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New contract for Union: turnkey line for the production of XPS insulating boards

Experience, technological development and innovation in the foam field have rewarded Union once again with another important “turnkey" contract for the supply of the extrusion line of over 250,000 cubic meters per year of extruded foam polystyrene boards (XPS) for the building industry...

Noiseless and dust free on-board recycling

What to do to reduce noise, dust and energy consumption when recycling scrap directly on the processing machine? For this application Adler has developed a cutting system which, by exploiting the combination of helical scissor cutting and the multiplicity of cutting edges, has achieved  the desired result...

Pandemic and remote commissioning: turning a challenge into an opportunity

In recent times, a way to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has consisted of the adoption of behaviours such as social distancing. However, the compliance with these rules, as well as with others indicated by the competent authorities in order to overcome the current health crisis, has not prevented many companies from...

Sipa and Monini together: PET bottles for olive oil

One of the best-selling extra virgin olive oils in Italy now also comes in PET bottles. Monini, located not far from Perugia in the center of the country, packs its Classico product in two sizes of PET bottles, 450 and 650 ml. The bottles, which complement glass bottles in other sizes, are produced on Sipa SFL 4/4 linear blowmoulder...

A new system integrator in the world of the industrial automation

The project by Sadas Group and Sei Sistemi has been finalized, and on November 30, 2020, Alsiter has come to life. The basic concept of Alsiter is to combine the flexibility and process know-how of Sadas Group with the tailor-made approach and solid experience developed by Sei Sistemi across all industrial and manufacturing sectors, creating one...

Devices to control and manage the power of electric heating

In heat treatment applications, the accurate control of electric heating loads enables a precise and efficient temperature control, with a consequent positive impact in terms of energy saving. To this regard, Gefran closes a 2020 by launching the GPC power controller series and GSLM series of power management units for electrical loads...

The right combination of technologies to keep the injection process under control

What are the main process anomalies that commonly affect injection molders and how to detect them? Try to imagine the most complex part ever: it is a delicate trade-off of polymer selection, processing, part design and mould design. Several elements could affect the injection process, from the...

Amut returns to Australia with a post consumer PET bottle recycling plant

In 2000 Amut had delivered to Coca Cola Amatil in New South Wales, Australia, one of the first plants in the world for the recycling of post consumer PET bottles destined for the production of food rPET, thus starting the "bottle-to -bottle ". In recent years, however, China and South East Asia in general have banned imports of plastic waste, so that...

PLC and thermoforming efficiency: a matter of data management and analysis

Having the data is not the same as being able to analyze and use them to improve procedures and production. Applying the Pareto Principle it is possible to say that 20% of the problems cause 80% of the losses. Especially today, the market requires fast decisions and practical actions, but without real data there is no true improvement in the...

More than an open house

Campetella Robotic Calling 2020 took place from October 1 to mid-November. The open house event was organized in order to present two fast IML systems and the new concepts developed by the Italian manufacturer of robots and automation systems. Everything was taken care of in detail and nothing was left to chance with the aim of...

Engel care packages for improved availability, safety and cost efficiency

Regularly inspected and maintained production equipment is the prerequisite for consistently efficient, safe and high-quality production. In practice, however, internal maintenance capacities are not always up to this task. Engel care maintenance packages see the injection moulding machine manufacturer and automation expert Engel offer its...

Filter for Arburg mask rounds off coronavirus project

Arburg has been very active in the fight against coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. An outstanding example is the multifunctional face mask, which was developed in collaboration with partners and made ready for series production in only 41 days. May saw the start of production of face masks made from LSR and PP, initially as versions for everyday use. To protect both the wearer of the mask and those in the surrounding area...

Recycling of printed plastic films and processing of recyclate

PrintCYC is a value chain initiative for the recyling of printed films. Current members are the machine suppliers Brückner Maschinenbau, Kiefel and PackSys Global, the CPP film specialist Profol, the ink manufacturer hubergroup, the converter Constantia Flexibles as well as the recycling technology specialist Erema. The initiative is...

Gefit technologies at the forefront also in the fight against Covid-19

Despite the pandemic that has shocked the whole world, Gefit has continued its growth path, scoring important numbers, also thanks to the many equipment produced and supplied to customers in the medical field. In the Moulds&Assembly division, based in Fubine (Alessandria, Italy), many multi-cavity...

Fast and compact with high clamping forces

The new duo speed injection moulding machine sees Engel combine productivity and efficiency with short cycle times in the high clamping force range. Available with clamping forces from 5,000 to 11,000 kN, the new large-scale machine type is aimed at manufacturers of buckets and storage and transport containers...

The technology for the medical sector of the future at Arburg Summit: Medical 2020

Anyone seeking to get one step ahead and sniff out trends in medical technology, made a point of attending the Arburg Summit: Medical 2020 on November 19. Thanks to the digital format of this summit meeting, twice as many guests were able to attend as were at the comparable, physical event in the previous year. More than ...

Five Sipa XForm in operation at Parle Agro

India’s largest beverage company, Parle Agro, has chosen Sipa for high-volume production of PET preforms for fruit drink bottles. Parle Agro has five Sipa XForm injection moulding systems hard at work producing 5.7 million PET preforms every day to make bottles for fruit drinks. There are...

Compact station for painting car interiors with ABB robots

ABB’s latest innovative solution for automotive manufacturing - the Compact Interior Paint station - combines 12 robots to offer a space-saving alternative to traditional robotic interior painting solutions, helping automotive OEMs reduce the footprint of their paint booths by up to 33%, while being able to paint a variety of vehicle types, from...

Moss relies on Octagona for technology transfer in India

The Italian manufacturer of printing and decoration machines, Moss, gets a new foothold in India thanks to the assistance of Octagona. The aim is to start operations in the subcontinent through a technology transfer agreement with a local partner that will allow the production of Moss machines directly in India, as a result...