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Rim machinery systems.

CANNON U.S.A.

Metering unit series: A Systems

Output capacity range: @ 1: 1 ratio, 5 to 238 lb/min; @ 2: 1 ratio, 8 to 370 lb/min.

Delivery mechanism: pumps

Tank size: 30 to 85 gal (standard)

Features: keypad operator interface, troubleshooting modem, calibration via Instant Ratio Detection System (IRD).

Options: Up to 999 pour recipes, closed-loop control, magnetic couplings on pumps, graphic interface package, PC interface, color addition, nucleation, mixhead boom mount.

Mixhead type: FPL HP, Trio, LN (straight), AX (for seating applications).

Features: Self-cleaning

Max. no. of components: Six

Metering unit series: A Compact

Output Capacity Range: @ 1: 1 ratio, 3.5 to 97 lb/min; @ 2: 1 ratio, 5 to 72 lb/min.

Drive mechanism: pumps

Tank size: 20 to 50 gal

Features: Low cost

Options: Variable-frequency output control, mechanical agitator on each tank, pneumatic filling pumps, output visualization system, mixhead boom mount, magnetic couplings on pumps.

Mixhead type: FPL HP, LN (straight)

Features: Self-cleaning

Max. number of components: Three

Metering unit series: HE Systems

Delivery mechanism: cylinder

Cylinder Size: 3 to 25 liters

Tank size: 140 to 200 gal

Features: Self-adjusting, closed-loop control, 99 pouring programs, can process filled systems.

Mixhead types: FPL HP, Trio, LN (straight)

Features: Self-cleaning

Max. no. of components: Three

Metering unit series: InterWet SRIM system

Features: Chops glass or other fibers at the mixhead; wets fibers with foam mix inside mixhead; robotic traversing mechanism dispenses foam mix into an open mold.

Clamp series: PM

Clamp force range: 35 to 100 tons

Platens size range, (L x W): 2 x 2 to 4 x 8 or 5 x 7 ft

Max. daylight: 32 in.

Type of actuation: Hydraulic and electric

Options: Bottom platen, explosion-proof, core functions.

Clamp series: Shuttle-bed

Clamp force range: up to 600 tons

Platen size range, (L x W): 3 x 5 to 8 x 10 ft

Max. daylight: 32 in.

Type of actuation: Hydraulic and electric

Features: Top platen

Options: Single or double shuttle, bottom platen, explosion-proof, core functions.

CON-TEK MACHINE, INC.

Clamp series: Engineered to order; four-post or clamshell designs, stand-alone units and turntables.

Clamp force range: Engineered to order

Platen size range: Engineered to order

Maximum daylight: Engineered to order

Type of actuation: hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric

Features: Custom-designed controls

Options: Booking, tilting, shuttle beds, intrinsically safe designs.

DECKER INDUSTRIES, INC.

See Liquid Control Decker.

DIEFFENBACHER NORTH AMERICA INC.

Clamp series: Booking, shuttle bed press, custom systems.

Clamping force range: 150 to 3000+ tons

Platen size range, (L x W): 40 x 30 to 144 x 144 in.

Max. daylight: 120 in.

Type of actuation: Hydraulic

Features, options: As per customer demand.

EDGE SWEETS CO.

Metering unit series: Flexamatic

Output capacity range: 0.1 to 21 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: Electric pump

Tank size: 20 to 300 gal

Mixhead type: L-type or straight

Max. no. of components: Two to Six

GUSMER CORP. SUB. OF GUSMER MACHINERY GROUP, INC.

Metering unit series: Rimcell

Output capacity range: 50 to 200 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: electric motor with Rexroth pumps

Tank size: 60 gal

Features: Touchscreen PLC

Options: Jacketed tanks, auto-fill

Mixhead type: L-style or straight

Max. no. of components: Two

Metering unit series: OmegaRim

Output capacity range: 50 to 100 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: Electric motors with Rexroth pumps.

Tank size: 20 gal

Features: Touchscreen PLC

Options: Auto-fill, mixhead boom

Mixhead type: L-style or straight

Max. no. of components: Two

HENNECKE MACHINERY BAYER CORP.

Metering unit series: HK

Output capacity range: 27 to 565 lb/min at 1: 1 ratio

Drive mechanism: Electric pump

Output range: 2.7 to 565 lb/min

Tank size: 60 gal standard, others available

Features: Allen Bradley controls, Rexroth metering pumps, supply-side heat exchangers.

