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NPE2018 Show Daily - Tuesday

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TUESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY One-of-a-kind industrial manipulators and lift assist devices. See the difference a Dalmec machine makes at BOOTH S10030. dalmec-na.com/npe Distributor Focuses on 'Human Element' of Plasঞcs Chase Plasঞc Services, Inc. | Booth S21035 Plasঞcs distributor Chase Plasঞcs is focusing on the "human element" of plasঞcs, which includes its team and customers as evidenced by the new slogan 'Real People, Real Soluঞons.' "What's most important to us is people and the human element for our customers—how people are interacঞng with plasঞcs and using it to make their lives beer," says Sherry Cudd, adverঞsing and markeঞng manager for Chase. At the booth, the company is showcasing through images how people use plasঞcs in the real world: a fire helmet and goggles, a prostheঞc leg, a car—all representaঞve applicaঞons that show plasঞcs in use. Chase Plasঞcs is a stocking distributor of more than 6,400 varieঞes of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplasঞcs. The company fills a need for plasঞc processors by providing quality specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplasঞcs for small- to medium-sized appli- caঞons. In 2017, the company celebrated its 25th year of business. chaseplasঞcs.com | (248) 620-2120 Accumulator-Head Blow Molder for 2D or 3D Molding S.T. Soffiaggio Tecnica S.R.L. | Booth S35080 S.T. Blow Moulding in Italy, with over 35 years' experience in designing and manufac- turing blow molding machines, is exhibiঞng the ASPI 400 model at NPE. The ASPI series was developed for 3D sucঞon blow molding, but the main feature of this machine is said to be its versaঞlity: With 40-ton clamp force and a 4 L accumulator head (6.5 lb max. shot weight), this model is suitable for both 2D and 3D molding techniques. It can produce auto parts in standard 2D configuraঞon (such as windshield-washer reservoirs), and it can work with parison sucঞon technology as well for producঞon of 3D ducts (such as air-intake ducts for turbocharged engines). The ASPI 400 machine shown here is equipped with a 70-mm extruder. The screw profile is suitable to plasঞcate polyolefins or engineering polymers with throughput up to 375 lb/hr of HDPE or 286 lb/hr of nylon 6. The clamp platens (35 x 43 in.) reportedly can accommodate larger molds than most parison sucঞon machines. A new heaঞng control is said to reduce power consumpঞon during machine startup: The electric power to each heaঞng zone is modulated to trim the energy peaks. Inverter-controlled, variable-speed hy- draulic pumps adjust the oil output to the machine requirements, resulঞng in a dramat- ic reducঞon of energy consumpঞon, noise and wear, the company says. A new control interface has a 21-in. mulঞ- touch screen. "Job-oriented" navigaঞon dis- plays only the screens needed by the opera- tor to perform a task. This machine is also said to be ready for Industry 4.0. It has the OPC-UA standard communicaঞon protocol. Predicঞve-mainte- nance tools are available to schedule "on-demand" maintenance steps and pre- vent unexpected downঞme. A new web applicaঞon allows authorized users to moni- tor the machine data—producঞon, mainte- nance, quality—through internet connecঞon. And using the new ST applicaঞon you can check producঞon data anywhere and any- ঞme from remote devices (tablets or smart- phones). st-blowmoulding.com | 39 039 2706234 50

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