NPE2018 Show Daily - Thursday

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THURSDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY Combinaঞon Resin Drying and Process Cooling Unit Allows Advantage Engineering to Save Space Advantage Engineering (Booth W3563) marked 40 years in process cooling last year, but here at NPE2018 with the help of Novatec (Booth W3729), it's featuring resin drying in its booth—well, resin drying and process cooling. Jon Gunderson, president of Advantage Engineering since October 2015 and an Advantage employee since 1997, says the combinaঞon unit is a real space saver for molders seeking to dry high-temperature resins beside the press. LSR Headlamp Lens Uses Auto Cavity Balancing The complex structure of LSR LED headlamp lenses places high demands on the precision of the injecঞon molding process. Engel (Booth W3303) says this is the first ঞme it has molded automoঞve LED headlight lenses at a trade show. These products (with light-guide technology) are said to be parঞc- ularly complex (photo) and require a high degree of precision and stability in molding. They run on a 120-ton, ঞebarless, all-electric e-victory 310/120 machine with a metering/ pumping system and two-cavity mold, both from ACH soluঞon in Austria. The enঞre cell, including LSR dosing, is handled by the Engel CC300 controller. The mold uses a new ServoShot cold-run- ner valve-gate system from ACH, with valves that are pneumaঞcally actuated but the pin strokes are set electrically. All the valve gates open together; varying the pins' open posi- ঞons adjusts the flow through each valve gate. Parts will be checked via integrated camera inspecঞon and will be weighed indi- vidually. The ServoShot so[ware then will adjust the pin openings to balance the fill and equalize the weights in the caviঞes. Engel machines are running LSR in three other booths: A hydraulic ঞebarless victory 200/120 is molding coasters in four caviঞes at Wacker Silicones; another hydraulic, ঞebarless victory 200/55 is running at moldmaker Burteck; and an all-electric e-mac 170/55 is molding eyeglass lenses at Shin-Etsu Silicones. "The plascs industry has a great future. It offers an array of interesng and intellectually challenging careers. My best advice would be to work hard, be paent and put in a good effort in ev- ery single thing that you do." — MARTIN STARK, Bekum America Corp., Plasঞcs Hall of Fame Class of 2018 86 Absolute Haiঞan Expanding in South Carolina On Tuesday Absolute Haiঞan Corporaঞon (Booth W143), announced they are expand- ing their operaঞons to provide addiঞonal capacity and capabiliঞes to support Haiঞan product lines in the USA and Canada. Abso- lute Haiঞan is the exclusive sales and service partner of Haiঞan Internaঞonal The expansion includes construcঞon of a new 116,000-sq.-[. operaঞons facility in Moncks Corner, SC (just outside of Charles- ton). This facility will provide for expanded sales, applicaঞons, service and training func- ঞons. In addiঞon, the facility will add new capacity and capabiliঞes in the areas of as- sembly, test and customer demonstraঞon of large tonnage machines and work cells. The facility is expected to be operaঞonal in 2019. Glenn Frohring, President and co-owner of Absolute Haiঞan explained that the new facil- ity is a logical next step to support the com- pany's growing customer and installed ma- chine base. "It will provide enough space for stock machines and will allow us to pursue a range of domesঞc machine assembly opঞons in collaboraঞon with Haiঞan, based on the needs of the market," said Frohring. Frohring said "Haiঞan's focus on providing 'Technology to the Point,' has resonated with US and Canadian customers who need to make ensure they neither over-buy or un- der-buy when it comes to opঞmizing their profit margins. Absolute Haiঞan's comple- mentary focus of building a strong domesঞc support organizaঞon has made for a winning combinaঞon." "The selecঞon of the Charleston, SC area was driven by many factors," stressed Abso- lute Haiঞan co-owner Nate Smith. "These included expansion of the automoঞve and manufacturing sectors in the southeast re- gion and access to Charleston's deep-water port. Although other states in the region were considered, the State of South Carolina and the regional economic development groups made the selecঞon an easy one." Visit us at Booth #W5791 SCREEN CHANGERS • MELT PUMPS • MIXERS • PACKAGED SYSTEMS What more can you get from your process? • Precise dimensional control • Better melt integrity • Stabilized output • Increased yield • Higher use of reg rind I ndustry 's most reliable Melt Pu mp From through-hardened gears to high-wear bearings to leak-free, anti-galling seals, PSI melt pumps provide you consistent, trouble-free performance, yea r after year. Join the ranks of processors turning to PSI and put us to the test. Discover how much more you can get from your process! Call today to ask for a no-risk trial! 1-828-468-2600 Don't forget to ask about our Pump Exchange program! FROM THE EXTRUDER TO THE DIE - PERFORMANCE GUARANTEED! • •

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