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Comprehensive Conveyance Solutions
This firm is said to help customers achieve their goals by offering comprehensive conveyance solutions that create significant economic value. They claim to Deliver innovative, premium technology within a direct business model and a global, industry-specific structure. Industry-specific teams have an in-depth knowledge of customer applications, and provide technical support and consulting, and 24/7 customer service. The firm provides solutions and solves problems for its customers. The company is said to have revolutionized conveyance systems with the invention of modular plastic belting, and continues to develop for the future. The company has over 700 patents worldwide, as well as new products, equipment, solutions and services.

Intralox
www.intralox.com

Post date: 8/26/2014

 
Production Site Manufactures OmniSeal Spring-Energized Seals
A seal production site in Belgium features custom design and manufacture of sealing and polymer solutions. Omniseal spring-energized seals are said to be a popular choice in the oil and gas industry due to their proven extreme reliability and durability, and ability to work in offshore, onshore and subsea environments, according to the company.

Saint-Gobain
www.seals.saint-gobain.com

Post date: 8/26/2014

 
Specialized Distribution And Fabrication
Housing a large inventory of niche and common application plastics, this company provides a full line of cut-to-size sheets, rods and tubes. The plastics inventory includes materials such as UHMW, acrylic (Plexiglass), HDPE, Kydex, polycarbonate, ABS, acetal and more. A large inventory of high performance application plastics, including Torlon, Turcite, Nyloil, Nylatron, Vespel, Delrin and Delrin AF, PTFE Teflon and many other specialty grades of plastics is offered. Customers can find plastics from leading manufacturers for boating and marine industries. In addition to a large range of plastics, specialty tools and accessories are available, as well as fabrication services using specialty equipment designed for plastic polishing, gluing, sawing and routing.

Interstate Plastics
www.interstateplastics.com

Post date: 8/26/2014

 
Modeling Tepex Components
A simulation solution is available that customers can use in their own CAE environment to design the mechanics of components made from high-performance Tepex continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. Customers are provided with a high-quality material model for designing Tepex structures, which as a plug-in can easily be integrated in their own software environment. The standard used to develop the plug-in was HiAnt software that is already said to have proven its reliability and accuracy in numerous projects. Apart from this complete modeling service, many customers also want to be able to reliably design Tepex components themselves in their own CAE environment. A solution, therefore, was developed that permits the mechanical material behavior of Tepex to be modeled in a Digimat simulation. This solution now is available as a plug-in for common CAE codes. It gives users the advantage of being able to access the same, efficient material description, independent of the solver and the type of analysis.

Lanxess
www.lanxess.com

Post date: 8/26/2014

 
Advanced Material Handling Techniques Webinar
This webinar describes new techniques in robotic material handling. New robotic end effectors and their innovative use in handling diverse products will be covered. The use of multiple axes, dual arms and cooperative mechanisms will be covered. These innovations reduce tooling costs and enhance the flexibility that end users need, according to the company. The webinar will also show example application videos. The webinar will show new techniques in robotic material handling, new robotic end effectors and their use in handling diverse products, use of multiple axes, dual arms and cooperative mechanisms and perspectives from a panel of industry experts.

Robotic Industries Association
www1.gotomeeting.com/register/968422409

Post date: 8/26/2014

 
Mobile Training And Education Center Schedule Available
Mobile Training And Education Center Schedule Available The Mobile Training and Education Center is a 38-foot Winnebago that contains equipment and resources to facilitate hands-on learning. The set-up is currently tailored to light industry applications and includes magnetic separators, vibratory conveyors and screeners and metal detectors, as well as a high-tech multimedia system with mobile broadband and multiple monitors, including a 42″ touch screen SmartBoard. The Mobile Training and Education Center schedule is based on customer demand and all visits are free of charge. Customers can check the 2014 website calendar for current available openings.

Eriez
orangeuniversity.eriez.com

Post date: 8/25/2014

 
Life Prediction Of Polymers For Industrial Applications Webinar
A free 60 minute webinar provides an overview of various topics related to both material and whole product testing techniques that assist product development engineers in their daily search for high performance materials.

