Six reasons why you will want to be in Toronto in May

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The Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo pulls into the Toronto Congress Centre on May 16 for a three-day run with an embarrassment of B2B riches. Under one roof, attendees can source products and services at five advanced manufacturing events: PLAST-EX, Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing, PACKEX and Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS). A series of sessions at Center Stage, free to attendees, will address a range of industry issues and technical topics relevant to Canada’s advanced manufacturing community. Here are five reasons why plastics professionals should make it a point to attend ADM Toronto and, specifically, PLAST-EX, plus a sixth one that transcends business-related and almost all other considerations.

Leading up to PLAST-EX, Absolute Haitian (Worcester, MA) has announced the availability of four new large models of its all-electric Zeres injection molding machines with an integrated hydraulic system. The new models range from 899 to 1,551 U.S. tons. Previously, the largest models available in the Zeres product line was 730 U.S. tons.

Absolute Haitian ZE13800The Zeres series is based on the Zhafir Venus II platform but includes an integrated hydraulic circuit to facilitate molding applications that require core pull or sophisticated ejector functions. The hydraulics open new possibilities for molders who prefer electric machines but need hydraulics to operate core pull. The integrated hydraulic core pull interface is installed on the moving platen and provides more flow and increased pressure compared with external power pack solutions. Pressure and flow rates are adjustable via the machine’s controller, and the included software controls up to three hydraulic circuits. 

Although the new models will not be on display at the show, they are available to quote immediately.

Absolute Haitian is exhibiting in booth 2022.

Stay on top of plastics processing trends and business opportunities at PLAST-EX, part of Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo, in Toronto on May 16 to 18. Go to the event website for more information and to register to attend.

Packaging machinery maker Amut Dolci Bielloni, which is headquartered in Novara, Italy, invites PLAST-EX visitors to attend an open house at Olympic Plastics in Toronto, where a multi-layer blown film line will be on display.

The Amut Group operates eight plants in Italy; the Toronto area is one of its strongest regions for plastics extrusion processing in North America, Anthony Georges told PlasticsToday. "We have more than 1000 extruders running in this region. One of our clients is Blue Mountain Plastics, a division of Ice River Springs, and it has our PET recycling plant for converting postconsumer PET containers back into high-quality resin for manufacturing their water bottles. Amut is one of the only machinery manufacturers in the world that closes the loop on sustainable packaging and plastics technologies," said Georges.

The company is exhibiting at booth 2133. If you want to attend the open house in Toronto, contact Kyle at or by phoning 647/628-2688.

After Anaheim and Cleveland, Sepro (La Roche-sur-Yon, France) is bringing its six-axis articulated-arm robot, five-axis Cartesian beam robot and three-axis servo sprue picker to Toronto. In the demonstration cell, the two robots take turns gripping two

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