Gefit-Engel partnership

Multi-cavity moulds for medical PET tubes

Technology - Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A leading manufacturer of injection moulds, Gefit celebrates its fiftieth year in the business in 2017 with the development of  three multi-cavity injection moulds for the production of PET blood tubes that will be working on three Engel e-motion all-electric injection moulding machines. This partnership and the “technical cooperation” between the two companies...

Jet Fusion 3D 4200

Italian preview of a new 3D printer “made by HP”

Technology - Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Participating for the first time in the Mecspe fair in Parma (from 23 to 25 March), the multinational HP has just publicly unveiled its very latest HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer and its Processing Station with Fast Cooling system. This is a solution that, thanks to the innovative MultiJet Fusion technology, allows rapid modification of the prototyping...

Equipment maintenance

A new lubricant analysis programme to maximise productivity

Technology - Wednesday, 29 March 2017

ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, a new mobile-enabled used oil analysis service. The new service will help operators identify equipment issues before they happen and avoid unscheduled equipment maintenance. The service, which replaces ExxonMobil’s Signum, is vital in helping engineers maintain a...

Star Automation Europe at Mecspe 2017

Vertical entry robot for IML

Technology - Wednesday, 22 March 2017

At Mecspe 2017 (Parma, Italy, March 23-25), Star Automation Europe will be exhibiting the “top” version of an IML system equipped with an XW-1000VI vertical entry robot, the best-seller model in the XW-VI range that combines efficiency with accuracy. Installed on a BMB eKW 25Pi injection press, the system will be producing a crystal PS tray in a...

A new Instron software

Enhanced functionalities and improved workflows for machines and instruments

Technology - Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Built from the ground-up for touch interaction, the Bluehill Universal software brings enhanced functionality and improved workflows to Instron (a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW, present in Italy with ITW Test and Measurement Italia, based in Pianezza, Near Turin) machines. The software features a portrait layout with meticulously crafted...

Injection press from Presma

Single-station moulding machine for large parts

Technology - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A 1,600-ton injection moulding machine was recently supplied by Presma to a major Italian processor. This machine stands out thanks to its ability of co-injecting shots up to 20 kg for the production of sandwich structures. Designed as an automatic moulding cell, the press is worth 1 million euros and will allow the...

Cooperation between Netstal and Plastisud

An Elios 7500 to test large moulds

Technology - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The French mould manufacturer Plastisud has just received an Elios 7500 to supplement its technical centre. Plastisud is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-precision injection moulds for thin-wall packaging, beverage closures and medical components.  Plastisud will use the Elios 7500 for intensive functionality and performance tests...

Milacron’s new technologies

First commercial Klear Can release and recyclable single use coffee pods

Technology - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

With its breakthrough Klear Can T technology, Milacron has just reached another significant milestone. The group confirmed the sale of the first Milacron Klear Can production system. After extremely successful qualitative testing with consumers in Asia conducted by Nielsen Market Research, the customer plans for the Klear Can to be in-market, on...

Stretch film extrusion

Five days of demo show in Novara

Technology - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

From March 6 to 10 Colines hosts a demo show of the ALLrollEX-1500 cast stretch film line at its factory in Nibbia (near Novara, Italy). Since the launch of the first line at the last K2013, ALLrollEX series has been representing the best-seller for Colines in all widths, from 1000 up to 4000 mm...

Automatic dual coiler

Winding pipes without ovalization

Technology - Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The completely automatic dual coiler TR1400, by FB Balzanelli, is designed to coil flexible PE and XPE-Al-XPE pipes and copper tubing with diameters ranging from 10 to 50 mm. Each unit is automatically adjusted thanks to sophisticated software that makes it possible to program the management of different production lots and achieve precision pipe cutting...

PU Tech India 2017

Passage to India

Technology - Wednesday, 1 March 2017

India will host the next public event of Saip, taking part in PU Tech 2017, the international fair dedicated to polyurethane to be held from 8 to 10 March at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, about 40 km away from New Delhi. The polyurethane industry in India is growing at a very fast pace. It has registered double digit growth during the past five...

Aspi Seco blow moulding machines

Renewed interest in sequential coextrusion

Technology - Wednesday, 22 February 2017

ST Soffiaggio Tecnica has closed a very positive 2016 with orders for three Aspi Seco machines for the sequential extrusion of engine compartment ducts. Last June an Aspi Seco machine was delivered to the DuPont European technical centre in Meyrin (Switzerland). At the end of 2016 two new Aspi Seco machines...