NPE2018 Show Daily - Monday

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MONDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY Biggest Arburg Machine Yet Arrives in U.S., with New, Prize-Winning Design and Control Features Arburg Inc. | Booth W1325 NPE2018 hosts the U.S. launch of the largest machine ever from Arburg and the first of a brand-new design with a sophisঞcated new control. The Allrounder 1120H has a 650-metric-ton clamp (730 U.S. tons, 30% larger than any previous Arburg machine) with 1120-mm ঞebar spacing (20% larger than other Allrounders) and 1050-mm stroke. Dry-cycle ঞme is 2.4 sec. Its sleek new design was recently awarded a design prize by the world's oldest indepen- dent design insঞtute, iF Internaঞonal Forum Design GmbH in Germany. On display for the first ঞme outside Eu- rope, this hybrid press has an electric toggle clamp powered by twin servos, plus ser- vo-hydraulic injecঞon with a gas accumula- tor. Electric ejecঞon is standard, with hydrau- lic opঞonal. The new design encloses all elec- tric, hydraulic, pneumaঞc, lubricaঞon and temperature-control systems within the ma- chine frame. Safety gates and injecঞon unit run on linear guides. Integrated fold-out steps provide access to the mold area. Its new Gesঞca controller has a pivoঞng and height-adjustable operator panel with a smooth glass front that resembles a tablet computer and accepts mulঞtouch/gesture commands. The 15.6-in., full-HD screen has a new EASYslider element that allows fingerঞp dynamic control of machine movements during setup. Moঞons can be speeded up or slowed down with the swipe of a finger on the on-screen bar. Two other models with the new design and control are already on the market, the Allrounder 920 H (500 m.t.) and 820 H (400 m.t.)—the laer will be unveiled at the Plast2018 show in Milan, Italy, this spring. Here at NPE, the Allrounder 1120H is molding a PP folding step stool, molded in an eight-cavity family mold and snapped together in an adjoining cell with a six-axis robot. The parts will be demolded by a Mulঞli[ V Cartesian robot, a new model with 88-lb payload capacity. | (860) 667-6500 Delicate Medical Molding: 4000 Bristles in One Shot! Engel | Booth W3303 Engel is performing a tricky piece of molding for the medical arena: eight interdental brushes, each with up to 500 ঞny bristles, and a total shot weight of only 1.93g. A single material (not idenঞfied) replaces three components—a grip surface, wire mesh and the filaments. An all-electric e-moঞon 171/110 T 121-ton toggle press will use a collecঞon of Engel's latest "intelli- gent" so[ware: iQ weight control to adjust the process for consistent shot weight, iQ clamp control to automaঞcally set the opঞmum clamp force, and iQ flow control to opঞmize mold cooling—which is see- ing its North American debut at NPE. The brushes were developed by Pheneo in Germany. The mold was supplied by Hack Formenbau and the automaঞon by Hekuma, both of Germany. This cell also ran at K 2016. | (717) 764-6818 WE CONNECT PLASTIC EXPERTS. The plastics industry has a new global player. Just formed, Westfall Technik is combining core competencies across an international group of plastics experts. Their goal is to provide highly efficient, highly productive manufacturing solutions to serve the medical, packaging, and consumer goods market spaces. FOR IMPROVED TIME TO MARKET. WESTFALL-TECHNIK.COM 54

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