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Two days devoted to handling in moulding

“Smart Plastic” is the title of a two-day open-house event being organised by Campetella at its headquarters in Montecassiano, in the province of Macerata (Italy). The purpose of the event, which is due to take place on September 19 and 20 and is being carried out in cooperation with the manufacturer of injection moulding machines Toyo, is to...

Stretch film and strapping... better protection for pipe coils

Three of FB Balzanelli’s new Strap & Stretch winding machines have been supplied to a processor who wanted to find a way of better protecting and securing its pipe coils. Indeed, these, once packaged, have to make long journeys during which they are exposed to all types of weather, to dust and to UV rays, and it...

Efficiency and productivity for PVC doors and windows

A leading European processor recently purchased a Bausano extrusion line for the manufacturing of PVC doors and windows. The line is equipped with a 12 m long calibration bench belonging to the Plus range, and with the Energy Saving system, which allows full exploitation of the production capacity offered by the new...

Monitoring magnetic clamping force

The latest new development at Rivi Magnetics is called Force Evaluation System (FES), and its function is to constantly monitor the working cycle of injection moulding machines for plastic materials. Therefore, it intervenes dynamically and is developed to operate with a touchscreen operator interface and tablet. It can be connected...

Software integrations expand the possibilities of rheological testing

VisualRHEO is a versatile software package dedicated to managing rheological tests and analysing data and is a fundamental part of Instron Ceast SmartRheo single- and twin-bore capillary rheometer systems, manufactured by ITW Test and Measurement Italia. When combined these products are designed to investigate the...

The energy label comes into force

Upon proposal of the Italian machinery manufacturers, the European umbrella association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers (Euromap) is planning to introduce Recommendation n. 90: an energy label for plastics and rubber machinery, which will come into force on October 1, 2014...

Two tracks for draw-tape bags on roll

The new Roll-Flex Draw-Tape bag-making machine, characterised by two independent tracks, instead of one, developed by Saldoflex for the production of draw-tape bags on roll has been recently delivered to a primary European converting company. This machine sums up all the improvements recently seen on the...

Doubled performance with the new degassing system

As a result of the constant activity of its R&D department, Tecnova continues to develop its single screw lines and now presents its latest product denominated VTS (Vacuum Twin Stuffer), which is a degassing system with automatic restoration of the melted material. Both as a single and double degassing system...

Six days devoted to the pipes

Fifteen machines have been displayed by Sica during an open house at its headquarters from July 11 to 16 to present the most recent innovations destined to the production of pipes. Two cutting machines and two belling machines in particular were under the spotlights...

Refrigerator and free-cooler combined

The latest range of machines developed by Green Box allows two functions (refrigerator and free-cooler) to be carried out by a single solution. Its main advantage is its ease of installation, which is comparable to that of a traditional refrigerator: indeed, there is only one water circuit inlet, only one water circuit outlet, and also only...

Summer stretch film demos

Colines is organizing three demonstrations between July and September at its Azzate facility (near Varese, Italy) of two ALLrollEX machines for the production of cast stretch film. The ALLrollEX 1500 has been featured on 18-23 July for the production of 5-layer film with width of 1500 mm and net hourly production of...

Union invests in new production technologies

Union, which boasts a constantly growing order book, currently even larger than the average recorded in the early 2000s, is continuing to invest, this time turning its attention to innovative machine tools. The period from the end of 2014 to the end of the first quarter of 2015 will see new machine tools in production at the...

Four colours on 1,800 tons

A 1800 kW, four colour injection moulding machine manufactured by BMB has been installed in the moulding department of the Automotive Lighting facility in Tolmezzo, near Udine, Italy. With 1,800 ton clamping force and 4 position rotary table, this is the first machine by the Italian manufacturer installed in the processing...

Improving the surface finish of the rotational mould

The new Flow Promoter by Chem-Trend improves the surface finish of articles made by rotational moulding, resulting in a more uniform, flawless finish. It enables the material to penetrate the challenging areas of the mould more easily and to adhere more solidly. In rotational moulding, particularly in the production of irregular...

Balance for the first year of activity

Promixon was founded on 26 June 2013: the completion of its first year of business offered its founder and general manager, Marco Marinello, the opportunity to produce an initial balance sheet and make plans for the upcoming months. Marinello’s more than twenty years of experience in designing, constructing, testing and...

Calibration tank with dual vacuum chamber

Developed by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology and marketed under the Primac label, the new CV-2C/630-9/3P calibration tank has been developed especially for countries with hotter climates. It differs from more traditional solutions due to its dual vacuum chamber and two additional hot water evacuation pumps, which improve...

High speed lamination without solvents

The Julia III Maxi is Bielloni Converting’s new “solventless” laminator for polypropylene and rigid polyester. Able to laminate paper and aluminium too, it can reach an throughput of 400 m/minute using up to 1500 mm diameter reels. The unwinders and rewinders are shaftless, have adjustable width and are fitted with a...

Remote controlled refrigerators

Starting in September 2014, all Frigosystem high energy saving lines that use the refrigerant R410 - Raca Plus Energy, Kite and Heating & Cooling (HC) - will be equipped with a new microprocessor smart control system that will allow them to be connected to a network and remotely controlled both by the manufacturer...

Five days for ten layers

Torninova will hold an open house from 30 June through 4 July focusing on its Coex Bubble 2.600 line for high speed, high productivity in-line co-extrusion of bubble wrap. The flat-head Coex Bubble machines are distinguished by three extruders for LDPE, adhesive and PA6, used to make co-extruded multilayer film with...