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Thermomechanical tester
Thermomechanical tester A thermomechanical test platform is offered for polymers and composite materials. Use of polymers and composite materials is said to be constantly increasing. Their lightness combined with their flexibility and resistance are said to offer significant advantages in the fields of transportation, industry, sports and construction. These properties are central to the concerns of engineers and researchers who must have access to high-performance instruments in order to characterize these materials in different conditions and environments. The DMA+300 is a dynamic mechanical analysis system that is said to offer exceptional analysis capabilities. The DMA+300 enables the characterization of materials presenting great variation in mechanical properties based on temperature. With its 300-Newton air-bearing shaker, the DMA+300 is said to offer unrivaled capabilities for the accurate analysis of fibers and polymer films, as well as monitoring the polymerization of thermosetting polymers.

Metravib
www.acoemgroup.com

Post date: 2/20/2015

 
Vertical injection molding
Vertical injection molding The HC03VRE micro vertical molding machine is designed for the high-speed molding of precision micro parts, and achieves a dry cycle time of only 0.9 seconds. Short cycle times are made possible using a mold clamping system that closes and clamps in a single motion coupled with a belt-driven table rotation. The electrically driven hybrid direct-pressure mold clamping system uses four tie-bars to ensure excellent alignment and high rigidity so that clamping force is applied uniformly, according to the company. The HC03VRE also features the company's V-Line System which separates the plasticization and injection processes. This two-stage plunger system enables consistent measurement and injection, and is said to be ideal for miniature/micro precision components. With a compact footprint of only 1,625 mm x 1,178 mm (63.9" x 46.4"), the HC03VRE has a 460 mm (18.1") table and a clamping force of 3.3 tons. The HC03VRE with an 8 mm plunger/14 mm screw represents a direct gated two-cavity micro-bobbin application.

Plustech
www.plustech-inc.com

Post date: 2/20/2015

 
Twin-screw extrusion
Twin-screw extrusion The ZSE-90 MAXX twin screw extruder system features a 52/1 L/D and two side stuffers. This heavy duty, co-rotating, intermeshing twin screw extruder is designed to process highly filled polymer compounds and engineering resins, and includes segmented screws manufactured of high abrasion powdered metallurgy with soft core assembled on high-torque asymmetrical splined shafts with a 1.66/1 OD/ID ratio; modular 4D barrels with PM high-abrasion resistant insert liners, internally cored for cooling; a 600 kW water-cooled, brushless AC motor; and two LSB side stuffers with AC motors/drives to deliver fillers and fibers into the melt via downstream ports in the extruder process section.

Leistritz Extrusion
www.leistritz-extrusion.com

Post date: 2/20/2015

 
Belt conveyor oven
Belt conveyor oven The No. 937 is a gas-heated, 500F belt conveyor oven, currently used for curing rubber. Workspace dimensions measure 36" wide x 68" deep x 15" high. A modulating natural gas burner with 175,000 btu/hour installed heats the unit, while a 3,300 cfm, 2 hp recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload. This oven features a 6" long open belt loading zone, 12" long insulated, unheated entrance vestibule, 60" long insulated heating zone with recirculated airflow and a 12" long insulated unheated exit vestibule. The unit has 4" insulated walls throughout, an aluminized steel interior, a stainless exterior with #4 brushed finish and a 30" wide, 1" x 1" flat wire conveyor belt with 1/4 hp motor drive, variable from 1-20 inches per minute. This oven also includes a digital indicating temperature controller and fused disconnect switch. A side hinged door allows access to the workspace and heat chamber.

Grieve

Post date: 1/19/2015

 
Indexing conveyor oven
The DTI-226-300 electrically heated indexing conveyor oven is designed to cure brake linings for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Prior to commissioning the DTI-226-300, the customer cured the linings by placing them in a fixture and processing them through a series of ovens in order to achieve the desired temperature profile. This required handling the product at several stages of the process. The DTI-226-300 indexing conveyor oven enables the user to place multiple fixtures across the width of the conveyor belt. The oven then indexes them through four heated zones, eliminating the need to handle the fixtures multiple times throughout the curing process.

