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Shot peening machine
A precise shot peeing machine was completed for a customer in the automotive/marine industry. This small footprint machine is equipped with a spiral separator (media shape separator) to ensure that the S-70 mil spec media are the correct spec shape to guarantee the intensity that is required to adhere to AMS-2431/2E. In unison with the spiral separator, a 24" vibrating screen classifier and 75/12 cyclone reclaimer are used. There is a total of six suction blast guns, with two utilizing individual pressure regulators. The custom fixture incorporates a spring load feature that allows for seamless loading/unloading.

Guyson
www.guyson.com

Post date: 2/15/2018

 
Rubber post-curing oven
Rubber post-curing oven The No. 860 is a 500F (260C) truck oven, currently used for post-cure of rubber parts at the customer's facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 36" wide by 36" deep by 60" high. Nichrome wire heating elements with 34.8 kW installed heat the workspace, while a 2,000 cfm, 2 hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload. This truck oven features 4" insulated walls, a top-mounted heat chamber, an aluminized steel interior and exterior, plus double doors front and rear. Other features include safety equipment for handling flammable solvents, including explosion venting door hardware and a 325 cfm powered forced exhauster. Controls on the No. 860 include a digital indicating temperature controller and a 10" diameter circular chart recorder.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 2/15/2018

 
Rotary batch mixer
A rotary batch mixer with integral lump breaker is said to provide inline deagglomeration of compacted bulk materials before blending batches gently with total uniformity in one to three minutes. Inline stacking of the low profile De-Clumper model RDC-1515-SS atop the stationary inlet of the Model 700-TH-50-SS mixer is said to minimize headroom requirements, while eliminating the need for flexible connections or hard piping between the units. Material entering the system is de-lumped by dual rotors with three-point, single-piece, stainless steel breaking heads rotating with minimum clearance inside a curved, perforated bed screen. The synchronized shafts rotate at 120 rpm to prevent heating and degrading of the product. One-size material passes through bed screen apertures which range from 1/16" to 2-1/2" (25 to 64 mm) in diameter, immediately prior to entering the stationary inlet of the mixer. As the mixer's horizontal drum rotates, proprietary mixing flights tumble, turn, cut and fold the material, imparting minimal energy to the batch, minimizing or eliminating degradation, according to the manufacturer.

Munson Machinery
www.munsonmachinery.com

Post date: 2/15/2018

 
Planetary mixer for testing
The company's testing facility for the specialty mixing industry has added an advanced planetary mixer now available for no-charge demonstrations. The four-gallon planetary dual disperser (Model PDDM-4) is equipped with two high viscosity blades and two high speed dispersers. All four agitators rotate on their own axes while orbiting the vessel, ensuring rapid powder wet-out and deagglomeration. It is designed for vacuum operation and includes a jacketed mix vessel. The mixer is said to be ideal for mixing thick slurries and highly-filled pastes, and delivers excellent dispersion and uniformity throughout a wide viscosity range up to around 2 million centipoise, according to the company. The PDDM-4 is one of over 40 mixers and blenders showcased in the company's test and development center.

Charles Ross & Son
www.mixers.com

Post date: 2/15/2018

 
Laser mold cleaning
Laser mold cleaning The MLC 500 by Laselec was developed by the company in cooperation with a laser-specialized partner. The laser technology is matched to the cleaning of industrial parts and injection and compression molds for the rubber and polymer processing markets. This environmentally-friendly ecological solution is said to guarantee a safe, optimal, quick and reproducible cleaning with low operating costs. The operator simply loads the mold, clicks the start button and the machine does the job. The company is a global manufacturer of rubber injection molding machines and related equipment.

