Injection Molding Machinery

Yushin America releases new features on the E-Touch II controller

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 19th, 2014

Yushin America, Inc, has improved and added several functions on its E-Touch II controller for the RCII series robot. These functions have powered-up predictive maintenance, advanced troubleshooting and a more advanced simulator. The added features reportedly will help minimize time spent troubleshooting, detect signs of future deterioration and create a more effective tool for simulating equipment motions.

New T-Series SCF system is designed specifically for injection molding applications

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: January 14th, 2014

Trexel Inc. has introduced its new Trexel T-Series SCF (Super Critical Fluid) delivery system, which is a gas delivery and dosing system based on Trexel's patented technology. The system is designed to convert gaseous CO2 or Nitrogen into a super critical fluid and reportedly precisely doses and injects the critical fluid into the plastizicing unit of the injection molding machine, creating a lower density microcellular material structure in the molded plastic part.

New injection mold cooling system from Hasco prevents hot spots

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: January 3rd, 2014

Hasco claims that its new CoolCross Z99 opens up a range of new possibilities for the user when it comes to designing cooling systems for injection molds.

The supplier of metric mold plates, mold bases, components and hot runner systems and controls says that for the first time, it is possible to have cooling channels crossing each other on the same plane in a flexible and inexpensive manner without any major outlay on production.

Netstal’s hybrid Elion combines speed, efficiency

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: January 18th, 2013

Modular design, hybrid empowered energy efficiency, and injection speeds that allow molders to minimize material use and reduce cycle times have helped Netstal's market launch of its Elion 3200 go "exceptionally well", according to the Swiss machinery manufacturer.

Leak proof nozzles in plug-and-play hot runner package

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 16th, 2012

By threading the nozzles directly into the hot runner manifold, a new hot runner nozzle offers a leak-proof design without critical stack-up dimensions that must be maintained.  The 09E nozzle, for use with Synventive Molding Solutions' line of 'Plug 'n Play' unitized hot runner systems, has thermal- and valve-gate options, including a 9-mm internal flow bore, with 30-mm mold cut-out. Synventive says the nozzle is ideal for medium-sized part applications with maximum shot weights of 250g per nozzle.

New diesinker EDM improves productivity

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: January 9th, 2012

The new Form 200 mS diesinker EDM from GF AgieCharmilles with rotary tool changer (RTC) takes die-sinking electric discharge machining to the next level, claims GF AgieCharmilles, by bringing precise geometric quality and increased lights-out operation to micro machining and other applications.

All-electric packaging technology on display at NPE

By Heather Caliendo
Published: January 9th, 2012

An all-electric injection molding machine will shoot thin-wall lids at NPE 2012 for a newly developed ice cream container. This e-motion 740H/310W/200 T combi machine from injection molding machine and automation supplier Engel, will be used in conjunction with a two-component injection molding process and in-mold labeling.

Injection molding machine uses permanent-magnet servomotors to boost efficiency, precision

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 30th, 2011

By replacing a standard induction or frequency drive motor with a permanent-magnet servo motor, the Maxima Servo injection molding machine from Milacron Plastics Technologies is said to offer energy efficiency, reliability and part quality "rivaling" an all-electric, according to the manufacturer, but at a lower price point.

Electrically actuated valve gate offers precision control of pin acceleration, location

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 14th, 2011

New valve gate hot runner molding technology precisely controls each valve pin's position, acceleration, velocity, and stroke, offering potential benefits to multimaterial applications, sequential/cascading molding, and premium cosmetic surfaces.

Product Watch: Objet, Konica Minolta, and Sun Plastech

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 7th, 2011

Objet Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) is expanding its line of simultaneous multi-material 3D printing technology to include a smaller footprint machine with a 260-by-260-by-200-mm (10.2-by-10.2-by-7.9 inch) tray size. Like its larger counterparts, the Objet260 Connex can print up to 14 different material properties within a single part thanks to the company's patented simultaneous multi-material jetting technology, it can also utilize the newly released acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-like and transparent materials.

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