Davron Technologies

Post date: 1/19/2015

 
Indexing conveyor oven
The DTI-226-300 electrically heated indexing conveyor oven is designed to cure brake linings for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Prior to commissioning the DTI-226-300, the customer cured the linings by placing them in a fixture and processing them through a series of ovens in order to achieve the desired temperature profile. This required handling the product at several stages of the process. The DTI-226-300 indexing conveyor oven enables the user to place multiple fixtures across the width of the conveyor belt. The oven then indexes them through four heated zones, eliminating the need to handle the fixtures multiple times throughout the curing process.

Davron Technologies
www.davrontech.com

Post date: 1/19/2015

 
Ultra-high shear mixer
Ultra-high shear mixer The HSM-703XC is an improved model of the 10 hp X-Series ultra-high shear mixer. This advanced inline rotor/stator mixer generates very fine dispersions and emulsions with exceptionally narrow particle size distribution, according to the manufacturer. It is said to offer more vigorous mixing, greater size reduction and higher throughput compared to conventional rotor/stators and colloid mills. Sample applications include wax dispersions, polymer suspensions, pigment dispersions, nanocomposites, silicone emulsions, filled polyols, specialty coatings, plastic intermediates and additives. The X-Series mixing head is a precisely-machined stator with concentric rows of teeth and a matching rotor turning at top speeds over 11,000 ft./min.

Charles Ross & Son
www.mixers.com

Post date: 1/19/2015

 
Injection molding presses
Custom rubber injection molding presses and off-the-shelf rubber molding solutions are offered by the company. The firm's presses give operators the ability to control such parameters as mixing the rubber, preheating the rubber, adding more heat through injecting and injecting into a mold that is already closed, which in turn can optimize production, quality, labor and scrap.

U.S. Molding Machinery
www.usmolding.com

Post date: 1/19/2015

 
Short run molding
Short run molding The Stuffer Box is said to be the solution for prototyping, short run molding or micro-molding. Capabilities of two different units include a chamber that is 420 hardened stainless steel; a 3/4-14 NPT female thread to connect the Stuffer Box to a molding machine; and material is fed directly into the machine barrel, eliminating cleaning a pumping unit and material feed mechanism. The low volume, high pressure 27 ci LVHP27 has a volume of 27 cubic inches or 1.1 pounds of pre-mixed material; is capable of feeding LSR, gum stock silicone and some organic rubbers; and a controller regulates air pressure to 120 psi, 1,200 psi on the material with a 10:1 ratio. The high volume, high pressure 78 ci HVLP78 has a volume of 78 cubic inches or 3.1 pounds of pre-mixed material; is capable of feeding LSR and gum stock silicone; and a controller regulates air pressure to 120 psi, 330 psi on the materials with a 2.75:1 ratio.

M.R. Mold & Engineering
www.mrmold.com

Post date: 1/19/2015

 
In mold labeling pilot cell minimizes costs
In mold labeling pilot cell minimizes costs Since the demand for in mold labeling prototyping has been continuous and growing, the company has purchased automation as a permanent asset that will maintain the cell availability for customers on an ongoing basis. The value of the in mold labeling pilot cell is that it minimizes the cost of prototyping in mold labeling parts. A molder needs only to purchase molding surface components, a mandrel and a magazine that are needed for a particular part. The rest of the hardware is already in place at the manufacturer, including single cavity mold bases provided by the firm that are suitable for most packing applications. The current in mold labeling pilot cell is set up beside a 330 ton Husky test machine; however, it is a flexible setup that can be moved to other machines when required. The system is equipped to run a single cavity mold, with automated handling of pre-cut labels, as well as part de-molding and stacking automation. The company's technical services center has ten bays for mold testing and an additional four bays for systems integrations, with test machines ranging in size from 110 tons to 660 tons. The manufacturer is said to be taking the initiative to work with leading suppliers to minimize its customers' up front costs involved with new in mold labeling product development. In mold labeling technology is said to offer tremendous added value for injection molded parts by enabling high quality decoration with a broad range of part design features, such as non-round shapes, tamper resistance, as well as specialty labels. Customers are said to have reported sales volume increases of 12% and 23% for the firm's past two projects.

