Make Every Pellet Count: Color Concentrates Or Masterbatch? No Easy Answer.

But while there is no easy answer to the question of choosing color concentrates (precolored resin) or mixing virgin resin with color masterbatches, there are opinions aplenty. If, like us, you believe that the best-informed decision accounts for all viewpoints—well, read on.

 

In the packaging industry, where processors might be using a large volume of commodity resin such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), more than 65% of the material is colored using materbatches. In the consumer goods market, where you are more likely to find comparatively small volumes and a wide range of polymers such as ABS and engineering materials, the percentage using colored masterbatches is around 30%,” says Stephen Duckworth-Hu, head of consumer goods segment at Clariant International, Masterbatches Division (Muttenz, Switzerland).

 

John Wood, technical director at Teknor Color (Pawtucket, RI), says large processors may prefer to use a masterbatch if they purchase large quantities, providing them with economies of scale over more expensive precolored compound. “If they use the same base formulation with multiple additive changes and colors, they would benefit [from] formulation flexibility,” he says.

 

Wolf Kohler, managing director of compounder and distributor Ter Hell Plastic (Hamburg, Germany), says Europe has the highest demand for precise colored products, including engineering plastics. “When using masterbatches these demands are very difficult to meet. In Asia and the Middle East these requirements have yet to be met,” he says. According to him, processors of extruded goods prefer using masterbatches because precolored compounds for polyolefins or polystyrene “are very rare.”

 

A mix of two factors generally determines how a processor colors his end product, Duckworth-Hu says. Historically, the use of compounds was promoted by resin suppliers who had their own compounding facilities and provided coloration as part of their offerings to processors. But in the past few years many resin suppliers have cut loose their compounding operations and reduced the number of grades and colors they offer. The other factor, says Duckworth-Hu, is that vendors and OEMs serving the electrical market often still believe they need to use precolored compound to meet regulatory and technically demanding quality standards.

 

More background: Historically, pre-colored compounds provided optimum color control, says Laura Prexta, R&D technology manager, building products and extrusion at Americhem (Cuyahoga Falls, OH), but with advances in dosing equipment and technology, masterbatch “now competes and, in many cases, exceeds precolor in terms of control.” Yet she cautions that although her company has been able to provide cost savings and quality improvements by converting processors from precolored compounds to masterbatches, each situation needs to be evaluated on its own merit, including factors such as clean-up time, inventory, flexibility in color matching and design, turnaround time, and energy usage.

 

Savings Always Important

 

Resin makers who promote processors’ self-coloring of neutral polymer naturally favor the masterbatch road for processors. Dow (Midland, MI), for example, promotes coloring at the processing machine by pointing out that such a solution offers both cost and space savings for the processor. In Europe, the company only sells ABS and PC/ABS blends as part of its Promatch self-coloring service. It has also introduced self-coloring of its talc-filled PP compounds. “[This solution] offers the converter flexibility due to the fact that [he] does not need to store large quantities of pre-colored material. In principle it allows the converter to dedicate only one silo to natural material while only having to store small quantities of color masterbatch,” says Marjolein James, European market development manager, Dow Automotive Europe (Schwalbach, Germany).

 

Jean Sirois, general manager color division of compound and masterbatch supplier RTP (Winona, MN), says in North America the automotive industry has been the leader in converting molders to the use of masterbatches while other industries have been slower to adopt them. “Service usually dictates how it will go. For the medical industry, avoidance of risk has kept a high share of color in precolored resins,” Sirois says. “In Asia, especially in China, there is still a wide use of pigment blends, and low compounding costs keep precolored resins at very attractive prices, making masterbatches a more difficult sell.”

 

Marc Dumont, marketing industry platform plastics, Ciba (Basel, Switzerland), says that masterbatches can address most amounts of polymers to be processed except lots below 100 kg, where compounds “may be more suitable, provided they are standard grades from suppliers.”

