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AEC has been the market leader in auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry, providing leading solutions in material handling, process cooling and size reduction for more than 60 years. Our robust product line of temperature control units, chillers, pump tanks, and cooling towers, ensures your facility has the right solution. An expert in material handling, AEC’s lineup includes including feeders, blenders, dryers, vacuum conveying systems, and a multitude of size reduction solutions.
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ACS Group Names Deitrick Sales V.P.
Auxiliary equipment supplier adds 25-year machinery vet to lead sales effort.
Blending: 'Smart' Software Saves Labor Costs, Boosts Quality
Helps operators make blending decisions and reduce errors when manually adjusting recipes.
Follow These Steps to More Efficient Central Pneumatic Conveying
Depending on when you bought and installed it, there are ways to tweak your central pneumatic conveying system to improve its performance and save you some money.
NPE2018 Auxiliaries: A Path to Industry 4.0 Emerges
Industry 4.0 dominated the news in auxiliary equipment at the show, but many questions remain for both suppliers and processors.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Resin Conveying
From RFID couplings to 'Wave' conveying, material is moving smarter at NPE.
ACS Group Positions Itself as a One-Stop Shop for Plastics Auxiliaries
The AEC, Sterling and Cumberland brands bring new products and a deep well of experience to NPE2018.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Process Cooling
Key themes in chillers at NPE2018 are efficiency, connectivity and transparency.
Auxiliaries at NPE2018: Packing More Functions in Less Space
Auxiliary equipment suppliers are building more and more technology into their products, packing more physical and virtual functions into the same or smaller footprints.
Heating/Cooling: Hybrid System Combines Air, Fluid Cooling
The Hybrid Adiabatic Cooling System from AEC, New Berlin, Wisc. promises savings in water, energy, and maintenance while providing process cooling for nearly in any environment.
ACS Group Opens New Technology Center
Less than a half mile from its primary manufacturing operations, auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has opened a new technology center in New Berlin, Wisc.
‘New Normal’ Marks 30th Chinaplas Show
Show breaks attendance records as Chinese economy slows.
'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.
Auxiliaries: A New Frontier in Metal Replacement
Stainless steel has been the de facto material choice for machine components like tanks and hoppers for forever, but do rotomolded plastics make more sense?
AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And 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.’
Tec Air Moves Molding From Illinois to Indiana
Tec Air, a designer and molder of air movement components, is shifting its operations from Illinois to Indiana in a move that will more than double its space.
On Site: 140 Years…And Growing Stronger
Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, this sheet extruder isn’t all about output. Its focus is on creating solutions in highly customized markets that aren’t immediately associated with sheet.
Teel Plastics: Where Science, Tech, Quality and Innovation Meet
This family-owned custom profile and tubing business controls its own destiny by controlling, well, everything.
K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly Auxiliaries
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 use.
NPE News Wrap-up: Resin Dryers
At least 16 companies introduced new dryers at the big show in Chicago. The new models span a range of drying technologies, but most sport features that save space and cost and make the dryers simpler and more reliable.
Heating & Cooling at NPE 2003
Smaller, more efficient, and environmentally friendly are the themes for new heating/cooling products at NPE.
Six Things You Should Know About New Eco-Friendly Chillers
If you never paid much attention to what kind of refrigerant is circulating inside your plastics chillers, it may be time you did.