Rep
www.repinjection.com

Post date: 2/15/2018

 
Twin screw feeder
The Model TSF twin screw feeder is designed for precise batching and weighing applications. The feeder's dual-helix design is said to combine fast, high-volume filling with accurate dribble flow at the end of the cycle. Its compact design is said to be ideal when limited space prohibits multiple individual screw units. Two helixes (1-1/2" and 4" in diameter) are mounted on an 18" x 22" hopper. They are rated at 17 cubic feet and 283 cubic feet per hour, respectively, at maximum rpm with 100% efficient conveyable product and no slippage, according to the company. The Model TSF is said to be ideal for batching to weigh hoppers; low loss-in-weight scale-monitored flow; low loss-of-weight batch applications with scales; drum and pail packout lines; and recipe-type batching by multiple computer-controlled units, according to the manufacturer.

Best Process Solutions
www.bpsvibes.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Scrap rubber reprocessing
The CompoundRework System 1000 (CRS 1000) is designed for processing scrap material generated during extrusion processes in the rubber processing industry. The CRS 1000 is said to provide maximum ease of operation and is suitable for a wide range of different materials. The CRS 1000 processes large-volume rubber residues removed from the flow channels, as well as start-up scrap, converting the material into sheets or strips with a thickness of 8 mm. This is said to mean that 100% of the residual material can be returned to the production process. The CRS 1000 is equipped with two (optionally) heated rolls and a hydraulically adjusted roll gap. It can be fed with residual material of various sizes up to a width of one meter. The dimensional feeding unit with automatic intake gap is equipped with all required safety features to minimize the risk of personal injury, according to the company.

KraussMaffei Berstorff
www.kraussmaffeiberstorff.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Jumbo walk-in oven
Jumbo walk-in oven The No. 976 is a 500F (~260C) electrically-heated jumbo walk-in oven, currently used for heating molds at the customer's facility. Workspace of this unit measures 13' wide x 28' deep x 7'6" high. Incoloy sheathed tubular elements have 360 kW installed to heat the oven, while 49,000 cfm from two 20 hp recirculating blowers provide a combination airflow to the workload. This jumbo walk-in oven features 4" thick insulated walls, a removable top-mounted heat chamber, an aluminized steel interior and exterior, door seals are eliminated and doors are equipped with drag seals, plus the unit was constructed to split into four sections for shipment to the customer's location.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Hydraulic lab presses
Hydraulic lab presses Auto Series Plus automatic hydraulic laboratory presses are featured in company literature. The bulletin highlights press specifications, standard features and options. Additional manual hydraulic presses and accessories are also displayed. The Auto Series Plus features a large 7" color operator interface, enhanced platen temperature control and auto-tuning, ramp heating capability, real-time trending of force and temperature, and a seven-day timer for automatic heat-up. Other features include storage of up to 250 recipes, recipe preview and optional data logging for cycle parameters. Auto Series Plus press models are available with 15 to 48 tons of clamping force and 6" x 6" to 19" x 19" platens.

Carver
www.carverpress.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Rubber injection unit
The company's FIFO (first in, first out) rubber injection unit is said to have been proven for many years and remains an unmatched component of the firm's rubber injection machines. The simplicity of the design and performance and precision of the system are said to be decisive advantages. The FIFO injection unit enables injection pressures of up to 2,300 bar with minimal pressure loss at the tool, thanks to an extremely short nozzle. The common sizes of the FIFO rubber injection unit range from 400 cm3 to 8,600 cm3. Smaller units (10 cm3 to 200 cm3) and larger units (11,500 cm3 to 26,400 cm3) from the standard range are also available. In addition to the processing of traditional elastomers, the company's FIFO injection units with optional accessories are also suitable for the processing of solid and even liquid silicone. With two separately driven feed rollers, the Autofeed strip feeding accessory prevents material from tearing away during the infeed.

Maplan
www.maplan.at

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Compression molding
Genesis Series presses are state-of-the-art hydraulic presses for compression molding of rubber, plastics and composites; and for laminating and bonding or pressure applications where positive ram control is needed. Genesis presses are available in 15 through 150 ton capacities. The hydraulic system is said to produce faster closing and opening speeds, making it ideal for use with many of today's advanced molding compounds, according to the manufacturer. Optional heated platens are available for 500F, 650F, 800F, 1,200F and 1,800F operating temperatures, which are required for many composite, ceramic and other molding applications, including superplastic molding of titanium. A NEMA-rated control cabinet is designed for easy access. The integral hydraulic system features a dual pump assembly coupled with a high-efficiency TEFC motor sized for the press. Components are said to be easily accessible for quick maintenance.

