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In Austria Engel closes until April 15

Another employee at Engel's large machine plant in St. Valentin, Austria, has been tested positive for Covid-19. Thus the company has six confirmed corona cases. Engel decided to close its production operations at its Austrian plants until April 15, 2020, due to the overall strong increase in the number of new infections especially in the...

Record in exports but decreasing in sales for the Chinese manufacturer

Under the impact of trade conflicts between the major economies, 2019 was the most difficult year for the global economy since the financial crisis of 2008. Nevertheless, amid the lowest growth of the global economy in the last decade, Haitian Group's revenues still recorded about 1.29 billion euros for 2019, a decrease of 9.6% compared to 2018...

Additive manufacturing to fight Covid-19 following the Italian example

In this moment of public health emergency caused by the outbreak of Covid-19, the healthcare sector is facing unprecedented challenges. In particular, the virus outbreak is causing severe shortages of critical medical equipment in hospitals or limited access to essential pieces, in particular valves or ventilators...

Green light for Italian plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers

As per Decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) issued on Sunday 22 March 2020, Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery - referring to Ateco code 28.96 - may continue their activity, since they belong to a production chain defined as necessary...

Compounding line for biodegradable products

The Italian manufacturer of compounding and extrusion systems Icma San Giorgio has just put in production a complex engineered compounding plant at a large processor of biodegradable products, specifically shopping or agricultural mulch bags. Purpose of the project was the realization of a turnkey line designed, from the loading systems of the...

Tandem line for XPS insulating panels

A new tandem line from Union was recently delivered to BewiSynbra for the production of XPS panels for thermal insulation and soundproofing applications in buildings. The line consists of a primary twin-screw extruder and a secondary single-screw extruder and also includes a system for the recycling and grinding of production scrap as well as...

A digital manifold for centralized flow and temperature control

The new PF3WB/C/S/R digital flow switch manifold developed by SMC allows the user to centralize the flow and temperature control of the different lines in the same system. This solution makes it possible to accommodate all flow switches in a single manifold - and not on each line - in order to reduce inspection times and deliver quick and easy...

Doubling productivity while saving space

In order to coil 25-50-meter long corrugated PVC pipes at a speed of 70 meters per minute, FB Balzanelli has recently upgraded its TR0801C coiler. In its original set-up, this machine was conceived for coiling two reels, with automatic adjustment of the reel dimension, and was equipped with one strapping unit, while its upgraded version features...

Sinergy in the field of caps and closures machines

Recently Sacmi purchased Abruzzo-based Velomat, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-speed assembly machines for caps, micro-pumps and medical devices. This takeover is part of a broader strategy by Sacmi - the world's leading provider of closures-beverage solutions - to expand and diversify opportunities in the industry, thanks to...

Arburg inaugurated the new Training Center

Friday, 6 March 2020 marked the opening ceremony of Arburg’s new Training Center at he company’s headquarters in Lossburg. The 170 guests in attendance included Klaus Michael Rueckert, administrator of Freudenstadt district where Lossburg is situated, Lossburg mayor Christoph Enderle, plus representatives of the companies and institutions...

More and more complex applications in less time and at lower costs thanks to the 3D printing

Italian product development service provider specializing in the design, engineering, prototyping and manufacture of functional parts and components, Due Pi Greco, having successfully implemented Stratasys 3D printing into its product development process, is now utilizing Stratasys FDM materials as the main driver for expanding its...

Activities continue also during the coronavirus emergency

The Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery belonging to the Amaplast trade association, including those whose company premises are inside the areas subject to the restrictions introduced by the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) issued on Sunday 8 March 2020, are still operating. For all companies...

Increasingly smart and integrated double loop PID controllers

The Italian group specialised in the design and production of sensors, electric drives, automation components and industrial process control systems, Gefran, presents the updated Performance series of double loop PID Controllers, with control functions of motorised valves and generation of setpoint profiles. The range is made up of...

Arburg Technology Days 2020 canceled

“In view of current developments regarding the coronavirus, Arburg management decided on February 26 to cancel the International Technology Days from March 11 to 14, 2020, in Lossburg”. This is the beginning of the press release with which the German manufacturer announces that the technological event organized annually at its...

Amaplast members working at full capacity, despite coronavirus

In consideration of the measures adopted by the Government with regard to the spread of coronavirus, Amaplast, the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ association, underlines that to date its member companies have implemented all the actions required by legislation to protect the health and safety of its...

More than two months of demonstrations

From February 20 to April 30, Omso is opening the doors of its Reggio Emilia facility in order to exhibit a Wet-On-Dry version of its flexographic printing machine Servocup, and to demonstrate the capabilities of the machine in terms of reliability, speed of format change, production and quality. Visitors will also be offered...

Arburg acquires RepRap and expands in the additive manufacturing

The entrepreneurial families Hehl und Keinath have taken over the German RepRap, based in Feldkirchen. The partners consider additive manufacturing to be an important complementary production method for plastics processing which holds significant promise for the future. Due to the successful market entry with the...

Sebastian Dombos new head of sales at Engel Deutschland

Sebastian Dombos is the new head of sales at the Engel Deutschland Nuremberg location. This personnel decision sees the injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider, headquartered in Schwertberg, Austria, prepare the generation change in the board of the subsidiary with foresight...

3,500 Fanuc robots for BMW cars

The industrial robot manufacturer Fanuc and the automotive group BMW have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 3,500 robots for new production lines and plants. Fanuc robots will be used in the production of current and future generations of BMW models. The first robots were installed at the end of 2019. Further robots will be used at...