NPE2018 Show Daily - Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY Flexible Twin for Small-Lot Compounding, High-Output Extruder ENTEK | Booth W5189 ENTEK is displaying two machines in its booth: its new QC3 33-mm co-rotaঞng twin- screw extruder, which was introduced in 2017 and is being shown publicly for the first ঞme; and its high-output co-rotaঞng 73-mm twin-screw extruder. ENTEK is also featuring two interacঞve work staঞons at its booth showing the company's unique screw-layout so[ware program. The QC3 33-mm twin is a new size designed for small-size lots of compounds and includes all of the company's latest QC3 (Quick-Change, Quick-Clean, and Quality Control) features. The new QC3 33-mm joins ENTEK's other QC3 models, which include its 27-, 43-, and 53-mm co-rotaঞng twins. The company also manufactures 73-, 103-, and 133-mm models. New mechanical design features being incorporated into the extruder include a patented self-aligning screw-gearbox couplings to facilitate fast and fool-proof installaঞon of screws; lock and key feature on splined sha[s to prevent screw ঞming errors; conveniently located gauges for quick monitoring of lube and cooling system running condiঞons; a quick change strand die; and enhanced controls. ENTEK is also featuring its 73-mm twin for high-output custom compounding. It's available with a 600-hp motor and screw speeds up to 900 rpm. ENTEK's unique screw design program is also featured at its booth. The company has two interacঞve work staঞons at its booth where visitors are encouraged to see how easy it is to quickly design screw and barrel layouts for their specific applicaঞons. | (541) 259-1068 Our Innovation Enables Your Success maag pump & filtration systems automatik scheer strand pelletizers gala automatik underwater pelletizers reduction pulverizing systems | | | Gear Pumps Filtration Systems Strand Pelletizing Systems Underwater Pelletizing Systems Pulverizers Centrifugal Dryers Continuous Melt Filtration Booth #W5775 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 hydrau- lic pumps adjust the oil output to the machine requirements, resulঞng in a dramaঞc reduc- ঞon 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 operator 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 prevent unexpected downঞme. A new web applica- ঞon allows authorized users to monitor the machine data—producঞon, maintenance, quality—through internet connecঞon. And using the new ST applicaঞon you can check producঞon data anywhere and anyঞme from remote devices (tablets or smartphones). | 39 039 2706234 40

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