StackTeck
www.stackteck.com

Post date: 1/19/2015

 
Moving die rheometer
Moving die rheometer The Premier MDR is said to establish a new standard for measurement precision, with significantly less instrument-to-instrument variation, according to the manufacturer. The improved precision of the Premier MDR is said to be the result of unique technological innovations such as Dynamic Symmetry ensuring parallel die closing, and Smart Alignment (patent pending) creating excellent die cavity sealing, according to the company. Additional patent-pending options include Smart-Seal to eliminate the conventional elastomeric seal and maintain a closed, pressurized cavity for improved long-term data stability and reduced torque calibrations, and Rapid Change adjustable eccentric that allows simple and fast oscillation angle changes without the need for re-calibration.

Alpha Technologies
www.alpha-technologies.com

Post date: 11/24/2014

 
Crumb rubber balers
Crumb rubber balers are completely automated, high-production, heavy duty units designed for continuous operation. This global manufacturer of crumb rubber balers and scales is said to excel at customization, including special finishes, coatings, enclosures and hydraulic power units. The firm's engineering and project management is done in-house to provide one point of contact, accurate project specification compliance and customer satisfaction. The company's rubber crumb balers are in place internationally and domestically, and are said to be utilized by some of the biggest names in the synthetic rubber industry.

International Baler
www.intl-baler.com

Post date: 11/24/2014

 
Vibratory feeders
Vibratory feeders Vibratory feeders are designed to smoothly convey products. Flow of materials is adjustable, and flow rate can be variable or fixed. Available in electric or air-operated models, heavy-duty vibratory feeders are designed with above-, below- or side-mounted drives, and can be arranged for base mounting or overhead suspension. Feeders come in custom vibrating trough lengths, and special trough designs are available. Several basic models are available, including air-operated light duty, air-operated heavy duty, twin-motor vibrating pan and grizzly feeders, electromagnetic, twin motor and special application feeders.

Best Process Solutions
www.bpsvibes.com

Post date: 11/24/2014

 
Clamping force monitor
Clamping force monitor The Force Evaluation System for M-TECS magnetic clamping plates constantly monitors the working cycle of injection molding machines. Therefore, it intervenes dynamically and is developed to operate with a touchscreen operator interface and tablet. It can be connected to the outside world via ethernet, and offers the possibility of carrying out remote assistance. Furthermore, a processor with more than one magnetic die clamping system can be viewed from anywhere.

Carr Lane Roemheld
www.clrh.com

Post date: 11/24/2014

 
Extrusion machinery lines
This global supplier of machines and complete lines for the cable manufacturing and rubber processing industry is said to be well known as a reliable extrusion partner and source of know-how for all major tire companies, as well as a favorite choice for medium-sized and local tire producers. Innovative extrusion lines for tread, sidewall, innerliner, apex and other profiles can also be offered as turnkey systems, including downstream equipment and line control.

Troester GmbH
www.troester.de

Post date: 11/24/2014

 
Electric walk-in oven
Electric walk-in oven The No. 825 is a 500F electric walk-in oven, currently used for curing latex at a customer's facility. This unit is a modified version of the company's standard model WTH566-500 walk-in oven. Workspace dimensions inside this unit measure 54" wide x 72" deep x 72" high. Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements have 30 kW power installed, while a 6,000 cfm, 5 hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow across the workload. Construction features on the No. 825 include 4" thick insulated walls, a 2" insulated floor with truck wheel guide tracks, an aluminized steel exterior, a Type 304, 2B stainless steel interior with continuously front-welded seams, a cellular silicone rubber door gasket, a stainless steel water cooling coil located in the heat chamber, a removable top-mounted heat chamber, to minimize floor space requirements, and the oven body is split into three sections for customer loading onto an elevator.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 11/24/2014

 
Hydraulic bale cutter
The company's hydraulic bale cutter is designed for the cutting of natural and synthetic rubber bales. It is said to allow exact and simple dosing of polymers when putting together formulas for mixes. The machine comprises a bending-resistance framework with a stable double-pillar set-up for the blade carrier. The easily interchangeable cutting blade meets an exchangeable center selvage at its lowest position. Cutting takes place in dry conditions. It features a hydraulic blade drive, an encased cutting device and two-handed operation.

