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Liquid additive 3D printer
A full-service supplier of premium elastomer products and technical services offers a liquid additive manufacturing (LAM) 3D printer from German RepRap GmbH. This patent-pending LAM 3D printer was designed to run with 3D printable Silastic LC 3335 liquid silicone rubber from Dow Performance Silicones. The 3D printer can form complex silicone parts that would be difficult or impossible to achieve through conventional injection molding. Each layer of silicone is fully crosslinked through thermal cure to enable parts with mechanical properties that are comparable to molded components. The LAM platform combined with Silastic LC 3335 LSR is potentially capable of printing functional prototypes.

R.D. Abbott
www.rdabbott.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Compression press
Compression press A Tung Yu compression press is available for molding rubber or composites. Said to offer vacuum compression molding, hot-cold presses, sandwich molding, presses to mold friction parts, presses in clean rooms, SMC, BMC, etc., Tung Yu is said to have broad and diverse experience in the market, which is now offered for molding composite, rubber and thermoset materials. A 200-ton vacuum compression press and Rotocure continuous vulcanizing conveyor belt machine are available. This company is an international supplier of solutions for the thermoplastic, rubber and polymer industry, including 12,000 injection molding machines installed in 77 countries.

Rep
www.repinjection.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Vertical conveyor oven
The No. 998 is a 450F (~232C) gas-fired, vertical conveyor oven, currently used for curing rubber parts at a customer's facility. Workspace of this unit measures 68" wide by 74" deep by 121" high. This oven has 4" insulated walls throughout, a stainless steel exterior with #4 brushed finish, Type 304, 2B stainless steel interior, and safety features.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Co-extrusion crosshead
Co-extrusion crosshead The Series 725 co-extrusion crosshead is designed for tray cable applications. With all stainless steel construction, the Series 725 is said to offer machine builders and end users many advantages, including the patented Seal Right system for self-aligning tapered deflector and body design. The Series 725 was developed to convert a production line from a tandem line with two heads a distance apart into a co-extrusion line with a single head applying both layers in a single operation. Other end user benefits of this co-extrusion crosshead are said to include a considerably shorter changeover time, less scrap with a single head setup and improved product quality.

Guill Tool & Engineering
www.guill.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Rubber bale reduction
The Vulcanator is specially designed for the rubber and heavy plastics industry. This unit has the ability to reduce whole 75 pound bales of natural or synthetic rubber into small particles. This processor can thus drastically reduce processing time, resulting in dramatic cost savings, according to the manufacturer. The Vulcanator can handle all types and shapes of vulcanized or non-vulcanized, natural or synthetic rubber, including full bales, sheets and chips. The Vulcanator features a low friction design that is said to quickly reduce rubber into small bits without the heat rise associated with other designs that require cooling devices. Material is fed into the unit via conveyor or by hand. Rugged rotary knives pull the material into the cutting area and disintegrate the slabs to a size fine enough to pass through a special sizing screen. The reduced particles are then expelled from the bottom of the unit.

Franklin Miller
www.franklinmiller.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Dynamic mechanical analyzer tests NR, etc.
Dynamic mechanical analyzer tests NR, etc. A versatile, high precision dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA) is offered for dynamic and static testing of a variety of materials, including natural rubber, with a full range of force. This DMA is said to have a unique and rigid design that is easy to operate and maintain. Using state-of-the-art linear motor technology, this DMA can efficiently produce over 3 kN of static force and 10 kN of dynamic force at a frequency of more than 300 Hz, according to the manufacturer. Some of the dynamic mechanical analyzer's key features include a broad range of deformation modes and test methods. It is compatible with the company's latest Labline software. Users can include the optional temperature-controlled environmental test cabinet, so they can test materials at their optimum temperature. All dimensions of the machine are customizable, meaning a user can personalize it according to their testing needs and abilities. The DMA is said to be virtually maintenance-free. Three dynamic mechanical analyzers are currently in production. The standard DMA is the smallest and is designed to be test specific. It operates up to a frequency of 100 Hz for less demanding applications. The high performance DMA is designed to test slightly larger materials, and operates at a frequency of up to 300 Hz. The company's production version dynamic mechanical analyzer is customizable and can be altered and adjusted to suit specific testing environments and materials. It operates at a frequency of up to 300 Hz. This instrumentation manufacturer also offers rheometers and viscometers, as well as software. All testing systems come equipped with a computer (if required) and with the most current and useful software already installed. Software engineers are always available to provide customer service for the firm's rubber testing systems.

