• SmartPipeXL adapts to existing systems

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    The SmartPipeXL compressed-air-distribution system from Kaeser Compressors can be easily integrated into existing steel, copper or aluminum systems and can be modified as needs change. 

  • Systems automate measuring process

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    Keyence’s new IM-7030 and IM-7030T non-contact measurement systems can automatically detect and measure pre-specified dimensions of objects such as plastic parts.

  • Drum dumper integrates screw conveyor

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    The newly designed Tip-Tite drum dumper from Flexicon employs two hydraulic cylinders. 

  • Vactec diverter valve can handle up to 12 materials

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    Vactec’s new Director diverter valve is compatible with both new and existing vacuum conveying systems and can accommodate as many as 12 materials.

  • PX all-electrics boast more molding options

    Wed, Aug 15, 2018

    The all-electric injection molding machines in the PX line from KraussMaffei can be configured with a wide variety of clamping and injection unit combinations, due to their split machine beds.  

  • Micro-Epsilon sensors have increased ranges

    Mon, Aug 13, 2018

    The optoNCDT 1750 laser sensor from Micro-Epsilon is designed to measure displacement, distance and position and is suited for real-time quality-inspection tasks.

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  • Blow molding machines gain ground with speed, conservation, connectivity

    Issue: August 2018

    Quicker mold changes. Increased flexibility. Reduced energy and material use. Greater connectivity. These were some of the key themes at NPE2018 as makers of blow molding machinery showed off their latest and greatest offerings. The following recaps some of the developments that commanded the spotlight... [more]

  • Firms feature enhancements in mold management

    Issue: August 2018

    During NPE2018, companies introduced mold components that aid in alignment and allow for efficient cooling alternatives to conformal cooling. They also displayed advances in products for mold management, monitoring and maintenance. Progressive Components introduced new cooling components, including jumper... [more]

  • Manner system tracks mold performance

    Issue: August 2018

    At NPE2018, Manner showed the second generation of moldMind, an injection mold-monitoring system that supplies data for process optimization and predictive maintenance. Manner manufactures high-precision injection molds, valve-gated hot-runner systems and temperature controllers for molds and hot-runner... [more]

  • Device welds plastic film using hot gas

    Issue: August 2018

    Toss GmbH & Co. KG, Alten-Buseck, Germany, has applied for a patent for a device to weld plastic films using hot gas. The device would use an electrical current flowing through a tubular body to heat the gas, and an array of gas outlet openings to blow the gas onto plastic film. Toss says the device... [more]

  • Thermoformer Lacerta bullish on equipment

    Issue: August 2018

    The Lacerta Group does not wait until it finds new business before it orders more processing machinery. Every year, it forecasts business growth for the next three to five years and then buys equipment needed to support growth two years ahead. It all adds up to success for the Mansfield, Mass., manufacturer... [more]

  • Amsler relocating its headquarters to Bolton, Ontario

    Issue: August 2018

    Blow molding equipment supplier W. Amsler Equipment Inc. announced it will move about 20 miles from its current headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ontario, to a new location in Bolton, Ontario. The company has signed a lease for the property, which will let Amsler spread out into more than 34,000 square... [more]

  • KraussMaffei ramps up production of PX series

    Issue: August 2018

    Increased demand for KraussMaffei’s PX series of all-electric injection molding machines has led the firm to double production at its Sucany, Slovakia, plant by adding a second shift. It also plans to begin production of the series at its Munich facility. In another move to shore up production,... [more]

  • Motion Industries opens West Coast distribution site

    Issue: August 2018

    Motion Industries Inc. has opened a 62,000-square-foot distribution center in Auburn, Wash., to serve 24 of the firm’s branch locations. The center stocks and ships a wide range of industrial parts and supplies, such as materials-handling equipment, pumps, bearings, cutting tools and process pumps.... [more]

  • Wittmann Battenfeld celebrates 10th anniversary

    Issue: August 2018

    More than 1,400 guests attended Wittmann Battenfeld’s 10th anniversary party at its Kottingbrunn facility June 13 and 14. In 2008, Battenfeld Kunststofftechnik GmbH was integrated into the Wittmann Group. Highlights of the event were the debut of its vertical VPower injection molding machine, demonstrations... [more]

  • Engel extends its mold expertise around the globe

    Issue: August 2018

    Engel Austria GmbH, Schwertberg, is establishing a network of injection mold experts in all of its sales regions to disseminate the company’s expertise to its customers. “Injection mold technology calls for a great deal of coordination and close cooperation between ourselves, as the system... [more]

ELION 2800-870 128-Cavity Pipette Tip System
Netstal Maschinen NG presented what it is marketing as the world's first 128-cavity pipette tip system on an all-electric ELION 2800-870.