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Your twice-monthly update from Plastics Machinery Magazine June 21, 2018

Auxiliary Equipment


Vac-U-Max vacuum conveyors can handle powder and pellets

Vac-U-Max’s new Signature line of vacuum conveyors handles both powders and pellets; there are two series of conveyors in the line. 

Diverter valve gets update, new options

The updated PT45 diverter valve from Schenck Process features a positive food-grade silicone seal at each port, 45-degree port-to-port rotation and a two-way switching capability for either dilute-phase or dense-phase conveying. 


Innovation Extras


App turns iPad into an inspection device

With the new Visual Inspect app for iPads, Faro has expanded its portfolio of quality-assurance tools that can be used by plastics processors, as well as mold makers, to check the contours of parts and components. 

Transducers bring smart connectivity

Gneuss' new line of melt-pressure transducers can be used in extruders, screen changers, melt pumps and other plastics processing equipment.


Primary Equipment


KHS Corpoplast's new blow molder targets single-serve packaging market

Responding to growing demand for single-serving packaging between 8.5 ounces and 27 ounces, KHS Corpoplast GmbH is offering a new version of its InnoPET Blomax Series IV stretch blow molding machines that incorporates smaller blowing stations. 

Extruder ideal for medical use

US Extruders’ new compact, single-screw medical extruder can manufacture medical tubing and catheters, drug-infused polymer extrusions and micro tubing.


Molds & Tooling


Plate indicates mold status

This status indicator plate device from Meusburger is used to indicate the status of injection molds and can be installed by the mold maker or retrofitted later.

Centering units from Agathon help reduce costs

Agathon's new mini fine centering units are designed to align mold cavity inserts in the mold plates, without the use of bushings. They are ideal for use with small molds and applications that require tight tolerances, such as medical and electronics parts manufacturing.


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