Options: Closed-loop flow control, many other options

Mixheads: L-type or straight (MX, HK, MQ & ML series)

Max. no. of components: Two to six

Output range: 2.7 to 565 lb/min

Features: Adjustable mixing chamber, hydraulic nozzles, calibration through MQ mixhead.

Options: Temperature and pressure sensing, custom-fit outlet tube, extended outlet tubes, recirculating color addition.

Metering unit series: Rimdomat

Output capacity range: 132 to 2640 lb/min

Drive mechanism: Hydraulic cylinder

Tank size: 60 gal standard, others available

Features: Linear amplifier drives

Options: Data-acquisition package, many other options.

Mixheads: Straight type (MN, MP, MQ series).

Max. no. of components: Two to four

Output range: 1 to 250 lb/min or 132 to 2640 lb/min

Features: Adjustable mixing chamber, hydraulic nozzles, calibration through mixhead.

Options: Temperature and pressure sensing, custom-fit outlet tube, extended outlet tube, recirculating color addition.

Metering unit series: FipurTee Plus SRIM system

Features: Chops and sprays long glass and PUR resin into open mold; wets glass outside mixhead. Reported advantage of external-mix system over competing internal-mix types that chop fibers inside the mixhead; can spray resin or dry glass alone in selected spots, offering freedom to vary fiber content.

HI-TECH ENGINEERING, INC.

Metering unit series: Precision Flow, Ultra Flow, Eco Rim

Output capacity range: 6 to 900 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: Electric pump

Tank size: 7.5 to 250 gal

Features: PLC to 250 gal

Options: Custom applications

Mixheads: L-type or straight

Max. no. of components: Two to six

Output range: 1 to 250 lb/min

Features: Self-cleaning

Options: Custom designs

Metering unit series: Sure Shot, Pure Shot

Output capacity range: 1 to 300 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: Hydraulic cylinder

Tank size: 5 to 150 gal

Features: PLC control, computer interface

Options: Custom applications

Mixheads: L-type or straight

Max. no. of components: Two to six

Output range: 1 to 250 lb/min

Features: Self-cleaning

Options: Custom designs

Clamp series: Booking presses built by OMS Impianti SpA in Italy.

Clamp force range: 10 to 400 tons

Platen size range: 10 x 20 to 120 x 60 in.

Max. daylight: 60 in.

Type of actuation: hydraulic, pneumatic, electric

Features: PLC control, computer interface.

Options: Custom designs

KRAUSS-MAFFEI CORP. REACTION PROCESS MACHINERY

Metering unit series: RIM-Star ECO, RIM-Star 2002

Output capacity range: 8 to 150 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: pump

Tank size: 30 to 150 gal

Features: 99 shots programs, two-speed or frequency-controlled motors, partial-shot ability, modern communications. For RIM-Star 2002, also PUC 07 data acquisition, complete modular design, blending and nucleation.

Options: Closed-loop, control, mixhead boom, shot-time correction, magnetic clutch. For RIM-Star 2002, also up to 20 mixhead stations and adjustable mixhead pressure control by servo nozzles.

Mixhead type: L-type heads for RIM-Star Eco, L or straight for RIM-Star 2002.

Metering unit series: Comet

Output capacity range: 20 to 360 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: cylinders with volumes of 6 to 50 liters

Tank size: 30 to 150 gal

Features: Modem communications, accepts wide range of fillers, wear-resistant metering cylinder with auto degassing.

Options: Stainless-steel tanks, variable-speed agitator, glass blending stations.

Metering unit series: LFI (long-fiber injection) SRIM system

Features: Long glass or other fiber is chopped directly into the mixhead, where it is wetted with foam mix. A robot distributes the mix over an open mold.

Clamp series: CFT, DFT, UFT, SFTR, SFT, EFT

Clamp force range: 5 to 700 tons

Platen size range, mm: 600 x 600 to 2500 x 2000 or 2750 x 1700 mm

Max. daylight: To customer need

Type of actuation: hydraulic, electric, pneumatic

Features: CFT--Proportional hydraulic control, 0-90[degrees] frame tilting; DFT--180[degrees] opening of upper platen, integrated pressure cushion; UFT--Proportional hydraulic control, programmable incline angle; SFTR--High clamp force, upper platen tilts 45d, frame tilts 90[degrees]; SFT--Upper and lower platens tilt 45-90[degrees]. EFT--Access from two sides, no hydraulics, integrated pressure pads.

