Plastics Machinery Magazine

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Part-making know-how and tight internal standards are linchpins for the Rodon Group, an injection molder of high-volume, high-quality parts. Established in 1956 by chemist Irving Glickman, the Hatfield, Pa., company differentiates itself by providing expertise throughout every stage of manufacturing, from part design and mold making to final...

EOS M 290 EOS has upgraded the material-handling capabilities of its direct-metal-laser-sintering 3-D printer. The EOS M 290 features a 400-watt fiber laser and has a build volume of about 9.8 inches by 9.8 inches by 12.9 inches. It can be used to produce a wide range of parts, including mold components. What’s new? The IPCM M pro material handling...

Part-making know-how and tight internal standards are linchpins for the Rodon Group, an injection molder of high-volume, high-quality parts. Established in 1956 by chemist Irving Glickman, the Hatfield, Pa., company differentiates itself by providing expertise throughout every stage of manufacturing, from part design and mold making to final...

In October at Fakuma in Germany, Dr. Collin GmbH, Ebersberg, Germany, introduced a blown film line with new bubble-control technology, as well as a versatile die for making medical products such as multilayer film and tubing. The blown film line, which is available in the U.S. through a subsidiary, Collin Lab & Pilot Solutions, is suited for...

BDF Designed for handling dry, solid materials, including both pellets and powders, the weigh feeders in this Acrison series feature two conditioning agitators positioned above a single feed auger that are run at individual but proportional speeds. The feeders can handle hourly feed rates ranging from a few pounds to about 2,000 pounds. What’s new?...

VK4II Milltronics’ newest entry in its VK series of knee mills offers three-axis control and can be operated in one of three modes: manual, teach or full CNC. It features MillSlide, which increases rigidity and allows for a programmable Z-axis that also can be operated with a quill handle. The VK4II is powered by a back-geared motor with 7.5...

Hoists Columbus McKinnon has upgraded its Yale Global King and Shaw-Box World Series wire-rope hoists. Designed for heavy-duty applications, the product lines include lifts with capacities from 1 ton to 20 tons, and lengths up to 60 feet. The hoists can be configured with special control options and features for use in hazardous environments. Built...

Asycube 530 Designed for use with pick-and-place automation involving small parts, Asyril’s portfolio of vibratory feeder systems has been expanded, with the addition of Asycube 530. Asycube 530 uses three-axis, voice-coil-based technology to separate and orient parts measuring from 30mm to up to 150mm, depending on their shape. The number in the...

Gravimax Wittmann Battenfeld has upgraded its Gravimax gravimetric blenders, which can be used with injection molding machines, blow molding machines and extruders. What’s new? The lids. Blenders with throughputs of up to 176 pounds per hour now feature a stationary lid that is set up so that the material loader can be attached to it. This allows...

Multi-Layer Technology Husky has expanded the capabilities of its Multi-Layer Technology injection molding system, which, until now, has been used exclusively with PET. The packaging-specific system, which is based on Husky’s HyperSync platform machines, includes an injection molding press, mold and hot runner. It is designed for molding containers...