Wacker Silicones has added two solid silicone grades and self-adhesive liquid silicone rubbers to its offerings.
The first bubble-free extrudable 10 Shore A silicone, Elastosill R 401/10 is suitable for food and medical applications as well as molding articles. Elastosil plus 4305/90 is impressive for its thermoplastic-like hardness, transparency and surface, while not compromising its silicone properties, the company said.
Elastosil LR liquid silicone rubbers are pasty, easily pigmented two-component blends that cure quickly. Eliminating the need for priming, they exhibit excellent adhesion on a large number of materials and feature outstanding mechanical and electrical properties, Wack- er said. Visit www.wacker.com for more information.
Dual cameras in the Selcom EyeCON-2 Laser Line Sensor can detect small bulges or depressions in tire sidewalls during inspection. The sensor can provide accurate surface data even on the steep edges of raised lettering or embossed geometric features without data drop outs, LMI Technologies Inc. said. Call 770-888-6586 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
A new manual dumping station from Flexicon Corp. collects dust created during manual dumping of powder and bulk solid materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers. The unit features a continuous high-velocity vacuum fan that draws airborne dust onto two cartridge filters. It is able to handle free- and non-free-flowing bulk materials ranging from large pellets to submicron powders, including products that pack, cake, seize, smear, fluidize, break apart or separate, the firm said. For more information, call 888-353-9426; e-mail [email protected]; or visit www.-flexicon.com.
The Taskmaster TM1600 shredder from Franklin Miller Inc. quickly reduces waste solids from bulk solids reduction, product recycling, secure document or product destruction and more. Bulk volume is reduced up to 80 percent, the company said. The shredder employs two counter-rotating banks of cutters that intermesh at close clearance to aggressively chop and shear solids down to small particles, it said. For more information, call 973-535-9200; e-mail [email protected]; or visit www.franklinmiller.com.
Lord Corp. has improved its Fusor Factory Match urethane seam sealer adhesives 800EZ, 801EZ and 803EZ. Available in neutral and black, the sealers hold brush strokes better and are paintable 10 minutes after application. The single component seam sealers offer good tooling properties, are permanently flexible and maintain optimum performance in extreme temperatures, the firm said. For more information about Fusor adhesives for plastic or metal bonding and repair, call 800-234-3876 or visit www.lord.com.
Viking Pump offers a line of positive displacement pumps to handle adhesives. The line includes low shear/high capacity transfer and metering pumps for manufacturing adhesives, jacketed pumps from hot melts, sealless pumps that prevent air infiltration, and dispensing pumps that provide precise metering capability, including double pumps that can disperse two-part adhesives in fixed ratios, the IDEX Corp. unit said. Able to handle a wide range of viscosities, the pumps´ capacities range from milliliters per minute to 1,500 gpm. For more information, call 319-266-1741; e-mail [email protected] com; or visit www.vikingpump.com.
Wayne Machine & Die Co. has introduced a line of extruders for use in dual and co-extrusion of medical and industrial tubing, profiles, rods, strands, wire insulation, and cable and fiber optic sheathing applications. With four modes available for processing rubber, silicone, plastic or food, the extruders can be used as main extruders for straight dual extrusion applications or as side feed extruders to supply a second and third layer, the company said. For more information, call 973-256-7374 or visit www.waynemachine.com.
Diamond America Corp.´s new sheet co-extrusion system for two-layer applications includes two custom designed extruders. One is a two-inch extruder with 30:1 L/D while the second is a 1.5-inch, 24:1, the firm said. The Flex-Lip Sheet Die has an adjustable die range from 0 to 0.125 inches. The lip adjustment is manual and the die is equipped with a restrictor bar. For more information, call 888-349-9385 or 330-633-9959; e-mail [email protected] diamondamericacorp.com; or visit www.diamondamericacorp.com.
The Load/Deflection Test Machine from Standards Testing Laboratories tests how tires react under various types of loads. The unit features radial loading up to 100,000 pounds, lateral loading to 50,000 pounds and torsional loading to 15,000 pounds. It can accommodate a tire/wheel assembly from 10- to 24-inches wide and up to 60 inches in diameter.
The Load/Deflection Test Machine records data on radial load and deflection, lateral/torsional force and deflection and tire/wheel assembly deflection, the company said. For more information, call 800-833-8547 or visit www.stllabs.com.
Versaflex OM 9-802CL, a soft touch overmold thermoplastic elastomer from GLS Corp., offers easy processability and clarity at a low cost that previously had only been available in more costly performance grades, according to the company.
The TPE features a 40 Shore A hardness and easy colorability. It requires no drying and the clarity allows for vibrant colors, GLS said. For more information, call 800-457-8777 or 815-385-8500; e-mail [email protected] or visit www.gls-corp.com.
Xtend 875, a mold release from Axel Plastics Research Laboratories Inc., provides significant labor and material savings in reaction injection molding applications by improving ease of release and reducing wax buildup. The solvent-based semipermanent release is designed for applications that demand clean part production such as interior and exterior automotive and truck parts, the company said. Visit www.axelplastics.com to request evaluation samples or e-mail [email protected] for more information.