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New Berlin, WI 53151 US
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ACS Group Opens New Technology Center
Less than a half mile from its primary manufacturing operations, auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has opened a new technology center in New Berlin, Wisc.
‘New Normal’ Marks 30th Chinaplas Show
Show breaks attendance records as Chinese economy slows.
CLOSING ALL THE LOOPS: ‘Talking’ Machines Pave the Way for Processing Plants of Tomorrow
At the convergence of smarter equipment, open communication protocols, and more powerful networks, a new shop floor emerges where groups of intelligent machines work seamlessly as integrated systems.
Auxiliaries: A New Frontier in Metal Replacement
Stainless steel has been the de facto material choice for machine components like tanks and hoppers for forever, but do rotomolded plastics make more sense?
AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Energy Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’
Tec Air Moves Molding From Illinois to Indiana
Tec Air, a designer and molder of air movement components, is shifting its operations from Illinois to Indiana in a move that will more than double its space.
On Site: 140 Years…And Growing Stronger
Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, this sheet extruder isn’t all about output. Its focus is on creating solutions in highly customized markets that aren’t immediately associated with sheet.
Teel Plastics: Where Science, Technology, Quality and Innovation Converge
This family-owned custom profile and tubing business controls its own destiny by controlling, well, everything.
Auxiliaries at K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly
It’s hard to generalize about auxiliary equipment, but a few trends stood out at K, including: greater energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and cleaning, controls that provide more real-time and historical process information and greater ease of use.
AUXILIARIES: Modular Central Chillers Debut
The new GC Series central chiller from ACS, Schaumburg, Ill. (parent of AEC, Sterling, and Colortronic North America), has modules that range from 20 to 60 tons, allowing processor to add cooling capacity as the need arises, up to 300 tons.
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Energy-Efficient Hoppers & Dryers
Dryer hoppers available in a wide range of configurations.
NPE News Wrap-up: Resin Dryers
At least 16 companies introduced new dryers at the big show in Chicago. The new models span a range of drying technologies, but most sport features that save space and cost and make the dryers simpler and more reliable.
Heating & Cooling at NPE 2003
Smaller, more efficient, and environmentally friendly are the themes for new heating/cooling products at NPE.
Six Things You Should Know About New Eco-Friendly Chillers
If you never paid much attention to what kind of refrigerant is circulating inside your plastics chillers, it may be time you did.
Process Cooling Goes for Performance Plus Affordability
At the NPE 2009 show in Chicago, half a dozen exhibitors showed new cooling equipment that emphasized improved performance at about the same or lower cost.
New Self-Contained Loaders
A new series of compressed-air venturi hopper loaders comes from ACS Group.
Gravimetric Feeding Systems For Molding and Extrusion
A continuous loss-in-weight feeding system and a gravimetric additive feeder are new from ACS Group, New Berlin, Wis.
Central Granulator Built For ‘Adaptability’
Ability to be reconfigured for changing needs is one major design concept behind the new T500 Series central granulators from ACS Group, Schaumburg, Ill., parent of the AEC/Nelmor, Cumberland, Sterling, and Colortronic brands, all of which will offer the new models.
ACS Group Acquires Walton/Stout
ACS Group, Schaumburg, Ill., has acquired Walton/Stout, Inc., Lithonia, Ga.
‘Green’ Portable Chillers Save Space and Energy
Smaller footprint, energy savings, and enhanced control (including a handheld pendant) are some of the new features of the first “green” chiller from ACS Group, New Berlin, Wis.