Injection Molding

The 3-to-7-Minute Color Change—Step 2: Preparation & Equipment

Hopper and screw and barrel considerations come into play as do strategies: press-side loading, satellite hoppers or a combination of both?

Feeding & Blending

Compact System Combines Loading, Dosing, Mixing, and Dispensing Functions

Maguire’s Micro Tower mixes up to three materials—such as virgin resin, regrind, and masterbatch—in 10 lb. (4.5 kg) batches.  

Feeding & Blending

Blender Line Adds Touchscreen Controller

New control allows recipes and parameters to be easily entered and stored, with an alarm/event history for maintenance.


Cart-Mounted Blending Systems Updated

Updates to Plastrac's cart-mounted blended systems which debuted at NPE2015 include a new touch-screen control. 

Feeding & Blending

Materials Handling: Control for Bowl Feeder Gives Energy Savings, Gentler Feeding

Bowl feeder with new control adjusts its drive frequency according to the changing mass of its contents.

Post-Consumer Recycling

New Features for STF's Polygonal Vertical and Horizontal Auger Combination

The company says the combination of a horizontal and vertical auger saves space since a long diagonal conveyor belt system is no longer needed.

Feeding & Blending

Materials Handling: New Volumetric & Gravimetric Feeders

Acrison has a new dual-auger feeder and a very compact model for mounting multiple units on one hopper.

Feeding & Blending

Materials Handling: Gravimetric Feeder for Compounding; Remote Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance

At the recent Fakuma show in Germany, Schenck Process (U.S. office in Kansas City, Mo.) presented a new feeder series for compounding and masterbatch production, as well as new remote monitoring capability for the company’s weighing, feeding, and conveying equipment.

Heating & Cooling

Auxiliaries: New Auxiliaries for Blending, Loading, Cooling & Granulating

Wittmann Battenfeld showed a variety of new and modified auxiliary equipment at the Fakuma show.

Feeding & Blending

New Approach Promises Better On-Machine Coloring for Injection Molding

New technology addresses limitation to injection molding with color or additive metering at the machine throat.
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