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Inline process control
Rhenowave inline process control has been developed for manufacturers of tires, profiles, technical rubber goods and rubber compounds to enable them to reliably monitor, for example, the dispersion quality of rubber compounds during extrusion. Analysis data are collected continuously inline, i.e., during production, and provide information on quality for the entire production volume, not just for certain test pieces. Rhenowave is installed on the head of the existing extruder. Measurement is performed volumetrically, non-destructively and representatively. This is said to iron out weaknesses of the conventional test procedure, where a sample is taken and later analyzed in a laboratory. With Rhenowave, the compound quality is evaluated in less than a second once the compound has left the extruder (inline control). Up to 100% of the compound can be analyzed in this way. Areas where compound quality is insufficient can be recognized quickly rather than later in the finished product.

Rhein Chemie Additives, a business unit of Lanxess
www.lanxess.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Rotating unions
Rotating unions must accommodate a broad range of materials, viscosities, temperatures, pressures and speeds, according to this manufacturer of over 500 standard unions and over 3,000 separate models. Even this extensive line cannot meet all the specialized needs required by customers, according to the company. That is why the firm manufactures an ever-growing line of custom unions to meet individual manufacturers' particular requirements. In many instances, the company can adapt or convert an existing union and offer a cost-effective solution to meet exact customer specifications. The company's worldwide distribution network is said to allow end users all over the world to specify its unions when purchasing equipment made in another country. Rotating unions are used in many manufacturing processes to cool, heat or transfer fluid (pneumatic or hydraulic) power.

Deublin
www.deublin.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Pressure dry blasting
Mold cleaning equipment, media and services, including a 60" x 48" pressure dry blast system, are offered by the company to assure customers of the most safe and effective system for their applications. Completely redesigned and engineered for higher performance, the Polyblaster blast cabinet series is said to be efficient and easy to use, making it the most economical choice for mold cleaning and stripping applications, according to the manufacturer. Built to last, these heavy duty units are said to incorporate new system features to enhance part cleaning, such as an improved dust collection system for better visibility, and an intake port to handle the difficult task of cleaning feed screws. These all-in-one systems are said to have a reduced machine footprint and include a media reclaimer and dust collection system. The company also offers Polyblast plastic blast cleaning media in a wide range of sizes for customer specific dry blasting applications.

Abrasive Supply
www.polyblast.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Portable pumping system
Portable pumping system A portable pumping system with static mixer is capable of handling both laminar and turbulent flow applications across a 26-element low pressure drop (LPD) static mixer, according to the company. The system is said to be ideal for continuous inline mixing of minor liquid components into a fluid stream. It produces a homogenous blend within a single pass, despite differences in the viscosity and density of the materials being pumped at a controlled rate. The company also supplies static mixers for emulsification, heat transfer, dilution, pH control, catalyst addition and many other processes.

Charles Ross & Son
www.mixers.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Crumb rubber balers
Crumb rubber balers are completely automated, high-production, heavy duty units designed for continuous operation. The manufacturer 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 crumb rubber balers are said to be in place internationally and domestically, and utilized by some of the biggest names in the synthetic rubber industry. HCB Series balers are said to feature heavy duty welded construction; versatility of products; continuous, mechanical operation; PLC-equipped electrical panel UL listed; easy-to-operate controls; stainless, solid steel in-feed chutes; a heavy duty hydraulic power unit; and a wide foot design for stable mounting.

International Baler
www.rubberbalers.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Robotic weighing system
Supersincro is a fully robotized weighing system for ingredients, granting consistent quality on the masterbatches and compound preparation and strict control of rubber and plastic production. The system is modular, depending on the number of ingredients used, and can be expanded and integrated with the company's optional systems for assisted pre-weighed ingredients, for robotized management of boxes and pallets, etc. Supersincro consists of a number of independent storage silos, each containing a different ingredient, placed in two rows over a modular structure, under which advance in sequence special metal containers fitted with automatically heat-formed bags, generated from tubular plastic film. Every module of the structure can host 10 standard silos that can be loaded by means of depression, by a vacuum pump or from the top of the silos by gravity. As an option for large use ingredients, one or more pneumatic transfer stations from big bags into the silos can be installed. Each silo is fitted with an endless screw device, allowing precise and fast dispensing of the various ingredients. At each cycle, the bag-suited containers, sitting on moving trays, are stepper moved on a U route below the silos.

Lawer Dispensing Systems
www.lawer.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Four-roll calender
The company's 12" x 36" four-roll inverted "L" calender features 60 horsepower, an infinitely variable 0 to 12 rpm hydraulic drive, hardened connecting gears and fluoroelastomer (Viton) seals. Roll adjustment is controlled by hydraulic cylinders with fast opening of rolls for safety with fast braking. Rolls are drilled for superior cooling or heating and are made of 4150 steel hardened to Rc = 50/52 ground and polished. Ductile iron bearing housings feature hardened wear plates. Roll speeds can be changed to customer specifications.

