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Injection Molding

Upgraded Digital Charge Amplifier

New generation builds off wholly new unit launched in 2018 with faster startups and two energy paths.

Compounding

Coperion Goes Remote to Upgrade Compounding Line

Project encompassed both a control software update as well as mechanical overhauls on the system. 

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Miniature Force Sensor

New crystal at the heart of Kistler’s miniature piezoelectric force sensor.

Drying

Drying: Touch Controller With Industry 4.0 Communications

Control is based on an open platform and consists of a PLC with a thermocouple monitoring system.

Post-Processing

Coping with Coronavirus: What If You Can’t Get a Tech Service Visit?

‘Social distancing’ for service technicians? Online remote servicing to the rescue!

Extrusion

Extrusion: Control System for Wire, Cable

System allows producers to maximize throughput while maintaining tolerances.

Injection Molding: Pressure Transducer Enables Accurate Measurements at Low Pressures and High Temperatures

TrueMelt pressure transducers can provide accurate measurements for processes with pressures below 500 psi and temperatures above 300 F.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Artificial Intelligence Predicts Part Quality

AI software “learns” via DOE the influence of process variables on part quality and applies that “learning” to make good/bad part determination in production.

Feeding & Blending

Feeding/Blending: Controller Offers Connectivity & User Friendliness

Controllers for upstream volumetric mixers and dosing stations feature touch screen with extended recipe storage and management, among other features.

Micro-Molding

Learn from Injection Molding’s Thought Leaders: Register Now for Molding 2020

The world’s premier injection molding technical conference comes to Chicago, March 17-19.

Injection Molding

How Can Molders Achieve Effective Process Monitoring?

You have developed a proper process; now you need to monitor that process to ensure its stability through a run.

Film Extrusion

Extrusion: Modular Control System for Blown Film

System can be installed on new line or on a retrofit basis to improve quality and cut resin costs.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Tiny Cavity-Pressure Sensor Shrinks Further

Kistler’s ultra-compact sensor gets even smaller.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Making Melt Temperature A Useful Tool for Process Control

Portable, standalone data monitor replaces a laptop. Newest system uses melt thermal data to signal injection fill-to-pack switchover.

Drying

Auxiliaries: Full Suite of Products on Hand at K for Moretto

Drying, feeding, blending, cooling and conveying displays at K for Italian supplier of auxiliary equipment.

LIM & LSR Molding

Hot Runners: Multi-Tip Nozzle For Vertical Gating, Process Monitoring and LSR Cold Runner

At K 2019, Ewikon will unveil a new nozzle range for vertical multi gating, process monitoring tech and a cold runner for LSR molding.

Medical

To Succeed in Manufacturing, Focus on Your People First

It’s not easy being a custom injection molder in the NYC metro area. For Natech Plastics, the key is developing employees’ skills and commitment.

Processors Taking Pragmatic Approach to Industry 4.0

Recent survey reveals that processors evaluate any new technology—including Industry 4.0—by its contribution to improving operations and shop-floor productivity.

Packaging

Agr International Adds PET Bottle Line Optimization Services

Agr’s new Process Performance and Optimization Group can provide production-line auditing and optimization planning, as well as job-specific services such as recipe design and startup assistance.

Compounding

Pelletizing: Extrusion Control System Extended to Pelletizing

First unit in place at a rotomolder for recycling scrap.

Injection Know How

How to Quickly Verify Your Machine & Process Setpoints

For a quick check of your process setup, the injection-pressure-vs.-time graph is your best tool.

Micro-Molding

Boy Machines Open House Shows Off Expanded Press Line, LSR & Two-Shot Capabilities

First Boy 125 E arrives in U.S.; focus on LSR capabilities.

Material Handling: Sensor Measures Material Consumption at Hopper

Unit tracks primary material consumption and gives information on total consumption after each production order.

Power Controller Governs Temperature With Precision

Modular multi-loop power controller for resistive loads can adjust to customer requirements, allowing up to 1,512 outlets to be controlled individually.