Ohmic Instrument Co.´s Model AHT-200 moisture monitoring system offers accurate readings during high temperature molding in the rubber/polymer compounding process, according to the company. The sensor uses thermal conductivity sensors to measure moisture content at temperatures up to 200°C and is usable with more gases. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.ohmicinstruments.com.
A custom vacuum pad attachment for VT Series tube lifters allows one person to remove large, lightweight vacuum molded parts from a mold, according to Anver Corp. The VT Series lifters can be fitted with a variety of custom pad attachments to perform many types of material handling tasks.
The firm also introduced a vacuum tube lifter with a new pad attachment with six foam seal vacuum cups for handling rubber sheet and other flimsy materials. The Anver VT-Series Vacuum Lifter is powered by a quiet direct drive pump that operates with 100 percent duty cycle and has quick attachments, according to the company. The machine is designed for handling 72-by-48 inch rubber sheet and other flimsy materials. The machine´s vacuum cups can be adjusted without tools to let one person handle all types and sizes of sheet material, the company said. For more information, call Bob McNulty at 800-654-3500, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.anver.com.
The 125 Series of conveyors from QC Industries L.L.C. features a very low profile for use in tight areas where conventional conveyors won´t fit, the firm said. The conveyors have belt widths of 2 to 24 inches and lengths of 4 to 12 feet with load carrying capacity of up to 450 pounds. A snap-in sealed tail assembly allows belts to be changed quickly using standard hand tools. For more information, call 513-753-6000 or visit www.qcindustries.com.
Wabash MPI has patented its all-electric E-Series Compression Press, designed for clean room and laboratory applications and round-the-clock performance in a lab or production floor. It is ideal for compression molding rubber/elastomers, gum silicones, thermoplastic rubbers, thermosets and thermoplastics and can be used in bonding and laminating applications, the company said. The all-electric power/drive system provides ramping of clamp force from 1,000 pounds to 30 tons. Standard temperature range is to 650°F with higher temperature available.
For more information, call 260-563-1184 or visit www.wabashmpi.com.
RedEye RPM, a business group of Stratasys Inc., has introduced a line of photo-polymer modeling materials with rubber-like properties. The material line-FullCure Tango-offers soft, pliable prototypes or end products in two durometers. Tango is expected to be of interest to manufacturers of products with pliable features, such as tires, toys, shoes, gaskets, keypads, overmolding and flexible auto trim components, according to the company. Because the materials have a similar feel to rubber or silicone, they can stretch to mate with other components. For more information, visit www.redeyerpm.com.
Beaumont Technologies Inc. has released the fourth generation of the 5 Step Process mold balance analysis and filling diagnostic software for injection molders and mold makers looking to debug and commission molds more quickly. According to the company, because of the speed users can now analyze problems in molds using this approach, the software promises to pay for itself in the first or second application. Typical debugging takes a few hours, not days or weeks, according to company officials. For more information, call 814-899-6390, e-mail [email protected] or visit beaumontinc.com.
Shincor Silicones Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., has introduced a line of Select-Hesive LIMS for silicone-to-plastic molding. The most common applications for the product line are the automotive, medical and consumer goods injection-molding marketplace. Select-Hesion eliminates costly assembly steps by allowing molders to utilize two-shot or insert overmolding processes, the firm said. Shincor´s Select-Hesive LIMS bond aggressively to thermoplastic substrates without primers or pretreatment, according to the company. Products are available in a range of durometers that are USP VI compliant. For more information, call Eric Bishop at 513-232-8917 or e-mail [email protected]
BASF Corp. has introduced technologies in its Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethanes product line for automotive interior applications. The new grades produce skins for instrument panels. Both TPU materials, Elastollan LP9277 (68A) and LP9299 (60A) aliphatic HPM, combine the attributes of weatherability, colorfastness, scratch and mar resistance, soft touch and easy processing, the company said.
BASF also introduced Elastollan SP9269, aliphatic slush-molding grade for instrument panel skins with heat aging resistance and the ability to produce a seamless air bag design.
Elastollan C85A15 HPM, a new grade of BASF´s HPM series, is the first Ellastollan TPU that enables cables jacketed with material to meet the ISO 6277 temperature classification type D. BASF´s HPM series TPU resins produce soft components and meet heat resistance, strength and processing specifications without using plasticizers, the firm said.
The company also introduced Elastollan TPU 1200 series, a polyether-based TPU that targets resins used for tubing and thick injection molded parts. The three grades-1254D (54 Shore D hardness), 1260D (60 Shore D hardness) and 1264D (64 Shore D hardness)-are highly transparent and can be extruded.
For more information contact David A. Elliot at 734-324-6148 or [email protected]
Adchem Corp. introduced 353M Double-Coated Acrylic Adhesive Tape System. The formaldehyde-free system combines quick-stick properties and rubber-based systems with the temperature performance of acrylic systems, and is ideal for low surface energy materials and foams, the company said. For more information call 631-727-6000, fax 631-727-6010 or visit www.adchem.com.