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Grieve Industrial Ovens & Furnaces
 
Twin screw extruder
Designed for use in pharmaceutical and medical cleanrooms, the improved ZSE-18 mm co-rotating twin screw extruder uses a brushless AC servo-motor that is sealed against water sprays and dust. The motor is also significantly quieter than standard motors, and servo-motor technology facilitates a 1,000:1 turndown with .01% speed accuracy, which is said to be particularly beneficial in a laboratory environment developing multiple products over wide screw rpm ranges. Some of the features that are said to make the ZSE-18 ideal for use in GMP (good manufacturing practice) environments include segmented stainless steel screws assembled on high-torque splined shafts; 72 nm torque rating and screw rpms to 1,200 rpm+; modular stainless steel barrels with a tie-rod assembly system for quick change capability; gearbox positioning plate that allows gearbox repositioning to shorter/longer L/Ds (a cantilevered front-end allows use of gear pump front-end and other devices); quick-clamp assembly mates the process section to the gearbox for accelerated changeovers; quick connections for electrical and plumbing connections; side stuffer for downstream introduction of materials, and more.

Leistritz Extrusion
www.leistritz-extrusion.com

Post date: 8/20/2015

 
Rubber deflashing machine
Rubber deflashing machine The Spin Trim rubber deflashing machine is said to provide a quick and cost-effective method of deflashing small to medium sized rubber parts. The Spin Trim, as well as providing exceptionally quick pay back, is said to eliminate the safety risk and labor time experienced with a manual trimming process, according to the company. It is said to be ideally suited to produce a high quality finish on molds with tear trim. It can also be used as a cost-reducing first stage, before cryogenic deflashing, for items with excessive flash. The company's take-off waste separator is designed to make the Spin Trim even more efficient. This is achieved by saving labor time and cost through the automatic sorting of the deflashed parts from the waste material in a quick and effective process. To save even more time, an automatic feeder is also available for the Spin Trim.

Barwell
www.barwell.com/usa

Post date: 8/20/2015

 
Laboratory presses
This manufacturer of conveyor belting for mining and industrial applications has purchased a Fontijne Presses LabEcon 300 laboratory press. The LabEcon 300 is a two-column pillar press comprising 320 x 320 mm electrically heated platens with a maximum temperature of 300C, and includes a manual control system including touch panel for temperature and pressure control. The press also includes an automatic venting cycle and a low pressure valve.

Fenner Dunlop
www.fennerdunlop.com

Post date: 8/20/2015

WSF
Magnetic clamping
Magnetic clamping Magnetic mold clamping systems are designed specifically for the high temperatures of rubber injection molding machines. The long pole technology uses double magnets to provide up to 20% more clamping force. The magnetic systems are said to offer quick change of different size molds in 3-5 minutes. The M-TECS 210 system withstands high temperatures up to 210C (410F) and is specifically made for rubber injection mold applications. A separate system is also available for lower temperature plastic injection molding machines. Electrical power is required for only two seconds to unclamp. Clamp capacity is not affected by any power loss.

Hilma Division of Carr Lane Roemheld Mfg.
www.clrh.com

Post date: 8/20/2015

 
Dual drive crackermill for rubber grinding
Dual drive crackermill for rubber grinding A Dual Drive crackermill has been delivered to Alberta Environmental Rubber Products. The Dual Drive crackermill is said to be recognized worldwide for the development and production of the dual roll technology that revolutionized and modernized the production of fine grind rubber material, according to the company. The rolls are driven independently at variable speeds to create the rolling and cracking of the rubber, known as the friction ratio. As the friction ratio increases, the mill's production and size reduction performance capabilities are greatly enhanced. The dual drive mill uses a regeneration process which allows the machine to lower its energy requirements and operate more efficiently. This process is controlled by programmable, fully integrated logic controls that increase production rates while cutting power consumption. The machine is capable of processing tire rubber, as well as other rubber materials down to -20 to 80 mesh powders. This is said to be the first crackermill delivered by the company since it acquired the intellectual rights for the Artisan Dual Drive crackermill. In addition to manufacturing the new Dual Drive crackermill, the company operates a complete refurbishment department to service existing mill equipmpent. The firm provides roll replacement and regrinds, and stocks parts, including rolls and bearings. The demand for crumb rubber is said to be growing. The use of coloring dyes along with polymers and binders is said to make tire rubber a popular choice for many manufacturers. Shredding equipment reconfigured to make larger shreds is said to make for excellent feedstock for mulch and loose fill.

