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NPE2018 Show Daily - Thursday

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THURSDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY Absolute Haitian Corporation 94 Gardner St. • Worcester, MA 01610 • 508-459-5372 12900 Plaza Dr. • Parma, OH 44130 • 216-452-1000 www.absolutehaitian.com Welcome to the market leader in injection molding machines. Visit our booth W143 at NPE 2018 to see our latest technology: • Introduction of the JE Series two-platen electric hybrid molding machine • New developments in all-electric technology for the Venus Series • New advancements for the best-selling Mars Series – now at more than 180,000 installed machines and counting! • Cost-efficient large-tonnage electric Zeres Series • Integrated control of automation, auxiliaries, peripherals and process quality monitoring through communications networks If you are looking for balance in flexibility and productivity, visit us at NPE 2018 to see affordable technology in action. FLEXIBILITY WITH TECHNOLOGY TO THE POINT. West Building Booth W143 Injecঞon-Blow Molding Line Gets a Technology Makeover Jomar IntelliDrive 135 is one of a new series that's faster, more energy efficient, and ready for Industry 4.0 By Mahew H. Naitove Plascs Technology Jomar Corp., a pioneer in injecঞon-blow molding machinery, celebrates its 50th an- niversary this year by giving its product line a technological refresh. "We're known for our durable, workhorse machinery," says Ron Gabriele, sales manager. "In the last few years, we've been integraঞng the latest technology with our proven machines. We want to reinvent the expectaঞons of what our machines can do." You can see the results at Booth S12077, where Jomar is running its new IntelliDrive line, which employs variable-speed hydrau- lic pumps to save almost 50% of the energy used by its former models and trim dry-cy- cle ঞmes as well. These models replace the single fixed-speed pump of older 85- to 175-ton machines with a servo-driven pump for the injecঞon unit and a smaller pump with variable-frequency drive (VFD) for the clamp. Not only that, says Gabriele, but Jomar has added a closed-loop system on the clamp hydraulics that provides much ঞghter control of speed and posiঞon. "We're totally embracing the possibiliঞes of Industry 4.0," he adds. The machine at the show is collecঞng data and transmiমng it via internet link to a remotely viewable "dash- board" that provides a quick assessment of machine status and performance. Remote monitoring by Jomar's service de- partment is another feature of the new machines. "Our im- mediate goal is to be able to idenঞfy malfuncঞons quickly, but in the near future we will add predicঞve-maintenance capabiliঞes, and the future potenঞal of Industry 4.0 is pracঞcally limitless." Gabriele hopes to open molders' minds to a wider range of applicaঞons for Jomar machines. "At NPE, we'll be showing a small PC part, which is a bit unusual for us. Most of our proj- ects are done in polyolefins, but we're geমng more requests for small, thick, 'glass-like' containers, which are enঞrely ap- propriate for our machines. We are in the advanced stages of developing our ability to run non-stretched PET bo•les for cosmeঞcs and pharmaceuঞcals." Jomar also wants to sঞmulate thinking about how injec- ঞon-blow molding can compete in areas previously consid- ered the turf of extrusion blow or even stretch-blow molding. An example is a large shampoo bo•le, similar in weight and shape to bo•les made by extrusion blow, but with higher- quality neck finish and more consistent weight. NPE2018's online presence is stronger this year than ever. Follow the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon on social and download the app to stay connected. What's New in Social for NPE2018 By Hannah Mason Plascs Technology Social technology has been constantly pro- gressing since NPE2015. NPE2018 sঞll has many of the same great app and social media features as provided before, but here's what's new in the social media world: • New year, new hashtag: Don't forget to tag #NPE2018 to connect with other a•endees. • This year, NPE2018 teamed with Map Your Show so that the app syncs directly with your Map Your Show account. All of your schedules, bookmarks, exhibitors, and sessions will update across all your devices. • In addiঞon to regular social media coverage and up- dates, NPE2018 is using social to tell the plasঞcs industry story be•er than ever. Look out for new coverage all day long throughout the show. You can download the free NPE2018: The Plasঞcs Show! app for iOS or Android. Follow Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and @PLASTICS_US on Twi•er. TWEET TWEET TWEET! ... and don't forget to use #NPE2018 30

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