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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

 
Modular punch assembly
Modular punch assembly One-piece modular punch assembly units have a punch-and-die design to make custom shaped cutouts. Applications include punching holes in flexible materials such as films, nonwovens, hose, tubing, foam, rubber, laminates, etc. Optional features include custom shapes, single or multiple tooling and sensors. In addition to punching out holes or shapes, the units are capable of creating virtually invisible micro punches. Unsightly holes in packaged bags are eliminated, allowing for a variety of display options without compromising the product's package integrity or aesthetic quality, according to the company. Available in pneumatic or electric configurations, the punch units use hardened steel tooling that is said to be clean cutting and fast acting. The assembly can be mounted in any orientation.

Azco
www.azcocorp.com

Post date: 10/8/2014

 
Rubber ink jet marking
Rubber ink jet marking An ink jet printing system has been designed specifically for rubber marking and the tire industry. The ink jet system features an ink jet controller, one or two 8000+ Series drop on demand print heads and an agitating and circulating ink system (ACIS)in combination with a curable white pigmented ink. The four-liter large capacity ACIS uses both an internal pump and an air driven agitation propeller to provide constant circulation of the pigmented ink, achieving reliable uptime, as well as reduced maintenance, according to the company. The ink is a fast dry, HAPS-free, curable, white pigmented formula which conforms to tread production without transfer in the mold.

Matthews Marking Systems
www.matthewsmarking.com

Post date: 10/8/2014

 
Tire handling system
Tire handling system The Tire Tray transportation and sortation system is designed specifically to enable tire manufacturers to increase process efficiency and optimize manufacturing costs. The system automates the handling of tires of all sizes, from tire building to curing presses. It provides full end-to-end tracking and traceability of each tire throughout the production using RFID technology. It also offers advanced features such as fully automated loading and unloading, as well as system-wide visibility and control. Throughout the green tire building process, tires are handled gently and with full consideration for their delicate materials. They are also kept in allocated trays to reduce contact and possible damage. Detailed management statistics enable the system to be continually optimized to enhance process efficiency; and power consumption, noise level and maintenance costs are all reduced.

Beumer
www.beumer.com

Post date: 10/7/2014

 
Cleanroom cabinet oven
Cleanroom cabinet oven The No. 880 is a 500F electric Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven, currently used to cure urethane, silicone and steel parts at a customer's facility. Workspace dimensions of this unit measure 36" wide by 36" deep by 51" high. Incoloy sheathed tubular elements with 30 kW installed heat the workspace, while a 1,500 cfm, 2 hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow across the workload. This cabinet oven features a 16 ga. Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seam construction. The exterior of the oven is finished with white epoxy paint and includes a #4 brushed stainless steel door cover and control panel face. The unit has single side swinging doors on the front and back of the workspace for easy access, plus 4" thick insulated walls. The No. 880 also features two 30" by 24" by 6" thick stainless steel, high-temperature HEPA recirculating filters. All safety equipment for handling flammable solvents is installed.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 10/7/2014

 
Laser material processing
The XLS10MWH Multiwave Hybrid laser material processing platform combines the laser energy from CO2 lasers of 9.3 or 10.6 microns and a fiber laser of 1.06 microns into the simultaneous delivery of a single beam, said to be an industry first. By allowing laser configurations of multiple wavelengths, this technology is said to open up new possibilities for laser material processing. The XLS10MWH is said to offer the greatest range of material and laser process capabilities. The control of lasers individually or simultaneously is said to provide infinite laser energy combinations for the development of new laser material processes, offering advantages in advanced material processing of aerospace, automotive, electronic and other engineered materials, including reinforced polymers, composites, nanocomposites and even hybrid materials.

Universal Laser Systems
www.ulsinc.com

Post date: 10/7/2014

 
Electric top-loading oven
The No. 848 is a special high-temperature 1,000F electrically-heated, top-loading oven, currently used for preheating large steel molds at a customer's facility. Workspace dimensions measure 6' wide by 3' long by 3' high. A 5,000 cfm, 5 hp recirculating blower furnishes horizontal airflow across the load. Safety and control equipment are included.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 8/12/2014

 
Bulk material handling
Bulk material handling Vibratory bulk process equipment is featured in a 12-page, four-color brochure. Featured products include industrial electric and air-powered vibrators, vibrating tables, vibratory feeders and conveyors, vibratory screeners, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag fillers and total bulk processing systems. This product line is said to serve a wide variety of dry processing industries from chemicals and food to aggregates and recycling. It is designed and built to meet customer needs and specifications. The company's facility is home to a full technical test laboratory where customers' products and materials can be vigorously tested in simulated environments.

Best Process Solutions
www.bpsvibes.com

Post date: 8/12/2014

 
Preformer upgrades
Preformer upgrades Following an in-depth study of machine users, this designer and manufacturer of cost-reducing rubber processing machinery has developed a machine upgrade program for owners of the firm's older rubber ram preformer models, some of which have been in operation for as long as 45 years. The program has been designed to address the needs highlighted from the study of the company's C2, C3, MIDI, MR400, MR600 and SP 100 machine users. It was identified that there is a vital necessity to upgrade machines to meet the latest safety standards and also to improve production efficiency and accuracy. Benefits to production are said to include improving the accuracy of blank weight production, reducing material waste, becoming safer and fully compliant with the latest international safety standards, operating at greater speeds and ensuring machines are less expensive to run, easier to maintain and operate with all components fully supported and readily available.

Barwell
www.barwell.com

Post date: 8/12/2014

 
Rubber injection presses
VS Class rubber injection presses in a four-tiebar design feature clamping forces between 1,600 kN and 8,000 kN, and are said to be characterized by their space-saving design. The ergonomic operating height is achieved with the telescope closing system (standard for machines with 4,500 kN clamping force and larger), thus a platform or pit becomes obsolete. Due to the use of a large clamping plunger underneath the movable plate, an even pressure distribution is said to be guaranteed. Fast opening and closing times are achieved by means of two diagonally arranged, external high speed cylinders. The use of the most rigid machine platens, combined with a minimum bore in the fixed top bolster for the injection nozzle, is said to guarantee a high resistance against platen deflection. The generously sized tiebar spacing makes the use of large standard heating plates possible and also provides the opportunity of working with enlarged optional heating platens.

LWB Steinl
www.lwb-steinl.com

Post date: 7/11/2014

 
Rubber/TPE calenders
Calenders designed to handle all types of rubber and thermoplastic materials are said to provide precision and high quality production. The latest designs incorporate technical advancements and are custom engineered to any roll configuration to suit all applications. This manufacturer can also meet customer needs for machine rebuilding and retrofitting. This aftermarket technical and engineering resource can improve machine performance and production from existing or pre-used units. The company offers a full technical backup service. By working in close cooperation with customers, the firm is said to ensure total support service.

NFM
www.nfm.net

Post date: 7/11/2014

 

 
 
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