NPE2018 Show Daily - Thursday

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THURSDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY Dell to the Plasঞcs Industry: "You Have a Choice" Headlining the 2018 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit Tuesday, Oliver Campbell, director of worldwide procurement and packaging at Dell Technologies, said his company wants to create an open supply chain to address the ocean-bound plasঞc problem. In his talk "Using Dell Innovaঞon and Supply Chain to Tackle Ocean Plasঞc," he detailed how Dell developed and launched a program to create a commercially scalable supply of plasঞcs recovered from the ocean that can be used in product packaging. "You have a choice," Campbell said, " to get involved or walk away from it. It's not easy to do, and we're just at the beginning." Rodrigo Muñoz, Wimann Baenfeld Mexico director 12 NPE2018 New Technology Focus What's New in Hot Runners By Tony Deligio Plascs Technology Hot-runner technology is increasingly being tailored to the very specific requirements of the end markets and applicaঞons it will be serving. That fine tuning is very much on dis- play at NPE2018. For example, Milacron's Mold-Masters (Booth W2703) is introducing addiঞons and enhancements to its Fusion- Series G2 hot-runner line, which is geared towards large-part producঞon where high- end quality is required. Delivered completely pre-assembled and pre-plumbed, the line features field-replaceable heater bands for quick maintenance and shot sizes that range from less than 15 g to more than 3,500 g. New at NPE2018 are Mold-Masters F3000 and F8000 nozzles. The F3000 has a shot capacity of approximately 15 g and tar- gets smaller under-hood parts, technical au- tomoঞve components, and price-sensiঞve packaging and consumer goods. The F8000 increases the top shot capacity to 5000 g via runner diameters as large as 28 mm, with nozzle lengths that can exceed 1 meter. Tar- get applicaঞons include bumper fascia, in- strument panels, door panels and large white goods. Mold-Masters is also introducing a second generaঞon of its Melt-Cube side-gaঞng hot runner. This system is said to provide vesঞge control, low pressure drop and precise cavi- ty-to-cavity rheological balance. Melt-Cube allows simultaneous direct side gaঞng of up to eight caviঞes per Cube for high-cavitaঞon molds. Tips are clamped by a single bolt in sets of two, greatly reducing assembly/disas- sembly ঞmes. Manifolds can be accessed from the parঞng line, and the system uses brazed heaters. Show aŽendees can experi- ence assembly-ঞme reducঞon firsthand with a hands-on display of the Melt-Cube in the booth. Mold-Masters Dura+ hot-runner system has been enhanced to include new Dura+ nozzles, full stainless-steel construcঞon, and a highly polished runner finish. The line tar- gets automoঞve lens applicaঞons. Mold-Mas- ters also displays its TempMaster Series hot-runner controllers. Offering a compact cabinet and the ability to control 1 to more than 500 zones, the controllers apply Mold-Masters' APS auto-tuning control algo- rithm. Milacron also highlights a new way to take advantage of its Kortec co-injecঞon technolo- gy for products needing a three-layer barrier sandwich structure. Up to now, Milacron had provided turnkey systems consisঞng of a two-component injecঞon machine, Kortec hot runner, and engineering support—includ- ing integraঞon assistance, startup and train- ing. Now, molders who wish to use an exist- ing press can choose the new Kortec Connect package, which is comprised of the Kortec hot runner, Mold-Masters E-Mulঞ secondary injecঞon unit as an add-on, and the same en- gineering support. Synvenঞve Molding Soluঞons (Booth W643) is displaying the next generaঞon of its eGate system of electronically controlled valve gates, which can control valve-pin posi- ঞon within 0.01 mm. The company also fea- tures its synflow pin control, which can be added to any of Synvenঞve's acঞveGate sys- tems through an external hookup so that molders do not have to commit to a flow-control technology for the life of the tool. Synflow's third generaঞon can stop the pin and hold it at any posiঞon mid-stroke, allowing individual flow control of each noz- zle to balance family molds or fill complex geometries. Alternaঞng opening profiles can be programmed, offering the ability to pre-fill cold runners or create differenঞal packing within mulঞ-gated parts. NPE2018 is affording aŽendees four dif- ferent opportuniঞes to see HRSFlow's (Booth W991) FLEXflow electrically driven valve- gate system in acঞon. In WiŽmann BaŽen- feld's booth (W3742), an automoঞve spoiler is molded using a five-drop FLEXflow system. At Yizumi-HPM (Booth W3343), a tool case is molded using a three-drop FLEXflow sys- tem, in a process that also applies MuCell foaming and back injecঞon. At KraussMaffei, (Booth W403) a lightweight center-console armrest is being molded in cooperaঞon with ProperTooling. Günther Hot Runner Technology (Booth conঞnued on page 87 Exhibits Return to Hall F for NPE2018; Other New Exhibit Areas in West, South Hall Find new innovaঞons and new technology! Renovaঞons are complete in Hall F—located in the West Building of the OCCC—making way for exhibits to return to Hall F, now known as the Tangerine Ballroom. To accommodate addiঞonal exhibits for this year, NPE2018 has expanded into Meet- ing Room W230, which is located off the E/F Lobby in the West Building. And a second area of expansion is in the South Building. S230BC is located off the South Concourse near the bridge that connects to the Hilton Orlando. Wimann Baenfeld Announces Expansion in Mexico By Marí a Natalia Ortega Leyva Plascs Technology México Yesterday, Michael WiŽmann, general man- ager of The WiŽmann Group, revealed that the group has plans to increase the capaci- ঞes and size of their office and technical cen- ter in Queretaro, Mexico. This investment is driven by the importance of the Mexican market to the group. According to WiŽmann, Mexico is the third biggest market for the company a[er Germany and United States. Rodrigo Muñoz, WiŽmann BaŽenfeld Mexico director, commented that Mexico has reached third place in worldwide sales for three years in a row and confirmed that the company has plans to increase the total area of their offices in Queretaro to reach a total of 30,000 square feet. The objecঞve is dou- ble the shop floor space to beŽer support local customers with more warehouse space, offices space and to create a new zone that will allow them to repair equipment on site. "This a big step to conঞnue our steady growth in the Mexican market," commented Muñoz.

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