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Published: 2/5/2014

Milacron Expands Aftermarket Business—Again
Milacron LLC, Cincinnati, recently completed the purchase of Industrial Machine Sales, Inc. (IMSI) and its sister company, Precise Plastics Machinery (PPM), both of Southlake, Texas.

Published: 12/18/2013

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 u...

Published: 11/25/2013

Web Connectivity: the ‘Missing Link’ To Molding Machines & Auxiliaries
Web services technology is being utilized today by many molding companies to enhance their molding operations performance, expand uptime, and obtain supplier support in shorter time for very low cost.

Published: 9/24/2013

Optimize Cooling Water Supply To Reduce Distribution Costs
Reducing distribution costs for cooling and chilled water is often one of the easiest and quickest methods of reducing energy use in water cooling, yet most plants have never investigated this area.

Published: 9/24/2013

‘ECO-ECONOMICS ’: Harbec Plastics Proves It Pays to Be ‘Green’
Bechtold has spent 15 years in an ongoing quest to prove that manufacturing in a sustainable manner is not opposed to profitability. On the contrary, he says his experience shows that sustainability is an economic opportunity that manufacturers can...

Published: 5/28/2013

Conair & Rapid Parent Buys Thermal Care
IPEG, Inc., Cranberry Township, Pa., has acquired Thermal Care Inc., a major manufacturer of mold-temperature controllers, chillers, cooling towers, and pump tanks.

Published: 5/28/2013

Measuring the Magic Of Turbulent-Flow Mold Cooling
For decades molding experts have talked about the importance of achieving turbulent flow in mold-cooling circuits. But what is it about turbulence that makes it so important? What can be measured and demonstrated to have some tangible value to molde...

Published: 1/29/2013

Troubleshooting Mold Temperature Control
Mold-temperature control is just one of many process elements that can affect the quality of an injection molded part.

Published: 12/28/2012

Liquid CO2 Spot Cooling Gets Into Tight Spots in Molds
Cooling of long, thin cores, fillets, slides, ejectors, or other hard-to-reach spots in injection molds can present difficult challenges.

Published: 12/28/2012

Optimize Cooling Water Supply To Reduce Costs
In the last three articles (March, May, Sept. 2012), we introduced the problem of wasted energy in cooling-water systems and presented two types of solutions—minimizing “parasitic” heat gains and raising water temperatures to minim...