Machinery makers will exhibit stand-alone equipment as well as complete integrated processing lines at Fakuma. Milacron will show the individual strengths of its brands Mold-Masters, Ferromatik, Uniloy, DME, Triad and Cimcool, with injection, co-injection, extrusion, hot runner systems, control systems, blow moulding and mould technologies and how it has combined them under a unified brand that reflects Milacron's new direction as a comprehensive integrated plastics solutions provider.
Tom Goeke, Milacron's chief executive, says: “Our focus remains on helping our customers succeed. We want to show them what we can do when we combine the best in plastics processing under one roof.”
An A:Gran series machine will be displayed which covers the conveying of, the shredding, the extrusion and finally the pelletising of plastic scrap. NGR says this all-in-one-machine, with its compact design, offers all that is needed in an injection moulding facility and ensures material costs are lowered.
Nordson will highlight the entire line of Nordson Kreyenborg melt filtration systems, gear pumps, and melt valves.
Among the innovations in Nordson Kreyenborg melt filtration systems will be a self-cleaning screen changers. The V-Type screen changer has an automated, hydraulically-powered backflush system that purges even heavy contaminant from the melt filter element while maintaining extrusion throughput, minimising operator intervention, and avoiding downtime in constant-pressure processes like film and fibre extrusion or strand pelletising. In the screen changer, melt flow from the extruder splits into four streams for filtration in two pairs of screen cavities, whereupon the streams rejoin with no significant change in melt flow.
Germany-based ancillary equipment maker Motan-Colortronic will show a combination of established technologies from both Motan and Colortronic. The focus will be the Metro G material loaders, which can now be fully integrated into existing Colortronic systems. At the same time, existing Colortronic material loaders can now be integrated into new Motan systems.