Smithers Rapra
http://www.smithersrapra-info.com/en

Post date: 8/25/2014

 
Injection Molding Updates
Injection molding machines and manufacturing cells continually need to boost their output, efficiency and flexibility. This may result in changing requirements for the machine manufacturer's service organization. This company claims to have squared up to this challenge by reorganizing its service products and services under their plus banner. The objective is to create added value for their customers. Training and service are the firm's features. The service portfolio is more transparent, thus opening up optimization potential for existing machines, robots and plants, according to the company. The new offerings range from global on-site support with spare parts logistics, remote services and a 24 hour, seven days a week hotline, maintenance and repair contracts at fixed prices to retrofitting options and optimization tools, application engineering consultancy and professional training and eLearning offerings.

Engel
www.engelglobal.com

Post date: 8/25/2014

 
Fireproof Rubber Products For Sealing and Insulation
Fireproof Rubber Products For Sealing and Insulation Fireproof rubber products for vehicles and transportation are available. Sealing specialists help with material selection, and can design and custom-fabricate door and window seals, acoustic and thermal insulation, and many other fireproof rubber parts that meet standards and specifications for flammability, toxicity, burn rate and fire safety.

Elasto Proxy
www.elastoproxy.com

Post date: 8/15/2014

 
Polymer Library
The firm's Polymer Library will now be updated on a weekly basis, giving subscribers access to the latest information more quickly. The Polymer Bulletin service from the Polymer Library has also increased its frequency to weekly, to ensure its subscribers have timely access to their content. The Polymer Library team of dedicated information professionals inspect more than 1,000 journals and conferences, gathering details of the latest developments on the science, technology and business of polymers. The team collates this information into an update and adds it to the Polymer Library, now once every week. The shift from 26 updates to 51 updates per year represents a near doubling of the frequency of updates, offering the latest information more often and in more manageable portions. The latest information builds on over 40 years of content; the Polymer Library has well over a million records to search through, offering the most comprehensive abstracts database dedicated to plastics, rubber, polymeric composites and adhesives. The database is also supported by a fast, efficient document delivery service, so the full text of virtually any item listed on the Polymer Library can be ordered direct from the team and delivered to your inbox within 24 hours.

Smithers Rapra
www.smithersrapra

Post date: 3/6/2014

 
Industrial Air Cleaning
This industrial air cleaning specialist announced the launch of its new website. Designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, the interactive website enables visitors to find the best industrial air cleaning and air filtration solution to meet their specific application needs. Designing a website that provides visitors and customers with an intuitive easy-to-use interface that enables them to find information quickly to make better decisions was said to be an exciting challenge. Customers steered the development of the new site as they wanted to learn more about the specific air cleaning challenges they are facing and how the firm has solved similar problems for other customers. Content is focused on the firm's guiding value to be a customer-driven, market-focused company, and the new website achieves this by providing the most accurate product knowledge, industry application insight and resource information to allow website visitors to find immediate solutions for their industrial air pollution control challenges. The Explore UAS Filtration Solutions section advises visitors and customers regarding specific process or industry application based challenges in their facilities and how we have helped other customers solve similar problems. Current industry and regulatory information is provided to keep customers up-to-date with the industry’s rapidly changing air quality requirements. An enhanced products section features detailed information on our broad range of industrial dust collection and mist collection products. An interactive floor plan helps site visitors select the right type of system for their needs. An extensive resource center contains white papers, technical articles, featured case studies, industry application spotlights, product brochures and additional resource links. Technical support resources are provided for registering products, accessing owner’s manuals and warranty information, and submitting support requests. An improved replacement filter cross-reference provides customers with the benefit of using ProTura nanofiber media technology to improve the performance of their system.

United Air Specialists
www.uasinc.com

Post date: 3/6/2014

 
Processing Solutions
The company's website highlights 175 processing solutions, categorized by industry, which detail how customers solved their most difficult separation or material handling challenges with the help of the company's equipment. Featured industries include chemicals, food, glass, metals, minerals, mining, pharmaceuticals, plastics and more. The webpage explains, if one is involved in iron separation, material beneficiation, detection, conveying, lifting, positioning, holding, feeding or detecting, these processing solutions may be of help. Each problem cited was an actual problem in a specific industry. Each solution was a successful application of magnetic or vibratory forces to solve a particular problem. Over the company’s 70+ year history, it has built a vast database of technological know-how. Processing solutions are a part of the company's Orange University, the umbrella under which the company offers all of its educational resources. Orange University also includes a mobile training center, Technical Center, free tools, literature library, newsletters, magnet safety information, articles and more. The company is said to be recognized as a world authority in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. The company manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents.