Wabash MPI
www.wabashmpi.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
LSR injection molding
Processing of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) in injection molding fully utilizes the efficiency potential of the company's tie-bar-less Victory machines. The process consistency resulting from the design is said to play an important part in this. The patented force divider enables the mold mounting platen to follow the mold exactly while clamping force is building up, and ensures that the clamping force is evenly distributed across the platen face. Both the outer and inner cavities are therefore kept closed with exactly the same force, ensuring consistent compression of the mold and a consistently high product quality. This almost burr-free, zero-waste, rework-free and fully automatic processing is said to be the key element in the economical manufacturing of high-tech products from liquid silicone rubber, according to the company.

Engel
www.engelglobal.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Magnetic clamping system for rubber molding
M-TECS 210 magnetic mold clamping for rubber and duroplastics processing is said to drastically reduce set-up times, improve temperature homogeneity, enhance quality, require no modification of dies, and is said to be the only system of its kind for 410-460F molding. With increasing demands on manufacturers today, ways to improve productivity on the shop floor are essential. A system to reduce the time needed for lengthy mold changes would improve efficiencies on the shop floor and help the bottom line as well. Magnetic clamping is said to drastically cut mold change times for the rubber industry. Mold change times can often be reduced by hours, since press downtime for heating or cooling molds on the press is no long necessary. Using magnetic clamping technology, molds, even when hot, can be changed in just a few minutes, and clamped in seconds. This is said to provide a high level of safety and operator ease. The magnetic plates have a fully metallic surface. The lack of t-slots in the plate between the heaters and the mold, with uniform full surface clamping force, yields tighter temperature tolerance in the mold, which has a positive impact on party quality. All non-standardized molds can be rapidly and easily changed without modification, according to the company. The all-over clamping force is said to result in reduced mold flexure. Mold wear and maintenance costs are reduced.

Hilma Division of Carr Lane Roemheld
www.hilma-usa.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Rubber micromachine
The rubber version of the plug and produce Microject M06R micromolding machine is designed for molding and overmolding small parts in rubber and TPE/TPV. It is said to be easily integrated to automated assembly lines, and suits all prototyping or laboratory testing, according to the company. Perfectly adapted to very small precision parts, or small series, according to the manufacturer, a version for plastic molding (M06P) or liquid silicone rubber (M06S) is also available. This manufacturer of rubber injection molding machines also offers the G10 Core and G10 Extended range.

Rep
www.repinjection.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Vertical rubber injection molding systems
Vertical rubber injection molding systems Vertical injection molding systems are available in a wide range of models. These include the Allrounder V with clamping forces from 125 to 500 kN. The vertical Allrounders of the V and T series are suitable for both manual and automated insertion and removal of molded parts. The inserts cannot slip on the fixed mold halves, which are positioned at the bottom. Like all Allrounders, the vertical machines are also modular in design and offer a variety of clamping force and injection unit combinations. Task-specific equipment options are also available, for example for multi-component, thermoset or silicone processing, allowing the technology to be adjusted on an individual basis. As a primary contractor, the company covers the entire turnkey spectrum, from consulting and project planning, implementation and installation, through to service for the complete production cells. Customers can rely on customized, automated injection molding solutions from a single source, which are supported throughout their functional operation period and the product life cycle, according to the company. In the automation sector, the company subsidiary closely cooperates with the experts from the Germany turnkey department, for example, as well as with Spanish and Portuguese automation partners to design and implement customized turnkey projects for their customers. The Allrounder T vertical rotary table machine series includes the four sizes, 1200, 1500, 1800 and 2000, with clamping forces from 800 to 3,200 kN. Thanks to high-quality technology and comprehensive equipment options, they can be customized specifically for a variety of injection molding tasks, according to the company. Rotary table machines are said to be the ideal choice for the ergonomic overmolding of inserts. The rotary tables are generally driven servo-electrically with particular speed and precision.

