• Keyence offers smaller clamp-on flow sensors

    Wed, Dec 05, 2018

    The FD-X line of clamp-on micro flow sensors from Keyence can measure any type of liquid, such as water, lubricants, chemicals and adhesives, in a wide variety of applications. 

  • Meusburger rolls out switches, manifolds

    Wed, Dec 05, 2018

    Meusburger’s limit switches and related manifolds (also referred to as logic distributors) work together to monitor movements in injection molds and dies.  

  • Mini dryers are ideal for micro-molding, clean-room uses

    Wed, Dec 05, 2018

    Designed for small-scale molding and extrusion, including micro-molding and clean-room applications, these CMD Comet mini dryers come in four models with hopper sizes from 30 liters to 100 liters. 

  • New sensor can spot very small blemishes

    Sat, Dec 01, 2018

    The Confocal noncontact quality-assurance instrument from Marposs uses a 4mm optical sensor to spot even very small blemishes on almost any kind of material, including plastic.

  • New Fluke videoscope units improve troubleshooting

    Sat, Dec 01, 2018

    The DS701 and DS703 videoscopes from Fluke are used to inspect and diagnose problems in industrial equipment such as pumps, motors, gear boxes, compressors and conveyors. 

  • Hasco ejector pins have longer blades

    Sat, Dec 01, 2018

    Hasco’s Z4670 and Z4671 flat ejector pins are used for demolding parts from injection molds, especially in critical areas, such as ribs and flanges. 

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  • KraussMaffei has new strategic plan, partner

    Issue: December 2018

    KraussMaffei Group has launched a two-pillar business strategy that continues its traditional plastics machinery business while branching out with a digital services business unit that will offer new products and services.  The strategy, called Compass, includes a business model that allows customers... [more]

  • Athena Automation becomes Niigon Machines

    Issue: December 2018

    Vaughan, Ontario-based injection molding machine maker Athena Automation Ltd. has changed its name to Niigon Machines Ltd. Niigon is an Ojibwa word meaning “for the future.” The corporate name change follows the rebranding earlier this year of the company’s presses to the Niigon name. [more]

  • Nordson to build new global hub in Wisconsin

    Issue: December 2018

    Nordson Corp. recently broke ground for the 145,000-square-foot world headquarters of its EDI extrusion and Premier fluid coating product lines in Chippewa Falls, Wis. New state-of-the-art equipment will allow the company to streamline its workflow and produce dies with tighter tolerances. “A complete... [more]

  • Expansion allows Ube to double assembly capacity

    Issue: December 2018

    Ube Machinery Inc. completed the expansion of its facility in Ann Arbor, Mich., doubling its assembly capacity for large injection molding machines. The expansion includes the addition of large cranes, a dolly system for heavy items and a powder coating facility, which will enhance efficiency. [more]

  • Coperion products hit the road for customers

    Issue: December 2018

    The new Traveling Equipment Display/Coperion K-Tron A special truck is bringing Coperion and Coperion K-Tron products directly to bulk materials-handling facilities across the U.S. The new Traveling Equipment Display (TED) offers hands-on demonstrations of feeders, pneumatic conveying equipment, diverter... [more]

  • Davis-Standard boosts feed-screw capacity

    Issue: December 2018

    Davis-Standard’s CNC machining center/Davis-Standard LLC Davis-Standard LLC, a Pawcatuck, Conn., a maker of polymer processing equipment, has invested $2 million to add a fourth CNC machining center to its facility to increase its feed-screw manufacturing capacity.  “The CNC machining... [more]

  • Hahn acquires Rethink Robotics' technology

    Issue: December 2018

    Hahn Group has acquired all patents and trademarks of Rethink Robotics, the Boston manufacturer of collaborative robots that closed abruptly in October. Based in Rheinböllen, Germany, Hahn plans to continue developing Rethink’s technology — which included the Baxter cobot and Intera... [more]

  • Milacron announces higher profits, share repurchase

    Issue: December 2018

    Milacron Holdings Corp. reported sales of $946.8 million for the nine months ending Sept. 30, a 4.1 percent increase over the same period in 2017. The company saw third-quarter 2018 sales of $308.3 million, a decrease of 2 percent from the same period a year ago. Operating earnings rose to $33.2 million,... [more]

  • Lorenz Conveying acquires Flow Valves International

    Issue: December 2018

    Cobourg, Ontario-based Lorenz Conveying Products Corp. has acquired Flow Valves International, the Evanston, Ill.-based manufacturer of Syntron and SMS Iris flow-control valves. Lorenz has renamed Flow Valves’ Normal, Ill., plant Lorenz Conveying Products USA Inc. Peter Lorenz, president of the... [more]

  • Nissei plant investment in US a dream come true

    Issue: December 2018

    I have never cared much for lists of highlights of the year that newspapers and magazines publish every December. But if I were compiling a list of notable plastics industry trends chronicled in 2018 headlines, the top of my list would be the significant investment in bricks and mortar in the U.S. by... [more]

SencorpWhite's laboratory heat sealer
SencorpWhite displayed a PLC-based 24-inch laboratory heat sealer with top and bottom heaters at NPE2018 in Orlando, Fla.