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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.
Article Published: 8/14/2015
Kansas State Opens First Bulk Solids Innovation Center
It's the first research facility of its kind in North America.
Article Published: 8/13/2015
Processor ‘Ties’ Business To Railroad Infrastructure
IntegriCo Composites expands and adds new capabilities to produce compression molded railroad ties from recycled materials.
Article Published: 7/16/2015
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.
Article Published: 7/1/2015
Wittmann Battenfeld Previews New Technologies For Composites & Cell Integration
Open house in Austria offered a vision of a future with controls linking injection machines to a wide range of auxiliaries. Wittmann also signaled its debut in composite organosheet overmolding—with an added twist.
Article Published: 5/25/2015
Shanghai’s Sonner Establishes U.S. Presence in Akron, Exhibits at NPE
Shanghai based Sonner Technology used its first NPE to further establish the auxiliary equipment supplier in the North American market.
Article Published: 4/3/2015
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.’
Article Published: 2/24/2015
Detect When Equipment Needs Maintenance—Before It’s Too Late
New technology to debut next month at NPE warns when preventive maintenance is needed, before equipment failure disrupts production.
Article Published: 1/30/2015
Breaking Ground for Bulk Solids Innovation Center
Facility is expected to be open in April. Coperion K-Tron, Vortex Valves among anchor tenants.
Article Published: 9/23/2014
The Paradox of Proportioning
Continuous proportioning typically involves a group of gravimetric feeders operating under some form of higher level coordinating control. One would think the result should be a perfectly formulated composite stream. But the devil is in the details.
Article Published: 9/23/2014

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