Arburg
www.arburg.com

Post date: 1/8/2018

 
Liquid additive 3D printer
A full-service supplier of premium elastomer products and technical services offers a liquid additive manufacturing (LAM) 3D printer from German RepRap GmbH. This patent-pending LAM 3D printer was designed to run with 3D printable Silastic LC 3335 liquid silicone rubber from Dow Performance Silicones. The 3D printer can form complex silicone parts that would be difficult or impossible to achieve through conventional injection molding. Each layer of silicone is fully crosslinked through thermal cure to enable parts with mechanical properties that are comparable to molded components. The LAM platform combined with Silastic LC 3335 LSR is potentially capable of printing functional prototypes.

R.D. Abbott
www.rdabbott.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Compression press
Compression press A Tung Yu compression press is available for molding rubber or composites. Said to offer vacuum compression molding, hot-cold presses, sandwich molding, presses to mold friction parts, presses in clean rooms, SMC, BMC, etc., Tung Yu is said to have broad and diverse experience in the market, which is now offered for molding composite, rubber and thermoset materials. A 200-ton vacuum compression press and Rotocure continuous vulcanizing conveyor belt machine are available. This company is an international supplier of solutions for the thermoplastic, rubber and polymer industry, including 12,000 injection molding machines installed in 77 countries.

Rep
www.repinjection.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Vertical conveyor oven
The No. 998 is a 450F (~232C) gas-fired, vertical conveyor oven, currently used for curing rubber parts at a customer's facility. Workspace of this unit measures 68" wide by 74" deep by 121" high. This oven has 4" insulated walls throughout, a stainless steel exterior with #4 brushed finish, Type 304, 2B stainless steel interior, and safety features.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Co-extrusion crosshead
Co-extrusion crosshead The Series 725 co-extrusion crosshead is designed for tray cable applications. With all stainless steel construction, the Series 725 is said to offer machine builders and end users many advantages, including the patented Seal Right system for self-aligning tapered deflector and body design. The Series 725 was developed to convert a production line from a tandem line with two heads a distance apart into a co-extrusion line with a single head applying both layers in a single operation. Other end user benefits of this co-extrusion crosshead are said to include a considerably shorter changeover time, less scrap with a single head setup and improved product quality.

Guill Tool & Engineering
www.guill.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Rubber bale reduction
The Vulcanator is specially designed for the rubber and heavy plastics industry. This unit has the ability to reduce whole 75 pound bales of natural or synthetic rubber into small particles. This processor can thus drastically reduce processing time, resulting in dramatic cost savings, according to the manufacturer. The Vulcanator can handle all types and shapes of vulcanized or non-vulcanized, natural or synthetic rubber, including full bales, sheets and chips. The Vulcanator features a low friction design that is said to quickly reduce rubber into small bits without the heat rise associated with other designs that require cooling devices. Material is fed into the unit via conveyor or by hand. Rugged rotary knives pull the material into the cutting area and disintegrate the slabs to a size fine enough to pass through a special sizing screen. The reduced particles are then expelled from the bottom of the unit.

