Molding Equipment

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Plasticizing System molds optical-grade polymers.

August 7, 2015

With Nordson Xaloy PC Molding System, injection molders of optical-grade polycarbonate, acrylic, and similar polymers can produce high-clarity parts. System delivers homogenous melt with minimum level of shear that can cause yellowness or discoloration. It also avoids polymer sticking points or dead spots where blemishes such as black specks can form. System comprises Pulsar® II mixing screw, barrel with X-800® inlay, valve for free-flowing melt delivery, and nickel-plated end cap. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Accumulator-Head Blow Molder produces small industrial parts.

July 27, 2015

Available in 2.5, 5, or 8 lb shot sizes, Mini Hercules® Blow Molder comes in single- or dual-head configuration with bottom or side discharge, 75 mm smooth extruder, and 2 auxiliary hydraulic valves. Spiral paths in diverter create first in, first out material flow and self-cleaning action as new material replaces old, enabling color change in <1 hr. XBM Navigator® PC-based control provides proportional hydraulics combined with closed-loop position control and 100-point parison programming. 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

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, 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, 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

Materials & Material Processing

Multi-Clamp Blow Molding Machine delivers high-quality parts.

March 27, 2015

Built for medium-volume production of industrial, agricultural, and other forms of rigid packaging, In-Line Multi-Clamp Intermittent Reciprocating Blow Molding Machines produce medium/heavy wall parts at up to 600 pieces/hr. Models are available for both monolayer and coex (multi-layer) moldings, and machines are single parison for precise and repeatable moldings. Combination of single parison and parison programming promotes end-part quality. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Injection Molding Machines utilize gas-assist technology.

March 16, 2015

To help minimize cycle times, maximize production, and solve hot spot challenges, Gas-Assist Injection Molding (GAIM) technology leverages pressure and cooling attributes of liquid carbon dioxide to cool hollow-channel parts from inside. System is suited for manufacturing range of engineered plastic parts for automotive, medical, aerospace, electronics, appliance, and military applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

All-Electric 110 Ton Vertical IMM features 2-station rotary table.

February 10, 2015

In addition to its vertical toggle system that allows lowering of table height to 3.4 ft from ground (including leveling pads), MDVR110S7000 features table width that accommodates placement of molds up to 33.64 x 33.64 in. on platen. Table rotation speed is <1 sec, and ultra low-speed injection capability rate down to .01 mm/sec is possible. Dual independent injection profiles can be set for A and B halves, allowing molder to finish job without making mold repairs or adjustments. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Mold Tooling is designed for IP67 Mil Spec connectors.

November 11, 2014

Mold tooling for IP67 mil spec circular connectors includes Glenair Mighty Mouse series. Built to withstands harsh environments, injection molded solution for ruggedized lightweight connectors eliminates mechanical strain reliefs and heat shrink boots. Customers can also add logos, thumb pads, and features for connecting protective dust caps via threaded nut embedded into overmold. Capability of embedding PCB assemblies into overmolded connectors is also available. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Alloy Material enhances metal injection molded component quality.

June 6, 2014

Used for components produced via metal injection molding (MIM), Tribaloy®T-400® low-carbon, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum material serves applications requiring wear and corrosion resistance in temperatures reaching up to 800°C. MIM process helps alleviate design limitations by allowing creation of complete Tribaloy®T-400® component while avoiding machining difficulties as well as variability of thermal process. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Moldmaking Silicone exhibits versatile properties.

April 29, 2014

To accommodate applications requiring flowable or brushable moldmaking material, 2-component QM 132T has 10:1 mix ratio by weight and can obtain either thixotropic or flowable properties via 3 catalyst options. Tear-resistant silicone rubber, as flexible, translucent moldmaking material, works with polyester, polyurethane, and epoxy resins as casting materials and cures at room temperature. Work life is ~35 min before material doubles in viscosity, and demold time ranges from 12–16 hr. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.

March 3, 2014

Based on styrenic TPE chemistry, Sarlink® Thermoplastic Elastomers exhibit strength and elasticity comparable to TPVs, but provide smoother part surfaces and equivalent or better long-term UV stability. Products come in variety of custom-matched colors and generally do not require pre-drying. Featuring service temperature up to 100°C, TPE-S compound types include: high-performance extrusion, general-purpose extrusion, high-performance injection molding, and general-purpose injection molding. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

COC Injection Molding Grade Resin has internal mold release.

January 24, 2014

Formulated to deliver balance of clarity, flow, and processability, TOPAS 5013L-10 cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resin is intended for injection molding of components for optical, diagnostic, and microfluidic markets. Heat deflection temperature is 127°C, light transmission is 91%, and melt viscosity permits production of ultrathin light guide plates for displays in mobile devices. Product also exhibits low birefringence and high molding accuracy (submicron detail replication). Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Round Fine Centering System suits mold making applications.

January 14, 2014

Heat resistant up to 302°F, Round Fine Centering System provides accurate backlash-free mold alignment, accurate radial bearing side lock, and high initial load capacity. Design allows for pre-centering of mold halves for gentle and synchronous close so injection molded parts are removed without damage. Since system is not limited to 4 corners of mold, mold maker can place unit where there will be more deflection, providing rigidity, optimized open and closure, and minimal wear. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Single-Screw Single-Barrel Retrofit supports co-injection.

December 16, 2013

Available as option on new injection molding machines and as retrofit, Twinshot™ System replaces standard screw and barrel with counterparts designed to produce 2-component part in single molding cycle with single screw, single shot, and single recovery. System is limited to A-B-A sandwich structures and cannot be used for hot-runner molding or on equipment with L/D ratios less than 20:1. Within these limitations, Twinshot can process wide range of resin and color combinations. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Molding System suits high-volume PET preform production.

November 20, 2013

Facilitating equipment upgrades while preserving floor space and promoting viable production, HyPET® HPP5 supports use of molds from previous generation products. Polaris™ HMI features 19 in. color LCD, intuitive layout, and ability to monitor/control auxiliaries. Along with integrated Altanium™ temperature controller, features include CoolPik® unit with refrigerator combined cooling and dehumidification. Integrated solution for extended mold life promotes performance and reduce maintenance. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Polyphenylene Sulfide reaches crystallinity without hot oil.

October 21, 2013

With Fortron® ICE Improved Crystallization Evolution Grades, injection molders that use hot molding systems, operating at temperatures greater than 275°F, can minimize cycle times and number of broken parts. Molders with cold injection units, operating at temperatures from 194–275°F, can achieve full crystallization. In addition to chemical and thermal resistance, semi-crystalline polymer offers high hardness and rigidity with low creep and moisture absorption. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Stretch Rod Cylinder Replacement serves blow molding applications.

October 7, 2013

Designed to fit Krones® bottle blowing machines, field-reparable Series BCK offers single pressure operation is engineered for extended service life. Features include aluminum alloy head, built-in shock pads that absorb impact energy and eliminate metal-to-metal contact, and cushion controls that reduce field adjustment errors. Retract cylinder speed is set at factory with fixed port orifice, eliminating need for adjustment, and food-grade lubricant is used throughout. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Replacement Transfer Arm supports blow molding applications.

June 19, 2013

Designed to fit most Sidel® Series2 machines, BST2 Transfer Arm minimizes maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications. Unit features roller bearing style assembly for rigidity, one-piece welded base, and bumper stop for both extend and retract motions. Transfer arm head includes oversized radial ball bearings, replaceable hardened jaw stop, and replaceable spring posts. Designed to operate over 20 million cycles, arm provides vertical height adjustment to eliminate shim packs. Read More