Plastics Machinery Magazine

Plastics Machinery Magazine
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A new granulator proposed by shredder and pelletizer manufacturer BP Recycling Systems GmbH, Hofstetten, Switzerland, is designed to handle relatively soft materials, including some types of plastic waste. The new machine addresses issues that previously have limited throughput involving such materials, which tend to clump or become smeared. Large...

PowerMill Autodesk’s CAM software offers milling strategies for high-speed and five-axis machining. Features include modules on roughing and finishing. What’s new? The 2018 version, which offers a number of new features. Improvements include a more intuitive user interface, enhanced programming for machining flat surfaces and the ability to edit...

CM Rocket This new universal pendant control from Columbus McKinnon is available as an option on some of the company’s most popular hoists, and also can be purchased as an aftermarket product for a variety of industrial equipment, including competitors’ hoists, conveyors, lift gates and winches. It has a lifetime warranty and comes in four...

MLX300 This optional software add-on is available for both new and existing Yaskawa DX200 and YRC1000 robots, such as those shown in the picture. It allows the standard robot controller to communicate directly with a PLC using a single cable. What’s new? The programming software, which has been available for several months. Benefits Ease of use....

TruPrint 3000 This 3-D printer from Trumpf features a 500-watt fiber laser to create complex metal parts as large as 11.8 by 15.7 inches. The laser metal fusion process is driven by the TruTops Print with Siemens NX software package, which combines all of the tools required for the development, simulation, 3-D printing and numerical control...

Full compact nozzles HRSflow now offers a family of screwed-in hot runner nozzles that can be equipped with one or two heating zones. The nozzles come in two versions: Classic and Fail Safe. Fail Safe nozzles feature two heating devices and two thermocouples, whereas Classic nozzles feature one each. The nozzles are suitable for reverse gating from...

Experion Elevate Honeywell Process Solutions has introduced a cloud-based version of its real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, Experion. It simplifies configuration over thousands of assets, improves operational efficiency through the use of equipment-based templates, and features Honeywell’s Distributed System...

Card R FarragTech’s new resin-drying system is custom-made and comes with a stand-alone air compressor with an integrated heat exchanger. What’s new? Improved recovery of waste heat. During the process, waste heat is recovered via oil or air heat exchangers, which are directly integrated into the air compressor. By means of this energy, the air is...

Automated cutting machines can give an edge to companies looking to add some speed to their parts-finishing operations. Companies with new equipment on the market include Datron Dynamics, Proco Machinery and Suhner Manufacturing. Datron Dynamics With its new milling machine, Datron Dynamics pledges the intuitiveness and ease of a smartphone....

Processors in the automotive, medical and other markets are demanding precision when joining plastic components, say providers of welding systems. Suppliers point to a number of advantages in using these systems. They include cost reductions, environmental cleanliness, the protection of sensitive electronics and other components, aesthetic design...