Prescott Instruments
www.prescott-instruments.com

Post date: 11/20/2017

 
Global Market For Corrosion Protection Rubber Linings And Coatings Forecast To Reach $12 Billion By 2022
Valley Cottage, NY - According to the latest research by Future Market Insights (FMI), the global market for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings will register a healthy expansion during the forecast period (2017-2022). The global corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings market are estimated to account for nearly $12,000 million in revenues by 2022-end. Shifting end-user preferences from solvent-borne solutions to water-borne solutions is a key trend being observed in the market currently. Manufacturers of corrosion protection products are increasingly focusing on safeguarding various end-use sector's operational performance. These manufacturers are also taking steps to cater the imperative need of preventing exterior corrosion of industrial surfaces. In addition, the focus on development of highly-volatile deterioration-resistant materials is increasing on the back of growing inclination towards technologically-advanced corrosion coating. Global leading manufacturers of corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings are making heavy investments in research and development activities, in a bid to develop new techniques for complete prevention of corrosion. Various industrial facilities, ranging from processing equipment, water treatment plants, oil and natural gas tank farms, to pipelines, are at huge risk of corrosion, especially the ones whose structures are made of carbon steel. This is mainly because carbon steel is highly prone to corrosion, which has resulted into production downtime, and repair and replacement activities. Several proactive industries are therefore moving beyond traditional techniques that are only capable of slowing down the corrosion. The industries are further shifting towards adoption of novel techniques, which enable complete prevention from corrosion, thereby minimizing cost, and production downtime needed to replace, repair or recoat the corroded equipment or material. According to the World Corrosion Organization, over 3 percent of the world's GDP is spent on corrosion-related activities across the globe annually. Projected to account for over a 40 percent revenue share of the market during 2017 to 2022, the solvent-borne segment by form type is expected to remain dominant in the global corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings market. In addition, the water-borne segment is expected to witness a relatively faster expansion in sales through 2022. As solvents comprise of harmful chemicals, end-users are now preferring water-borne solutions over solvent-borne for corrosion protection. Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) and North America will remain the largest markets for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings. The markets in Japan, and Middle East and Africa (MEA) are also expected to witness a healthy expansion through 2022. In addition, the market in Europe is estimated to create an absolute money opportunity of roughly $560 million between 2017 and 2022. Hard rubber lining systems are expected to remain preferred among products, with sales projected to account for nearly a two-third revenue share of the market during 2017 to 2022. However, soft rubber lining systems' sales are anticipated to reflect a comparatively higher CAGR than that of hard rubber lining systems through 2022. Sales of corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings in marine and construction end-use sectors are expected to collectively account for over one-third of the revenue share of the market in 2017. These end-use sectors will witness a rise in their market share through 2022. In addition, oil and gas is expected to remain the fastest growing end-use sector in the market, with sales poised to account for nearly $2,000 million in revenues by 2022-end. Key market players included in FMI's report include The Sherwin Williams Company, Steuler KCH GmbH, PPG Industries, Inc., Polycorp Limited, Koch Knight LLC, Jotun A/S, BASF SE, Axalta Coating Systems, Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. and Akzo Nobel NV.

