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Sica belling machines focus on productivity and energy saving

The need for innovative “green” technology in the plastic pipe production industry capable of guaranteeing high performance, process flexibility and ease of use while allowing reduced energy consumption, has become increasingly pressing and has had a marked influence on the design of various types of extrusion line machinery, including...

CPP film for a hug room

One of the most challenging aspects of the prolonged global restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is certainly the rule of social distancing. It makes matters even worse when it involves the elderly, who are far from their loved ones in nursing homes. It’s unbelievable, but sadly true, that many of them have not been able to see their...

New-generation BKG 1000 water-ring pelletizer

A new-generation water-ring pelletizer (WRP) from Nordson Corporation provides uniform polymer flow, efficient heating, quick die plate change, and low dryer noise, enabling compounders and recyclers to increase productivity and enhance pellet quality. The new BKG WRP 1000 pelletizer represents an advance over previous WRPs and includes...

Previero presents Teknodepurazioni Aquae, its new wastewater treatment division

In October 2020, the new company Teknodepurazioni Aquae, owned by Previero, took over  the business branch of Teknodepurazioni based in Rivarolo Canavese, near Turin. Teknodepurazioni, a company operating for more than 30 years in the environmental sector, has gained a long experience in the study, design and construction of...

Amut line for TPO membranes to Polyglass

Italian company of the Mapei Group, Polyglass, specialized in the production of waterproofing membranes and insulation systems, and headquartered in Ponte di Piave (Treviso, Italy), has chosen Amut as a strategic partner to increase its production capacity for TPO membranes...

“Green” solutions for an affordable cut of pipes

In recent times, the R&D investments made by Sica, an Italian plastic pipe machinery manufacturer, have definitely gone “green”, contributing to a sustainable world with solutions that reduce process costs, energy and material consumption and avoid plastic dust and chips recycling for a cleaner and safer environment...

Nuuk, the new rPET water bottle concept inspired by Greenland

Sidel’s art designers have created the Nuuk bottle concept, drawing inspiration from the purity of ice and its formations. The Nuuk brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous. The “Frozen, Authentic, Unique” slogan highlights the brand’s attributes, which are closely linked to water and its features. Produced from...

Bausano twin-screw extruders powered by Multidrive technology in the US and Canada

The Italian international leader in the design and manufacture of customized extrusion lines for processing of plastic materials, Bausano announced the introduction of its next generation lines of twin-screw plastic extruders in the US and Canadian markets. With world-renowned “made in Italy” quality and unrivaled technological innovation, Bausano...

Manufacturing of refrigerators for low temperature transport of anti-Covid-19 vaccine

In recent months, Pozzi Industries Group has developed a new integrated solution for the production of professional refrigerators employed in the medical sector for the storage and the transport at low temperatures of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine. Today this type of refrigerators are mainly required for the Pfizer vaccine, that has to be stored at a...

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...

Transition 4.0 and energy savings for CMG machines

The range of machines manufactured by CMG, including granulators, shredders, feeder belts, evacuation and conveyor systems, dedusting, dust management and filtration equipment, has obtained the Industry 4.0 conformity certificate and, therefore, complies with the requirements of Italy’s Transition 4.0 National Plan. The news was announced by...

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...

New contract for Union: turnkey line for the production of XPS insulating boards

Experience, technological development and innovation in the foam field have rewarded Union once again with another important “turnkey" contract for the supply of the extrusion line of over 250,000 cubic meters per year of extruded foam polystyrene boards (XPS) for the building industry...

Noiseless and dust free on-board recycling

What to do to reduce noise, dust and energy consumption when recycling scrap directly on the processing machine? For this application Adler has developed a cutting system which, by exploiting the combination of helical scissor cutting and the multiplicity of cutting edges, has achieved  the desired result...

Pandemic and remote commissioning: turning a challenge into an opportunity

In recent times, a way to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has consisted of the adoption of behaviours such as social distancing. However, the compliance with these rules, as well as with others indicated by the competent authorities in order to overcome the current health crisis, has not prevented many companies from...

Sipa and Monini together: PET bottles for olive oil

One of the best-selling extra virgin olive oils in Italy now also comes in PET bottles. Monini, located not far from Perugia in the center of the country, packs its Classico product in two sizes of PET bottles, 450 and 650 ml. The bottles, which complement glass bottles in other sizes, are produced on Sipa SFL 4/4 linear blowmoulder...

A new system integrator in the world of the industrial automation

The project by Sadas Group and Sei Sistemi has been finalized, and on November 30, 2020, Alsiter has come to life. The basic concept of Alsiter is to combine the flexibility and process know-how of Sadas Group with the tailor-made approach and solid experience developed by Sei Sistemi across all industrial and manufacturing sectors, creating one...

Devices to control and manage the power of electric heating

In heat treatment applications, the accurate control of electric heating loads enables a precise and efficient temperature control, with a consequent positive impact in terms of energy saving. To this regard, Gefran closes a 2020 by launching the GPC power controller series and GSLM series of power management units for electrical loads...