to find a way of better protecting and securing its pipe coils. Indeed, these, once packaged, have to make long journeys during which they are exposed to all types of weather, to dust and to UV rays, and it...

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...