NPE2018 Show Daily - Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY N PE 2 018 M AY 9 TH NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY Compact Nozzle Enables Injecঞon on the Inside Surface of Part Thermoplay S.p.A. | Booth W643 Thermoplay displays its newly expanded small nozzle series featuring the valve gate F mini nozzle, Ø11. Designed to meet the in- creasing requirements of special applicaঞons in cosmeঞc, medical and food packaging markets, the nozzle features a small pitch and is now available for valve gate applicaঞons. The F Ø11 valve gate nozzle has a minimum pitch of 17 mm. Because of its compact pro- file, the nozzle is useful in restricted areas and enables injecঞon on an "inside" surface of the part. The nozzle and ঞp design enable low thermal dispersion, giving maximum flex- ibility to the moldmaker in designing the cooling system. The patented Thermoplay heaters uni- formly distribute heat along the whole nozzle surface, providing low energy consumpঞon Granulator AVIAN (USA) MACHINERY, LLC. TEL: 630.687.9876 FAX: 866.755.9258 E-MAIL: WEB: 1901 Powis Court, West Chicago, IL. 60185 The Professional source for Granulators, Shredders, and Pulverizers. Booth W7785 Two-Color LSR Molding Fine-Tuned with Flow Simulaঞon Sigmaso[ Virtual Molding | Booth S30023 CAE simulaঞon so[ware provider Sigma Plasঞc Services is demonstraঞng an unusual two-color LSR molding applicaঞon. Egg cups of white and yellow LSR are run in a 4 + 4 cavity Elmet mold using that company's new TOP5000 dosing system. Its closed-loop con- trols document the real amount of colorant used, which is parঞcularly relevant to the healthcare industry. Especially remarkable is the special hardware system that allows two-component molding on a standard one-component Arburg injecঞon press with only one LSR dosing system. In this project, Sigma used its Sigmaso[ Virtual Molding so[ware to determine the filling ঞme, injecঞon pressure needed, and selecঞon of the opঞmal LSR material grades from Momenঞve. Sigma's highly developed LSR simulaঞon can show such details as air temperature at the vents, formaঞon of flow lines during fill, and percent cure to indicate when parts can be ejected. | (847) 558-5600 Advanced Training in Molding Skills Paulson Training Programs Inc. | Booth W5073 Paulson Training presents its newly enhanced ProMolder 2 injecঞon molding training semi- nar, described as "the next generaঞon in ad- vanced molding skills training." This hands-on cerঞficaঞon course now features more than six hours of addiঞonal machine ঞme, plus the addiঞon of a comprehensive "math for mold- ers" module and ঞme with Paulson's SimTech injecঞon molding simulator. ProMolder 2 is a five-day course that has been taught in Paulson's partner technical faciliঞes around the country, including Ar- burg, Polymer Center of Excellence, Extellent, KraussMaffei, and Toshiba. Graduates of Paulson's ProMolder 1 course, or those who complete the equivalent Paulson CD/DVD or web-based training meet the qualificaঞon to enroll in ProMolder 2. The more advanced course begins with a review of ProMolder 1 and covers key concepts: • Analysis of part properঞes and machine soluঞons using the four plasঞcs variables; • Pracঞcal hands-on experience in machine seমngs; • Detailed analysis of molded part defects, their causes and soluঞons; • Comprehensive math module. | (860) 526-3099 (at 150W maximum per nozzle). Thermoplay says that the moldmaker can easily replace the ঞp for maintenance with the mold in- stalled in the injecঞon machine. Valve-gate actuaঞon can be pneumaঞc or hydraulic, individual- or plate-actuated, which Thermo- play says makes the nozzles useful for high-cavitaঞon applicaঞons requiring in- creased precision. The pin, available in a cy- lindrical or conical opঞon, is designed to min- imize the witness mark on the part (gate di- ameter from 0.8 to 1.2 mm) providing the highest quality finish. Thermoplay says that the FØ11 valve gate nozzle series combine flexibility and quality and are available in lengths from 56 to 146 mm. | (978) 882-1483 65

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