Rotational Molding Machine offers independent arm control.

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Offered with straight and offset arm configurations, Carrossel features round-shape oven with no dead space and reverse air re-circulation. Efficiency is improved by balancing recirculation fan, exhaust fan, and burner position controlled by PID program, reducing gas consumption and cycle time. Oven, pre-cooling, cooling, unloading, and loading stations promote production versatility, and operator can make adjustments at different times on each of 3 arms for process optimization.

Original Press Release:

Rotoline Unveils New Carousel Independent-Arm Rotational Molding Machine Series

Carrossel Model Delivers Enhanced Efficiency and Economics

CHAPECO, Brazil - Rotoline Industrial Equipment Ltda., Chapeco, Brazil, an affiliate of Reduction Engineering Inc., Kent, Ohio, USA, has launched the Carrossel independent-arm rotational molding machine, one of the industry's most efficient and economical carousel rotomolding units. The company will introduce the machine at the Brasilplast 2011 exhibition (Stand K98) May 9-13 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The new unit features Rotoline's unique round-shape oven and "reverse air re-circulation" with a more powerful oven burner system for more efficient heat distribution. Efficiency is improved by balancing the recirculation fan, exhaust fan, and the burner position controlled by a PID program, thus reducing gas consumption and cycle time, according to the company. The company's novel circular oven has no "dead space" and is the most efficient in the market, providing up to 20% greater fuel efficiency.

The Carrossel 3-arm machine comes with both arm configurations: straight arm and offset arm (optional).

The machine's five stations (oven, pre-cooling, cooling, unloading, and loading) permit great versatility in production. With independent arms, the operator can make adjustments at different times on each arm for process optimization. The Carrossel series has a remote wireless communication system between the PLC, computer, and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) via Ethernet, which allows for access to a broad range of production data and fast technical assistance.

Other key features include a safety relay system with a safe-stop mechanism and an enhanced alarm system which delivers possible cause/action responses. The system has Allen-Bradley controls and a reinforced arm with enclosed headblock for more gear protection. The oversized structure is robust, reliable, and easy to install. All wiring is integral and included with the machine upon startup with "plug and play" connections to the general panel.

The Carrossel Series is available in several versions: CR2.60/3, CR3.60/3, CR4.60/3, and CR5.20/3 (fourth arm optional).

About Rotoline
Rotoline Industrial Equipment Ltda., based in Chapeco, Brazil, is a leading supplier of high- quality rotomolding machines with more than 170 units installed throughout the world. The company has 30 years of experience in manufacturing and today makes shuttle, rock-and-roll, and carousel-type rotational molding machines. All three machine types have software developed 100% by Rotoline, thus offering the potential for changes/upgrades. The software, manual, computer interface, and all signaling around the machine and commands on the main panel and podium are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Last year, Rotoline opened a new 54,000-sq-ft (5,000-m2) manufacturing plant and technology center in Chapeco. Rotoline focuses on research and technological innovation to develop state-of-the art processing machines. The company counts on the support of Reduction Engineering Inc., its international partner. Reduction Engineering Scheer operates sales and service centers in Kent, Ohio, USA (headquarters), Stuttgart, Germany, and Shanghai, China. More information is available by calling Rotoline at +55-49-3324-5680 or visit Call Reduction Engineering at (330) 265-3242, e-mail, or visit

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