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G-Max 13 beside-the-press granulator

The G-Max 13 completes the existing G-Max granulator series from Wittmann, which offers cutting chamber sizes ranging from 130x260 mm to 460x235 mm and engine outputs from 2.2 kW to 4 kW. The models from the G-Max series can be used for material throughputs of up to 50 kg/h on injection molding machines with up to...

Award-winning Ultra Helix 250 T2 nozzle for small parts

The leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, Husky Injection Molding Systems announce the release of the newest addition to the Ultra Helix Valve Gate nozzle lineup, the Ultra Helix 250 T2. The advanced design of Ultra Helix nozzles minimizes wear, providing industry leading gate quality and longevity. The...

New Release Candidates for OPC UA for extrusion

The working group for OPC UA for extrusion has developed a new part for calenders. It is published as Release Candidate OPC 40084-12. In this context, also part 1 (General Type Definitions) is published as new Release Candidate, because here types for the description of rolls and gaps are added, which can be used in...

Friul Filiere develops special extrusion equipment for HDPE pipes

The special equipment developed by Friul Filiere for the extrusion of three-layer HDPE pipes is characterized by the patented Tubeasy system implemented on the head as well as by the possibility of using recycled material. Tubeasy ensures the perfect alignment of the material flow by only adjusting two screws...

New vacuum pump simplifies conveying of plastics raw materials

The NVRBE vacuum pump from Maguire Products is easy to install, operate, and maintain simplifies conveying of raw materials from storage and can be configured in “mini-central” systems with extremely compact LowPro receivers mounted on multiple blenders...

More flexible production of mid-volume PET preforms thanks to NexPET

Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched its new NexPET system - a game-changing mid-volume PET preform molding solution purpose-built to help producers introduce multiple new applications into the market more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before...

Bausano presents the renewed line of E-GO single-screw extruders for PO pipes

Worldwide, demand for polyolefin pipes (PO) is growing steadily thanks to their excellent physical and mechanical properties, able to outclass the performances of other materials. In this connection, they are emerging as the preferred choice for the construction of sewerage and drainage infrastructure, as well as networks for the Oil & Gas industry...

Gefran enhances the range of Hyperwave contactless position transducers

The Italian multinational group specialised in the design and production of sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components, Gefran,   enhances the range of Hyperwave contactless magnetostrictive position transducers with the launch of the WPL (HyperWave Profile IO-Link) series equipped with IO-Link 1.1...

Fanuc supplies 1400 robots to Volkswagen

The automation specialist and industrial robot manufacturer Fanuc supports Volkswagen in the expansion of future-oriented drive technologies. The company is supplying a total of around 1,400 robots to the VW plants in Emden, Germany, and Chattanooga, USA. The Fanuc robots will be used in body shop and battery production...

New customised CMS machine for the wellness-SPA market

For the wellness-SPA market, CMS has devised a modular thermoforming system capable of offering solutions to meet every demand from standard products to large swim-spas. CMS's BR5 special SPA is extremely scalable and can reach a maximum sheet length of 12 meters. Advanced features such as auto-load, adjustable clamp frame, and mould...

Engel France opens new training and education centre

Engel France opened a new training and education centre at the Wissous location. The idea behind this is to stage injection moulding 4.0 hands-on, for trials and to improve understanding with state-of-the-art machinery. In times fraught by the pandemic, virtual options are also offered for all training courses for setting up, programming and optimising...

Coperion provides two new Fast Track ZSK extruders to Sirmax

Italian compounder Sirmax goes forward to invest in technological innovation, continuing strongly in the direction of a sustainable business. The company from Padua (Italy) has expanded its production capacity for sustainable plastics, relying upon Fast Track ZSK extruders from Coperion. These new models stand out for...

A sheet coextrusion line from Amut in Egypt

An Amut extrusion line for PS and PP sheets to be thermoformed has been installed at an Egyptian converter. The plant reaches over 700 kg/h of total output, and produces sheets with a 1,000 mm usable width and an ABC layers configuration with a thickness range of 0.2 to 2 mm....

Colines first ALLrollEX Nanolayer started up in Africa

The manufacturer and distributor of packaging in South Africa Transpaco Specialised Films started its brand-new ALLrollEX 1500 57-Nanolayer cast line for stretch film production in their Johannesburg plant. The first Nanolayer line running in the continent sets a new benchmark for all of Africa. Colines can...

Smart Booking, the Sacmi digital app making work safe during the pandemic

A digital revolution that incorporates risk assessment to optimise the application of "agile work" concepts in the time of Covid-19: now, as part of an ambitious programme for the dissemination of new Cloud technologies and tools, Sacmi has launched the new Smart Booking service. Operational since July 1, the service lets all employees already involved...

The day has come

Gefit presents its new assembly platform, that will enrich the catalogue of technical solutions offered to clients. Result of a long research and development activity, the new Gefdrive Plus has particularly innovative features, that can meet the market several needs in terms of performance, reliability and flexibility...

Arburg Italy: opening event receives great response

On 30 September 2020, Raffaele Abbruzzetti, Managing Director of Arburg Italy, opened the new premises of the Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo (Milan) in the presence of more than 100 invited guests. With Managing Directors Gerhard Böhm and Guido Frohnhaus as well as Stephan Doehler, Arburg’s European Sales Director, prominent...

Even more power: the new GX 1300 from KraussMaffei

With the new large GX - clamping force of 13,000 kN - KraussMaffei intends to achieve an even better foothold in the growth market of logistics and packaging. Decisive benefit of the new size: applications such as buckets or crates can be implemented in a double cavity on one machine, for example. The compact design of the 2-platen technology also...

“Campetella Robotic Calling”: 30 days of open house on IML technology

Starting from October 1, “Campetella Robotic Calling” is a 30-day open house organized by Campetella Robotic Center at its headquarters in Montecassiano (Macerata, Italy) to present latest generation robots and autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for increasing performances of its IML technology. Two special applications, which comply with...