NPE2018 Show Daily - Tuesday

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TUESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY HAVE A BLAST WITH BOOTH W483 Producঞve, Energy-Efficient Pipe, Profile Extruders American Maplan Corp. dba Baenfeld-Cincinnaঞ US | Booth W2771 The conEX NG from Baenfeld-Cincinnaঞ is a conical twin-screw extruder for processing both PVC pipe and profiles. The screw core fits all screw tempering systems, and the gear box design allows several different mo- tor posiঞons (U or Z version). Processors can also choose between different bar- rel-tempering and dosing systems, allowing a wide range of outputs to be covered with one machine. The machines can work with process pressures up to 7,500 psi, which are re- quired when producing small or thin-walled profiles or when using regrind and recycled materials in coextrusion. Thanks to mini- mized residence ঞmes and quick cleaning, color changes can also be affected much faster, which saves material. Complete thermal insulaঞon of the barrel minimizes heat loss, and by using reluctance or synchronous motors, the conEX NG re- portedly offers energy savings of up to 20%. conEX NG extruders are available in three sizes (42, 54 and 65 mm), with out- puts from 80 to 550 lb/hr for profiles, and 100 to 1,000 lb/hr for pipe. Several differ- ent space-saver or column designs are avail- able for coextrusion. These can be adapted to every main extruder through improved height and ঞlt-adjustment faciliঞes. Meanঞme, the machine builder has de- signed its solEX NG line of single-screw ex- truders for polyolefin pipe with a completely redesigned screw feed secঞon that allows for a significantly lower pressure profile (pic- tured). This ensures high specific outputs, fast process start-ups at low screw torques, and no conveying instabiliঞes—even at high back pressures of up to 7,200 psi, which are needed, for example, for the producঞon of corrugated pipes. The new processing unit reportedly makes possible a reducঞon of melt tempera- ture by approximately 15-20° F. As a result, cooling length can be shortened or, alterna- ঞvely, line speeds with the same cooling length can be maintained to reportedly boost output by as much as 20%. Lower melt temperatures at a consistently high level of melt homogeneity also result in bet- ter product quality through reduced sagging, for example, which is parঞcularly important for thick-walled or large-diameter pipes. The solEX NG series cuts energy usage by up to 15% because it operates with less drive power and lower energy losses. Thanks to the grooved barrel and corresponding lower pressure profile, energy savings can be achieved by reduced barrel cooling. The extruders from the solEX NG series come in four sizes (60, 75, 90 and 120 mm, 40 L/D) offering outputs from 2000 to 5,000 lb/hr for HDPE, and from 1,650 to 4,000 lb/ hr for PP. Both new machinery lines are equipped with the Industry 4.0 compaঞble BCtouch UX control system. baenfeld-cincinnaঞ.com (620) 241-6843 New Servo-Hydraulic Toggles and Two-Platens from FCS Maruka USA | Booth W1103, W911 Maruka USA is unveiling two new energy-saving servo-hydraulic presses from FCS (Fu Chun Shin), the largest injecঞon machine maker in Taiwan. Making its North American debut is the GenII FA series (35 to 1565 tons) for fast-cycle precision molding. These toggle presses have increased injecঞon pressures and larger ঞebar spacing, as well as a KEBA i2880 touchscreen controller. Also new is the LA-SV two-platen series ranging from 560 to 4070 tons. They boast increased clamp speeds and the same KEBA controller as above. | (570) 977-8568 72

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