 

Lead Time A Major Factor

 

One advantage masterbatches may offer is lead time in emergency processing situations. According to Clariant’s Duckworth-Hu, typical masterbatch delivery can be 10-15 days while premium-priced “rush orders” from suppliers can be as fast as one or two days. In comparison, he says typical delivery times from many compound suppliers can extend up to six weeks. If resin suppliers, who generally prefer filling large orders, outsource small batches to their toll compounders, delivery time can take longer. RTP’s Sirois says processors may need to have an extra two months of precolored compound in storage because of slow deliveries and this can increase the risk of a color becoming obsolete.

 

RTP, which just invested in five additional extrusion lines at its Winona, MN facility, one of them dedicated to manufacturing fluoropolymer colors and compounds, says it is now able to offer a five-day lead time for both color masterbatches and precolored compounds. “As sales increase, the only way to continue supplying in a five-day window is to have capacity growing at a faster rate so that we can stay ahead of the curve,” says Sirois.

 

Although precolored compounds are generally considered to be more expensive than neutral virgin resin plus masterbatch, Ter Hell’s Köhler says this can be a miscalculation. “Taking into account that a converter needs, for example, special measurement equipment [for masterbatch dosing] and more skilled staff, there are hidden costs to consider. When taking total costs into account, precolored compounds can be more competitive,” he says.

 

What can processors expect in the future? Clariant’s Duckworth-Hu points to his company’s recently introduced “combi-batches,” custom color masterbatches containing up to five additional additives such as processing aids, stabilizers, and flame retardants. Ter Hell Plastic’s Köhler points to optimized processes such as screw design of the compounding extruder to achieve more efficient pigment dispersion. And RTP’s Sirois says masterbatch manufacturers like his firm are in search of a better carrier system to improve dispersion and distribution. Ron Beck, R&D manager for core technologies at Americhem, points to his company’s mini-bead masterbatch technology to enable smaller particle size and lower letdown ratios than in the past. “Now customers can effectively dose…master-batches using this new form at rates as low as 0.05% or less,” he says. Also, bioplastics won’t get short shrift: Teknor Color already offers three concentrate products formulated for use with polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers and PLA-containing blends.

 

Song Ming Machinery Industries Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of plastic recycling plants, and it has been in the plastic recycling field for almost two decades. If you need more information about masterbatch pelletizing plant, please do not hesitate to visit their website and feel free to send inquiry to Song Ming.

 

 

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Victor Taichung Takes Milling to The Next Level With New P76 VMC Series

Victor Taichung P76 Vertical Machining Center

High performance milling has just been taken to a new plateau with the arrival of the new P76 vertical machining center from Victor Taichung. The new 3-axis VMC only recently arrived in the UK and it is already setting new standards for performance, productivity and precision among the subcontract machining community.

 

Quality is assured with Victor Taichung and this latest addition to the stable at the Rochdale Company is the epitome of a high quality machining center. The new P76 incorporates a 30 tool ATC that can change tools in a blistering 1.6 seconds with a chip-to-chip time of 4 seconds. This speed is matched by the rapid feed rates of 48m/min in X and Y axes with 32m/min possible in the Z plane.

 

Not only does the new P76 have the facility to speed around its X, Y and Z work envelope of 760mm by 500mm by 510mm, the machine also demonstrates rigidity and stability through its BBT-40 face and taper contact spindle configuration and the certified meehanite structure that has an extremely wide base of 1166mm. Whilst the BBT spindle system enforces rigidity through the spindle nose and cutting tool to improve tool life, cutting speeds and feeds; the exceptionally wide casting base dampens vibration and adds stability. The result is the ability to conduct heavier cutting at higher speeds and feeds, which will certainly improve productivity. Furthermore, these characteristics will enhance surface finish and precision for the end user.