Future Market Insights
www.futuremarketinsights.com

Post date: 11/16/2017

 
Laboratory molding press
Laboratory molding press An 18" x 18", 75 ton compression molding press is said to be a solidly built press with two electric platens and 3" diameter strain rods. It features a dual acting cylinder with 8" of stroke, fast opening and closing, fully guided bolster, adjustable 8" daylight, etc. All of the company's compression molding presses are built with compact and self-contained hydraulics and can be used for laboratory or production purposes. They include a control panel with an Allen Bradley PLC and color touchscreen. All models come with operation, installation and service manuals. The company offers an optional light curtain, as well as perimeter guarding for operator safety. There is also an optional mold table with manual or automatic shuttle system. The company also offers 12" x 12" and 15 x 15" laboratory models.

Gomaplast Machinery
www.gomaplast.com

Post date: 11/13/2017

 
Dry ice cleaning system
The i3 MicroClean precision dry ice cleaning system utilizes a non-abrasive cleaning method that helps rubber and tire facilities clean molds in-place at operating temperatures, reduce downtime and extend the asset life of the mold. The i3 MicroClean is said to be the most effective and efficient precision dry ice cleaning system ever built, according to the manufacturer. Designed around the company's patented shaved dry ice technology, the i3 MicroClean is said to enable the cleaning of intricate cavities that other methods cannot reach. The i3 MicroClean system extends the life of equipment by eliminating the need for harsh chemicals, wire brushes and abrasive pads, and allows for increased cycles between preventative maintenance, while reducing scrap rates. The company is said to develop innovative, environmentally responsible cleaning solutions that help companies reduce maintenance costs.

Cold Jet
www.coldjet.com

Post date: 11/13/2017

 
Injection molding machines
Injection molding machines G10 Core machines are presses with all core functionalities, tailored to uncomplicated processes, and available on the mid-range category (160 to 500 tons). A V410 Core is equipped with the company's patented injection unit, a sturdy and ergonomic closing unit and a powerful process control, bearing CE certification. G10 Core presses are intended for customers who want economical, practical solutions to their rubber molding challenges, according to the manufacturer. G10 Core machines feature an efficient hydraulic unit, comprising a high efficiency motor, energy efficient variable displacement pump, closed loop control and PID temperature control on all heating areas. The three-step closing unit with clamping block system is said to offer the same opening stroke, regardless of mold thickness, optimized stiffness for mold closing and sealing quality, compact footprint, ergonomic working height and machine kinematics that allow for cycle time reduction, due to the high-speed motion. G10 Extended models are also available.

Rep
www.repinjection.com

Post date: 11/13/2017

 
Extrusion crosshead
Extrusion crosshead The 500 Series crosshead is designed specifically for the flow characteristics and processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. A key feature of this crosshead design is said to be the mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment system. This method of gum space adjustment allows the operator to make an effortless adjustment from a single point using a common socket wrench. There is said to be no more need to struggle with multiple nuts and bolts in order to adjust gum space, which is said to lead to faster adjustment. The visual indicator on the core tube is said to allow the operator to see how far the gum space has been moving, making those adjusments much more accurate and repeatable. The hardware-free and patented cam lock design of the 500 Series is said to mean no time is wasted unbolting and re-securing fasteners for disassembly and reassembly. Only half of a rotation of the cam nut is required to loosen and automatically extract the deflector from the head body.

Guill Tool & Engineering
www.guill.com

Post date: 11/13/2017

 
Compression molding
Compression molding Production compression molding presses are said to be solidly built slab-side presses with steam, hot oil or electric platens up to 100" x 360" and 6,000 tons closing force. They feature up-acting rams with varying strokes and daylights to fit user needs. All of the company's compression molding presses are built with compact and self-contained hydraulics, and can be used for production or research and development purposes. They include control panels with an Allen Bradley PLC and color touch screen. All models come with operation, installation and service manuals. The company offers and stocks the following standard production models: 18" x 18"/78 ton; 24" x 24"/320 ton; 30" x 30"/500 ton; 36" x 36"/800 ton; 42" x 42"/1,000 ton; 48" x 48"/1,200 ton; 60" x 60"/1,400 ton; 64" x 64"/1,700 ton; and 80" x 80"/2,700 ton.