Eriez
www.eriez.com

Post date: 3/6/2014

 
Hydraulic Press Rebuilding
A TMP 170-ton hydraulic vacuum press used for precision rubber molding was recently rebuilt by this company. The customer, a custom molder serving a wide variety of industries, was still running the older press in their daily operation but experiencing problems with press reliability due to outdated hydraulic and electrical programming. Knowing that there must be a way to improve the press's performance they turned to this firm and decided to rebuild the press. Since returning the press to their production line, the customer has achieved less than 5 percent downtime in post-improvement operation. As part of the rebuild service, the firm replaced the press's complete hydraulic system to utilize upgraded Bosch hydraulics. The new self-contained oil hydraulic unit with energy efficient motor reduced energy consumption in the molder's process and increased cycle time with faster press close and opening. All pre-existing press plumbing and wiring were replaced, significantly reducing the press' footprint. Also included in the new hydraulic system were welded manifold mounted valves, an oil filter, oil strainer and a new heat exchanger allowing the customer to accurately control pressures and speeds. The new operator-friendly press controller features a color screen display and allows the operator to set and monitor press functions and values such as press time, bumps and platen temperature. The new electrical enclosure was designed and built to comply with all current safety codes. French rebuilt the press' main cylinder, refurbished the heated press platens, vacuum doors and replaced all seals. Prior to shipping the rebuilt press back to the customer's plant, the press was quality inspected for other wearing parts such as heater, thermocouples and rams, was totally reassembled and then fully tested to ensure improved press performance and reliability. This company is said to have been the industry technology and quality leader since 1900, serving customers in over 80 countries. The family-owned, ISO-certified company custom designs, manufactures and supports a wide assortment of stand-alone hydraulic presses and turnkey systems for the lamination, composite, friction and rubber industries. Press tonnages generally range from 10 to 2,000 tons, with various platen sizes. The firm's presses are well known for their superior value, very low deflection, rugged construction, long life and industry-leading three-year warranty. Their 225,000 square foot corporate office and manufacturing facility are located in Piqua, Ohio.

French Oil Mill Machinery
www.frenchoil.com

Post date: 3/6/2014

 
Customized Professional Development Courses
Customized technical professional development courses are designed around a company's needs. Businesses must continue to develop and improve the technical knowledge and expertise among their skilled professionals if they are to benefit from economic recovery and stay ahead of the competition. This firm's plastics and rubber experts can work with customers to develop a training solution tailored to their needs and delivered at their company. The firm can also deliver its advertised open courses at a prefered location. The firm's rubber and plastics experts have years of industrial experience across a range of industry sectors and regularly assist engineers, buyers, product developers, designers and other industry professionals to develop and broaden their knowledge. Because consultants are on-hand, they will also be able to offer additional help, support and troubleshoot in-situ. The firm can help with understanding the fundamentals of rubber and plastic materials; manufacturing options; materials selection; avoidance of failure; cost down projects; long term durability; specialized materials, e.g. silicones, polyurethanes, high temperature materials; and can improve customers' in-house skills and expertise now.

