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At Mecspe, a Nova eT machine will be producing plates for finger food

From June 9 to 11 at Bologna Fiere, in the Eurostampi section of the Mecspe 2022 show, Negri Bossi will be exhibiting the 180-H490 version of the Nova eT range of fully electric injection presses, one of the flagship products by the Milanese manufacturer. The machine on display, mainly aimed at the...

Thermoplastic composite aircraft sidewall panels using recycled carbon fibre

The company of the Cannon Group, Cannon Ergos, is working with Boeing on moulding trials for the feasibility of using recycled carbon fibre (rCF) for the fabrication of aircraft cabin interior sidewall panels. The recovery and reuse of carbon fibre waste during production processes and end-of-life applications, such as...

Manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots test OPC 40079

On April 5 and 6, 2022, manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots met at Baumüller in Nuremberg (Germany) for a so-called plugfest to test the new digital interface OPC 40079. The main focus was on connecting devices from different manufacturers with each other. It became apparent where the specification still has weaknesses...

Negri Bossi at FIP with injection and blow moulding in a single press

A fully electric 180-ton Nova eT injection moulding machine will be on display at Negri Bossi stand at the FIP 2022 exhibition running in Lyon (France) from 5 to 8 April. During the event this machine - mainly suitable for medical, packaging and technical applications - will be producing moulded and blown bottles using a...

Arburg at Greenplast 2022: sustainability in practice

The Greenplast trade fair will be held in Milan for the first time from 3 to 6 May 2022. The event will focus on the topics of sustainability, recycling and energy efficiency in the plastics and rubber industry. At its exhibition stand (62/61, hall 14), Arburg will be demonstrating its expertise in circular economy and resource conservation with...

New Elios 4500: faster and less energy-intensive

Powerful and particularly energy-efficient: with the hybrid high-performance machines of the Elios series, Netstal is excellently positioned in the application field for high-speed thin-wall applications with clamping forces between 4500 and 10000 kN. By intelligently redesigning the drive components, Netstal was able to significantly shorten the...

MacroPower IMM in Romania

CER Cleaning Equipment in Romania, a company of the German Kärcher Group, has been using machines, automation and auxiliaries from the Wittmann Group for years. Recently, another 18 machines of the MacroPower series were installed at CER Cleaning Equipment...

Injection moulding of radiator grills for electric mobility

The BMW Group has launched a new Engel production unit at its Landshut production plant. The kidney-shaped badge for the electric BMW iX is produced in a cleanroom atmosphere. Both the BMW Group and ENGEL are breaking completely new ground here, prompting the International Society for Plastics Technology...

Engel sustainability and circular economy make a stop in Dubai

Sustainability and circular economy are at the heart of Engel participation at ArabPlast 2021 (Dubai, November 15-18) and they pass through recycling, energy efficiency and thin-wall moulding technology as key factors to reduce the footprint of CO2. Both post-consumer and post-industrial materials - usually PP or HDPE - are used in the...

Everything under control for Negri Bossi at Mecspe

The Italian domestic market remains of fundamental importance for Negri Bossi. This was confirmed by the participation of the company in the oncoming Mecspe fair, scheduled in Bologna from November 23 to 25. At the fair, the company from Cologno Monzese (Milan) will be joined by its partners, Sate and ForPlast, which are...

Non-cooled hydraulic cylinder for a wider process window

With HRScool Evo, Oerlikon HRSflow launches a further development of the HRScool hydraulic cylinder system for hot runner injection moulding, which, thanks to its sophisticated temperature management, does not require active liquid cooling of the actuation unit. Thanks to a further reduction in the heat flow between...

Mining information from data

As the degree of digitalisation increases in injection moulding processes, so does the volume of data. The data contains a great deal of information, but this is often not recognisable at first glance. With the new performance.boost analytics service, Engel helps its customers to mine information from the available data in order to...

New S series hot runner system for small injection moulded parts

At Fakuma 2021, Oerlikon HRSflow will be presenting the new, particularly small hot runner systems of the S series with their low space requirement in the mould. The main field of application is the production of small-format technical components. Depending on the application, the new S series can be equipped with...

More space, modularity, and ease of use with multi-component injection moulding

With its flexible configuration, the new series Allrounder More launched by Arburg for production-efficient multi-component moulding, can now be perfectly adapted to specific customer and market requirements. The machines offer increased space for larger moulds, greater modularity during assembly, as well as...

Mechanical stroke regulator for hydraulic driven valve gate systems

A Mechanical Stroke Regulator (MSR) for hydraulic driven valve gate systems developed by Oerlikon HRSflow makes it easy to individually preset the opening positions of the pins in hot runner systems. Via a graduate scale adjusting screw the user specifies the individual oil volume, which the valve gate system then...

Faster and more efficient colour change in hot runner moulds

Chem-Trend and Husky collaborated on a system solution that creates repeatability during the critical colour change process to ensure a faster, more accurate, and optimized approach for operators. The team devised a new guided procedure made easily accessible to operators within the Husky Altanium Mold Controller operator interface. The...

New parts of OPC 40082 published

What do pacifiers have to do with digitalisation? A great deal, if they are produced on an Industry 4.0-capable machine that is networked with its peripherals. The Joint Working Group consisting of Euromap and the OPC Foundation has published two new parts of the OPC 40082 specification "OPC UA Interfaces for...

Haidlmair lands largest order in the company‘s history

In the midst of the global pandemic and possibly the biggest economic crisis in history, there can still be positive news from some companies. One such piece of news concerns the mould making company Haidlmair in Nussbach. The mould making specialists were able to secure the largest order in the company's history...

Flow controller series 110 and 310: new generation, familiar look

Redeveloping a globally known product with a unique selling point requires a good team and a lot of patience. When the next optimization step is then accomplished, it is the best argument for the work that has been put in. the new water flow controller series 110 and 310 from Wittmann are available...