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New air rings from Future Design Inc. (Mississauga, ON) enable processors of blown film to work within budget and upgrade their air rings as needed. For example, a user can begin with a standard air ring and up-fit the same air ring at any time to a manual profiling air ring. At any time after that, the same air ring can be up-fitted to a fully automated profiling air ring.

Matt Defosse

July 2, 2010

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Film extrusion: Air rings offer greater flexibility

New air rings from Future Design Inc. (Mississauga, ON) enable processors of blown film to work within budget and upgrade their air rings as needed. For example, a user can begin with a standard air ring and up-fit the same air ring at any time to a manual profiling air ring. At any time after that, the same air ring can be up-fitted to a fully automated profiling air ring.

flexible air ring for blown film extrusion

Future Design's new air ring "grows" with your business.

This sort of "building-block" system is designed to help a processor stay within his budget while still offering him flexibility for the future.

Both the manual and fully automated system can be fitted to oscillating and or rotating dies. Future Design believes that this is the first automated profiling air ring in the world that has the ability to oscillate and/or rotate.

The electronic control network of the profiling air ring has been designed to work in conjunction with various OEM-supplied gauge monitoring systems.

Some of these air rings, already placed at customers, have been accredited with achieving point-to-point gauge variations of +/- 3% at rates of 24 lb/inch of die circumference, according to Future Design.

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