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As Seen In Plastics Technology
VIDEO: Predict Failure, Maintain Success
Is it still a repair if you fix the machine before it breaks?
VIDEO: Extrusion Still Mixes Art and Science
On many extrusion shop floors, there’s likely a more experienced staffer who can tell something’s amiss with a line using only the instrumentation God gave him or her.
‘Machine Wearables’ Predict Health of Vacuum Pumps & Blowers
Conveying systems now come with predictive-maintenance technology at no upcharge.
Novatec Hires Drying Project Coordinator
Lawrence Korpanty will serve as drying project coordinator to further support and develop firm's growing dryer customer base and portfolio of drying products.
Novatec Expands, Adds Raybuck to Marketing Team
Company says it now ranks as largest U.S. supplier of drying and conveying systems.
DRYING: Desiccant Wheels Come Standard With Color Touchscreens
All units furnished with 7-in. high-resolution touchscreen PLC.
CONTROLS: System-Wide PLC Control of Auxilairies
New control system priced below older technologies.
Optimized Molding Is Only Possible With Efficient Material Drying, Handling
Injection speed and overall cycle time are often the focus for molders pursuing optimized processes, but for truly efficient production, molders should consider how and in what state material arrives at the machine.
MATERIALS HANDLING: Filterless Vacuum Receivers in Two Styles
Available with removable or hinged lids.
New System Measures Moisture In Pellets During Processing
Self-calibrating system measures pellet moisture in real time and can adjust dryer controls accordingly.
Molder Builds a Business From Next to Nothing
Under new ownership, Cumberland Plastics Solutions’ decision to invest when times were tough has paid big dividends.
Down in the Valley, Profiles Grow
Valley Extrusions carves niche in tight-tolerance, short-run tubing and profiles.
‘Wearable’ Machine Sensors Extended to Power Factor & Retrofits
As is often the case with a new technology, customers are dictating how predictive-maintenance sensors will be applied and where they might be headed next.
Measure Pellet Moisture Online: A Second System Debuts at Fakuma Show
Moretto will show a system to measure pellet moisture minute-by-minute and automatically adjust the dryer, if necessary.
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 AT NPE: New Controls Link Auxiliaries
Industry 4.0—the internet of things—is bringing a new level of connectivity to auxiliary equipment. Here’s a rundown of developments there, along with other news in auxiliaries from the show.
EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING AT NPE: Flexibility, Speed, Quality Rule the Day
Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.
News Highlights from NPE2015
Here’s a first look at new technology in materials, auxiliaries, and all types of processes.
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?
Five Straight Years of Plastics Equipment Shipments Growth
One week before the sector’s biggest show, the U.S. plastics industry reported a surge in equipment shipments for the full year and final quarter of 2014, with solid momentum maintained heading into 2015.