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Compounding systems
Research, design and manufacturing of compounding systems for an extensive range of processing applications are provided by the company. The technology is said to have proven performance processing polyolefin-based compounds with high levels of mineral fillers, additives and color masterbatches, polymer-elastomer blends and applications requiring high intensity mixing, while maintaining low processing temperature. The CP1000 is a mid-sized processor in the CP Series II compact processor line of equipment. The compact processor is said to be a highly productive compounder designed specifically for top quality dispersion of highly filled, highly pigmented materials. It contains an independently controlled continuous mixer and an extruder system. The compact processor is able to process highly abrasive materials, outperforming other processors, according to the company. It is designed to incorporate various types of feeding systems and pellet formation components for versatility, making its applications virtually unlimited, according to the firm. The patent-pending Self Aligning Seal is said to offer faster installation, improved powder seal performance and longer seal life than standard seals.

Farrel Pomini
www.farrel-pomini.com

Post date: 3/27/2015

 
Silicone mixing plant
The patented CTM conical twin mixer for silicone is offered by the company. A complete mixing plant is available, including powder dosing units, a big bags unloading station, weighing and feeding belts, a gear pump for straining, and the CTM conical twin mixer. The CTM conical twin mixer for silicone features a loading volume from 5 to 400 liters; productivity from 10 to 800 kg/liter; suitability for the production of peroxide and platinium compounds; and complete lines for mixing, the talc process and packing.

Colmec S.p.A.
www.colmecusa.com

Post date: 3/27/2015

 
Two-roll mixing mills
Two-roll mills for rubber processing incorporate a range of features that are said to provide rubber processors the maximum versatility of plant, optimum energy efficiency and precise process control. Robust and modular construction is said to ensure the correct configuration for all applications. Two-roll mills are available with various options, including electrical or hydraulic drive arrangements. Compact machines are designed to a minimum floor plan and can be supplied to suit specific plant layouts. Features and options for the company's standard two-roll mills include rolls, frames and caps, bearings, nip adjustment, drives, ancillaries and special equipment.

NFM
www.nfm.net

Post date: 3/27/2015

 
Electric universal oven
Electric universal oven The No. 935 is an electrically-heated, 500F universal oven, currently used for curing rubber parts at a customer facility. Workspace dimensions measure 48" wide x 48" deep x 36" high. Nichrome wire heating elements with 12 kw installed provide the power to the oven, while a 600 cfm, 1/2 hp recirculating blower provides a universal front-to-rear airflow pattern. This oven features an aluminized steel exterior, Type 430 stainless steel interior and 4" insulated walls throughout. An integral leg stand and swivel casters with swivel locks and wheel brakes are provided to make the unit completely portable. The No. 935 includes all the safety equipment onboard for handling flammable solvents. It also features a 10" diameter circular chart recorder.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 3/27/2015

 
Injection molding system
A geometrically optimized and stress-resistant thermoplastic brake pedal is produced using a vertical insert 1050H/230 single US injection molding machine with an Easix multi-axis industrial robot and infrared oven. A continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic semi-finished product (known as thermoplastic fabric) will be heated, preformed in a mold and immediately over-molded with polyamide. The system produces ready-to-fit components. No cutting is necessary. The control unit of the Easix multi-axis robot is fully integrated into the control unit of the injection molding machine. As a result, besides making it easy to operate and program the robot, the movements of the machine and robot are precisely coordinated with each other.

Engel
www.engelglobal.com

Post date: 3/27/2015

 
Rubber mixing systems
Rubber mixing systems Machines and accessories are developed and produced by this company for the rubber and plastics industries with a high level of professional technical expertise. In particular, these include mixers for the manufacture of technical rubber goods and the tire industry. The firm builds discharge aggregates and special machines for this branch of industry and handles the furnishing of compounding facilities, all the way to complete automation systems. The company's sustainable products are used worldwide for the manufacture of tire applications, sealing profiles, cables and friction linings, as well as for thermoplastic elastomers and special polymer blends. Tailored solutions for the tire industry and manufacturers of technical rubber goods are provided. The firm provides industry-specific knowledge for the optimization of mixer line procedures and the optimal coordination of control systems and components.

HF Mixing Group
www.hf-mixinggroup.com

Post date: 3/27/2015

 
Granulators and shredders
Size reduction solutions for the rubber industry are provided by the company. The Vulcanator is a granulator designed specifically for the rubber industry. It is typically used to promote dissolving of rubber into solution in the molding of rubber products, adhesives and synthetic fuel oils. The units are typically sold for use before a mixing tank or sold as part of a complete mixing system for accelerated dissolving. The unit can handle various types of natural and synthetic rubber such as butyl, Viton, EDPM, Solprene, Hypalon, Hycar and more. The Vulcanator can handle all types and shapes including full bales, sheets and chips. The Vulcanator granulator features a low friction cutter design which quickly reduces whole bales of rubber into bits, while minimizing heat rise without the need for a cooling system. This unit is able to handle larger and heavier bales up to six times faster than previous units. The Taskmaster TM2300 is a versatile, heavy-duty twin shaft shredder available with up to 50 hp drive to handle tough applications. The Taskmaster TM2300 features a split body design that allows for the fast and convenient removal of each cutter stack as a complete assembly.

Franklin Miller
www.franklinmiller.com

Post date: 3/27/2015

 
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

 

 
 
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