• Measuring machine handles molds, parts

    Wed, Nov 14, 2018

    Wenzel’s new SF 87 coordinate measuring machine was created with a measuring volume — 31.5 inches by 27.6 inches by 27.6 inches — that aligns with common sizes of metal-cutting machines.

  • Compact device from Keyence removes static using a fan

    Wed, Nov 14, 2018

    This new compact static-eliminator fan from Keyence can keep contaminants from adhering to molded parts, bottles, film and other plastic products. 

  • BriskHeat debuts cartridge heaters

    Wed, Nov 14, 2018

    BriskHeat’s new line of swaged cartridge heaters can be used in both extrusion and injection tooling.

  • Dosing system gains module for weighing

    Wed, Nov 14, 2018

    Motan’s Spectroflex V line of volumetric dosing units is designed for introducing powders, pellets, regrind, flakes and fibers into continuous processes. Interchangeable dosing screws allow users to quickly adapt the dosing unit to the application.

  • Compression machine combines 3 presses

    Wed, Nov 14, 2018

    The new 0-3-3 French Oil compression molding machine, which runs under the direction of a single controller, combines three presses, each with as much as 10 tons of compression capacity, with three molds each. 

  • KraussMaffei automates 'wet molding' unit

    Wed, Nov 14, 2018

    KraussMaffei has developed a turnkey “wet molding” system for manufacturing fiber-reinforced plastic components that is especially appropriate for automotive applications.

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  • Procon system measures melt temperature

    Issue: November 2018

    Procon Training and Consulting LLC, Phillips, Wis., has invented a system for measuring the temperature of the polymer melt in an injection molding machine. It consists of a housing with a cavity and a cup that partially fits within the cavity and has a series of apertures. The apertures define a flow... [more]

  • Hesta targets industrial packaging

    Issue: November 2018

    Hesta Blasformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, is introducing three new all-electric blow molding machines that target the demand for industrial packaging. The company presented details about the three at the 34th annual Blow Molding Conference held Oct. 8-10 in Pittsburgh.... [more]

  • New Haitian Mars II press blasts off

    Issue: November 2018

    To increase the machines’ efficiency, reliability and precision, Haitian has upgraded its Mars series of servo-hydraulic injection presses with the launch of the Mars II S series. The Mars II S machines replace the Mars II line, even though Haitian anticipates launching the next-generation Mars... [more]

  • Industry 4.0 — Connectivity optimizes processes

    Issue: November 2018

    Representatives for auxiliary equipment manufacturers cite a number of advantages of the Industry 4.0 era, including improved predictive maintenance. By leveraging data and managing it in the cloud, companies can reduce downtime, increase productivity, improve traceability and optimize their processes.... [more]

  • Zelnick has reach from A to Zed

    Issue: November 2018

    Peter Zelnick is the CEO of Zed Industries, which was founded by his father, David, in 1969 as an offshoot of Atlas Vacuum and Machine, a company David founded in 1954. Between the companies, Peter said, “We’ve been from A to Z.” And that was purposeful: The name Atlas was used so it... [more]

  • Cobot maker Rethink Robotics closes

    Issue: November 2018

    If Sawyer and Baxter had ever been programmed to show sadness, that might be what you’d see now, as the robots famous for their humanoid faces react to their company’s shutdown. Rethink Robotics, the Boston manufacturer that advanced collaborative-robot (cobot) technology with the introductions... [more]

  • Boy Machines Inc. offers remote service for presses

    Issue: November 2018

    Boy Machines Inc., Exton, Pa., is now offering a video-conferencing support service for users of its injection molding machines. Operators using data glasses, a smartphone and a secure Internet link can take advantage of Boy Remote Service. With the equipment, an operator can share live video of what... [more]

  • Wittmann Group combines two German facilities

    Issue: November 2018

    Wittmann Group announced that it has merged Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH & Co. KG in Meinerzhagen, Germany, with Wittmann Robot Systeme GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany, to provide more efficient customer support. The new company, Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschland GmbH, is headquartered in Nuremberg and led... [more]

  • PLASTICS sees shipments of plastics machinery rise

    Issue: November 2018

    North American shipments of plastics machinery continued to rise in the second quarter of 2018, the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics announced. Reporting companies said $335.2 million worth of injection molding and extrusion machines was sold in this year’s... [more]

  • Engel consolidates 30 units into seven sales regions

    Issue: November 2018

    Injection molding technologies maker Engel has consolidated its 30 subsidiaries and 60 representative offices worldwide into seven sales regions. The change allows leaders with local knowledge to make sales-related decisions independently, thereby speeding the process. Each region will have its own regional... [more]

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