Customers requested enhanced process control, faster tool changes and setup, and increased speed and efficiency of the welding process.
Processors making PLA film and sheet, especially oriented PLA, have kept mum about how they reprocess their scrap.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Rennco LLC, Homer, Mich., will show at NPE a vertical packaging machine with a new Low Energy Seal System--a special sealing bar that operates at a lower temperature than standard systems, saving energy.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Last month, we reported that Sonics & Materials Inc., Newtown, Conn., would introduce at NPE its new e-Press ultrasonic welder, designed to provide precise, repeatable welds to the exact final dimensions of a part.
Microprocessor controls on two new hand-held ultrasonic welders from Sonics & Materials Inc., Newtown, Conn., allow the devices to be set to weld with digital time and/or energy control.
Kuka Systems in Germany has developed an induction welding head and accompanying software that allow a 6-axis robot to bond hollow 3D thermoformed shells.
Conex Metals in Mumbai, India, is a global supplier that offers a wide range of competitively priced brass and bronze molding inserts and fasteners for plastics molding.
DataRecorder from Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc., Bartlett, Ill., is a new Windows-based add-on software package that improves the data-management and communications capabilities of the company’s Dialog ultrasonic welders.
The Vac-Tac adhesive system from Power Adhesives, Charlotte, N.C., is a solvent-free and reportedly fast-acting system for holding reinforcements, cores, bleeders, breathers, peel plies, and release films in mold layups for vacuum infusion.
A new line of ultrasonic press systems claims to have the fastest data-processing rate in the industry.