NPE2018 Show Daily - Friday

NPE is truly ‘Breaking the Mold’ as a multifaceted experience, with activities, discoveries and opportunities to satisfy the needs of anyone who works in the plastics industry or has a need to know about plastics

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FRIDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY 92 Servo Hydraulic Toggle 1000us~2500us ton Two Platen Servo Hydraulic 1200us~3900us ton All Electric Toggle 390us~3900us ton Electric Two Platen 1200us~3900us ton We Deliver World Class Performance TEL:734.741.7000 Booth W442 Shredder and Grinder Combo Reduces Investment Costs Avian (USA) Machinery LLC, (Booth W7785) the U.S. branch of China-based size reduction equipment supplier Avian Group, introduces to the North American market a large-diameter shredder and granulator combination size-reduction system known as Shred & Grind Combi. This machine is available in three different series with seven models total. The company says the dual-purpose machine greatly reduces total equipment investment costs for a machine that's more compact and easier to maintain. The cost of wear parts are also largely reduced, while energy consumption is reportedly decreased by 30%. Avian's Shred and Grind Combi machine can be applied to a wide variety of HDPE and PVC pipe, pipe connections, large bulk materials and thick-wall moldings or profiles. This machine is built to the highest quality standards and has a number of economic benefits that significantly reduce the customers' purchase budget and operating cost, the company says. Avian Machinery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1982 in Australia and has grown to become a glob- al company with manufacturing, service and distribution centers in the U.S., Germany, Australia, India, Russia, the Middle East and China. Avian's Shred and Grind Combi machine can be applied to a wide variety of HDPE and PVC pipes, pipe connections, large bulk materials and thick wall plastic moldings or extruded profiles. Collaborative Robots Help Automate Blow Molding Lines Proco Machinery Inc., (Booth W983) supplier of automation systems for blow molding, is highlighting collaborative robot systems at NPE2018. Examples are the new collabora- tive robotic Half-Cube Palletizer system and the Robo Packer case packer. Both utilize six-axis UR "cobots" from Universal Robots (which has its own exhibit in Booth S27189). Both are said to cost 50% less than conven- tional automation. Proco is running several continuous bottle packaging systems utilizing five UR cobots with "layer pack" tooling for wide-mouth containers and "single-row" tooling for 16-oz PET bottles. The Half-Cube Palletizer employs a robot- ic arm, infeed conveyor, pallet-lift magazine, and slip-sheet/track pick-and-place magazine on a common sub-frame that is fitted with leveling pads and caster wheels. The only manual operation is placing the trays in the magazine. When palletizing is complete, an alarm sounds, and the operator pulls the pallet out and places another one in the magazine. Proco's Robo Packer case packer reported- ly works interactively with human co-work- ers, requires no special guarding, and needs minimal training to learn new tasks. The sys- tem includes a cobot arm, infeed conveyor, and box conveyor on a common sub-frame with leveling pads and casters. For one customer, the Robot Packer packs wide-mouth canisters at 30 bottles/min on each of two lines. The customer reduced its labor needs from three persons to one per shift for each line, and ROI was around 15 months.

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