K2019: Davis-Standard to feature new die and expertise of subsidiary companies

K2019: Davis-Standard to feature new die and expertise of subsidiary companies

Having acquired Maillefer two years ago, extrusion machinery specialist Davis-Standard will use the K2019 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, to highlight the expertise of its subsidiary at the show to be held from 16-23 October. Its other companies in the group, Brampton Engineering and Thermoforming Systems LLC (TSL), will also be at the stand.

A range of extrusion and converting technology will be shown, including the new 510A extrusion die, featuring a short lip design and edge bead reduction (EBR) functionality.

Davis-Standard says its support of a circular economy in terms of sustainable processing practices, waste reduction and alternative polymer use will be at the forefront.

“The K show is always a tremendous opportunity to connect with our global customer base,” said Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard President/CEO. “Our exhibit will highlight an excellent cross-section of technology at our booth. We will also share progress on our product lines and continual efforts to improve customer service responsiveness. K2019 will also mark the second anniversary of our acquisition of Maillefer. This partnership has significantly broadened Davis-Standard’s reach and capabilities throughout Europe and the MEA regions.”

Following are highlights of the display:

DS Activ-Check – This “smart” technology system enables processors to take advantage of real-time predictive maintenance by providing early notifications of potential machine failures. Machine operators are alerted to issues before they happen, reducing unplanned downtime while also collecting valuable data. Users receive notifications via e-mail or text, and continuous monitoring of production machine status is available on smart devices and remote PCs. Key parameters monitored include extruder reducer, lubrication system, motor characteristics, the drive power unit, barrel heating and cooling. The benefits of Activ-Check will be demonstrated on a profile line using Microsoft® Windows 10 on an EPIC III® control system.

Maillefer’s Industry 4.0 data strategy is developed for high-speed acquisition and storage from all levels. Maillefer will show a lively implementation of a smart factory, where data from our different exhibits including the stand itself are correlated into informative dashboards. The real-time exhibit provides visitors with insight on how Industry 4.0 applies to their particular manufacturing environments.

Elastomer Developments – Equipment for both medical and automotive applications will be shown. This includes silicone technology for producing medical grade silicone tubes, wound drains and catheters as well as elastomer capabilities for manufacturing hydraulic and automotive hoses and automotive seals. The Model 3000A crosshead is an example of this technology, reducing scrap and allowing faster start-up times. The crosshead offers preferred features such as a tapered mandrel and highly engineered flow paths to ensure consistent flow through all speed ranges, as well as a thrust bearing on pin adjustment to adjust wall thickness without interruption.

Profile Capabilities – Pipe and tubing applications will be well-represented at K. This includes solutions and manufacturing configurations for automotive fuel and vapour tubes, micro-drip irrigation laterals, heating and plumbing pipe, blown fibre micro-duct, medical tubes, offshore flexible pipe, custom pipe and tubing, and wire and cable.

New Extrusion Die for extrusion coating applications – The new Series 510A extrusion die will show the advantages of a short lip design and edge bead reduction (EBR) functionality. The die features an exchangeable lip optimised for specific resin types, a motorized internal and external deckling system for safe operation, an internal die channel for optimal melt flow and deckling adjustment, and an internal rod for edge bead reduction and leakage-free operation.

Blown Film – The partnership of Gloucester Engineering and Brampton Engineering under the Davis-Standard banner offers customers with GEC Extrol control systems the ideal opportunity to upgrade their existing blown film control systems to ITALYCS 5. Additionally, the Vector® air ring will demonstrate how new air control technology can improve the uncorrected film gauge (also called starting gauge) by as much as 60 to 80%. The Vector air ring provides stable air velocity resulting in consistent cooling to minimise variations in gauge across the width of the film.

Aftermarket Advantages – Davis-Standard offers multiple services to support product line performance. This includes die reconditioning, new feedscrews to improve outputs and material homogeneity, and control system upgrades to enhance digitalisation and product changeover. It also offers a full range of spare parts as well as feasibility studies to determine the potential of existing lines in terms of production increases, resin changes and product development.

The companies will be at Hall 16, Booth #A43.


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