HF Mixing Group
www.hf-mixinggroup.com

Post date: 11/24/2014

 
Injection molding machine
The tie-bar-less all-electric e-motion 50 TL has been introduced. Said to feature greater output, more speed, higher precision and outstanding cleanliness, the e-motion is said to be the optimal production unit for the ever-growing demands of a dynamic market, thanks to a sophisticated, flexible, all-electric machine concept that provides constant, clean quality in a highly efficient way. Low maintenance costs contribute to a durable injection molding machine with a perfectly designed, closed-circuit lubrication system, according to the company. Clamping force ranges from 300 kN to 6,500 kN. Short dry cycle times are said to provide efficient production.

Engel
www.engelglobal.com

Post date: 10/8/2014

 
Safety rubber grinder
Safety rubber grinder The Model 482 safety rubber grinder features improvements that have been made in the areas of safety and ease of use, with the Model 482 replacing the older Model 48 grinder. With improved safety and efficiency in mind, several changes have been made. Servo controls on the carriage eliminate the manually adjusted limit switches for the start and stop positions of the carriage. They are now controlled on the Allen Bradley touchscreen HMI. With a servo controlled carriage, the grinding wheel retreats safely behind a guard at the end of the grinding cycle, greatly improving safety for the machine operator. Servo controls also replace the manually operated slide adjustment of the grinding wheel. This allows for the finished diameter to be set on the touchscreen.

Mitchell
www.mitchell-inc.com

Post date: 10/8/2014

 
Particle size reduction
Particle size reduction can present challenges to processors in industries such as rubber, plastics, etc., particularly when working with heat-sensitive and tough-to-mill materials. This cryogenic grinding specialist provides technical information about PolarFit cryogenic size reduction solutions, which use liquid nitrogen to cool down feed material prior to and/or during milling. Exposing material to liquid nitrogen is said to help prevent melting or decomposition, or achieve embrittlement, resulting in a higher yield of particles in the desired target range, more uniform particle size distribution, higher production rates, improved product quality and enhanced process safety due to the nitrogen inertness. Company offerings include turnkey cryogenic grinding systems, as well as individual components to retrofit an existing process; liquid nitrogen supply, which is available in a variety of delivery options to economically meet small- to large-volume requirements; and value-added services, such as technical assessments/improvements of existing milling systems and optimization of liquid nitrogen use.

Air Products
www.airproducts.com

Post date: 10/8/2014

 
Soft-seal rotating unions
Soft-seal rotating unions Multi-passage soft-seal rotating unions are available from the company. Rotating unions are components in a broad range of equipment applications that require connection between stationary supply lines and rotating equipment, including cylinders, rolls, spindles and clutches. While rotating unions are used to convey virtually all types of liquid or gas (steam, water, coolant, hydraulic or cutting fluids, inert gas or vacuum), multi-passage rotating unions are used when more than one media must be conveyed simultaneously using different passages. Soft-seal refers to the plastomeric seal technology, a combination of plastic and elastomer.

Deublin
www.deublin.com

Post date: 10/8/2014

 
Cartridge dust collectors
Two updates have been made to the Farr Gold Series cartridge dust and fume collectors. The two improvements, one to the filter access door hardware and the other to the filter clamping system, are said to provide enhanced ease of use, safety and reliability, at no added cost to customers. A patent-pending clamping system on the door hardware is said to provide greater locking strength and makes it easier to close the door. The filter clamping system has also been updated to utilize laser-cut, welded-in clamp bar brackets in place of bolted-in brackets to hold the clamping bars to the tube sheet.

Camfil Air Pollution Control
www.camfilapc.com

Post date: 10/8/2014

 

 
 
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