Technical Reports

New connections optimise the material flow at Gardena

2018-04-09: Rüdiger Kissinger, motan-colortronic GmbH

The steady growth of a company is a positive aspect. However, a certain degree of creativity is needed in the production areas in order to meet the growing require-ments. Several expansions require rebuilding and extensions which, in the case of a complete new building, would not have been realised.
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Drying and Conveying Technology at WITTE Automotive

2018-02-22: ,

It is simply incredible what has developed from a workshop for the production of suitcase locks founded by Ewald WITTE in Velbert, Germany in 1899 into the company that it is today. WITTE Automotive is still a private, family-run business that achieved a turnover of more than EUR 670 million in 2017...
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Lindner Washtech: CeDo opts for Lindner washing technology for the production of its high-grade regrind material

2018-01-11: Harald Hoffmann, LINDNER reSource GmbH

Blow-moulded films are highly demanding products, and consequently the use of recycled material in their production represents a major challenge. Impurities in the feed material necessarily lead to production faults that can range from specks and minor defects in the tubular film through to production...
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From a 5-axis micro injection molding machine to a six-axis-controlled high-tech production cell

2017-07-07: Gabriele Hopf, Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH

mikrotechnik HIRT (abbreviated MTH), based in Schramberg, Germany, is establishing itself increasingly as a specialist in small components, micro parts and hybrid parts. In close partnership with its customers, MTH develops highly complex products and components which it produces with advanced technology...
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Precision in seven layers

2017-07-05: Rüdiger Kissinger, motan-colortronic gmbh

Worldwide, up to 2.5 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day. Much of this is prepared from coffee powder capsule portions in coffee machines. Due to the necessary oxygen barrier to prevent ageing of the coffee due to oxidation, these capsule portions consist of either aluminium or a plastic composite...
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SIGMA Engineering: Virtual Tool Alloy Selection

2017-06-29: Vanessa Schwittay, SIGMA Engineering GmbH

In order to utilize expensive tool alloys with higher thermal performance it is important to have a clear understanding of their cost-to-benefit ratio. For the mold of a packaging application, a "Sigmasoft" Virtual Molding analysis demonstrated that a higher conductivity material allowed for a cycle...
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Energy-efficient technology improves productivity

2017-03-13: Rüdiger Kissinger, motan-colortronic gmbh

As part of expanding its production facilities, Bergmann Spritzguß und Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Telgte-Westbevern, decided on a radical approach and equipped its entire production facility with a brand new material supply system comprising a central drying system, dosing systems and...
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Unnoticeably Good - Ehrlich Werkzeug- & Gerätebau GmbH relies on the Koch-Technik technology for drying and conveying plastic materials

2017-03-10: Ulrich Mangelsdorf, Werner Koch Maschinentechnik GmbH

Ehrlich Werkzeug- & Gerätebau GmbH delivers almost 95% thermoplastic mouldings produced in Koenigstein to automotive industry suppliers. In addition to these products, strongly hygroscopic plastics with up to 60% ratio of glass fibres are especially used. For drying the material and its consequent transport...
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First injection molding application using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in mass production

2017-02-09: Reinhard Bauer - Technokomm,

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVAL) is a plastic material little known so far. It offers the outstanding attribute of solubility in water with simultaneous high resistance to most contact chemicals. PVAL has been little known until recently, primarily because it could only be processed into film, but manufacturing...
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An Energy-conscious Company

2016-12-06: Ulrich Mangelsdorf, Werner Koch Maschinentechnik GmbH

Hehnke GmbH & Co KG consistently focuses on the manufacture of automotive parts. Nearly 80% of production goes to suppliers or directly to car manufacturers such as Daimler and BMW. With the trend to replace conventional materials with plastic, plastic processing has once again had the opportunity to...
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