CM Tire Recycling Equipment
www.cmtirerecyclingequipment.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Horizontal molding
Horizontal molding The horizontal MHF700/200S machines are said to feature an exceptionally space-saving footprint. Compared to the competition, the MHF700/200editionS offers the same clamping force and level of equipment with a footprint which is up to 50% smaller. Despite this compact design, the company's engineers have managed to make the machine highly accessible. All the hydraulic systems and control components are said to be easily reachable for rapid access. The MHF700/200S has been used for fully automated production of pen holders. The HTV silicone parts that require no rework are made with a sprueless injection molding process, fully automatically removed from the mold and placed on a conveyor belt.

Maplan
www.maplan.at

Post date: 7/22/2015

Carver
Tool centering system
A straight-through extrusion head features a hydraulic tool centering system and x-ray measuring device. This system is said to enable rubber hose producers to become more competitive by increasing productivity, improving product quality and minimizing raw material consumption. Hydraulic tool centering systems for hose diameters ranging between 3 and 100 mm are available. This system is said to be an optimum solution for hose manufacturers wishing to produce hoses of identical wall thickness over a longer period of time, as it ensures high reliability, unparalleled economic efficiency and premium quality, according to the manufacturer. Retrofitting the hydraulic tool centering system in existing hose extrusion lines is also possible.

KraussMaffie Berstorff
www.kraussmaffeiberstorff.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Vertical molding machines
Vertical machines with c-frame and four-tiebar clamping systems are available from this rubber and plastics injection molding machine manufacturer. In addition, the vertical version of the LWB-micro machine for processing thermoplastic elastomers is available. The two vertical machines are said to have increased mold mounting space following the trend of increasingly complex injection and compression molds. The redesign of the machines includes heating platens with increased dimensions for mounting. Machines with 500 and 550 kN clamping force are used for corner molding applications.

LWB Steinl GmbH
www.lwb-steinl.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Fine mesh straining
Products with applications ranging from fine mesh straining and roll pump technology, as well as the Roll-Ex straining cell, an offline solution for the straining of rubber compounds, are offered by the company. The straining cell is a fully automated solution for the fine mesh straining of rubber compounds (offline), consisting of strainer, strip cooler and stacking and packing device. In the process, the modular Roll-Ex gear extruder can be combined with both a two-roll feeder and a screw feeder. After the straining process, the material is intensively and uniformly cooled in a high-performance drum cooler. The cooling technology, which is particularly gentle on the material, prevents deformation and anti-adhesive concentrations on the strips. The clean material is then packed in an extremely space-saving manner by means of an ingenious packing and stacking device. The individual units of the straining cell can be arranged in a way that is flexible and very compact, which also allows the production of customized solutions. ()

UTH
www.uth-gmbh.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

Grieve
Rubber manufacturing
This organization's Rubber Handbook provides a universal language for rubber manufacturers and their customers to express their exact requirements and specifications for rubber parts. This handbook is said to be the effort of the molded, extruded, calendered, lathe-cut and cellular rubber industries to provide engineers with a uniform method of stating these requirements in a manner their suppliers can approach with the same certainty of understanding. Use of this handbook is said to lead to a better understanding between design engineers, purchasing departments and inspection and quality control departments of the users of these rubber products, and the technical, production and quality control departments of the rubber companies.

Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers
www.arpminc.org

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Injection molding machine
Injection molding machine The vertical MTF1500/320editionS features generously sized heating plates and an optimal operating height, according to the manufacturer. With the injection compression molding process, material is injected into a partially open mold and is subsequently compressed. The process is typically deployed for multi-cavity production of small parts. The finished parts, once formed, are in a pad; a further process is punching them out. The cost-effective process is used for the mass production of precision molded rubber parts. The machine can be used to injection compression mold a double pad with numerous bodywork plugs using valve gate cold runner technology.

Maplan
www.maplan.at

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Bulk waste shredder
Bulk waste shredder The TaskMaster TM3042 shredder is designed to handle the heaviest shredding applications quickly and efficiently, according to the company. This twin shaft shredder is suitable for a variety of shredding applications that require high power, large throat opening and extra heavy duty construction. The TM3042 is said to reduce a wide range of bulk solids up to 80%, including tires, plastic and much more, which is said to cut storage and disposal costs.