Franklin Miller
www.franklinmiller.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Dynamic mechanical analyzer tests NR, etc.
Dynamic mechanical analyzer tests NR, etc. A versatile, high precision dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA) is offered for dynamic and static testing of a variety of materials, including natural rubber, with a full range of force. This DMA is said to have a unique and rigid design that is easy to operate and maintain. Using state-of-the-art linear motor technology, this DMA can efficiently produce over 3 kN of static force and 10 kN of dynamic force at a frequency of more than 300 Hz, according to the manufacturer. Some of the dynamic mechanical analyzer's key features include a broad range of deformation modes and test methods. It is compatible with the company's latest Labline software. Users can include the optional temperature-controlled environmental test cabinet, so they can test materials at their optimum temperature. All dimensions of the machine are customizable, meaning a user can personalize it according to their testing needs and abilities. The DMA is said to be virtually maintenance-free. Three dynamic mechanical analyzers are currently in production. The standard DMA is the smallest and is designed to be test specific. It operates up to a frequency of 100 Hz for less demanding applications. The high performance DMA is designed to test slightly larger materials, and operates at a frequency of up to 300 Hz. The company's production version dynamic mechanical analyzer is customizable and can be altered and adjusted to suit specific testing environments and materials. It operates at a frequency of up to 300 Hz. This instrumentation manufacturer also offers rheometers and viscometers, as well as software. All testing systems come equipped with a computer (if required) and with the most current and useful software already installed. Software engineers are always available to provide customer service for the firm's rubber testing systems.

Prescott Instruments
www.prescott-instruments.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Global Market For Corrosion Protection Rubber Linings And Coatings Forecast To Reach $12 Billion By 2022
Valley Cottage, NY - According to the latest research by Future Market Insights (FMI), the global market for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings will register a healthy expansion during the forecast period (2017-2022). The global corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings market are estimated to account for nearly $12,000 million in revenues by 2022-end. Shifting end-user preferences from solvent-borne solutions to water-borne solutions is a key trend being observed in the market currently. Manufacturers of corrosion protection products are increasingly focusing on safeguarding various end-use sector's operational performance. These manufacturers are also taking steps to cater the imperative need of preventing exterior corrosion of industrial surfaces. In addition, the focus on development of highly-volatile deterioration-resistant materials is increasing on the back of growing inclination towards technologically-advanced corrosion coating. Global leading manufacturers of corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings are making heavy investments in research and development activities, in a bid to develop new techniques for complete prevention of corrosion. Various industrial facilities, ranging from processing equipment, water treatment plants, oil and natural gas tank farms, to pipelines, are at huge risk of corrosion, especially the ones whose structures are made of carbon steel. This is mainly because carbon steel is highly prone to corrosion, which has resulted into production downtime, and repair and replacement activities. Several proactive industries are therefore moving beyond traditional techniques that are only capable of slowing down the corrosion. The industries are further shifting towards adoption of novel techniques, which enable complete prevention from corrosion, thereby minimizing cost, and production downtime needed to replace, repair or recoat the corroded equipment or material. According to the World Corrosion Organization, over 3 percent of the world's GDP is spent on corrosion-related activities across the globe annually. Projected to account for over a 40 percent revenue share of the market during 2017 to 2022, the solvent-borne segment by form type is expected to remain dominant in the global corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings market. In addition, the water-borne segment is expected to witness a relatively faster expansion in sales through 2022. As solvents comprise of harmful chemicals, end-users are now preferring water-borne solutions over solvent-borne for corrosion protection. Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) and North America will remain the largest markets for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings. The markets in Japan, and Middle East and Africa (MEA) are also expected to witness a healthy expansion through 2022. In addition, the market in Europe is estimated to create an absolute money opportunity of roughly $560 million between 2017 and 2022. Hard rubber lining systems are expected to remain preferred among products, with sales projected to account for nearly a two-third revenue share of the market during 2017 to 2022. However, soft rubber lining systems' sales are anticipated to reflect a comparatively higher CAGR than that of hard rubber lining systems through 2022. Sales of corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings in marine and construction end-use sectors are expected to collectively account for over one-third of the revenue share of the market in 2017. These end-use sectors will witness a rise in their market share through 2022. In addition, oil and gas is expected to remain the fastest growing end-use sector in the market, with sales poised to account for nearly $2,000 million in revenues by 2022-end. Key market players included in FMI's report include The Sherwin Williams Company, Steuler KCH GmbH, PPG Industries, Inc., Polycorp Limited, Koch Knight LLC, Jotun A/S, BASF SE, Axalta Coating Systems, Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. and Akzo Nobel NV.

Future Market Insights
www.futuremarketinsights.com

Post date: 11/16/2017

 

 
 
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