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Milacron Cincinnati 2250-tons

NPE Wrap-Up: News in Primary Machinery, Part 1
Rounding up details from the Big Show not previously reported in all our other coverage, here’s more news in injection and blow molding, extrusion and compounding. Next month, we’ll conclude with recycling/scrap reclaim, robots, tooling, auxiliary equipment, materials and additives.

Progressive Components CVe live

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Mold Components, Supplies, Maintenance
Advances include new approaches to tool maintenance and monitoring.

Couplers Automatically Connect to Remove Need for Specialized Rods
Alba Enterprises says its couplers are especially suited for machines that have little access to the ejector plate.

Thermoplay small nozzle mini valve gate

Hot Runners & Tooling at NPE2018: Smarter & More Specialized
Hot-runner technology, like the companies utilizing it, is becoming highly specialized, building in focused functionality for the application to be molded. Like most of the equipment in the cell around it, it’s also becoming smarter, sharing data and reacting to feedback from the press and more.

Mold-Masters No-Gate hot runner technology

News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2017 Show
Highlights included some unusual solutions to common problems, slim nozzles for close spacing, and controls with lots of zones, as well as a handful of new cost- and space-saving standard mold components

Hot Runners & 3D-Printed Molds Headlined at K Show
Automotive was a key focus for hot-runner developments. 3D-printed plastic prototype tools were another highlight.

K 2016 Injection Molding: Rapid Pace of Development
Servo drives dominate. Other trends include multitouch screens, adding materials data to process controls, and Industry 4.0 connectivity.

Priamus Joins Stable of Hot-Runner Suppliers
Three hot-runner makers and a controls supplier come under the same umbrella.

Tooling at NPE: Valve Gates & Multi-Tips Top the News
There’s no letup in development of sophisticated hot-runner nozzles and controls. Here’s news in these and other tooling products at the show.

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Presses, Robots & Cell Automation
Everything molders need to compete in markets from automotive to medical was on display in Orlando. Besides a huge number of new machine models, there was emphasis on cell integration and automation.

Molding Exhibits Show Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations
If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.

INJECTION MOLDING: Multi-Tip Hot-Runner Nozzles For Tubular Parts
Designed for balanced filling without core bending.

Injection Molding at K 2013: Doing More with Less
More productivity with less energy consumption and capital investment; more operations in the machine or manufacturing cell with less time, labor, energy, and capital—these were the common themes of injection molding exhibits at October’s K 2013 show.

TOOLING AT NPE: Hot Runners & Coinjection Grab Spotlight
Tooling innovations at NPE focused primarily on multi-cavity closure and medical applications, though there was also a substantial emphasis on large automotive and appliance parts.

Tooling at NPE: A Hot-Runner Bonanza in Orlando
Most of the emphasis is on valve gating and on doing more in less space. Other highlights include standardized mold components, some impressive feats of moldmaking creativity, and advances in mold simulation.

Gammaflux hot-runner temperature controller.

Bonanza of Hot Runners & Controls Introduced at K 2010 Show
At the world’s largest plastics show in Dusseldorf last fall, hot-runner and controller manufacturers introduced a flood of new developments in speed, size, accuracy, and reliability.

INJECTION MOLDING: Automation and Integration At K Show
There were new presses of all stripes aplenty at K 2010, but the “wow” factor was supplied by automated work cells and integrated manu-facturing systems performing multiple operations before, during, and after molding.

JET55 all-electric injection-blow machines

NPE 2009 Wrap-Up: New Machinery for Blow Molding
Several new developments include a brand-new compression blow process, the first foamed PET bottles, and a preform decontamination approach for aseptically filled products sold at ambient temperature. Attendees also saw a new stack-mold Multi-Parting Line concept that doubles bottle output within the same machine footprint. (Additional NPE blow molding news appeared in May and June—see Learn More box.)

All-electric presses and LSR molding

NPE News in Injection Molding
If a better machine can help your company beat challenging economic conditions, you’ll probably find it at NPE. And finding it will be easier, thanks to our editors’ efforts to sift out of some 2000 exhibits the most significant news in injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming.

Tabletop Hydraulic Press Molds Small LSR Parts

Tabletop Hydraulic Press Molds Small LSR Parts
A new LSR model of Babyplast hydraulic tabletop injection press comes from Cronoplast S.L. of Spain, represented here by Alba Enterprises Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Product Categories of ALBA Enterprises

Hot Runner Components
Hydraulic Components and Systems
Mold Components
Mold Grease
Quick-mold-change Equipment
Temperature Controllers, Monitors