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Published: 7/1/2015

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.

Published: 5/25/2015

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.

Published: 4/3/2015

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.

Published: 2/24/2015

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.’

Published: 1/30/2015

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.

Published: 9/23/2014

Breaking Ground for Bulk Solids Innovation Center
Facility is expected to be open in April. Coperion K-Tron, Vortex Valves among anchor tenants.

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.

Published: 8/26/2014

Five Quick Steps Toward Better Blending
Rising costs of resins and additives, along with higher demands for quality and use of regrind, place a premium on proficient blending. Here are some steps to get you there.

Published: 5/21/2014

Solutions to Batch Blender Issues Save Money & Downtime
When a blender is operating poorly, odds are that the fixes are quite simple if you know what to look for.

Published: 1/10/2014

Automotive molder seeks flexible solution for diverse drying needs
Clear, amber or red; headlights, taillights and turn signals: those are just some of the constantly changing jobs that custom automotive molder TASUS pulls in and out of its presses, requiring a flexible drying system to handle the ever-changing run...