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Conveying Control Offers Auto-Configuration, Cost-Saving Diagnostics
New features said to simplify and reduce costs for system design and installation, system expansion, and remote diagnostics
Conair Parent Buys Conveying Systems Firm
IPEG purchases long-time partner company Phoenix Systems, which makes powder and pellet conveying and unloading equipment used by processors in high-volume applications.
Process Cooling: Portable Chillers Add PLC Control, Color Touch Screen
Conair says a PLC control and a 7-inch, color touch screen are now standard on its EP2 Series of portable chillers.
Auxiliaries: Sensor Kits Enable Non-Computer-Controlled Auxiliaries to Connect to Cloud Platform
User-installed sensor kits are now available for use not only with Conair auxiliaries on the SmartServices platform, but with a range of competitive auxiliary equipment.
Extrusion: Coil-Strapping System Protects Tubing, Simplifies Handling
Unit automatically and securely straps finished coils of small-diameter extruded tubing.
Recycled Resin Gains Molder a Green Niche
Injection molder AGS Technology uses compounding know-how to turn old scrap into new auto parts that satisfy performance and sustainability goals.
Drying: Cost-Effective, Flexible Multi-Hopper System
Available in two sizes, Conair Multi-Hopper Carts can be equipped with four dependable Conair CH Series hoppers, providing drying portability, flexibility and productivity.
Making the Cut: Pick the Right Cutting Technology for Pipe, Tube or Profile
Here is review of popular extrusion cutting technologies, strengths and limitations of each, and common problems and solutions.
Conveying: Pump is Quiet, Powerful, Energy-Efficient
The multi-stage regenerative impeller design of the new Conair HRG Series vacuum pumps is the key to developing deep vacuum power for conveying plastic pellets over long distances, while keeping noise levels comfortably low.
How to Blend More Accurately with Gravimetric Blenders
With intelligent and adaptive control technology combined with precision hardware designed, today’s best gravimetric blenders can deliver previously unachievable levels of accuracy. You’ll see the difference in more consistent injection molded or extruded product and reduced colorant and additive waste.
Act Sooner, Not Later, on Auxiliary Equipment Alarms
There can be real financial, safety, and quality benefits for processors who train plant personnel to interpret and respond promptly to various alarms. Real-world examples offer proof.
Conair, Partners Run TPE Tubing, ABS 3D Filament at Medical Show
Conair joins Davis-Standard and Zumbach to demo complete system that switched between tubing and filament runs at Plastec West Show in California.
Heating/Cooling: Temperature Control Offers Non-Ferrous Cast-Bronze Construction
For Conair’s Thermolator TCUs that use water as coolant there is now an optional non-ferrous construction for all wetted parts.
Former Conair President Kenyon Dies
Served as president and COO of auxiliary equipment supplier for more than 18 years.
Resin Drying: Natural Gas Powered Process Heaters Offer Energy Savings
Conair says that with its GasTrac process air heaters, processors can realize energy cost savings of up to 70% by replacing electricity with natural gas as a heat source for dehumidifying dryers.
Resin Drying: Central System Offers Individualized Hopper Monitoring, Trending and Control
New system from Conair allows implementation of advanced control features on a per-hopper basis, including on older Conair dryers, as well as some competitive units.
Industry 4.0—Auxiliary Equipment Monitoring Platform Expands Capabilities
Conair’s SmartServices platform adds centralized, full-featured machine controls and programmable performance indicators.
Feeding: Micro Feeder Allows Pellet-By-Pellet Dosing
TrueFeed Micro Feeder from Conair designed for ultra-low doses—less than five pellets/sec.
Drying: Large Dryer Series Simplifies, Makes More Features Standard
All the units in the new D Series of large dryers from Conair will feature desiccant-wheel technology, a common touchscreen control and an expanded set of standard features.
How to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises in Size Reduction
Size-reduction equipment doesn’t get much attention unless there’s a problem or an entirely new application challenge. So when it’s time to repair or upgrade, take these steps to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
VIDEO: Injection Molding Experts Confront Industry’s Challenges
The technology divide in molding; worst practices; low pay and less training—a panel of injection experts tackled some of the tough issues facing processors today during a panel at Molding 2019.