Gomaplast Machinery
www.gomaplast.com

Post date: 11/13/2017

 
Modular conveyor platform
A global supplier of material handling equipment and systems offers a modular conveyor platform. Said to be smart, economical and flexible, this generation of conveyors is also said to be the durable solution that material handling professionals have been looking for to help them meet rapidly changing business demands. The MCP is said to have limitless applications in the manufacturing, distribution, tire and automotive, and ecommerce industries, among others. Main features of the modular conveyor platform are said to include speeds of up to 3,500 units per hour with the company's high performance divert (HPD); up to 30% in energy savings thanks to the EC310 24V RollerDrive; reduced total cost of ownership due to low maintenance and no pneumatics; the most advanced UL certified controls; full modularity that allows for round-the-clock system reconfigurations; ease of installation and smooth flow of products up to 110 pounds per zone; and an AutoCAD-based layout tool to help design and select a system with integrated modules.

Interroll
www.interroll.us

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Molding test laboratory
Molding test laboratory A testing laboratory is available for customer testing of LIM, compression molding and other applications. Presses available for testing include two MicroLIM machines with a Graco #622 Meter Mix; a 30-ton Genesis compression press with proportional control of pressure and temperature; a Carver 30-ton Auto Series press; a Carver 12-ton Model C, heated and cooled; and a 5-ton Sterling chiller. Applications include ASTM polymer testing, liquid silicone, rubber, plastics and composites molding, research and development, laboratory and other specialized processes. Included are elastomer and vacuum molding machines for compression, transfer molding, laminating and trimming. The company also offers custom engineered presses, as well as used and reconditioned presses.

Wabash MPI
www.wabashmpi.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Bulk bag filler/dispenser
A bulk bag filler with a wooden pallet dispenser automatically places an empty pallet under a bulk bag before filling. Between 14-16 pallets can be loaded for staging into the pallet dispenser. Controls automatically remove the bottom pallet from the stack and place it below the bulk bag before filling occurs. Once the bulk bag is filled, a power roller discharges the filled bulk bag and pallet onto an accumulation conveyor for transport to the warehouse. The wooden pallet dispenser is said to reduce the need for an operator to place an empty pallet under each bag, thus reducing the number of operators needed to maintain a high bag filling rate.

Best Process Solutions
www.bpsvibes.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Precise extrusion crosshead
Precise extrusion crosshead The Micro Medical is an extrusion crosshead that uses micro-fine adjustment screws for precise concentricity adjustment. The precision of concentricity reaches 0.008" or finer per revolution. This single point concentricity adjustment is said to be a unique innovation for the extrusion of thin-walled and precision ID/OD medical tubing. One adjustment bolt controls 360 of adjustment. Features of the Micro Medical crosshead include a patented cam-lock deflector for quick changeovers, along with flexibility.

Guill Tool & Engineering
www.guill.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Rubber parts curing oven
The No. 913 is a 500F (260C) truck oven, currently used for curing rubber parts hanging from the oven's ceiling at the customer's facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 48" wide x 52" deep x 96" high. Nichrome wire tubular heating elements have 24 kW installed, while a 1,000 cfm, 1 hp recirculating blower provides combination airflow. This truck oven has 4" insulated walls and an aluminized steel interior and exterior. The ceiling of the workspace is reinforced for 200 pound loads at the customer support rack. Controls on the No. 913 include a digital indicating temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors, recirculating blower air flow safety switch and a 10" diameter circular chart recorder.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Hydraulic laboratory press
Hydraulic laboratory press The Auto Series Plus automatic hydraulic laboratory press features a large 7" color touch screen operator interface, enhanced platen temperature control and auto-tuning, ramp heating capability, real-time trending of force and temperature, and optional seven day time for auto heat-up. Other features include storage of up to 250 recipes, recipe preview and optional data logging for cycle parameters. Auto Series Plus press models are available with 15 to 48 tons of clamping force and 6" x 6" to 19" x 19" platens. In addition, the Auto Series can be configured to CE requirements. These benchtop presses are used in quality control, and research and development for test sample preparations, destructive testing, molding, laminating and fluid extraction.