 

To increase material removal rates, the P76 has an 18.5kW spindle motor that delivers high torque levels throughout the speed range that reaches a top spindle speed of 12,000rpm. Accepting a maximum component weight of 500kg on its 840mm by 500mm table, the new P76 machining center is loaded with a range of standard accessories that includes a fully enclosed splash guard, FANUC 0i-MF CNC control unit with a user friendly 10.4 inch monitor and spindle oil cooler to maintain performance and longevity. Additionally, the P76 offers rigid taping, remote MPG, 3-step warning light, leveling pads, auto power-off and a screw type swarf removal system.

 

The base model of the new P76 is very well equipped to meet the demands of the modern machine shop. However, for end-users looking for a higher-specification solution, Victor Taichung can tailor the machine to the needs of the customer with optional extras that include a 40 tool ATC, coolant gun, automatic tool length measurement, auto part measuring and even a 4th and 5th axis interface. For enhanced precision and meeting the needs of high speed machining, the P76 can be configured with a 15,000rpm spindle, linear scales, rotary tables, oil skimmer, automatic doors, through spindle coolant, a Heidenhain TNC-620/640 CNC control and much more. For more information on how the new compact powerhouse from Victor Taichung can improve your machining performance, call Victor Taichung.

 

 

Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co., Ltd.

No. 2088, Sec. 4, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitan Dist, Taichung City 40764, Taiwan.

TEL: +886-4-23592101

FAX: +886-4-23592943

E-mail: info@mail.or.com.tw

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Advantages of Hydraulic Shearing Machine Over The Regular Mechanical Models

A shearing machine is an industrial equipment with rotary disks and blades used to cut hard iron sheets and metal bars. The term shearing means to apply a high pressure tool on a metal bar once to remove a part of the metal. All metal shears use the same technique in cutting where there is a fixed upper blade, a lower blade and an adjustable clearance separating the two. When a force is applied on the upper blade it forces the lower blade to cut and separate the metal into two.

 

Shearing machines are categorized depending on the shape of its blade, linear or circular.

 

Linear shearing machines are used to cut metal with a thickness of over 2mm and they are operated with hydraulic power or hand operated machines for thinner metals.

 

Circular shearing machines are used to cut circular blanks and rings from metal and are operated by an electric motor. The best types of metal for shearing are bronze, aluminum, brass and mild steel. Metal shearing is cost effective and easy and hence preferred in industries and even homes.

 

Types of Shearing Machines

 

  1. Bench Shear – The word bench is because the machine is mounted on a bench to increase its mechanical ability. It is used to cut rough shapes of medium sizes of metal. However, small bench shearing machines are fitted with ground cutting blades and are light weights making it easy to have clean and fast cuts.

 

  1. Guillotine – This means that the machine is hand or foot powered and sometimes mechanically powered. The material to be cut is first cramped with a ram and a moving blade goes down and shears the metal. a power shearing machine consists of a shear table to put the material being sheared, a a holding device to hold the material in place to avoid movement, a gauging device to make sure the material is in the right place and the lower and upper blades to do the cutting.

 

  1. Power Shears – This type of a shearing machine is electrically powered to shear large pieces of metal regardless of size. Alternatively they can be powered with hydraulics to cut metals that are too bulky for transportation.

 

  1. Throat – Less shear- This means that the metal being cut can be moved around the cutting blade freely so it’s flexible. It’s used for complex cuts and curves.

 

Advantages of Using Hydraulic Shearing Machines Over Mechanical Models

 

  • Hydraulic shearing machines are fast and accurate and make it easy to cut a lot of metal in factories.
  • Hydraulic shears don’t require a lot of maintenance as mechanical models and hence are cost effective.
  • Hydraulic shears are usually compact machines and hence take up less space even though they apply the same kind of pressure as mechanical shearing machines.
  • Hydraulic shearing machines secure metal with cramps while cutting hence ensuring smooth cuts and even 90 degrees cut. There are a wide variety of hydraulic shearing machines in the market to cater for all sizes of metal.

 

How to Use Hydraulic Shearing Machines Safely?

