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Other Items on Ancillary Processes from the SPRA Archives

Embedded Webservers for robots, driers and mould heaters from Wittmann

Barry Hill, MD of Wittmann UK Ltd, explained how their robots, driers and mould heater units now have embedded webservers so that they can be remotely accessed via the Internet or intranet. June 2005

Ultrasonic Gauging of Extruded Products from Zumbach

Daniel Frankum (Zumbach Electronics) demonstrated the application of ultrasonic gauging techniques for measuring wall thickness in pipes, tubing, cables and other extruded products.
June 2003


Vision Techniques for Quality in the Polymer Industry

Marc Van Gerven (BarcoVision Ltd) presented the application of vision techniques to inspection and quality in the polymer industry.  June 2003


Robotic Options for Injection Moulding

The range of robotic options offered by Sepro to optimise the injection moulding process were outlined by Paul Goodhew.  Dec 2001


Real-Time Monitoring in Plastics Processing

Andy Jewell, Mattec Ltd, described the application of real-time monitoring systems to a range of production systems, involving collection of process data in real time.  Dec 2001


Laser Welding Technology for Plastics

Laser welding technology is an alternative method of welding plastics, explained by Dr Ian Pashby’ from Herfurth Laser Technology.  Dec 2001


Ultrasonic Welding of Plastics

Ultrasonic welding, pioneered by Branson, is a fast, repeatable, high quality method of joining plastics components. April 2001


Dual Cyclone Technology for Vacuum Hopper Loaders

Roger Lee, Colormax, explained how the dual cyclone technology, developed by Dyson for vacuum cleaners has been used to develop vacuum hopper loaders for the plastics and other industries. April 2000

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  • Processes Moulding, Extrusion, Thermoforming, Ancillaries.
  • Design Product, Mould, CAE, Testing.
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