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Shorter product runs mean frequent product changeovers for processors, and suppliers responded to these trends across all extrusion technologies.
Regardless of what you might be extruding, the themes of speed and flexibility will loom large in extrusion at the giant show.
Next-generation bubble-cooling system is said to boost throughputs by as much as 60% in blown film.
Headquarters moves to Newark, N.Y. for blown film specialists.
PolyExpert’s trials lead to installation of three new air rings and one digital IBC control to speed changeovers and reduce scrap.
Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.
As in speed, power, quality, flexibility, layers, and efficiency. Those are the trends across all extrusion processes.
Extrusion processors no longer need to chose among speed, quality, and flexibility, based on exhibits at K 2013.
Across all extrusion technologies, expect to see new standards in speed, quality, flexibility, and efficiency in both energy and material usage.
Unit is said to boost output by 15% to 30% and reduce film thickness variations by up to 70%.
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.
New Digital Internal Bubble Cooling (DIBC) system from Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass., is said to deliver the fastest reaction time in the industry to ensure precise bubble control, helping processors to speed product changeovers and significantly reduce scrap.
In blown film, equipment and material suppliers have come together to push five-layer technology into non-barrier applications previously held by three-layer films.
In most segments of extrusion technology, the word at K 2010 is more.
This NPE show won’t have a lot of extruders on the floor, either running or static. Instead, look for videos and announcements of new technology. You will also find lots of ingenious peripheral devices to improve output and quality and save resin. Some will do all three, and cost less into the bargain.
Injection MoldingHybrid Press Has Electric ClampNew injection presses that combine servo-electric and hydraulic movements to achieve high performance with energy efficiency will be discussed by Arburg Inc., Newington, Conn.
Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass., claims it now can produce nearly perfect blown film rolls with an oscillating die—an industry first.
Four non-contact, ultrasonic sensors-two below the frost line and two above it-are part of a new, patented "early warning" IBC control from Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass.
Several extruder OEMs offer the four-motor, high-torque CMG drive from K&A Knoedler GmbH in Germany-but only on a single small extruder size, typically 90 mm.