2900 S 160th St.
New Berlin , WI 53151 US
A Message from Sterling
As Seen In Plastics Technology
The Buck Stops … at This One-Stop Compounder
CRC Polymer Systems brings expertise in material selection, product formulation and processing, and a thorough understanding of part design and tooling under one roof with a series of customized materials and capabilities aimed at OEMs and molders.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
Process Cooling Goes for Performance Plus Affordability
At the NPE 2009 show in Chicago, half a dozen exhibitors showed new cooling equipment that emphasized improved performance at about the same or lower cost.
HOW TO COMPARE DRYERS? A Complex Challenge With No Simple Answers
Is one type of resin dryer faster or more energy-efficient than another? That question prompts competing claims from suppliers—but very little concrete data. When one vendor performed controlled tests to get some answers, its results, published here for the first time, prompted further debate about the difficulties of making valid comparisons and the many complex issues involved in dryer selection.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Fluid Temperature Control: Saving on Energy and Maintenance
At NPE in Chicago, chillers and TCUs were put on a lean energy diet and redesigned for greater durability. Suppliers also added features while taking out cost.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Materials Handling: A Host of Refinements and Updates
NPE 2006 held no revolutionary changes in dryers, blenders, feeders, loaders, or conveying controls, but widely adopted improvements make the newest models easier to use and maintain—and easier on the budget, too.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Brains and Brawn - New Robots Are Handier Than Ever
Injection molding robots introduced at NPE pushed the work envelope for speed, reach, payload capacity, ease of programming, and ability to handle more sophisticated tasks.
What to See at NPE 2006: Heating and Cooling
Most of the news at the show is in fluid-circulating mold-temperature-control systems.
What to See at NPE 2006: Materials and Parts Handling
Dryers, feeders, blenders, loaders, metal detectors, level sensors, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors, silos, bins, pumps, filters, valves, box fillers, bag dumpers, and materials-handling control systems constitute one of the biggest categories of products on display at NPE.
What to See at NPE 2006: Recycling and Scrap Reclaim
Recycling and reclamation are once again hot technologies—this time because of high resin prices.
Magnetic Separation Simplifies Multi-Material Scrap Recovery
Recent trends to-ward multi-material molding, hard/soft overmolding, and dual-durometer coextrusion create growing volumes of scrap that is difficult or impossible to reuse.
Resin Dryers: Which Type Is Right for You?
Processors today face bewildering choices of at least five basic types of dryers, whose capabilities are subject to conflicting claims from equipment suppliers. For the buyer, the most basic questions are: How much drying is needed for the job and which dryer types are up to the task?
Six-Axis Robots: Where They Fit in Injection Molding
Injection molded parts are typically demolded with simple pick-and-place automation—a top-mounted, gantry-style (also called Cartesian, linear, or traversing) three-axis robot.
NPE News Wrap-up - Water & Oil Temperature Control
If you’re the sort of manager that can’t resist checking up on your plant after you go home for the night, now you can click on your web browser and read out mold temperatures right there on your PC.
NPE News Wrap-Up: Materials Handling
The big show in Chicago presented more new loaders, feeders, blenders, and conveying controls than you could count. They’re more flexible, easier to maintain, and easier to control. Many are web-enabled, and some are lower in cost.