A new line of compact equipment for gas-assist molding comes from PME Fluidtec GmbH in Kappel-Grafenhausen, Germany, a company better known for its water-assisted molding hardware. At last fall’s K 2007 show in Germany, PME introduced a new nitrogen generator that is offered in four sizes from 3 to 50 m3/hr. PME uses screw pushback, filling the space in front of the screw with material displaced from the mold by the gas. This approach does not violate any existing patents or licenses, says owner Friedrich Westphal. PME has three other products in its new N2 line. The PMEcube compact, self-contained gas system has two 10-liter pressure accumulators powered by compressed air, four proportional high-pressure valves for gas delivery, and a touchscreen controller using PME’s process-adaptive pressure-difference control. The optional hydraulic module can be interfaced to external hydraulic valves and limit switches in the press or core pulls on the mold. The PMEdominoN2 mini module is a smaller version of the CubeN2 that fits right next to the mold platen. It has shorter hoses that contain less gas. PME also offers the new PMEvalveN2, which can be installed at the mold to control up to two proportional valves. +49 78 22 30 06-0 • www.pme-fluidtec.de
PME fluidtec GmbH
Gewerbestrasse 3 D-77966 Kappel-Grafenhausen, Germany
Phone +49 7822 3006 0 Fax +49 78223006 28
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