PLASTICS COO Glenn Anderson speaks at the annual Spring Meeting & Plastics Industry Fly-In in Washington.

NPE2024: Poised to change the way people think about trade shows

PLASTICS gears up for triennial show by posting record-breaking numbers for floor space sold to prospective exhibitors.
Engel Machinery Inc.
An Engel apprentice studies an interface under the supervision of a mentor.

Government touts apprenticeship resources

May 11, 2023
Working with U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, companies can develop, implement programs quickly and at low cost.
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Can processors keep up with auto industry changes?

May 9, 2023
The swift transition to electric vehicles is upending the traditional timelines for developing and producing parts.
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What is a registered apprenticeship?

May 8, 2023
Programs created in partnership with outside agency offer training, benefits.
Engel Machinery Inc.\
A trainer, left, works with an Engel apprentice.
Injection Molding

Engel launches careers with new apprenticeship programs

May 8, 2023
Company touts ROI of four-year programs, offering separate tracks focused on field-service work or automation, to fill projected job openings.

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Dynamic Conveyor
Dynamic Conveyor's DynaPro line is flexible and customizable.
Product Innovations

DynaPro conveyor works well with robots

May 4, 2023
Dynamic Conveyor's line comes in a range of lengths and widths, and is flexible, affordable and available for quick shipment.
An Arburg work cell with a Brink mold and robot demonstrated injection-compression molding of thin-wall cups at K 2022 and Arburg Anniversary Days.
Injection Molding

Sustainability initiatives drive interest in thin-wall packaging

May 4, 2023
The right machine, mold and automation are essential to meeting demands, according to IMM maker Arburg.
Carlo Gavazzi
Carlo Gavazzi's ICF sensors can monitor conditions on injection molding machines.
Injection Molding

Carlo Gavazzi sensors monitor machine conditions

May 3, 2023
The ICF sensors are capable of intelligent monitoring, can handle harsh environments and are appropriate for clean rooms.
The Meusburger E 3380 compact slide unit has a prefabricated cooling hole and an integrated fountain.
Molds & Tooling

Cooling function in slide unit improves part quality

May 2, 2023
Meusburger's E 3380 also shortens cycle times and offers easy installation.
WeighPack Systems
WeighPack's VF-1200 bagger features continuously moving vertical sealing bars, so film does not need to stop to receive a vertical seal.

WeighPack bagger withstands harsh conditions

May 1, 2023
A new sanitary version of the VF-1200 meets high-pressure washdown needs.
Engel's all-electric, toggle-clamp e-cap presses are designed for efficient production of caps and closures.
Injection Molding

Electric IMMs can handle some thin-wall applications

May 1, 2023
Hydraulics are still best for high performance, but all-electrics offer advantages in energy and maintenance costs, and cleanliness, according to Engel expert.