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Rapid Major Investment
Rapid Granulator makes major investment to improve productivity and quality control   Bredaryd, Sweden – October 9, 2017 – Leading size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centres, with a total investment of €4.5 million, will provide the company with extra capacity to produce core components to very tight tolerances while improving overall process flow.   A new “Done-in-One” turning and milling machine was installed in April, followed by a horizontal machining centre in June; a third machine is scheduled to go into operation before the end of the year. The machining centres are fully integrated with an FMS (flexible manufacturing system) centre, involving automatic rail-guided vehicles that have the capability of running without any operator intervention.   The new machining centres in Bredaryd will produce the key machine components for all Rapid granulators. These have a direct influence on the granule quality generated in the cutting process. “You have to convert your scrap material into high quality regrind, so you can feed it back into the production process again without affecting the production process negatively. Your regrind will then get the same value as your virgin raw material, generating huge savings,” says Rapid CEO, Mr Bengt Rimark.   The two very large horizontal machining centres each hold over 200 different tools and can carry out a wide range of tasks, including grinding, drilling and threading.  This provides Rapid with 100% control over all tolerances.   Because the “Done-in-One” machine can perform both turning and milling, Rapid can produce major components like rotors in a single step. Before, this was a job that required several separate setups
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GREENBOX
Optimising the temperature of your mould tool is a balancing act at best.  You need a warm or hot tool tomake sure your parts are fully formed and have no surface defects, but you also need to cool the mould before the parts are removed. OUR SOLUTION - The Greenbox DUAL-T One unit for both mould heating and cooling. Max. 180C hot and min. 8C cold water circuit PLC controlled active manifold allows accurate hot and cold water delivery to the same circuit within a single moulding cycle. Four zones as standard, with options for more. We even supply a Greenbox Engineer for a process optimisation day at your site. THE ADVANTAGES are obvious Superior cosmetic finish can be readily achieved eg: high-gloss.  This is because the tool can be run as hot as it needs to be without worrying about cycle time. Dramatic reduction in the mould cooling phase offers significant cycle time reduction without compromise. A single press side unit can provide a complete solution.
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HOLZER
Introducing a Brand New Line for 2017:  Funnels and Chutes designed to deposit mouldings onto a conveyor or into a collection box. Fabric construction protects mouldings from marking and "free-fall" damage. Part separation chutes eg: for segregating mouldings produced on a multi impression tool. Mould curtains and tie bar covers that prevent product loss or contamination. Easy to mount and adjust.  Available in a huge range of styles and sizes. A SOLUTION FOR EVERY APPLICATION!
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News Archive - January 2016

Conair Extrusion
Conair’s Extrusion Division has built what it claims is one of the most advanced plastics extrusion laboratories in the world, to help customers
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Granulator equipment specialist Rapid has launched the LBB 300 series, a granulator with a very low height for handling sheet and film scrap. The new
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