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Therapy for 'Over-Weight' Weigh-Hopper Scales
Scale performance inaccuracies are typically false-positive weights where the scale reads more material than it is actually receiving. There are steps to manage mechanical scale issues.
Article Published: 5/1/2007
Coloring on the Machine: You Can Do It Right
Coloring at the machine can offer significant cost benefits, including lower material inventory costs and improved process flexibility when compared with the cost of buying precolored resin or installing a large-capacity central blender to premix re...
Article Published: 4/1/2007
Extruding Biopolymers: Packaging Reaps Cost Benefit of Going 'Green'
Plastics made from renewable carbon chains, not fossil carbon from oil or gas, are suddenly a solid commercial reality. The draw isn’t just “green” marketing, but the “green” of stable prices not linked to petrochemicals.
Article Published: 2/1/2007
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Materials Handling: A Host of Refinements and Updates
NPE 2006 held no revolutionary changes in dryers, blenders, feeders, loaders, or conveying controls, but widely adopted improvements make the newest models easier to use and maintain—and easier on the budget, too.
Article Published: 10/1/2006
What to See at NPE 2006: Materials and Parts Handling
Dryers, feeders, blenders, loaders, metal detectors, level sensors, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors, silos, bins, pumps, filters, valves, box fillers, bag dumpers, and materials-handling control systems constitute one of the biggest categories of...
Article Published: 6/1/2006
NPE 2006 News Flash
Injection MoldingSimplified Hot Runners Save Time & CostA new lower-cost hot-runner alternative to valve gating is suited to less critical cosmetic applications where users need predictable and reliable gate opening but not sequential gate opera...
Article Published: 5/1/2006
All-Electric Plant Gets World-Class Results
In mid-2004, Delphi Connection Systems, part of Tier 1 automotive supplier Delphi Corp.’s Packard Electric operations, flipped the switch on a new 190,000-sq-ft, $58-million plant in Vienna Township, Ohio.
Article Published: 5/1/2006
How to Get a Handle on Materials-Handling Problems
The best way to avoid materials-handling problems is to design and install the system properly in the beginning.
Article Published: 4/1/2006
Material Handling and Drying Are a Molder's 'Central' Issue
The benefits of centralized material handling have been demonstrated for decades, yet somehow the message continues to come slowly to mid-size processors like Jackson Products Inc of St.
Article Published: 3/1/2006
Resin Dryers: Which Type Is Right for You?
Processors today face bewildering choices of at least five basic types of dryers, whose capabilities are subject to conflicting claims from equipment suppliers. For the buyer, the most basic questions are: How much drying is needed for the job and w...
Article Published: 5/1/2005

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