• Measuring system is easy to use, accurate

    Sat, Dec 15, 2018

    Vision Engineering’s TVM instant measuring system is available in models with either a 20mm or 35mm field of view; a moving stage lets either unit measure components larger than the field of view. 

  • CAM software has recognition feature

    Sat, Dec 15, 2018

    Autodesk’s newest version of its well-established CAM software, FeatureCAM 2019works on a wide range of machines, such as mills, lathes and wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) units. 

  • Delta T rolls out bigger chillers

    Sat, Dec 15, 2018

    Delta T Systems has expanded its VS line of energy-efficient chillers with the availability of larger-size units.

  • Feddem extruder features IR sensors

    Sat, Dec 15, 2018

    Feddem’s FED MTS extruders feature co-rotating, intermeshing twin screws and are targeted at compounding operations. 

  • Hand-held scanners are light, versatile

    Wed, Dec 12, 2018

    The new FreeScan X5+ and FreeScan X7+ hand-held 3-D laser scanners from Shining 3D can be used in quality-assurance and reverse-
    engineering applications.  

  • Bed mills feature touch-screen controller

    Wed, Dec 12, 2018

    Southwestern Industries’ bed mills are suitable for creating molds, and new models integrate the Trak DPM RX touch-screen controller.

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  • Chiller upgrades are cooler than ever

    Issue: December 2018

    Chiller technology is gaining ground with more sophistication in controls, integrated communications and other improvements that mean greater energy efficiency for plastics processors. One equipment maker also will begin making cooling equipment in the U.S. that had been imported. UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS... [more]

  • Injection presses expand horizons

    Issue: December 2018

    Fakuma provided a view of things to come with a sneak-peek release of a rotary-table injection molding machine series from Wittmann Battenfeld. At the October show in Germany, Arburg, Sumitomo and Boy also stepped out with new versions of existing injection molding machines. The new models offer a range... [more]

  • Firms upgrade recycling equipment

    Issue: December 2018

    Three companies showed new or upgraded recycling equipment at Fakuma, including a shredder designed for bales of pressed plastic, an automatic belt filter for PET and two new shredder/granulator combinations. ZERMA Zerma had such success with its first combination shredder and granulator, which it introduced... [more]

  • Wilmington unit gets major overhaul

    Issue: December 2018

    Wilmington Machinery engineers didn’t just set out to upgrade the company’s workhorse Series III extrusion blow molding machines. They reinvented their wheel. The rotary blow molding machine enters its second generation with the debut of the Series III B, a completely redesigned wheel series... [more]

  • KraussMaffei has new strategic plan, partner

    Issue: December 2018

    KraussMaffei Group has launched a two-pillar business strategy that continues its traditional plastics machinery business while branching out with a digital services business unit that will offer new products and services.  The strategy, called Compass, includes a business model that allows customers... [more]

  • Athena Automation becomes Niigon Machines

    Issue: December 2018

    Vaughan, Ontario-based injection molding machine maker Athena Automation Ltd. has changed its name to Niigon Machines Ltd. Niigon is an Ojibwa word meaning “for the future.” The corporate name change follows the rebranding earlier this year of the company’s presses to the Niigon name. [more]

  • Nordson to build new global hub in Wisconsin

    Issue: December 2018

    Nordson Corp. recently broke ground for the 145,000-square-foot world headquarters of its EDI extrusion and Premier fluid coating product lines in Chippewa Falls, Wis. New state-of-the-art equipment will allow the company to streamline its workflow and produce dies with tighter tolerances. “A complete... [more]

  • Expansion allows Ube to double assembly capacity

    Issue: December 2018

    Ube Machinery Inc. completed the expansion of its facility in Ann Arbor, Mich., doubling its assembly capacity for large injection molding machines. The expansion includes the addition of large cranes, a dolly system for heavy items and a powder coating facility, which will enhance efficiency. [more]

  • Coperion products hit the road for customers

    Issue: December 2018

    The new Traveling Equipment Display/Coperion K-Tron A special truck is bringing Coperion and Coperion K-Tron products directly to bulk materials-handling facilities across the U.S. The new Traveling Equipment Display (TED) offers hands-on demonstrations of feeders, pneumatic conveying equipment, diverter... [more]

  • Davis-Standard boosts feed-screw capacity

    Issue: December 2018

    Davis-Standard’s CNC machining center/Davis-Standard LLC Davis-Standard LLC, a Pawcatuck, Conn., a maker of polymer processing equipment, has invested $2 million to add a fourth CNC machining center to its facility to increase its feed-screw manufacturing capacity.  “The CNC machining... [more]

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