LINDEN INDUSTRIES, INC./EMB

Metering unit series: Innovator, Innovator-LT, Micro-Innovator

Output capacity range: 1.3 to 488 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: electric-driven axial piston pump

Tank size: For Innovator and Innovator-LT, 20 to 85 gal; for Micro-Innovator, 20 to 60 gal.

Standard features: mixhead hydraulic system, Allen-Bradley SLC 5/03 PLC with Panelview 600 operator interface. Closed-loop flow control standard for Micro-Innovator and optional for Innovator and Innovator-LT. Hotline modem service support standard for Innovator and Micro-Innovator and optional for Innovator-LT. Micro-Innovator also features day-tank insulation, day-tank agitators, flow meters, process-monitoring system.

Optional features: Drum pumps, diaphragm pumps, auto-fill valves, air dryer, magnetic couplings for feed pumps and/or meeting pumps, mixhead boom, tube-and-shell (vs. plate) heat exchangers, chiller, higher-level PLC controller. For Innovator and Innovator-LT: day-tank insulation and level control, closed-loop flow control, and water-temperature zone controllers. For Innovator and Micro-Innovator: constant-pressure mixhead orifices and computerized data-acquisition system.

Mixhead type: Straight or L-type

Max. no. of components: Innovator, six; Innovator-LT and Micro-Innovator, two.

Metering unit series: Lancer

Output capacity: Up to 30 lb/sec

Delivery mechanism: hydraulic or electric-driven cylinders

Tank size: 20 to 85 gal

Standard features: Jacketed day tanks with electric agitators and level control, closed-loop metering-cylinder control, cylinder seal lubrication, process-monitoring system, mixhead hydraulic system, abrasive-use rates straight type mixhead; Allen-Bradley SLC 5/03 PLC with Panel-view 600 operator interface, 100 pourtime settings, modem service support.

Optional features: Day-tank insulation, drum pumps, diaphragm pumps, auto-fill valves, air dryer, automatic nucleation, low-pressure feed pumps, L-type mixhead multiple mixhead, constant-pressure mixhead orifices, mixhead boom, plate-type or tube-and-shell heat exchangers, water-temperature zone controllers; chiller, high-level PLC controllers, computerized data-acquisition system, complete compurer control.

Mixhead type: Straight or L-Type

Components: two to four

Clamp series: C-Frame, mold carriers, and custom/specialty versions

Clamp force range: 1 to 150 tons

Platen size: 40 x 40 to 108 x 48 in.; custom sizes also available

Max. daylight: 100 in.

Type of actuation: pneumatic and /or hydraulic

Standard features: For C-frame: Max. total mold weight up to 30 tons, programmable automatic lubrication, hydraulic system has built-in troubleshooting aids; Allen-Bradley operator interface with animated clamp sequence and position indication; fully programmable platen motions and clamp forces; mold sequence programming through machine control interface; pictorial alarm help screens; hotline modem service support. For mold carriers: lid open/close, lid lock/unlock, lid-open safety lock, platen raise/lower; Allen-Bradley PLC.

Optional features: For C-frame: upper/ lower platen booking, platen-mounted ejectors, special mold-mounting hole patterns, up to eight core functions. For mold carriers: 30-in. max. forward tilt, 20d max. backward tilt, custom mold-mounting patterns.

LIQUID CONTROL DECKER DIV. OF LIQUID CONTROL CORP.

Metering unit series: DH

Output capacity range: 4 to 220 lb/min

Delivery mechanism: Axial piston metering pump with variable-speed AC motor.

Tank size: 30 to 60 gal

Features: Heating and cooling, separate calibration head.

Options: Color dosing, network communications, closed-loop flow control, custom engineering and programming.

Mixhead type: L-type or straight; patented inverse-angle mixing; "Pocket Head"; controls lead/lag and increases mix energy.

Max. no. of components: Three

PH HYDRAULICS DIV. OF THE PH GROUP

Clamp series: Four-column or C-frame with booking platens and/or shuttle or rotary tables; also custom systems.

Clamping force range: 8 to 5000 tons

Platen size range, (L x W): 14 x 14 to 180 x 96 in.

Max. daylight: 96 or as required

Type of actuation: Hydraulic

Features: Energy-saving variable-volume hydraulic pumps, crown-mounted power units to reduce floorspace.

Options: Automation interface, customized auxiliary hydraulics and programming, customer preferences for hydraulic and electrical components and controls.
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Date:Oct 1, 2003
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