NPE2018 Show Daily - Monday

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MONDAY N PE 2 018 be connected via cable to the TracerVM Bluetooth Interface. The TracerVMA with AutoReg is a new automaঞc flow reg- ulator that adjusts flow rate to the required user-selected volume, regardless of changes in line pressure. This results in a more consistent flow rate with more control over cool- ing-water condiঞons in criঞcal molding situaঞons. Also making a U.S. debut from Piovan's Aquatech brand of industrial cooling is the Easycool+ line of air- and water- cooled chillers; along with Aryacool, a dry cooler that can meet the needs of various industrial processes; and Digitem- pEvo, which Piovan describes as its flexible heaঞng/cooling soluঞon. Frigel's line of Microgel machine-side chiller/TCUs with digital controls now lets users capture, display and record historical process-cooling energy data. In addiঞon to energy consumpঞon, the Microgel's digital controls let processors review temperatures, pressures and flow rates. All operaঞng data are stored in a historical log and are accessible via touchscreen. Processors can use the informaঞon to adjust the unit for specific molding condiঞons and opঞmal efficiency. Thanks to what it calls the most efficient fan technology in the industry, AEC says its new High Efficiency central chiller can deliver users up to 60% in average energy sav- ings. The chiller uঞlizes electrically commutated (EC) fan motors, which AEC says are more efficient than variable-fre- quency drives (VFDs) and fan staging across the enঞre load spectrum. Compared with VFD-controlled compressors, AEC says the High Efficiency central chiller is more efficient and less complex. It generates the biggest savings when running between 40% and 80% capacity. AEC also presents a "Hybrid" freeze-proof adiabaঞc cool- ing system. This technology combines dry-air cooling during the cooler months of the year with fluid cooling during warmer months. AEC says the Hybrid adiabaঞc cooling sys- tem saves up to 95% in water use annually compared with a tradiঞonal cooling tower or a closed-circuit fluid cooler. Pull- ing outside ambient air across coils to remove heat when outside temperature is cool enough, the system only turns on fine misঞng nozzles when needed. Mokon has at its booth expanded its line of Iceman SC Series portable chillers, now offering units with cooling ca- pacity as high as 50 tons. Mokon says this larger size will allow customers to consider portable units for their cooling needs versus having to jump to larger, immobile central sys- tems. The Iceman SC Series, which uঞlizes scroll compres- sors and air- or water-cooled condensers, now ranges in ca- pacity from 0.5 to 50 tons. The fluid temperature range goes from 20°F to 65°F. 81 M AY 7 TH NPE.ORG A M E R I M O L D E X P O . C O M REGISTER NOW! PRESENTED BY: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES for mold builders and mold buyers EXHIBIT HALL featuring machine tools, mold components, tooling, materials, software, more AMERIMOLD TECH TALKS on designing, machining, maintaining molds BOOTH SALES ARE OPEN CO-LOCATED WITH: Novi, MI | June 13-14, 2018 OVER MOLDING COMPOSITES that Autojectors. He says, "I had this rouঞne I started at Demag. Every day before quiমng ঞme I'd walk around the sales, service and spare parts departments and ask, 'So what did you sell today?' In the months before NPE2009, I knew I had some selling of my own to do." He and his colleagues developed a rebate pro- gram that encouraged exhibitors to stay with their original display plans. He spent months on airplanes changing the minds of suppliers who had decided to pull out. The most no- table of these was a trip to Japan to visit Nissei, which had made public their plans to withdraw from the show. Carteaux convinced execuঞves there to change their minds. "My pitch to them was this: 'People will come to the show.' It wasn't easy. In the first six months of 2009 the Japanese injecঞon machinery market had collapsed by 80%. But they came to the show and even sold machines." The rebate program may not have been what was best for the associaঞon's balance sheet, but it was what the industry needed at the ঞme. "One of my very first jobs was working for Chester (Chet) Dekko at Group Dekko," an Indiana-based com- pany that makes products for power and data and lighঞng. "Chet taught me you have to precisely idenঞfy a problem be- fore you can solve. Heading toward NPE2009, the problem was that nobody had any cash. The rebate program was the soluঞon." "I had no doubt in my mind whatsoever that we could save the show," Carteaux conঞnues. "The industry needed a cheer- leader, and I was fine taking that role. I had no quesঞon we'd have a good show, and I think it turned out a lot beŽer than what most people expected." Today, as the doors swing open at the Orange County Con- venঞon Center for the record-breaking NPE2018, aŽendees will see first-hand testament of a resilient industry that is fir- ing on all cylinders. And if you get a glimpse of a naমly dressed guy zipping around on a Segway with a smile on his face, well, you've met Bill Carteaux. Sঞll cheerleading for the industry. Sঞll brimming with energy, unbridled enthusiasm and confidence. Ever the posiঞve spirit. A spirit that he has now directed to fight an enemy more potent than the economic downturn of 10 years ago: Cancer. In 2016, Carteaux was diagnosed with acute myeloid leuke- mia. He got the diagnosis following blood-work that was con- ducted a[er he contracted dengue fever following a business trip to Cuba. Months of aggressive treatment knocked the disease into remission, only to have it return July 2017. "Hear- ing 'you have cancer' is bad, but hearing 'it's back' is even worse. It hit me hard." More months of a chemotherapy cock- tail followed, this ঞme with a bone-marrow transplant—two units of umbilical cord blood. Through it all, Carteaux was, well, Carteaux. "I'm a posiঞve person. I have found in my life that it's actu- ally easier to be posiঞve than negaঞve. The first ঞme, my on- cologist and one of my nurses told me my aমtude was 70% responsible for my remission. I wasn't about to change. When people get this kind of news, the tendency is for them to think 'Why me?' That's perfectly natural. But my aমtude was 'Why not me?" During a 44-day hospital stay, Carteaux worked regularly, and made friends and offered words of encouragement to fellow paঞents. He was also crushed when he saw a woman he befriended with the same disease die. But he remained posiঞve, told jokes, played pranks and only walked out of the hospital "a[er hugging every doctor, nurse, director and tech- nician involved in his treatment," he said. He also spent ঞme researching his illness and geমng involved in fundraising. He was corporate chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2017 Capital Area Light the Night event, and has raised more than $400,000 on its behalf. Today, in remission again, 58-year-old Bill Carteaux cuts the ribbon to open NPE2018. It's a record-breaking trade- show. It's also proof of the power of posiঞve thinking, of resil- iency, not only for the industry as a whole, but for a guy who's been its head cheerleader for more than 13 years. Carteaux, conঞnued from page 1 Process Cooling, conঞnued from page 14

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