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Over 1000 HRSflow’s servo-driven hot runner systems sold worldwide

A steadily growing number of injection moulders are being convinced by the precision and reliability of HRSflow's hot runner technology, which has been proving its performance in many industries for years. First introduced at K 2013, their servo-driven valve gate system has since been a powerful driver of growth for this...

Joint development of a moulding cell for testing with high performance polymers

Creating tomorrow’s polymer innovations starts with understanding the chemical and mechanical performance and processing conditions of materials. At the Injection Moulding & Extrusion Pilot Plant of Basf in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the newest all-electric fully-automated injection moulding cell from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is delivering...

Giant coiler for large diameter pipes

The new FB5200PE winder introduced by FB Balzanelli is one of the largest automatic coilers ever designed for PE pressure and gas big pipes featuring diameters up to 250 mm. Thanks to its size, it is possible to obtain coils of large-diameter pipes up to 13 metres long. The coils size can be optimised through the wide number of storable and repeatable...

The "green" attitude of Omso Servobottle machines increases

An automatic silkscreen-printing machine for decorating up to 10 colours in UV ink on multi-format containers, Servobottle by Omso has always been an eco-friendly solution. Since its design stage, the replacement of mercury lamps with LED lamps had made it possible to reduce heat transmission, cut the energy consumption of the...

Not just predictive maintenance: Bausano presents Orquestra

What are the opportunities of Industry 4.0 applied to the world of extrusion? The thoughts of Bausano are turned into inspiration to make extruders increasingly smart. In that sense, Bausano presents the innovative software Orquestra, a centralised control system that was developed ad hoc and which integrates all components of the...

JSW‘s MMA regeneration is industrializing: from waste to virgin

PMMA waste depolymerization is not only “nice to have” for the benefit of the environment (sea, land, air), but foremost a tremendous resource and capital that has hardly been exploited professionally on an industrial scale to this day. MMAtwo is tackling the economic solution to this environmental problem methodically. To this end...

Sica belling machines focus on productivity and energy saving

The need for innovative “green” technology in the plastic pipe production industry capable of guaranteeing high performance, process flexibility and ease of use while allowing reduced energy consumption, has become increasingly pressing and has had a marked influence on the design of various types of extrusion line machinery, including...

CPP film for a hug room

One of the most challenging aspects of the prolonged global restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is certainly the rule of social distancing. It makes matters even worse when it involves the elderly, who are far from their loved ones in nursing homes. It’s unbelievable, but sadly true, that many of them have not been able to see their...

New-generation BKG 1000 water-ring pelletizer

A new-generation water-ring pelletizer (WRP) from Nordson Corporation provides uniform polymer flow, efficient heating, quick die plate change, and low dryer noise, enabling compounders and recyclers to increase productivity and enhance pellet quality. The new BKG WRP 1000 pelletizer represents an advance over previous WRPs and includes...

Previero presents Teknodepurazioni Aquae, its new wastewater treatment division

In October 2020, the new company Teknodepurazioni Aquae, owned by Previero, took over  the business branch of Teknodepurazioni based in Rivarolo Canavese, near Turin. Teknodepurazioni, a company operating for more than 30 years in the environmental sector, has gained a long experience in the study, design and construction of...

Amut line for TPO membranes to Polyglass

Italian company of the Mapei Group, Polyglass, specialized in the production of waterproofing membranes and insulation systems, and headquartered in Ponte di Piave (Treviso, Italy), has chosen Amut as a strategic partner to increase its production capacity for TPO membranes...

“Green” solutions for an affordable cut of pipes

In recent times, the R&D investments made by Sica, an Italian plastic pipe machinery manufacturer, have definitely gone “green”, contributing to a sustainable world with solutions that reduce process costs, energy and material consumption and avoid plastic dust and chips recycling for a cleaner and safer environment...

Nuuk, the new rPET water bottle concept inspired by Greenland

Sidel’s art designers have created the Nuuk bottle concept, drawing inspiration from the purity of ice and its formations. The Nuuk brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous. The “Frozen, Authentic, Unique” slogan highlights the brand’s attributes, which are closely linked to water and its features. Produced from...

Bausano twin-screw extruders powered by Multidrive technology in the US and Canada

The Italian international leader in the design and manufacture of customized extrusion lines for processing of plastic materials, Bausano announced the introduction of its next generation lines of twin-screw plastic extruders in the US and Canadian markets. With world-renowned “made in Italy” quality and unrivaled technological innovation, Bausano...

Manufacturing of refrigerators for low temperature transport of anti-Covid-19 vaccine

In recent months, Pozzi Industries Group has developed a new integrated solution for the production of professional refrigerators employed in the medical sector for the storage and the transport at low temperatures of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine. Today this type of refrigerators are mainly required for the Pfizer vaccine, that has to be stored at a...

New VDA-M amplifier by Sensormate: one device, multiple functions

The new VDA-M amplifier developed by Sensormate - a company that is part of the Gefran Group specialising in force measurement on injection moulding and die casting machines and industrial presses - is ideally suited for use in injection moulding machines with toggle levers. VDA-M is a smart solution combining clamping force measurement, mould...

The era of the multidimensional manufacturing begins with Acopos 6D

With Acopos 6D, B&R heralds a new era of manufacturing. Magnetic levitation allows shuttles to move individual products freely through the machine. Gone are the days when conventional transport systems imposed rigidly defined timing on the production process. Acopos 6D is ideal for small-batch production with...

Transition 4.0 and energy savings for CMG machines

The range of machines manufactured by CMG, including granulators, shredders, feeder belts, evacuation and conveyor systems, dedusting, dust management and filtration equipment, has obtained the Industry 4.0 conformity certificate and, therefore, complies with the requirements of Italy’s Transition 4.0 National Plan. The news was announced by...

Gate bushing for high cavitation moulds with frequent version changes

The gate bushing is typically used in hot runner nozzles for preserving the gate point quality and preventing plastics wear in nozzle components.  Gate bushings are also used in the event of frequent cavity plate changes.  The type of gate bushing is determined based on the resin used and the application...