NPE2018 Show Daily - Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY MuCell ® P-Series lighter, lower cost and more sustainable thin-wall packaging 2Limit first ever design service dedicated to foamed components TecoCell ® clean, green advanced chemical foaming agent ENGEL will present a fully automated, integrated production cell for the DecoJect process using MuCell microcellular foaming technology. Booth W3303 Milacron will be combining MuCell with RocTool and Coreback to produce an automotive SUV door panel with map pocket. Booth W2703 Yizumi HPM will demonstrate remarkable cycle time reduction and clamp tonnage reduction through the use of MuCell Technology. Booth W3343 See Live demos of MuCell ® throughout the show: Trexel, Inc. | 100 Research Drive Wilmington, MA 01887 | | w w w . t r e x e l . c o m Sustainability. Lightweighting. Reduced Costs. Design Freedom. Speak to the experts in microcellular foaming solutions and learn how your applications can benefit from our latest technologies. Yizumi HPM Booth W3343 Milacron Booth W2703 ENGEL Booth W3303 Trexel Booth W551 Trexel presents a live demonstration of the MuCell P-Series with StackTeck TRIM technology and IML. Trexel Booth W551 CHECK OUT WHAT IS NEW AT THE TREXEL BOOTH #W551 Cart-Mounted Blending Systems Updated Plastrac Inc. | Booth W129 Plastrac is exhibiঞng the latest iteraঞon of its high-efficiency cart-based blending systems, which are designed to be shared between mulঞple stand-alone processing machines. This new line can make addiঞve and other changes faster and simpler, parঞcularly for shops handling short producঞon runs. Plastrac says cart-based blending systems, which can be easily moved, accessed and operated, are in response to today's just-in-ঞme manufacturing environment. According to the company, the units outperform single-blend cart- based weigh-batch systems in several facets, including scrap reducঞon. Plastrac had supplied custom single-cart systems for several years, but only recently standardized the line, formally introducing it at NPE2015. The new cart systems are duplex and fully independent dual models. In the duplex dual design, a single virgin feeder and two different color feeders have a shared controller and blower system, operat- ing independently with either manual color filling or an auto- mated color loader. This fully independent dual system can manage two different resins for double-shot machines—picture unified material management for a toothbrush applicaঞon with a hard plasঞc substrate and a so[ elastomer grip. Plastrac notes that separate hoppers facilitate easy color changes, with a full dual able to accommodate two natural resins and up to two addiঞves, using a shared blower system, with a control box that can manage up to six disc feeders, allowing operators to switch colors electronically. The new mobile systems can be configured in different ways, including by shared needs between machines, physical specificaঞons of the shop floor, and changeover flexibility. Customizaঞon includes a version of the core components of a single cart system removed from its wheels to allow fixed overhead mounঞng for off-line blending into a drum or gaylord. Standard features include a blend funnel that opঞmizes blending even with extremely small percentage addiঞves. Every feed hopper has an ultrasonic non-contact wireless level sensor with auto shutoff above the cart to ensure resin and addiঞve supplies are easy to keep filled. All system com- ponents are reportedly easy to connect and disconnect for fast changeovers and setups. The line also features Plastrac's new touchscreen controller, which is making its debut at NPE. | (610) 356-3000 Hot-Runner System Features Save Time and Boost Quality Synvenঞve Molding Soluঞons | Booth W643 Synvenঞve showcases the SVG+ hot-runner system. The com- pany says that it has a simple design in that no cooling lines or plates are required. The system saves ঞme by providing moni- toring and diagnosঞc tools from outside of the molding ma- chine. Synvenঞve says that this results in less downঞme, less scrap and increased reliability. The system upgrades easily acঞveGate control technology for lower operaঞng costs and improved quality. The system makes it possible to mold com- plex geometries and high-quality, Class A part surfaces in less ঞme. The SVG+ hot runner systems are equipped with a new modular actuator design and patent pending SynCool3 tech- nology. SynCool3 provides cooling of the actuators without the need for separate cooling lines. These systems are deliv- ered with a Valve Monitoring Interface (VMI) for monitoring, diagnosঞcs, and trouble shooঞng from outside the molding machine. VMI provides measured individual pin movement data and allows operators to check whether the valve pins are moving as intended. synvenঞ | (978) 750-8065 STAY CONNECTED …with the latest posts, news feeds, photos and videos. Join the industry and don't forget to use #NPE2018 on every social post! 42

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