Material Processing Equipment

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing

Heat Treating Power Console features 6-zone design.

May 28, 2015

Designed with no traditional contactors or transformers, 6-Zone Heat Treating Intelligent Power Console features program-controlled technology and constant current operation that maintains ampere output, regardless of 1, 2, or 3 heaters. Unit includes short circuit, over-voltage, and under-voltage protection, and will not allow cables or heater tails to arc out. To streamline paperwork, console is available with digital recording option as well as 12- or 24-point recorder strip chart. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Multi-Shaft Mixer is designed for viscous applications.

May 28, 2015

Delivering combination of low, intermediate, and high shear rates, VersaMix processes viscous pastes and slurries. Features include 2-wing anchor, gate agitator, and high-speed disperser. Each agitator is independently-driven, imparting range of mixing intensities and flow patterns as product changes rheologically throughout batching cycle. Offered from 1 gal lab models to 4,000 gal production models, system features hinged PTFE scrapers, high-speed shaft, and air/oil hydraulic lift. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Universal Style Oven heats heavy metal dies to 550°F.

May 22, 2015

Providing 24 x 24 x 24 in. workspace dimensions, electrically heated No. 1034 utilizes 7 kW Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat oven chamber and 400 cfm, 1/3 hp recirculating blower to provide universal front-to-rear airflow to workload. Oven features 6 in. insulated walls, aluminized steel exterior, and Type 304 SS interior with 2B finish. Measuring 24 x 24 in., two shelves are rated at 300 lb each and supported by rollers. Integral oven leg stand is also provided. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Materials & Material Processing

Flow Tuning and Measurement System offers accuracy to ±1%.

May 21, 2015

Based on MICROFLOW technology, which monitors flow of abrasive media through small passages in real-time, EXTRUDE HONE™ MF PROGRESS™ is aimed at orifices 100–350 µm in parts less than 30 mm in diameter and flow rates up to 5 lpm. Modular system is available in various inside station layouts, including flow tuning, media reclaim, flush module, test module, and marking. Machine comes with expanded on-screen maintenance capabilities and optimized filtration to further pump and valve life. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

LSR Machine offers precision dispensing.

May 20, 2015

Replacing two previous systems, Fluid Automation F4-5 LSR Machine offers precise ratio control for mixing 2-component silicone and 2 additive color streams at .5 to 5% ratios. High-precision dosing system provides greater measurement resolution than previous models, resulting in material savings for end-user. Additionally, machine’s design includes proprietary Graco Control Architecture™ controls and reduced footprint for greater efficiency in floor space. Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Battery-Powered Vacuum automates floor care.

May 8, 2015

Certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) and powered via Lithium-ion battery, AutoVac can scrub and clean >20,000 ft² of flooring per hour while achieving 99% soil removal. Unit can be used in conjunction with OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning system add-on components (Dispense-and-Vac or Spray-and-Vac). Also available, AutoVac Complete offers preconfigured system that includes Trolley Bucket, wet/dry vacuum, and AutoVac Add-on Kit. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Screw Handler targets injection molders and extruders.

May 5, 2015

To promote process uptime, IMS Screw Hander is inserted onto hot screw, enabling maintenance workers to transport it for fixing, cleaning, or change outs. Handler's contact points are made from brass, which safeguards screws from marring, scratches, and dents typically seen when moving screw by other methods. Designed to fit screw sizes from 1 9/16 to 3 1/8 in., IMS Screw Handler is built with triangular aluminum body, heat protective handles, and quick adjusting knobs. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Extruding Machines offer 3 quick-change options.

May 4, 2015

With Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) Quick-Change™ options, extruder downtime can be minimized. Quick Collet Screw Pusher cuts setup time for screw pulling by use of spring-mounted locking nut and sliding collet to fasten nut onto threaded screw-pushing rod. Rotary Hopper can be pivoted away from feed throat, cutting cleanout time. By having pre-heated head with breaker plate ready for replacement of one that has been in use, Dual-Head Arrangement reduces time needed to change dies. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Granulation Unit meets pharmaceutical requirements.

April 30, 2015

Available for 3 batch sizes, GranuLean combines mixing, granulating, and drying for manufacturing of pharmaceutical granules. Gentlewing high shear mixer mixes and granulates active ingredients and excipients and is emptied via integrated wet mill. Pneumatic transfer pipe then transfers wet product to fluid bed module, where it is dried through inflow of Diskjet distribution plate. Equipped with 21 in. touchscreen interface, GranuLean uses recipes to control all process and cleaning steps. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Screen Changers feature leak-proof seals.

April 30, 2015

Equipped with Nordson seals, Xaloy Slide Plate Screen Changers can perform reliably at temperatures up to 650°F, pressures up to 7,500 psi, and viscosities as low as 15,000 cP. High-temperature sealing system, available on both manual and hydraulic slide plate screen changers, has exhibited leak-free operation in more than 2,000 hours of lab trials by Nordson and over 100,000 hours of service in production applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Hand-Held Mixing Drill features 2-speed gearbox.