Carver
www.carverpress.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Lightweight semi-structural automotive technology
Lightweight semi-structural automotive technology This manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber introduces its 85% long glass fiber (LGF) polypropylene (PP) concentrate product family for automotive semi-structural applications. Enlite PP LGF 1851 and 1852 have the highest glass fiber concentration (85%) of any PP LGF concentrate available commercially for automotive semi-structural applications, which enables lighter weight interior parts at lower total cost compared to steel and aluminum, according to the company. Enlite products are developed for instrument panels, door modules, front-end modules, tailgates and other interior and semi-structural applications that require a balance of dimensional stability, heat resistance and weight optimization. Enlite PP-LGF 1851 and 1852 are said to be a step-change improvement over the previous industry benchmark of 60% LGF concentration. Unique to the industry, the 85% glass concentration allows customers to achieve cost savings of up to 10% through significantly reduced compounding costs, which are passed on to the customer, and other efficiencies such as the outstanding pellet robustness combined with good dispersion properties of the HiCon Enlite products, according to the company. The dispersability of the 85% concentrate is said to be as good as traditional 60% concentrates, while delivering good impact resistance and durability in the final part. In addition, the outstanding pellet robustness of Enlite 1851 and 1852 products is said to minimize generation of loose fibers during air conveying, which ultimately reduces production costs for the customer, according to the manufacturer.

Trinseo
www.trinseo.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Material handling, drying
Intelicare material drying and loading equipment, mold heaters and a process water cooling system have been installed in an in-house molding facility. The 100 kW cooling capacity dry cooler features twin pumps providing cooling water to the mold shop for hydraulic cooling and other services. The closed loop system replaces the conventional cooling tower. A standard low maintenance mold heater unit provides heating and cooling water for conditioning molds. The TRW 90 models provide 15,000 Kcal of cooling capacity. A honeycomb wheel dehumidifier dryer provides optimum drying efficiency, resulting in improved product quality, mechanical properties, surface finish and a reduction in rejected parts, according to the company.

Intelicare Limited
www.intelicare.co.uk

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Inert atmosphere oven
Inert atmosphere oven The No. 1038 is a 500F (260C) inert atmosphere walk-in oven, currently used for annealing polyurethane tubing at the customer's facility. Workspace dimensions measure 60" wide by 72" deep by 84" high. Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements have 40 kw installed, while a 4,200 cfm, 3 hp recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload. This walk-in oven has 6" insulated walls and an aluminized steel exterior with white epoxy paint. A Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seams and inert atmosphere construction are also onboard, including a pressure regulator, flow meter, pressure gauge, inner oven walls sealing directly against a 1/2" thick silicone rubber door seal, blower shaft seal, positive latching door hardware, adjustable offset door hinges, outlet with pressure relief, interior seams welded gas-tight, and all wall penetrations fitted with compression fittings.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 
Flexible screw conveyor
The Flexicon flexible screw conveyor with trough hopper can receive material from multiple outlets of feeders, grinders, blenders and other process equipment. The hopper features an extended-length charging adapter that exposes 45 inches (1,143 mm) of the flexible screw rotating within an inclined u-shaped trough to charge material entering the hopper at any point. The rugged inner screw is the only moving part contacting material, and is offered in numerous designs to handle both free- and non-free-flowing materials, including products that pack, cake or smear, with no separation of blends. As it rotates, the flexible screw self-centers within the tube, providing ample clearance between the screw and tube wall to eliminate or minimize degradation.

Flexicon
www.flexicon.com

Post date: 5/31/2017

 

 
 
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