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Strip winding systems
Thanks to the finely tuned interaction with state-of-the-art rubber processing extruders, the company's strip winding systems are said to stand out for excellent productivity, optimized advance and coating control, and maximum ease of operation. All the operator has to do is enter the application-specific compound, length, diameter and thickness, and the rest is done automatically. These strip winding systems are said to be suited for processing a wide range of different compounds, from silicone, SBR, NBR, EPDM, NR, HNBR, FKM and (F)VMQ, up to highly-filled special compounds. They are designed for covering rolls for various industrial applications.

KraussMaffei Berstorff
www.kraussmaffeiberstorff.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Gas-fired walk-in oven
Gas-fired walk-in oven The No. 920 is a gas-heated, 500F walk-in oven, currently used for curing various rubber parts. Workspace dimensions measure 52" wide by 48" deep by 48" high. The oven has 350,000 btu/hour installed in a modulating gas burner, while a 4,200 cfm, three hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload. This walk-in oven features a stainless steel exterior with #4 brushed finish, a Type 430 stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seam construction and 4" thick insulated walls. A top-mounted heating chamber is provided to conserve floor space, while a motorized damper on the exhaust accelerates the unit's cooling. Oven exhaust discharges into a Type 304 stainless steel scrubber with brass piping.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Robotic cell blast system
The company's robotic cell was selected by a customer requesting a complete solution for their problem. Their requirements included continuous operation, lights out, fully automated, self-checking (guaranteeing part quality, machine reliability and uptime), full flexibility for a variety of parts, and precision blast media management to obtain a very tight roughness tolerance window. The robotic cell system is engineered for precise RA surface finish to prepare parts for the best coating adhesion properties. It is designed fully automated to run without the need for operator intervention. The process utilizes a vision system for incoming part identification, which identifies the correct part has been placed in the correct tray. This in turn selects the correct tool and correct handling and blast program to execute the processing of each part. The 7th Axis control allows for independent part rotation during the blast cycle, which is said to optimize the blast program, increasing the speed, accuracy and ability to blast traditionally difficult areas to reach with precise blast coverage.

Guyson
www.guyson.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Extrusion crosshead
Extrusion crosshead The 500 Series crosshead with MAGS gum space adjustment is designed specifically for the flow characteristics and processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. One of the key features engineered by the company on the latest crosshead design is the mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment system. This method of gum space adjustments is said to allow 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 leads to faster adjustments. The 500 Series also features the Center Stage concentricity adjustment system.

Guill Tool & Engineering
www.guill.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Cold feed rubber extruders
Cold feed (DSR) rubber extruders are said to be technologically advanced, reliable and built for longevity. These extruders can accommodate a wide range of rubber extrusion applications, with custom designs available for unique process requirements, according to the manufacturer. All extruders are said to be equipped with the latest feedscrew and control system technology. Barrel diameters range from 2-1/2" to 6".

Davis-Standard
www.davis-standard.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Laboratory presses
Laboratory presses A company catalog features standard hydraulic laboratory presses in two-column and four-column, benchtop and floor standing, plus manual and automatic models. A line of press accessories for a variety of applications and heating and cooling platens is also featured. The literature offers product specifications on individual models for various press types, providing maximum clamp force, platen diameters, height, weight and other information. Clamping capacities range from 12 to 100 tons. Presses featured in the literature include the company's Auto Series, Monarch hydraulic presses, a proppant crush test press, heated and unheated manual presses, pellet presses, pneumatic low force presses, laminating presses and presses for special applications. Also featured in the catalog is a press selection page to help customers find the right press for a given application. The company manufactures and supplies standard and custom hydraulic and pneumatic presses for laboratory applications such as pelletizing, lab testing, liquid extraction, specimen preparation and other applications.