Smithers Rapra
www.smithersrapra.com

Post date: 3/6/2014

 
Extruded Rubber And Molded Rubber Profiles
This global supplier of custom seals and specialty insulation stocks over 700 rubber profiles in natural and synthetic materials, including solid and sponge rubber. With sales offices in Canada, the United States, and China, the firm strengthens industrial supply chains with on-time deliveries of high-value, low-to-medium volume rubber goods made of compounds such as CR, EPDM, NBR, NR and SBR materials. The company also offers expert design and custom fabrication of rubber profiles for industries such as automotive, defense, mobile specialty vehicles, food and medical equipment, electronics, green power, and mass transit. By applying its application knowledge and technical expertise, the company’s experienced solutions providers can recommend molded and rubber extrusions with the right characteristics, including material properties and chemical resistance. As a long-time supplier of rubber and plastic parts to the automotive industry, the firm understands that stock-outs are not an option for carmakers. That is why the custom fabrication specialists add value to the automotive supply chain by delivering on quality, inventory, and price for molded stoppers, pads, and end-pieces. The company can also cut rubber floor mats and supply door and window seals for cars, buses and trucks. In addition to the auto industry, the company supplies rubber parts to defense contractors and makers of mobile specialty vehicles. From door seals and window seals to thermal and acoustic insulation, the firm understands the needs of the military marketplace. The company’s application experience also means that its sealing products are suitable for the rollover protection structures (ROPS) found on combines and forestry equipment. With its wide range of commercial and industrial rubber products, the company supplies sanitary seals for food equipment and medical equipment. In industrial kitchens, examples include rubber gaskets for refrigerators, EPDM channels for mixers, and custom door seals for restaurant ovens. Medical equipment such as x-ray machines and medical assist devices such as mattress overlays and patient lifts also use medical seals from the company. Sealing outdoor electronics, green power plants, and mass transit systems (including rail) against the elements also requires high-quality rubber products that can withstand wind, water, and temperature extremes. So whether the application involves door and window seals for railcars, gasketing for outdoor signs, or rubber profiles for PV panels and windmill nacelles, the firm has the rubber parts you need.

Elasto Proxy
www.elastoproxy.com

Post date: 3/6/2014

 
Custom Rubber Mixing And Formula Development
Customer service is this company's specialty. Over 100 years of combined technical expertise is available to answer customers' rubber technical questions and meet their rubber material needs. All rubber polymers, including FKMs and silicones, are mixed using quality materials obtained from reliable suppliers. Customer formulas or the firm's formulas are mixed and ready to ship in three to five working days. The company has tested recipes that meet MIL-SPEC, AMS-SPEC, ASTM D2000 and various other industrial specifications. The firm can mix as little as three pounds to over 450 pounds per batch. Mixed rubber can be provided as slabs, sheet or strips. Screening and Barwell preforming are also available. The company has dedicated mixers for non-black rubber compounds. Color matching is made per Fed-Std-595, Pantone or customer sample. The firm is ISO 9001-2008 certified and has been in business over 50 years.

R&S Processing
www.rsprocessing.com

Post date: 10/15/2013

 
Independent Elastomer And Polymer Testing
This company is said to be Europe's number one independent elastomer and polymer testing expert. Said to be one of the world's leading contract research organizations, the company is said to have been providing reliable, high quality testing services to a large and varied client base since 1984. The firm is available for those looking for help with any aspect of product and material testing and analysis, pharmaceutical testing, design and manufacture, failure analysis, REACH compliance, tire testing and biotechnology services. The company's state-of-the-art laboratories are based in the U.K., just north of London, and with over 80 scientists, technologists, engineers and supporting staff, all of its services are carried out in-house. The firm provides fast turnaround time with somebody always available to discuss customer requirements and results.

Rubber Consultants
www.rubberconsultants.com

Post date: 10/15/2013

 
Quality Control Analysis Training
Quality control testing is said to play a more prominent role in the success of a product than ever before. Whether it is a package that will not open, crackers that have no snap, an adhesive bandage that will not stay attached or skin creams that will not spread, in today's marketplace, textural characteristics play an major role in the success or failure of products. This is true for a wide variety of foods as well as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, packaging, industrial materials and adhesives. The Practical Course on Texture Testing and Analysis features the company’s CT3 Texture Analyzer/Tester, an instrument designed to help manufacturers deliver consistent products. The course provides attendees with the technical training they need to get the maximum value out of their CT3 Texture Analyzer. Hands-on exercises provide attendees with the techniques, methods and valuable industry know-how they need. Principles of texture analysis, correlation to sensory perception, texture instrumentation and accessories and an introduction to TexturePro software are all included. Attendees are encouraged to bring product samples for testing and discussion. The course is offered at the company’s facility in Middleboro, MA. Arrangements can also be made to conduct the course at customers’ facilities where content can be adapted to their specific product applications.

