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MONDAY N PE 2 018 M AY 7 TH NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY Arburg Molding Cells Show off LSR, High-Speed Packaging, Automoঞve Composites, and Industry 4.0 Arburg Inc. | Booth W1325 Arburg has a total of nine exhibits here at NPE2018. One of the most eye-catching is its newest and largest machine, the Allrounder 1120H (730 U.S. tons) molding a PP folding step stool, molded in an eight-cavity family mold and snapped to- gether in an adjoining cell with a six-axis robot. Among the others: • An electric Allrounder 570A is produc- ing wrist straps in LSR with two colors and durometers (70 and 30 Shore A), and assem- bling a complete watch in a roboঞc cell. • A dual-durometer LSR/LSR (70 and 30 Shore A) membrane for valves used in medi- cal and automoঞve applicaঞons is molded on an Allrounder 270A with a 0.1-oz micro-injecঞon unit incorporaঞng a 0.3-in. screw to produce one 0.0018-oz compo- nent, which is then overmolded using a servo-electric injector from Kipe Molds, Placenঞa, Calif. The injector system is integrated into the 1 + 1 cavity mold and Selogica control system. • A packaging version of the Allrounder 570H designed specifically for thin-wall molding, produces four IML tubs from PP in a cycle ঞme around 1.9 sec. The finished parts weigh 0.12 oz and have walls 0.0126 in. thick. • In another cell, an electric Allrounder 470 A molds two cups of medical-grade PP, each weighing just over 0.05 oz, in a cycle of 2.9 sec. • For automoঞve, long-glass reinforced airbag housings are molded with "fiber di- rect compounding" (FDC), whereby conঞnu- ous glass rovings are fed into the injecঞon barrel downstream of the feed opening. A side feeder with integrated cuer and a spe- cial screw and barrel permit customizing the fiber length and concentraঞon. A weight monitor displays the consistency of shot weight. • Insert encapsulaঞon is being shown on a verঞcal rotary-table machine. Metal inserts are fed to a plasma pretreatment staঞon before overmolding with nylon 66. • In what has become a trademark ex- hibit for Arburg at major shows, Industry 4.0 networking capability is demonstrated via individualized manufacturing—in this case, business-card holders. They are injecঞon molded and then barcode labeled by laser marking, followed by custom decoraঞng with Arburg's Freeformer 3D printer. arburg.us | (860) 667-6500 New So[ware Gives Plasঞcs Manufacturers Visibility and Control IQMS | Booth S20023 IQMS is debuঞng several new products here at NPE2018 that it says will help plasঞcs manufacturers increase efficiency, deliver quality products and meet customer de- mands. Track and Trace is a suite of web-en- abled tools that allow manufacturers to track materials and trace the history of receiving, quality inspecঞons, processes, work-in-pro- cess, and final inventory and shipping records for lots or batches. IQMS says this is possible with serialized finished goods and individual products. Such data can help plasঞcs manu- facturers meet industry and audit require- ments related to Recall and Analysis for Lot Traceability. The IQMS WebBI suite enables users to have a full view of and control over produc- ঞon, financial and sales analyঞcs. The IQMS WebBI (Business Intelligence) suite manages producঞon, financial and sales analyঞcs. Data are output to graphical dashboards to ease informaঞon interpretaঞon. Finally, IQMS has a live demo of its real- ঞme producঞon monitoring and data collec- ঞon plaorm. This system captures perfor- mance data from producঞon machines in real-ঞme to quickly alert you of performance issues before producঞon and equipment problems escalate. Aendees can see IQMS MES so[ware in acঞon via a live connecঞon with Wimann Baenfeld injecঞon molding machines at the show. The IQMS Product Monitoring system now also supports new OPC-UA and Euromap63, protocols, allowing it to connect to a growing list of equipment. iqms.com | (805) 227-1122 SENSORS: Inductive and Capacitive Proximity Sensors • Photoelectric Sensors • Level Sensors • Ultrasonic Sensors • Magnetic Sensors • Limit Switches • Interlocks SWITCHES: Solid State Relays • Contactors and Overloads • Soft Starters • Definite Purpose Contactors • Mini Circuit Breakers • Electromechanical Relays • Pilot Devices CONTROLS: Energy Meters and Software • Current-, Voltage- and 3-Phase Monitors • Current Transformers • Transducers • Time Delay Relays • Digital Panel Meters Whether it's our industry leading solid state relays and con- tactors, our vast range of sensors, motor controls, energy will show you why we are one of the fastest growing auto- meters and current-, voltage- and 3-phase monitors, CARLO GAVAZZI has the solution for your application needs. Contact us today, and one of our field sales representatives mation companies worldwide. We'll even provide a free evaluation sample to qualified OEMs. GavazziOnline.com • 847.465.6100 • Info@CarloGavazzi.com Innovative Automation Solutions Booth W8247 77

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