Carver
www.carverpress.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Pneumatic weigh hopper
A weigh hopper features a fill/pass valve for dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems. Suspended from three small-scale load cells, the gain-in-weight hopper is said to deliver higher accuracy than loss-of-weight systems requiring higher capacity load cells. Single or multiple hoppers can be positioned along a common vacuum or positive pressure pneumatic conveying line for discharging of dry bulk solids into single or multiple process equipment, storage vessels or downstream use points by weight. Downstream of the last fill/pass valve, the conveying line can be routed to the original material source point or into a dust collection device. The system's controller weighs a batch by changing the position of the valve which diverts conveyed material into the hopper. As the hopper fills, load cells transmit weight gain information to a PLC. Once the batch weight has been reached, the valve redirects material away from the hopper. The controller then actuates a slide gate valve to open, discharging the weighed batch.

Flexicon
www.flexicon.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Tire cord dip line
Performance Fibers of Kaiping, China, has ordered this firm to design and build a 100/125 meter per minute double dip tire cord dip line. Benefits of the tire cord line are said to include multiple tension zones throughout the line providing maximum flexibility for elongating/relaxing the cord to meet specific processing criteria; line speed up to 125 m/minute; speed and tension control accuracy of 0.1% to achieve control of critical cord properties; improved spreader design for better control of low EPI fabric; and a proprietary no-foam dip system. The company is said to offer 64 years of experience designing ovens which are the most critical component for tire cord production. The ovens feature such technical innovations as high velocity jet nozzles for consistently uniform heat transfer; precise temperature control; energy efficiency; and state-of-the-art open network controls.

C.A. Litzler
www.caltizler.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Portable jib crane arm
A portable jib crane with articulating forearm includes 360 rotation and telescopic mast. The main benefit is said to be portability which enables the portable jib crane to be used anywhere, anytime for indoor and outdoor use without permanent installation. The unit provides on-the-spot handling and it can operate in harmony with big and bulky overhead cranes. The 6' long articulating forearm feature rotates 360, providing 100% coverage within the work area. The 10' main beam also rotates 360 for a total work area of 16' radius.

Air Technical Industries
www.airtechnical.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Remote guidance system
Whenever an issue occurs during production, it is important that any interruption is minimized, according to this provider of tire manufacturing equipment. To ensure immediate support 24/7 on the firms equipment, it offers VMI Remote Guidance. Utilizing a high resolution video system, the company's remote support engineer is able to guide the customer through the fault-finding procedure in order to quickly resolve the issue without the need to travel to the site. Calling upon the latest interactive technology, the company's engineer guides a customer's engineer to help pinpoint a defective part or cause of a problem. The system is said to make complicated procedures easily visible and clearly indicates what tasks have to be performed. This real-time advice is said to considerably save on response time, thus reducing downtime and assuring a quick continuation of the production process.

VMI Group
www.vmi-group.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Hydraulic molding presses
Hydraulic molding presses Literature features Genesis series presses. The literature provides information on the standard Genesis press features, as well as available optional features. A chart details the complete line of Genesis presses, and includes specifications for each model, including clamp force, cylinder and stroke, platen size, dimensions and current draw. Genesis series presses are hydraulic presses for compression molding of rubber, plastics and composites, and for laminating and bonding or pressure applications where positive ram control is needed. Genesis presses range from 15 to 150 ton capacities with platen sizes from 12" x 12" to 30" x 30". Optional heated platens are also available for 500F, 650F, 800F, 1,200F and 1,800F operating temperatures. The company's presses are used for ASTM polymer testing, rubber molding, research and development, and more.

Wabash MPI
www.wabashmpi.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Medical tubing line
Tight tolerance medical tubing capabilities are illustrated by the firm's medical tubing line producing FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene) tubing used in many medical applications for its lubricity and biocompatibility. The company also offers the MEDD (medical extruder direct drive) extruder. The MEDD extruder utilizes direct drive technology for more efficient operation, as well as greater materials flexibility, a replaceable feed section liner, interchangeable barrel assembly and a Windows PLC control system. Medical tubing is said to be an area of significant growth for the company.