 

  • Always have specialist operators to work on the machine
  • Maintain cleanliness in the machine and follow the operating rules to avoid hazards.
  • Always make sure to switch off power of the machine after use.

 

Conclusion:

 

Hydraulic shears are more effective and easier to use than mechanical machines but should be handled with care by qualified personnel only.

 

If you need more information about hydraulic shearing machines, I recommend that you can visit the website of Yeh Chiun: www.yehchiun.com. This company manufactures wide range of well-known press brakes and shearing machines. If you are still looking for ideal machinery, do not miss their website, you will find you need at Yeh Chiun.

 

 

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Energy Efficient Motors: When Is The Right Time To Replace Old Motors?

Save Your Company Money With Energy Efficient Motors….But You Need To Plan Ahead!

 

Choosing the Right Motor Requires A Plan

 

When a motor goes bad, you rarely have time to consider all the options that you should consider before purchasing a new motor. You likely are in a position that requires immediate action.

 

With a little bit of planning, you could create a long term motor replacement plan that will identify the best, most energy efficient motor for replacement.

 

You Have To Inventory What You Have

 

Survey your motors. Gather nameplate information and obtain field measurements (voltage, amperage, power factor, operating speed) under typical operating conditions. Initially focus on motors that exceed minimum size and operating duration criteria.

 

The initial criteria typical selection criteria include:

 

  • Three-phase NEMA design B motor
  • Non-specialty motor
  • 10 to 600 hp
  • At least 2000 hours per year of operation
  • Constant load (not intermittent, cyclic, or fluctuating)
  • Older or rewound standard efficiency motors
  • Easily accessible
  • Has a readable nameplate.

 

Conduct a motor replacement analysis. You can do this yourself with software at the US Department of Energy MotorMaster+ Software program.

 

After you analyze your facility, you can create your motor replacement strategy with the following 3 three categories:

 

  1. Replace NOW

 

Motors Offering Rapid Payback through Energy Savings, Improved Reliability, or Utility Rebates.

 

These include motors that run continuously (typically 8000 or more hours a year), are currently inefficient (including oversized motors), must be reliable, or are covered by attractive utility rebate programs.

 

Order an efficient replacement motor soon and install it at the next available opportunity, such as during a scheduled downtime.

 

  1. Replace WHEN it fails

 

Motors with Intermediate Payback. When these motors fail, you will want to replace them with an energy-efficient model.

 

Now is the time to contact motor dealers to review the efficiency and prices of available motors. After identifying the most cost-effective replacement model, you must decide whether to purchase it and keep it on hand as a spare, or wait to purchase it until the existing motor fails.

 

This choice depends on how quickly an energy-efficient motor can be obtained through suppliers, how quickly a failed motor must be replaced, and how many motors of the same size and type are used in your facility.

 

  1. Don’t Replace, Leave AS IS

 

Motors with Extended Payback. These motors are already reasonably efficient or are used less than 2000 hours each year. They can be rewound or replaced with a similar motor.

 

Motors and Drives Last A Long Time, Don’t Forget To Review

 

Motors and drive systems have a long useful life. The cost of running a motor may increase significantly in the future.

 

Energy efficiency improvements that are not justified today may become worthwhile in a few years, so periodically reevaluate paybacks and reliability. It is also important to operate your motor efficiently.

 

Other Factors To Consider To Maintain Reliability and Longevity

 

Want to maximize the life of your motors? Here are 2 questions for you to consider:

 

  • How Is Your Facility Power Quality?

 

Address power quality problems. To improve motor reliability and efficiency, it is important to maintain the correct voltage and phase balance, identify and eliminate current leaks, and prevent harmonics in the electrical supply.

 

It is a good idea to have an electrical motor specialist review the electrical system periodically, especially before installing a new motor or after making changes to the system and its loads. Consult the manufacturer before installing any motor under conditions of poor power quality.

 

  • Do You Schedule Periodic Maintenance?

