NPE2018 Show Daily - Monday

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MONDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY Republic Machine Showcases Innovaঞon in Shredders Maximize Your Experience With the NPE2018 App Republic's single-piece rotor, Zoidal cuমng system. By Heather Caliendo Plascs Technology Republic Machine, a manufacturer of sin- gle-sha[ shredders, is showcasing at Booth W2163 its modular patented split-apart shredder design that allows for stand-up cleaning and other maintenance. Republic is demonstraঞng the open-and-close feature in its booth for aendees. Republic is also presenঞng its Zoidal non-wrapping cuer design for the shred- ders, which is used for breaking down films and fibers. This design helps to prevent any material from wrapping around the rotor. In addiঞon, Republic Machine is now guaranteeing its single-sha[ rotor for life. "We're so confident in the quality of rotors we build—they don't break—that we are guaranteeing them for life," says Dave Miller, general manager, size reducঞon at Republic. "We're one of the only lifeঞme guarantees in the size reducঞon industry." Republic also has upgraded its open archi- tecture control system, which is based on Allen Bradley's Micrologix 1400 control with a design that meets all system requirements. "We're constantly thinking of how to improve for a more efficient machine," Miller says. "The controls are extremely im- portant in managing certain materials and they also provide energy savings by allowing a more efficient way of how we manage the machine." Republic's single-sha[ shredders are used in a wide range of size-reducঞon and recy- cling applicaঞons involving plasঞc, carpeঞng and medical waste. Other machines the com- pany offers include the dial-a-length pipe shredder and the horizontal shredder. Miller says that one of main ways using a shredder provides an advantage over other size-reduc- ঞon machines is that shredders don't require someone to feed in parts all day. Another differenঞator for Republic's equipment, according to the company, is that its ma- chines are designed specifically for the plasঞcs industry. "Republic is focused on plasঞcs—all cuer, rotor and program controls—everything is designed for plasঞcs material," Miller says. "As opposed to trying to handle all different sectors at once, we focus on the customer and the material." By Hannah Mason Plascs Technology Download the free NPE2018: The Plasঞcs Show! app to take advantage of all the show has to offer. This isn't just a map of the show floor (although it has that, too)—you can use the app to search for and plan out your enঞre show experience. Here are a few of its features: • Floor plans of the South and West buildings • Complete exhibitor lisঞngs with booth numbers, company profiles, staff info and product categories • Schedules, descripঞons and speaker details about the nine educaঞon confer- ences/workshops • General informaঞon and announce- ments, including info about registraঞon, show hours and shule schedules • My Show Planner, which syncs to your Map Your Show site and allows you to save exhibitors and events that you want to see What's the best feature? "That aendees are able to build their schedule," says Teena Pham, markeঞng manager for Trade Shows at the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon. "App users can arrange meeঞngs, bookmark exhibitors they want to see and idenঞfy sessions and events they'd like to aend. The app will sync with their My Show Planner on Map Your Show so aendees will have their schedule available at all ঞmes no maer where they are or what device they're using." The app is available for free download on iOS or Android. Turn your smartphone or tablet into your personal NPE2018 schedule, map and more with the NPE2018 app. Prost! Network, Socialize at the Bole Zone's Biergarten By Julia Hider Modern Machine Shop A[er checking out the latest boles from more than 80 manufacturers and learning from the Technical Forum specialized sessions, visitors to NPE's Bole Zone can raise a plasc bole of beer with other plas- ঞcs professionals in the area's Biergarten (lederhosen not required). The Bole Zone and Biergarten, both of which are new to NPE, aim to help visitors capitalize on this fast-growing market segment. Perhaps the coolest aspect? The beer served has been locally brewed and boled— in plasঞc no less! Four-thousand boles have been custom produced just for NPE2018 aendees. Before lunch, visitors can say, "guten Morgen" with coffee. Beer will be available in the a[ernoons along with a German food cart that will have aendees saying, "Dast ist gut!" The goal is to give profession- als, their colleagues, and industry leaders and experts a place to do business and socialize. The Biergarten is open all five days of the show, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Danke to sponsor Nissei ASB. It's going to be wunderbar! 86 NPE.ORG A PRODUCT OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Visit us at Booth #W5791 SCREEN CHANGERS • MELT PUMPS • MIXERS • PACKAGED SYSTEMS What more can you get from your process? • Precise dimensional control • Better melt integrity • Stabilized output • Increased yield • Higher use of reg rind I ndustry 's most reliable Melt Pu mp From through-hardened gears to high-wear bearings to leak-free, anti-galling seals, PSI melt pumps provide you consistent, trouble-free performance, yea r after year. Join the ranks of processors turning to PSI and put us to the test. Discover how much more you can get from your process! Call today to ask for a no-risk trial! 1-828-468-2600 Don't forget to ask about our Pump Exchange program! FROM THE EXTRUDER TO THE DIE - PERFORMANCE GUARANTEED! • •

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