Nerpco USA LLC
www.nerpcousa.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Extrusion control system
All of the company's twin-screw extruders in the ZE BluePower, ZE UTX and ZE Basic series come equipped with the BPCTouch control solution. This system is said to substantially enhance ease of use and reduce set-up times during compound changes. It is said to offer decisive benefits in terms of cost-effectiveness and flexibility, especially for compounding companies facing the challenge of processing a continuously increasing variety of compounds in ever smaller batches. Easy operation with a user-oriented interface is said to be the key to improved system control. The intuitive BPCTouch control software is said to feature a clear menu structure to reliably guide the machine operator through all process steps. All relevant peripheral components and downstream equipment can be rapidly integrated into the software using standardized interfaces.

KraussMaffei Berstorff
www.kraussmaffeiberstorff.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Waterjet cutting system
Waterjet cutting system The latest generation of Mid Rail Gantry waterjet systems is designed for heavy 24/7 use in industrial environments. The Mid Rail Gantry waterjet is capable of operating up to four abrasivejet or water-only waterjet cutting heads for increased productivity. Mid Rail Gantry precision waterjet systems are said to lead the industry in precision and accuracy, holding 0.001" repeatability (bi-directional). Moving elements are supported on THK linear ways, precision ball screws are directly coupled to servomotors, and critical motion components are protected with metal covers, brushes, labrynth passages, lip seals and high-volume low-pressure filtered air. The Mid Rail Gantry separates the motion system from the waterjet cutting table, eliminating vibration and ensuring maximum part quality, according to the manufacturer. Motion is controlled with the company's Aquavision Di industrial PC controller. Waterjet cutting systems are available in a wide range of sizes, from 5' x 5' to 24' x 13'.

Jet Edge
www.jetedge.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Mold heater systems
The AEC TCU and VCU temperature-controlled mold heater range is provided by the company, which holds a significant stock of the most popular models for quick delivery. While the standard TCU and VCU range of mold heaters will provide a continuous supply of temperature-controlled water up to 120C, units can be ordered that will comfortably handle up to 150C, and even though the standard units have a heating capacity of 9 and 12 kw, up to 48 kw is available for special order. Designed for injection molding, both the TCU and VCU models can be easily adapted for other industries, such as the food and pharmaceutical industries. The mold heaters feature an off-the-shelf microprocessor based PID Eurotherm temperature controller with process and setpoint LED readouts; 9-48 kw heaters; 1-10 hp pumps; a graphic control panel with indicator and warning lights; a compact cabinet; an independent high temperature safety thermostat; and flow rates of 132 to 284 liters per minute with 2.0 to 3.7 bar pressure. Other changes can be made to factory built units.

Renmar
www.renmarltd.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Tread cutting machines
Tread cutting machines from the company are said to feature continuous operation. They are offered for passenger car (up to 2,800 mm length) and truck treads (up to 4,000 mm length). A programmable control system is said to be easily integrated into existing equipment. The effective number of cuts (treads per minute) is determined by the line speed, depending on length and width of the cut. All dimensions listed in company literature are guidelines, and differences are possible.

Troester Machinery Ltd.
www.troester-usa.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
High speed knife assembly features two blades
High speed knife assembly features two blades A modular knife assembly capable of cutting out a slug of material for an application involving polyester material 610 mm wide and 0.10-0.30 mm thick, with zippers and gussets, has been designed. The unit has a single moveable blade, as well as two stationary blades, creating a dual cut surface. The blades cut on both sides of the material, creating a clean slug that is removed from the package. The unit makes a complete cycle and comes back to the home position waiting for the next signal. The Smartknife features easy installation and quiet operation, according to the manufacturer. Unlike traditional knife assemblies, the Smarktknife is said to have taken all the essentials of a knife assembly and integrated them into a compact package. All that is needed is an air supply and a signal. The Smartknife is pneumatically-operated with a self-contained air cylinder/manifold/solenoid. It is no longer necessary to spend the time or labor to install air lines, fittings, solenoids or sensors to control the knife position. The Smartknife is equipped with an embedded microprocessor and a complete control package which allows the knife to achieve higher speeds than the standard guillotine knife, with cycle rates exceeding 400 cuts per minute. This ISO 9001:2008 certified company has over 32 years of experience developing solutions for a wide range of feeding and cutting applications. The firm offers cutting-edge, field proven systems and components that are said to be easily adapted to meet the needs of the most complex applications.

Azco
www.azcocorp.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
High speed knife assembly features two blades
High speed knife assembly features two blades

Best Process Solutions
www.bpsvibes.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Bulk processing equipment
Bulk processing equipment Fabricated equipment from the company is offered in 304 or 316 stainless steel for sanitary processing industries. From the overall design to the smallest weld, this manufacturer is said to take pride in its products and employs the most experienced welders to ensure its equipment will meet the high standards the company is known for. The firm manufactures a complete line of custom-engineered bulk processing equipment and systems in mild stainless steel. The company is said to serve a wide variety of dry processing industries, from chemicals to aggregates and recycling.