Franklin Miller
www.franklinmiller.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

Hilma
Extrusion tool cleaning
The Techne calibration extrusion tool cleaning service uses an industrial fluidized bath (IFB) for safe and effective cleaning of steel tooling, components, systems and parts within 48 hours. Techne's IFB-based cleaning is said to provide easy removal of any paints, polymer, adhesives or oils from tools used in broad manufacturing and research industries, including plastic molding, rubber and polymer extrusion. Techne's IFBs are said to already be used widely by plastic manufacturers for efficient and safe cleaning of tools at temperatures of up to 600C through instant heating of the gently abrasive fluidized medium, aluminum oxide powder. The method is said to offer a number of advantages over alternatives such as blow-torch and oven-based cleaning, including greater safety and control, reduced metal fatigue and tool damage, no unpleasant fumes or environmental risks, shorter cleaning times and better cleaning results, according to the manufacturer.

Bibby Scientific
www.bibby-scientific.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Waterjet cutting system offered in kit form
Waterjet cutting system offered in kit form The WardKit includes everything necessary to start waterjet cutting and is available in 2 x 2, 5 x 5 and 5 x 10 sizes. The WardKit features the company's heavy duty waterjet tank and Job Shop Grates, said to be ideal for precise cutting of both thin and thick materials up to 12". The 3232 ballscrew and beefy construction of the WardKit gantry are said to combine to provide accurate and reliable cutting. The WardKit is also equipped with the choice of a water-only or abrasive cutting head with full abrasive delivery system. Each WardKit comes standard with a HyPrecision 30 hp intensifier pump. The WardKit even includes access to the company's technical support. Upgrades and options on pump horsepower, controller style and abrasive delivery system are also available to allow for an ideal configuration. Operated with a PC-based laptop controller and the company's user-friendly Ikuhlu software, the WardKit is said to be an easy-to-use and powerful tool, versatile enough for any application. Akron Gasket and Packaging Enterprises purchased the standard WardKit 5 x 10 waterjet cutting system. With a single abrasive or water-only cutting head, Akron Gasket's WardKit is said to offer the versatility to cut everything from rubber to brick to metal. As with all WardKit systems, everything that Akron Gasket needed to cut was included, including their 30 hp HyPrecision intensifier-style pump, bulk feed abrasive delivery system, Job Shop Grates and heavy duty waterjet tank. One particular rubber material that Akron Gasket uses required four passes with an oscillating knife which uses a tiny blade to cut materials, whereas the waterjet cut through in one pass.

WardJet
www.wardjet.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
C-frame machines that close top-down
C-frame machines that close top-down The MTTF100/20C represents a c-frame generation that closes from the top down. The 200 kN machine is the first machine of this range. The 300 kN and 500 kN models will follow shortly. This range is very compact with an exellent footprint to match, according to the company. The fully hydraulic clamping unit with a fixed lower plate has, for example, made it significantly easier to automate the insertion and removal process of profiles with corner molding. Displacement of the profiles out of the tool is effectively prevented, resulting in a higher quality of the finished product. The optimized operation height of the range of machines, in connection with the c-frame design, is said to ensure excellent accessibility to the mold area on all three sides, according to the manufacturer. Conceived on the basis of value analysis, these machines offer a great deal of technology for a fair price. The c-frame, which is optimized for stiffness, is said to guarantee a minimum of bending with a high degree of parallelism. Both effects result in low levels of mold wear when opening and closing, and correspondingly low mold maintenance costs. Ideal applications for the Tip-Top range are corner molding, the manufacture of small molded parts and/or small batch sizes. Completing the range is a version with an injection unit for manufacturing with TPE. The company is said to place great emphasis on energy efficiency, even with the standard version, equipped with an energy-saving hydraulic pump with proportional pressure/volume control. Energy efficiency can be further enhanced by means of an optional CoolDrive. This servo-controlled hydraulic pump is said to offer extra power for rapid air cycle times for even less energy consumption. This is said to be good for the environment and cuts production costs.

