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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...

In Spain a line for selecting and separating films for the Life4Film project

The Life4Film project, financed by the Life programme of the European Union, has the objective of preventing the disposal of plastic film in landfill sites, and recovering this material. Life is the financial instrument of the European Union for financing R&D and innovation projects for the environment and climate action. FCC Medio Ambiente...

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...

Corrugated pipes, not only round

The corrugated pipe in its double wall variant has for several decades now found its common application where it is required that the element inside can be inserted or slide easily, whether they are cables or water. And, if it was air? We hear more and more often about controlled mechanical ventilation; the need to...

Enhanced performances in XPE and PE-RT multilayer pipe extrusion

Domestic plastic pipes have experimented a significant increment in their use in the market. The advances in research and development of materials have made nowadays the plastic pipes one of the solutions to choose for the water supply, due to the economic and balance that they represent. The advantages offered by plastic pipes are, among...

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...

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...

GAP double open house event for the inauguration of a new R&D centre

On 12 and 13 May, GAP officially inaugurated its new research and development centre with a two-day open house exhibition. The company expressed its satisfaction for the success of the event as a sign of confidence of visitors towards the company, given the difficulties that everyone has faced in recent months...

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...

Industry 4.0: certificate of conformity for Exact pelletizers

The certificate of conformity according to the "Industry 4.0-Ready" requirements has been issued by Amaplast (the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association) to Exact, a member company based in Zingonia (Bergamo, Italy). Amaplast's technical department carried out an analysis of 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...

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...

The "bottle to bottle" during the pandemic: Previero turns a difficulty into an opportunity

Some turnkey plants with an output range between 2,000 kg/h and 9,000 kg/h of washed and regranulated PET flakes from post-consumer bottles collection were recently sold by Previero-Sorema in Latin America. These PET bottle recycling plants include automatic feeding, prewashing, delabeling, wet...

Cutting PVC pipes without chips and dust

Manufactured by Sica, the Combo 110KW and TRS W pipe cutting machines  incorporate a new technology to cut and chamfer plastic pipes without generating chips and dust, resulting in benefits such as raw material savings, lower process management costs, no need for suction systems - given the absence of...

More than twenty years of collaboration in the processing of PVC

A family-run manufacturing business based in Sydney, Australian Plastic Profiles (APP), continues its twenty-year collaboration with Bausano to guarantee the high performance of its production departments. For more than 40 years APP has been one of the major industrial companies in Australia...

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...

A Comerio Ercole calender for the Mondorevive factory in Farentino

A machinery manufacturer from Varese, Comerio Ercole, will deliver a film calendering line to be installed at the Mondorevive factory in Farentino (near Frosinone, Italy). Equipped with four cylinders, the new calender will reach a height of 2.7 meters and its construction - complying with Industry 4.0 standards - will offer all the versatility necessary to meet...

Servotube becomes more and more technological

The Omso Servotube high-quality combined machine for printing tubes and sleeves becomes even more technological. High-technology upgrades open up new and interesting application fields. Servotube137 has been one of the Omso best sellers for the combined flexographic and silk-screen printing of...

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...