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Gefran brings over 50 years of expertise and innovation to Düsseldorf

The leitmotif of Gefran attendance at K 2022 will be the in-depth know-how in the production process that distinguishes and positions the company among the major partners for OEMs, system integrators and end users - thanks to a line-up that includes innovative products...

Viper 4 is coming, a compact and efficient robot

Engel extends its series of linear robots for K 2022 with the new viper 4. What is currently the smallest viper model sees the Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer and automation expert explore a new approach. The use of low-voltage drive technology significantly boosts the energy efficiency. This innovation is...

Moretto at K: not only technology but also passion, ideas and values

Subject-matter expertise, competence and innovation are the pillars that have guided the Moretto business for over 40 years in pursuing a fundamental goal: to satisfy customer requests, to exceed expectations, to be the ideal partner in the supply of automations for the plastics processing industry. Passion, ideas, values and people characterize...

Advanced communication at field level

By the new KS-I industrial pressure transmitter, equipped with IO-Link 1.1 digital output and advanced diagnostic functions, Gefran is expanding its range of solutions dedicated to Industry 4.0. The KS family transducers, thanks to the sensitive element made using a proprietary film-deposited technology...

Gefran at SPS with pervasive and sustainable digitalization

Gefran is participating in the tenth edition of SPS Italia, which is taking place at Fiere di Parma (Parma, Italy) from May 24 to 26, where visitors are welcomed with a stand full of new products touching on the company four Business Units: sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components...

G-Vision from Gefran, new high performance multitouch HMI

In the “Smart Connected Factories”, where HMI technologies make processes digital and enable people to make safer, more certain and faster decisions, the 4.0 paradigm requires simple and effective advanced interfaces which allow the operator to manage production systems that are increasingly interconnected and...

Solid state relay with IO-link output

The Italian multinational group specialised in the design and production of sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components, Gefran, introduces GRP-H, the first range of single-phase solid-state relays with IO-Link digital communication protocol on the market. The GRP-H series, an evolution of...

Solutions for the medical sector in the home of the medical sector

The exhibition centre has changed, but not the partnership between Star Automation Europe, BMB, Plastic Systems, Blauwer and Gruniverpal for the oncoming Mecspe exhibition, to be held this year for the first time at the Bologna Fiere fairgrounds from November 23 to 25. The common thread that binds the...

Sumitomo launches first own-label robot series at Fakuma 2021

At Fakuma 2021, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery presents its first own-branded robot series solution. Based on two compact "handle&place" solutions, the new SAM-C (Sumitomo Demag. Automation. Machine - Cartesian) development will initially comprise four payload sizes - 3, 5, 10 and 20 kg - with the SAM platform...

Simplified adjustment and maintenance in injection moulding machines

The innovative integrated solution IN-4000 SET has been developed by Gefran and Sensormate (a Gefran Group company specialised in force measurement on injection and die-casting machines and industrial presses) for measuring injection pressure and nozzle contact force, simplifying the maintenance and adjustment of...

Innovate to produce better and reduce costs

“Plastic products are essential in our everyday life” says Renato Moretto, founder and President of Moretto, manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry. “Our real challenge is to turn the critical issues related to plastics mass production into opportunities for the future...

The Moretto auxiliary automation on show at Rosplast

From June 15 to 17, Moretto is attending Rosplast 2021, the Russian exhibition held in Moscow. For the Italian company, Rosplast is a very important occasion to present the Russian market with its latest innovations for plastic materials processors in the automotive, medical, textile, beverage, packaging, electronics and cosmetics sectors...

New digital platform for Industry 4.0

The Smart Industry new generation digital platform, developed by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology for Industry 4.0 allows monitoring in real time the machine operating status, and collecting statistical data about its use. These data are stored in a proprietary cloud and are available both to the machine user for productivity analysis, and to the...

Gefran participates to the SPS Italia Digital Days

From May 25 to 27, Gefran will participate to the second edition of the SPS Italia Digital Days. Three days full of round tables, scientific conferences and workshops dedicated to the most innovative developments in industrial automation, a unique opportunity for companies to discuss the digitalisation of the Italian manufacturing sector...

IRB 1300 robot by ABB for harsh and clean room applications

The 6-axis IRB 1300 industrial robot by ABB includes new protection elements that enable it to be used in tough industrial applications and contamination-free production processes, opening new opportunities for increased productivity, improved product quality and reduced cycle times in a variety of industries including...

Smart coiler for corrugated pipes

The F1 0800C automatic single head coiler by FB Balzanelli for easily adjustable pipe reels consists of a pipe length measuring system, cutting system, dedicate pipe size tools, automatic stretch wrapping and off-loading of the finished coils. Designed to obtain perfect coiling of PVC, PP and PE corrugated pipes and corrugated prewired pipes. The coils...

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...

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...