The preliminary estimate of shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding and extrusion) for reporting companies totaled $349.4 million in the third quarter, a 4.1% increase from the revised $335.5 million second-quarter results.
Oden Technologies (New York, NY) introduced what it is calling industry’s first end-to-end machine learning and artificial intelligence framework for manufacturing. The open framework features algorithms and data science tools for extrusion and injection molding processes.
The company had no experience making plastic pallets when it ordered a Pallateer system from Wilmington Machinery (Wilmington, NC). The venture was so successful, it has now installed a second machine.
Automatic adjustment of the chiller’s set point temperature yields numerous benefits, including decreased scrap rates, increased polymer strength, improved polymer appearance and extended equipment life.
Thermoforming Systems (Yakima, WA) "is the market leader in thermoforming equipment technology for high-volume packaging and we are excited to welcome their dedicated team to Davis-Standard,” said President and CEO Jim Murphy.