 

It is important to maintain motors according to manufacturers’ instructions. Although energy-efficient motors with higher temperature-rated insulation may be able to handle higher temperatures and other abuse, there is no reason to reduce maintenance.

 

Motors should have good ventilation and be periodically inspected for increased vibration or power supply problems.

 

Learn More About Energy Efficient Solutions For Your Business

 

Knowing what energy efficient technology makes the most sense for your facility can be an overwhelming task to figure out.

 

Here, I recommend an energy efficient motor manufacturer to you – MINZ Inc. MINZ Energy System integrates High Efficiency Servo Motor made by special wire wrapping technology and isolation level, with top quality Internal Gear Pump, and European servo controllers. All production undergoes motion balance and calibration. If you need more information about MINZ, try to visit their website and feel free to send inquiry to them.

 

 

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Horizontal Machining Center Vs. Vertical Machining Center: Is a VMC or an HMC Better?

Every year, Modern Machine Shop does studies on the machine shop industry. One of the most helpful things they do is their Top Shops report, which does a detailed breakdown of the differences between what the fastest growing and most profitable machine shops are doing compared to the “average” machine shop.

 

Horizontal Machining Center Costs and Benefits

 

The top shops had higher gross sales per machine that average shop – $266,123 versus $152,000. That is huge. One of the major differences: top shops spent 10% of their gross revenues on equipment versus 2% for average shops.

 

One place that makes a difference: invest in horizontal machining centers. You probably know that a horizontal machining center (HMC) costs more than a vertical machining center (VMC) – but do you know that 61 percent of the “top shops” invest in HMCs – and an additional 41% of them also invest in multi-face tombstones?

 

More important: an HMC can be as productive as two or more VMCs. In fact an article written by Modern Machine Shop in 2013 called “Worth Three Machines” highlighted how one company used its HMC to do as much work as 3 VMCs.

 

Review of HMCs vs VMCs

 

HMCs cost a lot more than VMCs. How much more? The Association For Manufacturing Technology says the average HMC costs $375,000 vs. just $115,000 for the average VMC. That’s why 4 times as many VMCs are bought than HMCs every year.

 

If you look at just the cost of the machine, it might make sense to purchase a VMC, but if instead of looking at the price, you look at what you get for each dollar spent, the numbers look a little different.

 

Since very few companies pay cash for their machines, let’s look at monthly payments on HMCs Versus VMCs:

 

For an easy comparison, we’ll look at a 5-year lease on each machine, assuming your company has a good credit profile.

 

  • HMC average cost: $375,000. Average monthly lease payment: $7,050 per month
  • VMC average cost: $115,000. Average monthly lease payment: $2,250 per month
  • Difference in monthly payment: $4,800 per month

 

OK, so a HMC costs, on average, $4,800 a month more than a VMC. Yes, that’s a lot more, but the real question is:

 

Will the extra profits you reap by having that HMC be more than that $4,800 a month?

 

The key driver in machine tool utilization is spindle run time. This is where HMC’s really shine. The average spindle run time on an HMC is 85% versus 25% on a VMC. So what does that mean? That means, on average, less than a third of the labor required to make the same part.

 

Whether it makes sense to invest in the HMC depends on your business model, as obviously the savings in setup times from the HMC are more important on long runs than on short runs, but if you do any long run stuff at all, the savings are pretty apparent.

 

Figure the minimum cost of a machine operator after accounting for wages, benefits, labor burden, etc. has to be roughly $6,000 a month. Since your HMC can do the work of three VMCs, it would cost $18,000 in labor to do the same work on VMCs as you get done on HMC’s.

 

True Costs and Pricing of HMC VS VMC

 

OK, yes, the example above is a little bit simplified, but doing an apple to apples comparison, it gets us “close enough” to the info we need to make a decision. With everything else being equal:

 

An HMC costs $4,800 more per month to finance than a VMC.

