• New BinMaster panel meter is easy to read

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    BinMaster’s new DPM-100 digital panel meter reads signals emitted by Modbus-enabled sensors and displays the data to allow users to monitor the level, density, temperature and other properties of bulk materials in multiple storage vessels.

  • Hoist offers more lifting options

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    Columbus McKinnon’s CM Hurricane 360° hand-operated chain hoist is designed for use in tight spaces and when the operator needs to maintain a safe distance when handling the load. 

  • New stop switch provides safety

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

     Balluff’s new emergency-stop switch can be used by OEMs and as a retrofit on existing equipment.

  • New software predicts defects

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    Sigma Labs has released a new version of its PrintRite3D Inspect in-process quality-monitoring software module for metal additive manufacturing, including the production of 3-D printed molds.

  • New manifold blocks resist heat, pressure

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    The Z920 manifold blocks from Hasco are used to route cooling water lines between the injection molding machine and the molds. 

  • Line-proofing system makes silo filling secure

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    This line-proofing system from Conair makes the process of transferring truckloads of raw materials into silos more secure.

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  • Kosmek clamping system gains new control choices

    Issue: July 2018

    Kosmek, a manufacturer of magnetic, hydraulic and pneumatic clamping systems used for injection molds, jigs and fixtures, has introduced two new developments for its magnetic clamping systems. A supplier of quick mold change systems for injection molding machines and die-cast machines, the company is... [more]

  • Software, metrology systems assure quality products

    Issue: July 2018

    In  combination with improvements in software that can discern minor errors from major defects, products such as scanners and microscopes show details the naked eye would miss. At NPE2018, a host of metrology system providers showed off a variety of quality-assurance products, including new scanners,... [more]

  • Powerful new two-platen presses show off versatility

    Issue: July 2018

    At NPE2018, advances in injection molding machines with two-platen clamping designs focused on molding larger parts and delivering greater operating speed, versatility and efficiency. Many of the new models featured updated or redesigned servo-hydraulic or “hybrid” drive systems to control... [more]

  • Blend of equipment produces PP coffee capsules

    Issue: July 2018

    Kuhne Maschinenbau GmbH, US Extruders, Kiefel and Pro-Systems Integration are combining their technologies to offer a new high-speed, high-output system for manufacturing PP capsules used in single-cup coffee makers. The Kuhne Smart Sheets extrusion line uses five extruders to produce seven-layer PP-based... [more]

  • Yudo wants US customers to have royal treatment

    Issue: July 2018

    Who is the biggest hot-runner manufacturer in the world? You may be surprised to learn it is South Korean manufacturer Yudo Group, which says it sells more hot runners worldwide than the second and third largest manufacturers combined. But Yudo, based in Hwaseong, is an interesting company for more than... [more]

  • Hall of Famer is forward-thinker

    Issue: July 2018

    As one of the youngest inductees into the Plastics Hall of Fame at age 60, Karlheinz Bourdon already has carved out an impressive career in the plastics machinery sector and shows no signs of slowing down. Having spent most of his career globetrotting for various units of KraussMaffei and Milacron, he... [more]

  • Restructuring gives Thomson Plastics new lease on work

    Issue: July 2018

    Custom injection molder Thomson Plastics Inc. has reinvented itself. Five years ago, its operation reflected the production cycle of its largest customer — it molded parts for six to eight months, then laid off most of the workers for four months until production started again. A Borche injection... [more]

  • Downstream equipment maker PEM buys AEC

    Issue: July 2018

    Plastics Extrusion Machinery LLC (PEM) of McPherson, Kan., has completed the acquisition of Advance Equipment Co. (AEC) of Tumwater, Wash. Both companies are manufacturers of downstream equipment for PVC extrusion; PEM offers large-diameter products, AEC makes small-diameter equipment. “This is... [more]

  • Mold makers/processors form one-stop joint venture

    Issue: July 2018

    Three mold makers/processors have entered into a joint venture so they can offer engineering, mold making and production services in one stop. Mold Craft Inc. of Willernie, Minn., Extreme Tool & Engineering Inc., Wakefield, Mich., and Westminster Tool Inc., Plainfield, Conn., announced the Plastics... [more]

  • Machinery maker Pet All opening U.S. tech center

    Issue: July 2018

    Pet All Manufacturing Inc., a Markham, Ontario, maker of blow molding machinery, announced at NPE2018 plans to open a new technical center in Michigan this fall. The company also has created an AI (artificial intelligence) division that’s responsible for a full range of downstream equipment, including... [more]

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