NPE2018 Show Daily - Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY The only screw specifically designed NOT to loosen in plastic applications A low cost steel Insert for plastics that surpasses Brass inserts in quality, cost and performance These Products Ensure Joints Will Simply Stay Tight 630-605-1444 BosScrew TM GripTide TM Inserts Visit us in the South Hall Booth #S19159 Coupling System Has RFID Opঞon for Error-Free Connecঞons Motan Inc. | Booth W1810 Motan's MetroConnect U/C manually oper- ated coupling system for pneumaঞc convey- ing lines is available as either an uncoded version—MetroConnect U—or coded—Met- roConnect C—with RFID-technology. The uncoded version can be retrofied to coded at any ঞme, and older coupling systems can be extended with the MetroConnect C inde- pendent of manufacturer. Motan notes that not only do coded coupling staঞons prevent coupling errors, but in certain fields, they are necessary if material tracking, validaঞon or cerঞficaঞon is required. In machine-dedicated conveying systems, every single processing machine is assigned a conveying material feed line, with connec- ঞon to different material sources occurring via a coupling staঞon. Manual switching of uncoded couplings is suscepঞble to human error, with expensive consequences if the wrong material is conveyed to a machine. The MetroConnect U/C coupling table can be easily and clearly labeled. The lids of the couplings, as well as the lock hooks, are spring assisted, making handling simpler. The coded version of the coupling sys- tem, MetroConnect C, is equipped with RFID-technology for a contact-free idenঞfi- caঞon process. The systems operate with weak electromagneঞc waves that are trans- mied from the reading unit. When the transponder is within range of the reading unit, communicaঞon begins. Motan has equipped the MetroConnect C coding system's hose couplings with a swivel grip handle featuring an integrated tag. The lids of the coupling supports are also fied with a tag. The reading/wriঞng sensors are built into the casing of the cou- pling supports. The swivel grip handles of the hose couplings allow the transponder to be in the correct posiঞon for the sensor without having to turn the material hose itself. There is a removable cover on the coupling holders that has an LED light behind it, which signals operaঞon or data exchange. The coupling system is controlled, moni- tored and configured with the MetroCon- nect controls. Up to eight blower lines can be configured with the MetroConnect con- trols, and a maximum of 96 loaders and ma- terial sources, as well as up to 125 coupling points, can be connected to each blower line. If required, an extension of up to 250 coupling points is available. The mostly self-explanatory operaঞon offers extensive monitoring and diagnosঞc possibiliঞes. The operaঞonal state for every material outlet can be viewed via a status report, and the reconfiguraঞon of the sen- sors and transponders is also possible through the MetroConnect controls. For processors looking to change exisঞng coupling tables, the MetroConnect C coupling system can be adapted to older systems independent of the manufacturer. In comparison to barcodes or laser marking, RFID-technology allows transponder data to be read or wrien by the sensor without direct visual contact, and the technology can eliminate operator errors due to incorrect source/desঞnaঞon connecঞons. | (269) 685-1050 Conical Twin for Shear-Sensiঞve PET, PLA eFACTOR3 LLC | Booth S15059 eFACTOR3 is showing a MAS brand conical twin-screw corotaঞng extruder that it says is ideal for processing shear-sensiঞve PET of all kinds well as PLA—at low screw rpm and high outputs. The ma- chine's short length reduces overall energy consumpঞon and results in short residence ঞmes, which is said to improve melt quality. The machine can be equipped with various degassing systems, rang- ing from closed vent ports to one-stage water-ring pumps to a three-stage high-performance vacuum system. For "no dry" applicaঞons, the machine can be furnished with an opঞonal PET Feeding Gate, which is used to remove surface moisture from the input flakes in the feed zone of the extruder. Downstream gear pump, filtraঞon and pelleঞzing systems can be supplied on a turnkey basis. | (704) 944-3232 60

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