Extrusion lines for agricultural film

Bandera ends 2016 with a hat trick

Technology - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The bubble film extrusion lines produced by Bandera are currently doing well. In a press release, the company has reported an increase in orders for these lines, especially the kind destined to be used in the production of agricultural film, of which Bandera is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers. The agricultural applications market is...

Foam Expo 2017

First time for Saip at the exhibition and conference in Michigan

Technology - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Italian manufacturer of machinery and systems for polyurethane foam processing, Saip, will be attending Foam Expo for the first time ever. The exhibition and conference targeted to the technical foam industry will take place in Novi (Michigan) from 28 February to 2 March 2017. Through their local partner Foam Supplies, Earth City (Missouri)...

More than 30 years of cooperation

Grohe acquires the hundredth injection moulding machine from KraussMaffei

Technology - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

At the end of January, KraussMaffei ceremonially commissioned its hundredth injection moulding machine at Grohe, the leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, showers and installation systems. The hydraulic two-platen machine CX 80-380 is part of a new, economical production line at the Porta Westfalica location for the manufacture of...

B&R enlarges the range of servomotors

A motor for any application

Technology - Tuesday, 14 February 2017

B&R is adding two new sizes to its 8LS series of servomotors. Size A offers extremely high torque with a flange size of 70 mm and an extremely compact design, while size 9 rounds off the upper end of the performance spectrum with up to 75 kW of power. Both of these options make it possible for machine manufacturers and system integrators to...

New system from Colines

The revolution in packaging is the ALLWrapper

Technology - Wednesday, 8 February 2017

ALLWrapper is the new revolutionary packaging system engineered by Colines. lt uses stretch film as a substrate to perform bundle-wrapping on a huge number of different products. Being manufactured and optimized for the beverage industry, its range of application has been extended to the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries with...

Cannon supply to Riba Composites

HP-RTM advances in Italy

Technology - Tuesday, 7 February 2017

An Italian leading manufacturer of structural parts and components in advanced composite materials for the automotive and aerospace industries, Riba Composites invested recently in a new Cannon production plant for HP-RTM (High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding) and press moulding technology. Specialised in autoclave and vacuum bags/oven...

MoU between Euromap and OPC Foundation

Simplify and facilitate communication in Industry 4.0

Technology - Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The European umbrella organisation of plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers, Euromap, has for three years now been involved in the development of Industry 4.0-ready interfaces based on OPC UA (Unified Architecture). The first one, Euromap 77 (interface between injection moulding machines and central computers/MES) was published as...

Sacmi at Prodexpo

Injection moulding, digital printing and quality control for closures

Technology - Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Following the success of the 2016 edition, Sacmi will be taking part for the second time in the Prodexpo fair in Moscow (February 6-10). This international fair is dedicated to technology for the food and beverage industry and covers everything from raw materials to processing and packaging. A leading designer of complete PET processing lines and...

Bottles for tropical climates

Reinforced base thanks to a new bottom of the moulds

Technology - Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The new Sidel StarLite Tropical base is enlarging the family of StarLite bottle solutions originally developed by the packaging experts of the company. This latest addition to the range is designed to offer a flexible solution for carbonated soft drink (CSD), in all packaging sizes from 0.25 to 3 litres...

Qbrobotics adopts Fortus 250 printer from Stratasys

Prototyping more rapid and economic thanks to 3D printing

Technology - Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, Startasys has announced that Italian company, qbrobotics, is producing customized sample robotics much more quickly and cost-effectively than via traditional methods, using its Fortus 250 3D printer. Using Stratasys’ high-endurance ABSplus 3D printing material, the company, a...

Three-component Streamline metering machine

Hennecke invests in the future of fibre composite components

Technology - Tuesday, 31 January 2017

With a fully equipped 3-component metering machine of the type Streamline, polyurethane specialist Hennecke expands its performance capability in the field of research and development. The machine system features all the necessary requirements for the production of fibre composite components by means of a wide variety of...

The Sacmi response to the Indian market

Compression and total quality control

Technology - Wednesday, 25 January 2017

A key player in the country with Sacmi Engineering - a one-stop production, business and assistance centre for the entire Indian market - the Sacmi Group was at Plastivision in Mumbai (January 19-23) to display advanced solutions for plastic cap production and quality control. Playing a starring role was the innovative CCM48SC, equipped with...