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Palletising, winding, belling

The newest entries in the Sica product range include a palletiser, a winder and a belling machine, which the company introduced at the Plast 2015 trade fair. The RoboJack 250 robotic palletiser makes it possible to automatically process PVC, PE and PP pipes with lengths ranging from 1 to 6 m and diameters ranging from 32 to 250 mm, with or...

New generation cast lines for stretch film

At the Plast and Ipack-Ima fairs, Amut Dolci Bielloni presented a range of new generation cast lines - a result of the technical synergy created when Dolci Bielloni was recently acquired by the Amut Group. Indeed, Amut’s numerous years of experience in building extruders made it possible to innovate the concept of conventional extrusion incorporated...

European debut at Plast 2015

For the first time in its history, Toshiba Machine, whose distributor in Italy is EPF Automation, came to a European fair with a system for the moulding, inspection and unloading of plastic components. This occasion represented the coming together of, on the one hand, the Japanese company’s need to offer its solutions for fully electric injection moulding on...

A new paradigm of speed, precision and aesthetics

It is called Racer 3 and it is the first in a new family of robots that is set to become, to all effects, the new paradigm of the Comau range. Recently unveiled before the public, it is made entirely of aluminium and magnesium, weighs 30 kg, and has a maximum reach of 630 mm, with a wrist capacity of 3 kg. Thanks to its compact dimensions and...

More efficient and economic recycling

At Plast 2015 Herbold presented new solutions for washing, separating and drying of plastic waste featuring low operating costs and higher efficiency. In the front of the line was the wet shredder HGM: beginning at the pre-size reduction step water is added, which is new. Until recently, water was only used in the granulation process...

2500 metres of stretch film wound on reels

Colines did extremely well at Plast 2015, where it exhibited, in operation, an ALLrollEx-200 plant for the production of stretch film using slot-die technology. During the five days of the fair, it produced a low-thickness, 5-layer film in Lumicene Supertough polyethylene, supplied by Total Petrochemicals & Refining, which is ideal for...

Autodesk makes its debut in 3D printing

During Plast 2015 Autodesk addressed the main issues related to the changes and developments taking place in the manufacturing sector. Thus there was discussion of the opportunities deriving from additive manufacturing and advanced materials and, in particular, the event provided the stage for the Italian debut of...

CMS at Bermuda with Artemis Racing

Artemis Racing is a professional sailing team, founded in 2006 by Torbjörn Törnqvist, and is ready to undertake the ultimate challenge in competitive sailing: the America’s Cup. With a victory in the upcoming 35th America’s Cup, scheduled for 2017 in Bermuda, Artemis Racing would bring the oldest trophy in international sport to Sweden, Törnqvist’s home country, for the first time...

100% electric for PET preforms

After an absence from the stretch blow moulding market for more than 10 years, Magic MP (Monza, Italy) is back with the BME machine, the first fully electric machine for single-stage processes exhibited at Plast 2015. Marketed as the amalgamation of technology at the service of processors, most prominent among the...

Lifting and handling moulds

At Plast 2015, Gruniverpal exhibited its “pièce de résistance”: the machines in highest demand on the market, particularly recommended for handling moulds. The Minidrel 20S and 60S are ideal solutions for absolute precision positioning during lifting operations in the injection press. These machines are the current state of the art in...

Not just products, but solutions

In terms of visits and interest shown in its products and innovations at its booth, Rivi Magnetics expressed great satisfaction for the results it achieved at Plast 2015. The company, in fact, had two booths dedicated to thermoplastic processing solutions and solutions for thermosets...

Open and sealed tank

Specialists for over thirty years in the production of systems to control and adjust the temperature on industrial processes, Sella has always worked with leading Italian manufacturers of machinery and lines, including equipment for processing plastic and rubber. The best temperature control is achieved by...

Simply rapid, with the electropermanent magnetic clamping

Available for machines of all tonnages, new or reconditioned, the Sympli electropermanent magnetic clamping system from SPD (an exhibitor at Plast 2015, hall 22) is designed to speed up mould change operations on injection presses. Flexibility, consistency and safety are the main advantages offered by this system in...

Manual extruder and table laser

Among the proposals for plastic welding that Leister Technologies has brought to Plast 2015, the Weldplast S1 manual extruder is particularly interesting, ideal for welding sheets between 4 and 12 mm in thickness. Ergonomic, manageable and light (it weighs just 4.7 kg), it processes the most common plastic materials...

New look for a simplified approach

The German-based company Tebis, which has a branch in Rivoli, near Turin (Italy), chose Plast 2015 as the platform for unveiling its new Tebis V 4.0 CAD/CAM suite of modules for manufacturing models, moulds and mechanical components. The interface has been renewed without detriment to its tried-and-tested and much appreciated features...

European road show in Italy

From June 25 to July 2 KraussMaffei presents in Italy the Europe-wide CX Roadshow 2015. At 3 different locations the company will show a live demonstration with one of its successfully reworked CX machine series with clamping forces from 35 to 650 tons, the KM CX 35-180. The CX 35-180 will produce a technical part, which...

Innovative and intuitive technology

At Plast 2015, Caccia Engineering unveiled the new RT3000H rotational moulding machine fitted with the Smart Cooling System, a concrete example of the high degree of reliability and intuitive technology reached by its rotational moulding and mixing technology. With 3 or 4 independent carriages and 6 zones...

Ultra-light gripper system, thanks to carbon

In 2015 Gimatic is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in the sector of industrial automation. Founded in 1985, the company pays particular attention to topics associated with energy saving, and participated at Plast exhibiting the Ultralight EOAT gripper system, an innovative carbon fibre based product...

A fast growing technology

Exploiting the experience it acquired as contractor in the extrusion sector, today SA2P applies the same logic for feasibility studies and production technologies in the field of 3D printing. The application scopes of industrial 3D printing are truly vast, just as the spectrum of users for this relatively young technology are increasingly broad...