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As Seen In Plastics Technology
Cycle Counter Line Expands
Progressive Components has introduced its CounterView cycle counter in left- and right-hand orientations, as well as a new high-temperature counter.
Plastic Mold Buyers Guide to Be Updated
After nearly 25 years, the plastic industry’s guide for buying molds—Customs and Practices of the Moldmaking Industry—is being updated by the the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), in conjunction with the moldmaking sector.
Novel Nozzle Tip Prevents Stringing, Saving Molds & Cycle Time
New design is said to eliminate mold damage from nozzle stringing or work-arounds that slow cycles.
Tooling: Remote Tool Validation Kit
Plug-and-play tool connects to Progressive Components’ CVe Monitor and makes real-time data accessible from across the plant or around the world for remote validation.
Tooling: Bar Lock Series of Mold Aligners Expanded
New inch, metric and custom sizes added, expanding the existing four bar series to eight and eight guide lines to 20.
K 2019 Report: More Control, Faster Ordering for Molds, Hot Runners
Online monitoring of existing systems and configuration and ordering of new molds were featured at K 2019, as were numerous advances in valve-gate controls.
Tooling: Component CAD Library Adds New File Formats, Download Options
Progressive Components’ new CADalog allows users to save their file format of choice on either a USB drive or as an online download.
Tooling: Insulator Block Protects Cycle Counters, Mold Monitors
Progressive Components' new insulator block is designed to install outside of the mold and protect its CounterView and CVe Monitor when molding high-temperature resins.
Tooling: Components Target Clean Room Molds
Date plugs and support pillars feature clean-room specific adaptations.
NPE2018 Tooling: Molds Join the Industry 4.0 Conversation
At NPE2018, multiple companies displayed mold monitors that would allow the tool in an injection molding cell to “talk” to other equipment and remote computers.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Mold Components, Supplies, Maintenance
Advances include new approaches to tool maintenance and monitoring.
Zone in on Progressive’s Components for Molds, Then Rock Out
As with every NPE, Progressive Components is unveiling several new products that speed mold building and reduce cost and downtime, and then hosting a “progressive” rock VIP event for customers in its booth after hours.
Components Catalog Reveals Expanded Components Line
Progressive Components is expanding its components offering. At NPE 2018, Progressive Components introduces its new v12 Catalog.
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.
Tooling: New Standard Mold Components
Stack-mold actuators and mold monitors stood out from the crowd of new mold components at Fakuma 2017 from Hasco, Meusburger, Haidlmair, and Progressive 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.
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.
New Products & Services at amerimold in June
New mold components and training services to debut at moldmaking show.
News in Hot Runners & Tooling at K 2013
Molds that break speed records for specific applications; hot runners for medical, packaging, and automotive parts; temperature and valve-gate controllers; and standardized mold components constitute a large grab-bag of news in the tooling category for injection molding at the Dusseldorf show.
K 2013 Preview: Injection Molding
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.
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.