Industry 4.0 in Bandera

The extrusion lines take shape thanks to the augmented reality

Technology - Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Industry 4.0 project, based on the use of the innovative digital tool Oculus Rift, was developed at Bandera, in cooperation with the University Carlo Cattaneo of Castellanza (Varese, Italy), and shown in absolute preview during the K 2016. The Oculus Rift is a 3D virtual reality gives customers the opportunity to explore a...

ST Soffiaggio Tecnica at Arabplast

Blow moulding machines in Dubai

Technology - Tuesday, 20 December 2016

On January 8 the Arabplast 2017 exhibition will start in Dubai (UAE), at the World Trade Centre. It is the most important event for the plastics and rubber industry in the Middle East, organized by Al Fajer Information & Services, in collaboration with Messe Düsseldorf. Thanks to its strategic position in the oil market, the Middle East and the Gulf states play...

Rotary presses for rubber and foams

Effective moulding with multi-station solutions

Technology - Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The “rotary” presses by Presma are multi-station solutions destined to the injection moulding of thermoplastic foam and thermosetting rubber. At the last edition of the K trade fair, in Düsseldorf, the Italian company exhibited the two models Roto T4/48 XL and Roto R 12. The first one is an example of the range of special rotary machines for the processing of...

Plastic material feeding

Flexible, fast production of coupling stations

Technology - Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The company hs-umformtechnik produces coupling stations at its location in Grünsfeld-Paimar with qualified staff and state-of-the-art machine facilities. These stations are used to supply the injection moulding machines with plastic granules in centralised pneumatic pipe conveyor systems...

Belt screen changer

The evolution of recycling

Technology - Friday, 2 December 2016

At K 2016 the Italian company CM Evolution Plast presented Principe Evo, the automatic continuous-flow belt screen changer for plastic materials having a high percentage of contamination. This fully automatic belt screen changer does not need routine maintenance, and its constant flow means that it has to be seen to be believed...

News from Exact

Drum microperforator for frequent and rapid changes in perforation

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The new drum microperforator unveiled by Exact at the K 2016 show has been developed and designed for those applications requiring frequent and rapid changes in perforation, and is characterised for being simple to operate, robust, and easy to install. The machine is equipped with multi needle rollers, which rotate as necessary, each of...    

For Macchi the best K show ever

The extrusion made easy

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Perhaps not a world record, but definitely Macchi staged a spectacular performance by running, full time, 1,300 kg/h of coextruded, 5-layer flexible pouch laminating grade film. Nested under the wings of its towering extrusion line, one of the very last releases of the blown film coextrusion high capacity film lines belonging to the POD generation, Macchi...

High-tech robots

Handling moulded products of all types

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

In 2013 Star Automation Europe took part in the success of the K 2013 show and K 2013 was a success for Star Automation Europe too. Again, this year the company was an active player at this important event, not only satisfying its long-standing customers but also gaining the confidence of new ones, counting on what has made of Star a worldwide-known brand...

Machines destined for two fields of processing

Quality in printing and welding for over forty years

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

In the plastic sector since 1975, BFM is today one of the main Italian manufacturers of automatic bag-making and flexo-printing machines, both with “CI” central drum, up to 10 colours, or stack type, up to 8 colours, reel-to-reel or in line with the extrusion and/or bag-making machines. For the company, it is important and decisive the...

Maris Technological Center

The importance of tests

Technology - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

As with a boxer, who needs to constantly train very hard to beat his opponents, technologists need to do exactly the same to knock down the limits set by the market laws. In the sectors of synthetic materials and biomaterials, for example, these limits are periodically overcome by new products, which are tested in a laboratory first...

Machining center

Five interpolated axes for 3D trimming

Technology - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

TechMill is the Comi Group’s company specialized in design and manufacturing CNC machining centers, with a complete range of 5 axis milling, water jet and laser machines. Its machines are specifically designed to process plastics, composites, and light alloys for a wide range of applications, for example in the...

HRSflow innovations at K 2016

Production efficiency and energy saving for the automotive industry

Technology - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Among the novelties introduced by HRSflow at the K 2016 fair, FLEXflow One represents the further development of FLEXflow. It is an electric servo driven valve gate system where control unit is not required anymore. The new system includes a fully integrated electrical box, and the electrical motor, used to control the valve pin movement...