Best Process Solutions
www.bpsvibes.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Bulk processing equipment
Bulk processing equipment

Rubber Manufacturers Association
www.rma.org

Post date: 7/27/2016

 

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Extrusion feed screws
An array of solutions and services is offered to meet an organization's extrusion and injection molding needs. From rebuilt screws and barrels to new equipment in stock, to customized designs, the firm's goal is said to be to keep its customers' operations running seamlessly. A variety of hard-surfacing applications is used for optimum wear, and the company has a large quantity of screws and barrels in stock, up to 6" 30:1 L/D. The firm handles a variety of extrusion and rubber injection projects monthly. A complete line of barrels is offered for the extrusion and injection industries. Bimetallic, nitrided, ceramic, D-2 and CPM-10V applications are available. The company offers rebuild services to reline or hone current barrels. Other services provided include new and rebuilt roller feed throats.

United Feed Screws
www.unitedfeedscrews.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Twin-screw extruder
The ZE 42 BluePower twin-screw extruder in combination with an Econ pelletizer produces high-intensity LLDPE color masterbatch micro-granules with a diameter of 0.4 to 0.5 mm. The compounding line is composed of the following components: ZE 42 BluePower twin-screw extruder, Eprotec Melt-X1 melt pump with downstream ESD70 screen changer, Econ EUP 150 underwater pelletizer and Econ EWT 250 process water system with centrifugal dryer. The ZE 42 BluePower has been optimized for throughputs between 250 and 500 kg/hour and is said to be the ideal solution for compounding companies that focus on combining small batches, special compounds and rapid formulation changes with high productivity. With the extensive modular range of 4D and 6D barrel sections and different screw elements, the ZE BluePower is said to offer the widest variety of configuration options. The interaction between the 1.65 OD/ID diameter ratio and the torque density of 16 Nm/cm3 gives a substantial increase in output capacity and energy efficiency, according to the company.

KraussMaffei Berstorff
www.kraussmaffeiberstorff.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Twin-screw extruder
The ZE 42 BluePower twin-screw extruder in combination with an Econ pelletizer produces high-intensity LLDPE color masterbatch micro-granules with a diameter of 0.4 to 0.5 mm. The compounding line is composed of the following components: ZE 42 BluePower twin-screw extruder, Eprotec Melt-X1 melt pump with downstream ESD70 screen changer, Econ EUP 150 underwater pelletizer and Econ EWT 250 process water system with centrifugal dryer. The ZE 42 BluePower has been optimized for throughputs between 250 and 500 kg/hour and is said to be the ideal solution for compounding companies that focus on combining small batches, special compounds and rapid formulation changes with high productivity. With the extensive modular range of 4D and 6D barrel sections and different screw elements, the ZE BluePower is said to offer the widest variety of configuration options. The interaction between the 1.65 OD/ID diameter ratio and the torque density of 16 Nm/cm3 gives a substantial increase in output capacity and energy efficiency, according to the company.

KraussMaffei Berstorff
www.kraussmaffeiberstorff.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Production presses
Production presses offered by the company include a 42" x 36", 900 ton press with a 32" ram, 22" stroke, electric platens, 31.25" daylight, 200 gallon hydraulics, Allen Bradley controls, color HMI (touch screen), wired and plumbed. Also offered are 64" x 64"/80" x 80", 1,750/2,500 ton presses with 4 x 20"/24" rams, 40" stroke, steam platens, 41"/52" daylight, 400/600 gallon hydraulics, Allen Bradley PLC controls, color HMI (touch screen), wired and plumbed. The company also offers laboratory presses in 30 ton and 75 ton models that feature electric platens, four-post design and optional equipment.

Gomaplast Machinery
www.gomaplast.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Meter/mix/dispense system
A manufacturer of fluid handling products and systems announces that its PR70 meter, mix and dispense systems are now configurable with flow control and servo motor options, expanding their capacity to produce highly accurate and consistent beads in adhesive and sealant applications. The PR70 line already offers fixed ratio, variable ratio and advanced data control models, making the PR70 ideal for a range of applications, including bonding and sealing, potting, gasketing, encapsulation and syringe filling, according to the company. The PR70 meter, mix and dispense system's stainless steel design is said to deliver ratio accuracy of 1% with a low likelihood of material incompatibility. The system's linear transducer monitors piston velocity to ensure accurate dispense ratios, and its automated dispense meters enable operators to program shot sizes from 2 to 70 cc. These features are said to save costs across a range of dispense applications by dramatically reducing waste and rework over competing systems. The PR70 systems are said to offer extreme accuracy for two-component material dispensing, and are designed for long service life and simple maintenance, according to the manufacturer. The PR70 systems are said to be highly cost-effective.

Graco
www.graco.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 
Rubber extrusion system
A 4-1/2" diameter rubber extruder features an 8:1 L/D ratio, 4104 HT Colmonoy #56 flight hardfacing and a chrome-plated screw. The barrel is made of 4140 steel with a bimetallic CT120 liner and water jacketed with a 40 horsepower, infinitely variable 0-40 rpm hydraulic drive. The die head is a hinged swing-away type with swing tie bolts. The unit has a steel throat jacketed for cooling and a thrust bearing assembly directly coupled to the hydraulic motor drive.

Nerpco USA LLC
www.nerpcousa.com

Post date: 7/27/2016

 

 
 
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