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TUESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY LEADING SHEET EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY G-SERIES ® QUAD PLUS ™ CO-EX SHEET SYSTEMS MULTI-PATENTED TECHNOLOGY Processing Technologies International, LLC | 2655 White Oak Circle Aurora, IL 60502 | Tel: 630.585.5800 | Fax: 630.585.5855 World Class Sheet Extrusion Systems 5 Zone Temp Station Dual Payoff Lamination Cell Film Access Hatchways Model GCH841830 Horizontal Five Chrome Roll Stand M a y 7 - 1 1 , 2 0 1 8 O r l a n d o , F L U S A B o o t h W 6 7 4 4 Injecঞon-Blow Tooling System Reduces Labor, Improves Quality By Karen Cornelissen MoldMaking Technology R&D/Leverage has the Liberty IBM system on display at NPE2018 in Booth S32079. It uses patented technology to overcome the challenges of convenঞonal IBM tooling. R&D/Leverage filed its 15th IBM-related pat- ent this year, as its soluঞons keep evolving to make beer injecঞon-blow tooling. A major improvement of the Liberty IBM System is said to be its ability to achieve thermal isolaঞon between the neck insert and the shoulder of the bole. Unlike tradi- ঞonal IBM tools that use key stock and all- thread to locate and clamp the mold inserts onto the die set, the Liberty IBM System uses dowels to locate the mold inserts. This allows gaps to be designed between the mold inserts, which negate the effects of accumulated horizontal thermal expansion across the injecঞon mold inserts. The Liberty System also incorporates a new, patent-pending Self-Alignment System that is said to ensure opঞmal cavity align- ment in the parison and blow staঞons. These new technologies reportedly allow fast and trouble-free startups, improved bole quality, and reduced tool wear. The new system can be designed to change out damaged caviঞes without removing the tool from the machine. Roboঞc Palleঞzing Cells Flex Their Muscles Flexicell six-axis robots with EOAT for case packing and palleঞzing. Flexicell Inc., (Booth S20115) showcases its roboঞc palleঞzing and case-packing technol- ogy at NPE2018. As a system integrator and automaঞon equipment manufacturer, Flexi- cell has created a line of standard roboঞc palleঞzers to provide simple, reliable, us- er-friendly and economical roboঞc soluঞons. "Our end-of-line packaging systems solve a pain point for the manufacturing industry," says Hans de Koning, CEO. "Finding skilled labor can be a daunঞng task, so having an automated soluঞon in place ensures produc- ঞon lines can stay on schedule. The line of standard palleঞzers was developed to bridge the labor gap and bring low cost and high producঞvity to a broader spectrum of the industry base." Flexicell's line includes the Compact Pal- leঞzer with the smallest footprint in its lineup of standard cells. It's designed to be moved from one producঞon line to another, if re- quired. The system is designed to stop for a manual pallet exchange. The Dual Floor Posiঞon Palleঞzer allows for conঞnuous automaঞc operaঞon on a sin- gle producঞon line. The robot works on one pallet staঞon unঞl full, then moves to the next. This mode of operaঞon allows ঞme to replace the full pallet with an empty one with- out stopping the work cell. The Over/Under Roboঞc Palleঞzer per- forms pallet handling on an over/under con- veyor and uses a scissor li[ to transfer the pallets verঞcally at the loading staঞon. This model also allows for conঞnuous automaঞc operaঞon on a single producঞon line. The Pallet Handling Roboঞc Palleঞzer is engineered for conঞnuous automaঞc opera- ঞon on a single producঞon line. An empty pallet is picked up by a robot from a pallet magazine and then placed at the palleঞzing locaঞon. The robot will then pick and place single cases onto the pallet unঞl full. The full pallet is conveyed out of the work cell to be picked up via forkli[. PLASTICS MEMBER LOUNGE The PLASTICS Member Lounge provides opportunies for Plascs Industry Associaon members and their teams to gather, discuss objecves, share notes, meet and network with industry peers and relax during the show. OCCC WEST BUILDING, LEVEL 3, ROOM W315A The Liberty IBM System achieves thermal isolaঞon between the neck insert and the shoulder of the bole. 84 NPE.ORG A PRODUCT OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

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