Brookfield Engineering
www.brookfieldengineering.com

Post date: 10/15/2013

 
Tire Manufacturing
The firm's catalog features its products and accessories for the industrial tire market. The catalog is free upon request. The company is said to be a global tire manufacturer that is committed to establishing a strong presence in the North American market. All products are manufactured under ISO 9001 certification standards and carry full factory warranties. The firm brings over 30 years of experience servicing the material handling industry and provides high quality solid industrial and pneumatic tires at competitive prices. Major categories of products include lift truck press-on solids, L/T resilient, non-marking resilient, polyurethane drive and load wheels, industrial pneumatics, including skid steer pneumatics and tubes. The company features a large number of non-marking tire products that are said to be great for the food and beverage industry. They are said to have a unique offering that no other tire supplier can provide.

Rhino Rubber, LLC
www.rhinorubber.net

Post date: 10/15/2013

 
Hose Fabrication And Wholesale Distribution
This hose fabricator and distributor's website is said to be vastly improved with regard to navigation, product and industry information. The new website reflects the firm's strategic, forward-looking focus, reinforcing the position the company has as a leader in the industrial products marketplace. This company is said to be the national market leader in the fabrication and wholesale distribution of hose products, fabricated belting products, cut and molded rubber, and industrial consumer products. A 100 percent employee-owned company, the firm is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. The firm and its subsidiaries serve customers throughout North and South America, in addition to Europe.

Apache
www.apache-inc.com

Post date: 10/15/2013

 
Digital Learning Resource
From high school technology classes and engineering professors to manufacturing professionals trying to solve a production problem or plant managers wanting to train their workers, reliable information is a necessity. As manufacturing professionals increasingly turn to web content for fast answers to their questions, Tooling U-SME releases Knowledge Edge, an online resource with industry-validated content and information, available at the touch of a button and click of a mouse. While web searches yield a wealth of information, there is said to be little standard as to what is posted and what can be trusted. Knowledge Edge relies on SME members, longstanding industry professionals and SME’s trusted manufacturer customer base to provide a reliable source of manufacturing information online. A Tooling U-SME initiative, the web-based, multi-media Knowledge Edge, is the culmination of two-years of development and content migration of SME’s rich manufacturing resources to a digital format. Knowledge Edge features more than 1,200 e-books and chapters, 700 videos and video clips, and 16,000 technical papers. It also makes available the first-ever Manufacturing Knowledge Base Wiki, with more than 10,000 entries, peer-reviewed by subject matter experts; bringing online SME’s long-standing, highly-regarded, nine-volume Tool & Manufacturing Engineers Handbook, continuously updated and readily accessible to subscribers. The expansive breadth and flexibility of Knowledge Edge allows any organization greater oversight and control of existing informal learning resources. As such, the learning process is formalized, with desired content utilized as needed and pace of learning set according to exact learning requirements and competencies. And, with access to validated content available across a range of media, including video, training or research can be done virtually anywhere, anytime. Innovative Knowledge Edge features include around the clock content availability; an expansive search engine; content filtering; content organization; and content review. Knowledge Edge also helps manufacturing professionals avoid “information overload” by providing content specific to their questions, backed by research and real-world manufacturing practices. According to a nationwide 2012 study by Bersin & Associates entitled, “Becoming a High-Impact Learning Organization,” with an overwhelming amount of information available today, finding the right information at the right time is a real challenge.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
www.toolingu.com

Post date: 10/15/2013

 
Market Data And Commentary Resource
A leading energy, petrochemical and metals information provider is bringing interactive and direct access to Polymerscan, its market data and commentary resource serving the plastics and resins industry. With the migration of Platts Polymerscan to its online, interactive platform Market Center, customers can make more immediate, more effective use of data in real time. Introduced earlier this year, Platts Market Center provides a number of customizable tools which allow users to better assess and analyze price data and spot developing trends. Platts also announced it will soon bring Platts Polymerscan to mobile phones and other smart devices. Through the online Platts Market Center platform, Polymerscan customers will gain access to industry news, sophisticated charting tools, exclusive analysis previously unavailable and other features, including the ability to set up personalized alerts. Combined, the coverage breadth and special features are designed to help customers track and analyze price movement, create custom price trend graphics, correlate data for reference purposes, evaluate margins and make better financial and trading decisions. The commodity focus of Platts Polymerscan is low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), PVC and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). Key coverage includes weekly view of daily global polymer contract and spot price assessments; polymer raw materials prices for olefins, aromatics and intermediates; benchmark prices from global trading hubs; and graphics depicting current and historic market trends.

Platts
www.platts.com

Post date: 10/15/2013

 

 
 
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