Davis-Standard
www.davis-standard.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Tire profile manufacturing
Tire profile manufacturing A wide range of standard and custom-designed systems related to tire profile manufacturing is offered by the company. Innovative extrusion lines for tread, sidewall, innerliner, apex and other profiles can also be offered as turnkey systems, including downstream equipment and line control. The company is said to offer maximum benefit for its customers' needs. The company is said to be well known as a reliable extrusion partner and source of know-how for all major tire companies, as well as medium-sized and local tire producers.

Troester
www.troester.de

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Horizontal airflow oven
The No. 1002 is an electrically-heated, 500F (~260C) cabinet oven, currently used for various test procedures in the customer's laboratory. Workspace dimensions measure 20" wide by 20" deep by 20" high. The oven features 4" insulated walls throughout, a Type 304, 2B stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seam construction, a stainless steel exterior with #4 brushed finish, a heavy-duty door and door frame, three nickel-plated wire shelves and adjustable patented opposed louvers on full coverage supply and return ductwork. The No. 1002 is equipped with all safety equipment for handling flammable solvents, including explosion-venting door hardware, purge timer, and more.

Grieve
www.grievecorp.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Box/container dumper
The stainless steel Tip-Tite high-lift box/container dumper discharges dust-free into vessels 6 to 10 feet (1,830 to 3,050 mm) above the plant floor. Boxes and other containers are loaded at floor level and hydraulically seated against a discharge hood. The assembly is then hydraulically elevated and tipped, causing the discharge hood spout to seat against a gasketed receiving ring installed on any receiving vessel or process equipment. Opening of a pneumatically actuated slide gate valve at the spout outlet allows controlled, dust-free discharge, while closing it allows partially empty boxes and containers to be returned to the plant floor.

Flexicon
www.flexicon.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Hybrid extrusion tooling
Hybrid extrusion tooling The 800 Series Hybrid has been introduced. In some extrusion applications that utilize crossheads and inlines, layers of the exact same material are applied multiple times, using a single die. This method is used to reduce the propensity of errors caused by gels breaking through a thin wall, weld lines, inconsistent wall thickness, plus material and process variations, according to the company. Additional errors are said to include difficult-to-process materials and demanding applications where there is zero fault tolerance. Seeking to design the next generation multi-layer die to overcome these challenges, the firm's engineers looked for a way to incorporate this technology into an updated version of the 800 Series. This led to the creation of the 800 Series Hybrid. The inherent benefits of the 800 Series are said to be retained, including compact design, low residence time and a common deflector bore that eliminates tolerance stack-up. The system provides for overlapping layers in each semi-deflector using a single cone. The highly efficient design of the 800 Series Hybrid is said to reduce cost and size, as opposed to other methods of overlapping layers. It eliminates weld lines in materials.

Guill Tool & Engineering
www.guill.com

Post date: 3/22/2017

 
Sheet extrusion lines
Entering the polyolefin sheet extrusion market, the company has delivered its first polyolefin thick sheet extrusion line consisting of a PAK400 single screw extruder and a PAK650 single screw extruder. The twin machines are said to have increased the output rates to 2,100 pounds/hour (950 kg/hour). The first sheet extrusion line has been in operation for 12 months, running 24/7, and the customer is said to be reporting excellent performance. The company has installed in-line embossing capability to these sheet extrusion lines, eliminating the need to emboss offline, saving the customer another setup and eliminating the need to reheat the sheet, which can result in additional stress and cause possible warping. The sheet lines are engineered and installed by the company.

