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Gate bushing for high cavitation moulds with frequent version changes

The gate bushing is typically used in hot runner nozzles for preserving the gate point quality and preventing plastics wear in nozzle components.  Gate bushings are also used in the event of frequent cavity plate changes.  The type of gate bushing is determined based on the resin used and the application...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Even more cost effectiveness for small precision parts

Engel is extending its all-electric e-mac injection moulding machine series to include a machine with a clamping force of 1300 kN, thus further strengthening its position as a one-stop supplier for applications with electric injection moulding machines. The new e-mac 130 is being presented at the first Engel live e-xperience 2020 from October 13 to 16 to...

Arburg makes poker in China

With a market presence dating back 28 years, Arburg has been investing in China continuously and has earned itself a reputation for excellent product quality and service. On September 18, 2020, some 550 invited guests were in attendance for the official inauguration of the Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Pinghu. 7,700 participants watched...

Engel presents product and technology innovations in a completely new virtual format

True passion, real innovation, virtual experience - this is the message from Engel at the first Engel live e-xperience, scheduled from October 13 to 16, 2020. Engel is setting new standards with a completely new virtual and interactive trade fair concept in a year that will not let the Fakuma show happen. Live exhibits, an online specialist congress and...

Arburg announces the Technology Days 2021

The Arburg Technology Days have been a unique and firmly established event in the international world of plastics since 1999. In 2020, due to the coronavirus and with significant foresight at the time, Arburg cancelled the event to avoid exposing visitors and employees to risk. The company has already decided to host next year’s...