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New Wave Technology Solves Biggest Conveying Problems

New wave conveying technology from Conair gently moves your materials at comparable output rates without damaging resins.

Feeding & Blending

Advanced Blending Solutions Expands Space, Staff and Capabilities

Advanced Blending Solutions (ABS; Wallace, Mich.) has added 40,000-ft to its facility, including space for assembly, warehouse, and offices.

Drying

Injection Molding: Industry 4.0 Advances at Fakuma 2017

At October’s Fakuma fair in Germany, several injection machine suppliers will showcase their progress toward Industry 4.0 connectivity.
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Medical

Medical Molder Cuts Resin Dust to Boost Quality & Output

As a result, part yields are boosted from only 3% to 60% or more.
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Feeding & Blending

How Low Can Low-Rate Feeders Go?

More and more processors are looking for greater precision from their feeding equipment. Here’s what some are doing about it.
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Compounding

PP Compounder Elbows Out Production Snafus

The Plastics Group of America eliminates monthly production stoppages, improves quality, and slashes maintenance expenses by installing new elbows on a pneumatic conveying line.

Resin Conveying

10 Things to Know When Specifying Vacuum Conveying Systems for Powders

The priority is to maximize movement of powders while minimizing dust exposure.

Feeding & Blending

Understanding Low-Rate Feeding for Continuous and Batch Processes

Molders and extruders that need to feed tiny amounts of material to their process require precision in both the material being fed and the equipment doing the dosing. When a shot size consists of three pellets, there is no margin for error.
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Multi-Screw Compounding

Optimize Feeding to Get More Money in Twin-Screw Compounding

Follow these practical examples to improve the feeding efficiency and productivity of your process.
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Feeding & Blending

The Primary Importance of Secondary Equipment

Resin drying, resin conveying and process heating and cooling are as vital to the injection molding process as the press and tool, and they get their due at Molding 2017.