Milacron Holdings
www.milacron.com

Post date: 2/2/2017

 
Weigh batch unloader
Weigh batch unloader The Bulk-Out bulk bag weigh batch unloader with seismic bracing is said to provide added structural integrity and operator safety for installations in regions prone to earthquakes. The BFC model discharger frame is equipped with a cantilevered i-beam and electric hoist and trolley for positioning of bulk bags without the use of a forklift. The bag lifting frame is equipped with patented Z-Clip bag strap holders that allow rapid insertion and removal of bag straps. A manually operated iris valve atop a hopper intake chute allows the bag spout to be cinched and the drawstring untied before gradually opening the valve, avoiding uncontrolled bursts of material into the receiving vessel and associated dust. Four-sided cross-bracing strengthens the frame against deformation and reduces the possibility of a structural failure when subjected to the dynamic loading associated with a seismic event.

Flexicon
www.flexicon.com

Post date: 2/2/2017

 
Dry ice cleaning solutions
Dry ice MicroParticle technology is said to ensure a better, faster, safer, quieter, non-abrasive and more efficient clean with the lowest media (ice and air) consumption. The company's cleaning solutions are said to be performance class machines utilizing the firm's advanced SureFlow technology, featuring an isolated, insulated hopper with advanced agitation, internal pressure regulator, full pressure dosing system, coated aluminum or stainless steel rotor, and which are equipped with plastics-friendly accessories. Additional features and accessories include a performance applicator with dual triggers for drop protection, sealed electrical switches, a tough outer shell, two industrial-grade lights and ergonomic design, a rubber blast hose designed to eliminate constrictions and freezing, and SureFlow quick disconnect fittings that are ultra-light and aerodynamic.

Cold Jet
www.coldjet.com

Post date: 2/2/2017

 
Slitter rewinder system
Slitter rewinder system The Stanford 438 slitter rewinder features ultrasonic unwind measurement, adaptive tension control, single or dual shaft winding, an onboard drive processor and an intuitive 12-inch touchscreen. The 438 is said to be the most technologically advanced slitter in its class. A cantilevered duplex differential slitter rewinder, the 438 model offers converters an affordable, easy-to-operate, compact solution for their slitting needs, according to the company. This machine is said to be well suited for a wide range of products, including shrink sleeve, film, film laminates, self-adhesive label stock and other flexible materials.

Accraply
www.accraply.com

Post date: 2/2/2017

 
Large molding press system for rubber parts
Large molding press system for rubber parts A global manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses with locations in Germany and the U.S. has developed and installed one of the largest presses for molded rubber parts for the Austrian company Semperit. The 11,465 U.S. ton press with heated platens measuring 130" x 142" can mold parts almost 11' square. The weight of the WKP 100000 upstroke frame press is also a clear indication of its considerable (17' x 17' x 27') size, weighing approximately 423 U.S. tons. Its range of functions is said to allow economical production of elastomer diaphragms for filter plates. These large rubber products are custom manufactured in the Semperit Engineered Solutions business unit under the supervision of development production specialists. The mold is installed on the sliding table in the extended position. The table then actuates into the press, allowing engagement of the top plate. Since the upper part of the mold (130" x 142") is not accessible in the press, the upper part of the mold moves with the lower part out onto the sliding table outside the press. This hydraulic sliding table allows for maneuverability of the mold, thereby reducing any ergonomic issues. The company provides automation to service the mold by loading and unloading the rubber preforms and finished parts. This reduction in material, handling and cycle time during part unloading and cleaning is said to be a significant economic advantage to the operator of the system. The large elastomer press was constructed in the firm's modular design.

Wickert Hydraulic Presses USA
www.wickert-usa.com

Post date: 2/2/2017

 
Injection molding presses
Standard and custom injection presses are offered that can accommodate a wide range of shot sizes, starting as small as 0.0027 cubic inches up to 4.5 cubic inches. Injection presses can be fitted with a thermoplastic or liquid silicone injection unit. The company's injection molding machines are said to be designed to meet the most stringent quality control and production standards to meet customers' challenging application requirements. The 8 ton Micro-Molder is specifically designed to produce small, demanding LSR parts. The Nano-Molder produces miniature parts for the medical industry.

LMG
www.lmgpresses.com

Post date: 2/2/2017

 

 
 
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