Plastics Technology

MAY 2012

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FCS made the global debut of the 165-ton model HA165SV at NPE2012 in Orlando, Fla., last month. At Taipei Plas, FCS will showcase production of a thick- walled, 130-g acrylic part using its new Hungry Feeder pellet feed-control system. The feeder and a new screw designed for this starve-feeding type of approach are said to minimize silver streaks, voids, sinks, bubbles, and black specks. FCS is showing the system on an HT-SV model together with new Vent Feeding Tube Technology, designed to reduce drying time for materials like PMMA. Meanwhile, Jon Wai (represented in North America by Industrias Plasticas Maximo in Mexico, redesigned its Thinwall (TW) machine line as its new SLIM series with servo-driven hydraulic pumps. It will show the new presses with stack and family molds, the former being relatively new to Asian mar- kets. Jon Wai ( says the new line can handle 20% higher pressures up to 170 bar (hydraulic) vs. 140 bar for a simi- lar-sized TW model. Max. injection speed is upgraded to 800 mm/sec from 600 mm/ sec previously. The series features Taiwan- built servomotors that are reportedly more powerful than those on comparable Japa- nese machines yet lower in cost. Jon Wai says its offerings allow mid-sized users with smaller volumes to get involved with higher-end technologies like stack and family tooling or in-mold labeling. The new series currently includes 220- and 280-ton models, though it will range from 150 to 480 tons. At Taipei Plas, the 220-tonner will run a 2+2 margarine tub and lid in a stack mold from Nypro of Clinton, Mass., with a cycle time of 2.8 sec. At NPE2012 in Orlando, Jon Wai showed the 280-ton SLIM model with a 1+1 ice-cream tub and lid family mold and IML robot running at a 3.8-sec cycle. Lien Yu Machinery Co. ( offers its new hybrid SV toggle series with a Taiwan-built servomotor and gear pump that are Multiplas (represented here by New Pacific Machinery) is introducing this 90-ton V3 vertical all-electric model as a companion to its exist- ing 55-tonner. PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY MAY 2012 23

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