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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...

Engel hands over 100th injection moulding machine to MTA in Italy

Headquartered in Codogno (Lodi, Italy), MTA in northern Italy, is one of only a few companies certified to manufacture automotive fuses. In order to combine its high quality standards with efficiency, the company primarily relies on tie-bar-less injection moulding machines by Engel. In spring 2021, the 100th machine, an Engel victory, was delivered to...

Unscrewing moulds with electric drives

With over fifty years of experience in the creation, construction and design of moulds for different sectors, including food and beverage, cosmetics, home care, automotive, pharmaceutical and healthcare, the Italian Gefit, always looking for innovative solutions, has decided to replace the hydraulic or pneumatic movements with...

Over 1000 HRSflow’s servo-driven hot runner systems sold worldwide

A steadily growing number of injection moulders are being convinced by the precision and reliability of HRSflow's hot runner technology, which has been proving its performance in many industries for years. First introduced at K 2013, their servo-driven valve gate system has since been a powerful driver of growth for this...

Joint development of a moulding cell for testing with high performance polymers

Creating tomorrow’s polymer innovations starts with understanding the chemical and mechanical performance and processing conditions of materials. At the Injection Moulding & Extrusion Pilot Plant of Basf in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the newest all-electric fully-automated injection moulding cell from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is delivering...

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...