NPE2018 Show Daily - Thursday

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THURSDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY 8 0 0 • 8 3 5 • 2 5 2 6 5 0 0 S . S P E N C E R R O A D / P. O . B O X 4 6 8 / N E W T O N , K A N S A S 6 7 1 1 4 - 0 4 6 8 D e s i g n e d M a n u f a c t u r e d I n T h e U S A . See It At NPE Booth #W5563 Taking Out Stainless, Is Painless. Bunting ® HISC ™ High Intensity Separation Conveyors separate paramagnetic and work-hardened stainless steel from your shredded metals and plastics. The result: Profit-driving product purification. Taking out your stainless is painless with the Bunting ® HISC ™ Conveyor - the original stainless steel separation conveyor. • Heavy duty frame construction • Tough thin urethane endless belts to maximize magnetic fields • 4" and 6" diameter extremely high gauss separation pulleys • Separation of ferrous and stainless steel metals whether loose or encapsulated in plastic H igh I ntensity S eparation C onveyor ª HISC ª Bunting ® It's Easy to Plan Your Week NPE2018 New Technology Focus All-Electrics Mulঞply in Blow Molding Bekum's latest all-electric shule is the double-sided, long-stroke EBlow 470DL. By Mahew H. Naitove Plascs Technology All-electric machines conঞnue to make inroads in blow mold- ing, as indicated by several new models on display. In Booth W2127, Bekum is introducing the electric EBlow 407DL (dou- ble-sided, long-stroke) shu•le machine, shown with a mulঞ-layer, spiral-mandrel extrusion head, special quick-mold- change upgrade (15 min without tools), and a very compact layout. This U.S.-built machine has the company's patented C-frame clamp (22.4 tons), max. mold width of 860 mm, max. mold length of 470 mm, mold depth of 2 × 130 mm, and open daylight of 250 mm. Kautex Machines (Booth W1543) is molding three-layer personal-care bo•les on a KBB40D double-side shu•le, one of its latest series of all-electric machines. This unit has been sold to Amcor, which has representaঞves at the Kautex booth. Milacron exhibits one of the third generaঞon of its all-elec- tric shu•le machines in the booth of its representaঞve, FGH Systems (Booth W3631). From this M-Series, introduced in late 2016, FGH has the M12.52ED, a double-sided press with 12-metric-ton clamp, and 520-mm shu•le stroke. At the show it is producing 14-oz personal-care bo•les in eight caviঞes. FGH designed and built the mold and conversion package to accept exisঞng "blow-and-drop" molds for in-machine deflash- ing using an adapter plate, new transfer arms, and deflashing punches. Hesta of Germany is showing off its newest and largest all-electric shu•le, the double-staঞon Hesta900 (Booth W2343). It has a 900-mm mold stroke, opening stroke of 240 mm, and 44-ton clamp. Dry-cycle ঞme is 3.3 sec. It can handle up to 16 caviঞes per side and makes containers up to 5 L (10 L opঞonal). Jackson Machinery (Booth W2149) is a representaঞve for Hesta in the U.S. and Canada. Electric servo drives are also penetraঞng injecঞon-blow molding. Pet All Manufacturing in Canada (Booth W6545) has brought one of its new range of CanMold injecঞon-blow machines, an all-electric IBM 300/700. Besides "huge" energy savings, it is said to be faster than hydraulic models and is suited to clean rooms. This 88-ton, three-staঞon machine is aimed at small containers (typically 2 oz to 1 L) for pharmaceuঞcals and cos- meঞcs with very high neck tolerances. Milacron is exhibiঞng in its own booth (Booth W2703) a Uniloy IBS 85 (81 tons) injecঞon-blow system that is available in electric, hydraulic, and hybrid versions. The news here is that this machine is equipped to mold three-layer barrier con- tainers, using Milacron's Kortec hot-runner co-injecঞon tech- nology. The machine uses a Mold-Masters E-Mulঞ electric servo-driven secondary injecঞon unit to deliver the barrier layer. The IBS 85 molds a 7.5-g, four-cavity pill bo•le in a 12- sec cycle. Jomar Corp., which has experimented with all-electric drives in the past, has concluded that the most cost-effec- ঞve energy-saving opঞon is its IntelliDrive Series with a servo-hydraulic pump and variable-frequency drive. Jomar (Booth S12077) is running the IntelliDrive Model 85S (72 tons) that was first introduced at K 2016, but the IntelliDrive system has been extended to its two largest machines, 135 and 175 tons—in fact, the convenঞonal hydraulic version of the Model 175 has been disconঞnued. Intellidrive machines reportedly save up to 50% in energy consumpঞon and use 40% less tower water, at only 10-15% higher cost than stan- dard IBM presses. Jomar also has upgraded the clamp with a closed-loop system that shortens dry-cycle ঞmes. With more than a million square feet of show floor to cover as well as dozens of educaঞon sessions to a•end, organizing your NPE expe- rience might seem overwhelming. NPE has once again partnered with Map Your Show (MYS) to make it easier to create a plan and use it to navigate your days at the show. Visit . Click on the My Show Plan- ner link, enter a few key pieces of informaঞon and start com- piling your must-see list of exhibitors. Sessions, events and personal appointments can also be added to your Planner which can then be exported straight to your Outlook calendar. Right here at the show, your Planner can be accessed on the NPE mobile app where you'll find everything you entered synchronized to your phone or tablet. Easily locate companies on the show floor, check out exhibit highlights, engage in social media and even review informaঞon about Orlando. 34

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