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Sinamics S210 servo-drive system Siemens’ system, encompassing the Sinamics S210 servo drive, Simotics S-1FK2 motor and a single, 9mm-wide cable connecting them, can be used by both machine builders and by machine users as a retrofit. It is connected to higher-level controllers via Profinet. Typical uses include controlling the motions of injection...

Linked-Valve Plastixs’ system of linkages can be installed onto stock manifolds and allows a single lever to operate both mold-cooling supply and return lines simultaneously. It is available for use on the company’s 1-inch and 1.5-inch compact stainless-steel manifolds, as well as 1-inch and 1.5-inch Smartflow aluminum manifolds from Burger & Brown...

Mold cycle counters IMS’s newest non-resettable counters, model numbers 168511 and 16512, can log as many as 9,999,999 mold cycles. Made from glass-filled nylon, both feature stainless-steel internal parts and include mounting screws. What’s new? The pair of products, which is available with a choice of mounting types, either parting-line mount or...

LR 5 This top-entry, five-axis robot from Boy Machines is designed to perform part takeout and insertion in conjunction with the company’s injection molding machines. It has three linear axes driven by servo motors as well as pneumatically powered rotary and swivel axes. The rotating and swiveling gripper hand of the LR 5 is designed to handle...

Rocklinizer Model 950 Rocklin’s new model of carbide-application equipment can be used to repair wear areas of molds and screws. To shore up their surfaces, it deposits titanium carbide, tungsten carbide and electrode materials. What’s new? The model, which achieves faster application speeds than other Rocklinizer models. At NPE2018, Rocklin will...

HydronPlus Keller USA’s new energy-efficient air filtration unit uses two types of filtration to remove combustible, explosive or adhesive dusts from the air around a workstation and then recirculates clean air. What’s new? The combination of wet scrubber technology with the high separation efficiencies of dry filtration processes. Benefits...

X-Press welder Sonics & Materials has added a second size for its X-Press all-in-one ultrasonic welder. Featuring a built-in ultrasonic generator and microprocessor, the 15 kilohertz, 2,500-watt unit can weld in either digital-time or constant-energy modes and combines digital amplitude control, ultrasonic horn/stack frequency display, and four...

FF series Bunting Magnetics’ FF series of drawer magnets can be used with injection molding machines or extruders to remove ferrous contaminants from the resin before processing. The magnets are installed above the opening of the processing machine. Resin passes through the drawers to remove metal, for a higher-quality end product; this also...

E+PLC 400 Eurotherm’s control package is specifically designed for all types of extrusion lines. It is appropriate for end users and OEMs. Features include PID control with auto tuning, heater-failure detection, process alarms, data logging, a recipe manager, a 13-inch touch-screen interface and an HTML5 web server for remote access from mobile...

M32 Q Sorter AMVT’s small optical sorter is designed for small processing plants or laboratory work where recycled material is used. It uses the same technology and features as AMVT’s larger sorting machines, including a high-resolution, full-color RGB camera, advanced imaging technology, LED lighting and high-speed sorting of acceptable and...