| Injection moulding | Penn State Behrend | Erie, PA | United States
Fantastic plastics: Research collaboration could reshape injection molding
As Ralph Colby peers at the microscope image in front of him, he thinks he can make them out — "shish kebabs," as polymer scientists call them. Nobody knows for sure what they are, but these shapes that appear at seemingly unpredictable times when certain plastics cool have a big impact on the...
| Caps & Closures | ENGEL | Schwertberg | Austria
ENGEL is further expanding its worldwide mould technology
At ENGEL’s headquarters in Austria, an entire department has been involved with injection mould technology for more than a decade. Now, to consolidate its systems business, ENGEL is establishing a decentralised network of mould experts in its sales regions. Around the world, demand for integrated...
| Preform moulding | Arburg | Lossburg | Germany
Digital transformation at the plastics processing
For ARBURG, the focus will be on "Connectivity" at this year's Hannover Messe. The company will demonstrate the injection moulding of elastic tension straps "on demand", the Freeformer for additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 components for the "smart factory".
| Injection moulding | Engel Group | Schwertberg | Austria
Maximising efficiency and quality potential
The injection moulding machine manufacturer, based in Austria and with a wholly-owned subsidiary in Vietnam, enables customers to overcome their specific challenges and secure competitive advantages by means of custom-made system solutions – and supplying system solutions from a single source plays...
| Injection moulding | Milacron | Newburyport Turnpike | United States
Milacron Injection Molding Machine Quick Delivery Program (QDP) Providing Rapid Solutions for Injection Molders
Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE:MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry has recently expanded its very popular Injection Molding Machine Quick Delivery Program (QDP) to include the European market with deliveries in as little as 2 weeks equaling...
| Preform moulding | HUSKY | Bolton | Canada
Husky showcases breadth of solutions with two booths at Fakuma 2017
Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, kicked off its participation at Fakuma 2017 today with a presence at two separate booths in Hall A1. Highlighting its range of innovative solutions for a variety of markets, Husky’s...
| Caps & Closures | Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH | Schwaig | Germany
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag: 72 caps in 2 seconds
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will exhibit a complete production line for water caps, together with their partners. 72 water caps (26/22mm) will be produced at a cycle time of approximately 2.0s.
| Caps & Closures | Netstal-Maschinen AG | Näfels | Switzerland
Netstal presents Industry 4.0 in action at Drinktec
At Drinktec 2017, Netstal will produce 38 mm closures for milk bottles on an ELION 2200-1000. For the first time ever, Netstal and its system partner Intravis will showcase a control circuit link between an injection molding machine and a visual inspection system.
| Injection moulding | Engel | Schwertberg | Austria
Bringing process monitoring to the next level
Cyclically determined performance indicators are used to monitor and optimise injection moulding processes. In the past, the focus was on axle movements and the forces and times that these required. Today, iQ weight monitor goes one big step further. ENGEL's monitoring software generates performance...
| Caps & Closures
24 caps in just 2.7 seconds
High-speed solutions for the packaging industry
Arburg will demonstrate its injection moulding technology which has been specially optimised for the packaging industry, particularly for fast sequence and high-cavity moulds. The exhibit, a packaging version of the hybrid Allrounder 570 H, has a clamping force of 1,800 kN and a size 800 injection...
| Caps & Closures | Engel | Schwertberg | Austria
Production efficiency at its peak
ENGEL will set a new standard of efficiency in the highly integrated production of beverage caps In collaboration with partner companies, the injection moulding machine manufacturer and systems provider based in Schwertberg, Austria, will present a complete system solution.
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