April 30, 2015

Suited for demanding mixing applications, Model EHR 23/2.4 S Set has load speed of 0–250 and 0–580 rpm. Variable speed mixer is equipped with heavy-duty galvanized paddle that can handle high-viscosity materials in batches up to 200 lb, including epoxies, mortars, plasters, cement, quartz-containing resins, and flooring compounds. Featuring helical design, paddle mixes batch from bottom up, preventing splash and keeping air from being sucked into material. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools, Cleaning Products & Equipment

Pass Through Washer offers adjustable flow, max coverage.

April 29, 2015

Featuring 24 in. wide by 24 in. tall wash zone on chain mesh belt conveyor, CBW 2424H offers adjustable belt flow from 2–20 fpm on continuous pass through basis. There are 80 nozzles placed over 8 spray bars overhead and 8 spray bars under top plane of belt for maximum coverage. For 360° coverage, same spray bars provide side spray. Cabinet of 12-Gauge powder coated steel as standard, and 10 hp vertical centrifugal pump with 450 gal tank reservoir produces pressures to 65 psi. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

PET Preform Barrier Module features multi-layer capabilities.

April 29, 2015

Built on HyPET® HPP5 platform, PET preform barrier module offers manufacturers possibilities to explore PET as packaging material for products requiring enhanced barrier properties. Ability to produce multi-layer preforms with range of barrier content, even below 3%, maximizes flexibility and promotes freedom of design both across and within applications. Precision dosing and range adjustability ensures seasonal variations are considered with relation to shelf life of sensitive products. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Drum Tumblers agitate contents without opening container.

April 28, 2015

Offered in 800 lb (full drum) and 400 lb (half-full drum) capacities, 309 Series receives upright steel, plastic, or fiber drum and rotates it, corner-over-corner, for thorough mixing of contents. Able to agitate drum contents without opening container helps prevent hazards, worker exposure, need for cleanup of insertion mixers. Accommodating 29–37 in. tall and 18–23.5 in. dia drum, series employs 1 hp motor and includes models offering multiple and variable drum speed (RPM) options. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Test & Measuring Instruments

High-Volume FDM Material Box helps streamline 3D production.

April 22, 2015

Available for Fortus 3D Production Systems, Xtend 500 Fortus Plus high-volume filament package enables reliable, unattended, high-volume production. Each box contains 500 in.³ of FDM thermoplastic material, and loading of two material boxes into system allows up to 400 hr of unattended run time and up to 1,000 in.³ of material use. Product comes in ABS-M30 (ivory and black) and PC and their respective support materials for Fortus 450mc 3D Production System. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools

Pharmaceutical-Grade Pin Mill reduces friable solids.

April 20, 2015

With infinitely variable rotor speed, Model CIM-18-S316 grinds friable powders, flakes, and granules into controlled particle sizes ranging from coarse to fine. Both outer and inner discs can swing away from unit on cantilevered arms, providing access to both sides of both discs and mill housing for cleaning and sanitizing. Constructed of 316 stainless steel, mill features sanitary butterfly valve on air intake, sanitary fittings at material intake and discharge, and wash-down-duty motor. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Vertical CNC Grinder includes polygon capability.

April 17, 2015

Featuring compact 10.76 ft² main body, Model GPV-10-20 is powered by direct drive motor which facilitates polygon grinding. System features 3.93 in. diameter swing over table, max work piece height of 7.87 in. and weight capacity of 22.05 lb. Gate structure ensures accuracy by counter measuring against vibration, thermal displacement, and noise. Mounted on wheel side of wheelhead, non-concentric hydrodynamic bearing maintains low processing heat by optimizing bearing clearance and wedge angle. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Machining Center combines turning and grinding.

April 17, 2015

Combining vertical turning technology with finish grinding, Model VLC 100 GT is suitable for chucked components up to 100 mm in diameter, such as gears, single cams and cam rings, pump rings, or sprockets. Main spindle provides max speed of 6,000 rpm and power rating of 19.5/12.5 kW at 40%/100% duty cycle. Equipped with integrated measuring technology, machine utilizes pick-up concept where main spindle is used to load and unload workpieces from integrated conveyor belt or shuttle. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Mini Tank-Mixing Eductors utilize venturi design.

April 16, 2015

Available with orifice diameters from 0.59–1.18 in., Mini Tank-Mixing Eductor Spray Nozzles enable small pumps to circulate large volumes of tank solution. Color-coded units are constructed of polypropylene and PVDF and can circulate 4–5 times inlet flow. Nozzle flow ranges from 0.31 gpm with circulation rate of 1.9 gpm at 10 psi to 2.9 gpm flow rate with 10.7 circulation rate at 50 psi. Applications include tanks used for plating, cleaning, phosphating, sludge, paint, and anodizing. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Plasticizing Unit provides abrasion resistance.

April 15, 2015

Pairing X8000™ screw encapsulation with X800® barrel inlay, Plasticizing Unit Package provides abrasion resistance for heavily filled molding and extrusion compounds. Nickel-based alloy with high tungsten carbide content is applied to entire screw geometry in high-velocity oxy-fuel coating process. Alloy is then fused to parent metal of screw in 2-stop method that forms metallurgical bond. Also nickel-based alloy with tungsten carbide, inlay provides wear, abrasion, and corrosion resistance. Read More