Maplan
www.maplan.at

Post date: 7/22/2015

Kobelco
Waterjet cutting system
The Emerald 1530 water-only waterjet system with shuttle tables and roll feeding system was tailored for a Tier 1 automotive supplier with specific features to save labor and production costs. This Emerald 1530 is capable of handling three rolls that weigh up to 3,500 pounds each. The pinch feed roller works in unison with the roll handling system to make the roll material load correctly onto the cutting table. The material gripper, the first of its kind to be designed and implemented at the company, grabs the material edge by inflating an air bladder and, working jointly with the pinch feed roller, pulls it evenly across the length of the cutting table. The Emerald 1530 is outfitted with two shuttle tables filled with water-only bricks. (WardJet)

WardJet
www.wardjet.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Temperature control
Temperature control This manufacturer of fluid circulating temperature control systems recently supplied a multi-zone system with both oil and water circulating zones for controlling a rubber processing line which included mixing, compounding and forming. The five zone system provided the customer with many benefits including reduced floor space, single electrical connection, reduced bulk fluid requirement using a common reservoir/expansion oil tank and single water supply/drain connections, and improved access for servicing, according to the company. The system replaced five individual units and reduced the required floor space by 50%.

Spaltech International
www.spaltech.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Microwave booster oven
Microwave booster oven The System 2500 is an upgraded microwave booster continuous vulcanization oven. The primary objective of the microwave booster is increasing customer curing productivity in a minimum footprint. At less than 12' long, the 2500 allows customers to increase extrusion curing rates when placed in front of hot air or salt lines. Available in 6 kW or 12 kW configurations, along with high temperature hot air to aid in heat transfer, the booster will rapidly and uniformly increase the temperature of rubber profiles prior to post-cure. The System 2500 uses the firm's highly reliable water-cooled 6 kW microwave heads and Toshiba's 6 kW magnetron, with the heads and power supplies mounted on the oven frame, resulting in a compact package with minimum floor space requirements. With automation and precise control as additional system objectives, the 2500 features a control consolette which can be located anywhere on the factory floor, automatic top-opening door and the firm's Internet Diagnostics Online (iDOL) capability.

Cober
www.cober.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

RubberCityMachinery
Bulk bag conditioner
The patented Block-Buster hydraulic bulk bag conditioner conditions bags ranging from short to extra tall using hydraulically-actuated rams that automatically adjust in height during conditioning cycles. The rams of the new design provide approximately six feet of vertical travel, roughly double the range of most conditioners employing scissor lifts to raise the bag, while the fixed-height turntable reduces loading deck height by about half.

Flexicon
www.flexicon.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
High temperature heater
Mica foil high temperature heater technology is offered by the company. For those needing uniform heat with fast response to applications up to 1,112F (600C), the distributed wattage etch foil heater element bonded between high temperature mica sheath material is said to be the answer. The heaters can be designed with custom shapes that match the working surface of the applications. Heaters must be clamped.

Durex Industries
www.durexindustries.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
Extrusion tooling
Extrusion tooling An extensive line of crossheads and inline tubing dies in fixed and adjustable center, for single or co-extrusion applications is offered by the company. The tooling is designed to process all compounds and features the firm's patented, precision Feather Touch concentricity adjustment, and the Seal Right System, which combines with the Feather Touch system to eliminate polymer leaking. The company also offers a spiral flow distribution system. The latest generation of the company's Series 800 two- to six-layer extrusion tooling is designed to produce the highest quality, highest material-efficient 1/8" to 6" OD tubing for automotive, medical, appliance and industrial applications. The redesigned Series 800 is said to produce flawless extrusion and layer definition of fluoropolymer and other materials for all fuel line constructions, multi-layer PEX pipe and drip irrigation applications, among others.

Guill Tool & Engineering
www.guill.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

VMI
Elastomer technical cell
Elastomer technical cell A technical cell for elastomer applications features the company's DSREV multi-purpose elastomer extruder and a Uth gear pump to support processes ranging from hose, automotive seals and architectural gaskets to in-line straining and pressure stabilization applications. Feedback from customers is said to have been extremely positive. The firm offers various options for customer trials to address existing processing challenges, as well as future projects. This includes improving output rates, reducing extrudate temperatures, isolation of pressure for effective vacuum venting and fine mesh straining of various materials. The DSREV extruder in the laboratory is a preconfigured machine with feedscrew and head zone direct injection temperature control units, a compact base, and simplified cooling and wiring systems. Other advantages are said to include touchscreen controls, process data acquisition and easily accessible machine components.

Davis-Standard
www.davis-standard.com

Post date: 7/22/2015

 
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