Plastics professionals visit Npe in Orlando

Plastics professionals visit…
NPE, the most important exhibition in the world for the plastics industry, will take place from April 1 to 5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This occasion is not to be missed by the Sacmi Group (West Hall Leve lI – booth 925), with its several decades of experience in the sector and important innovations launched in the market in 2011.

Of all these innovations, Negri Bossi’s EOS, an absolute novelty presented last Autumn in Birmingham, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Russia and India, obtained important acknowledgements. Offered in a wide range from 50 to 120 tons, EOS is characterized for its extreme compactness, which can be noticed instantly. One must simply consider that the dimensions of the 80-90 ton versions were reduced from the 5 meters of the previous version to current 3.5 meters. The advantages don’t stop here: compared to the traditional Negri Bossi line, which was already very advanced in the sector, EOS not only provides classic toggle clamping, but also allows the lubrication system in the mold area to be eliminated thanks to its innovative 2-platen clamping system that is also responsible for its compact dimensions. This feature has met with “appreciation” by the operators in the food and biomedical sector: not by chance, the model displayed at Npe will be equipped with a mold for producing medical items (butterfly I.V. catheters). This is a “100% new” machine that dedicates particular attention to consumption, along with the innovative “self-tuning” control system for reducing molding problems.

 Negri Bossi’s EOS for molding production

From the EOS jewel one passes to the consolidated hybrid JANUS series, another top of the line product on display at the exhibition, which is characterized by “robotic” integration thanks to Sytrama, a recent Negri Bossi acquisition that has allowed the company to propose integrated solutions for industrial automation. The lateral Sytrama IML robot will be offered with the press. This robot was specifically designed to be integrated into this type of press, which uses an “in mold labelling” article application system. In essence, the robot picks up labels and inserts them into the press cavity, starting the “overmolding” process. This results in a container with an “incorporated” label, the kind typically used on food tubs. This application will be shown at the exhibition, but it may also be used in the glaze sector and cosmetic field. This represents a state of the art solution that comes together with the general advantages of the JANUS series regarding energy saving. It also demonstrates Negri Bossi as a company that is always growing technologically through its investments in new machines, always pointing towards industrial synergies within the Group, in order to propose itself to the market as a complete partner for automated molding.

Vesta from Negro Bossi for medical mold

Another awaited product at the exhibition is the CANBIO hydraulic press, which is held in high regard by the market for its productivity and reliability in all conditions of use. Finally, the full electric, completely renovated series, with its top of the line, VESTA, by Negri Bossi, could not be missed. The 220 ton model shown at the exhibition will be presented with a 48-cavity mold for syringe production. Cleanliness, precision and energy saving are the features of this product line that make it ideal for the medical sector.

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