Using a VMC will cost you $12,000 per month more in labor than an HMC.

All other things being equal, the HMC will save you $12,000-$4,800, or $7,200 a month.

 

Let’s repeat that: after taking into account the extra monthly cost of the HMC, it will still save you $7,200 a month in labor costs.

 

As an added bonus, more expensive equipment can typically be financed for longer period of time: on the average $375,000 you would be able to finance for 7 years instead of just 5, which would drop your payment from $7,050 per month to $5,450 per month.

 

In both cases, if you lease you should be able to write off the entire payment as an operating expense, with the option to buy the equipment at the end for 10% of the original price. Another option, is an equipment finance agreement, which costs a little bit more (roughly 8% higher payments) but you would own the equipment at the end for $1.

 

The advantage of leasing over buying – tax treatment. Prior to January 2014 Section 179 of the tax code gave you a huge upfront deduction (up to $500k) when purchasing but that number has been curtailed to just $25,000 for 2014 so leasing is starting to make more sense for most companies.

 

Which Is Better?

 

The choice of Horizontal Machining Center or Vertical Machining Center depends on your business model, and some other things, but hopefully this article has given you something to chew on while making this decision.

 

If you need more information about vertical machining center and horizontal machining center, I recommend that you can visit the website of CNC-TAKANG: www.takangcnc.com. The company provides a variety of machine tools for you. Learn more details, please do not hesitate to contact with CNC-TAKANG.

 

 

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The Advantages of Outstanding High Precision CNC Lathe Services for Your Business

If you have never used high precision CNC lathe services or only rely on them occasionally, you probably have no idea about the tremendous advantages they can offer your business. With professional CNC turning services, you have multiple ways to make your brand more visible, your customers happier, and your success greater.

 

The most significant advantage is that you end up with custom metal lathe work. Regardless of the part or component that you need fabrication for, the finished product will exceed your expectations. This type of CNC machining service can make precise cuts. However, because the workpiece rotates while the cutting tool eliminates material on the outside of the product while in production, this is also an excellent way to save money.

 

Another huge advantage is that because a CNC turning machine can operate non-stop except for occasional maintenance, it is ideal for large production runs. Therefore, if you need one or several parts replicated in a high volume of numbers, the job can be completed quickly without sacrificing the quality of the finished product. Even when you need something created a thousand times over, the result is always exceptional.

 

Another benefit to your company is that thanks to advances in computer software programs, the machines that fabrication companies use today are even more precise than before. Along with standard parts and components, this innovative software can create intricate designs that were at one time unachievable. Therefore, if you need something customized, CNC machining is the perfect solution.

 

Also, while aluminum is one of the most common materials used for both CNC turning and CNC milling, today’s high-tech machines can also handle steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, plastic, and more. Because of that, you can enjoy the benefits of a CNC precision product regardless of the material you choose. Whether you need an aluminum CNC machined part or your manufacturing company makes plastic pipe fittings for the construction industry, this process is ideal.

 

When using CNC machined parts and components in your manufacturing equipment, you will experience less downtime and equipment failure. As a result, you do not have to worry about disrupted productivity, which would delay getting your product to the customer. Instead, your equipment will operate flawlessly, keeping the workflow going and your customers happy.

 

You can enhance your current business by relying on superior CNC turning, lathe, and milling machining performed by a reputable company.

 

If you need more information about high precision CNC lathes and turning machines, try to check out the website of JENN WEI MACHINERY here: www.jennwei.com. The company is the CNC turning center manufacturing expert. More details, please feel free to send inquiry to JENN WEI.

 

 

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Does Automotive Wheel Machining Benefit From a Purpose-Built Wheel Machine?


Victor Taichung Machinery Works, based in Taiwan, makes a wide variety of machine tools, including turning machines and multi-purpose milling machines, but an interesting specialty application of the company are wheel machines.

 

In the video above, we speak with Wayne Hsueh, director of overseas marketing division at Victor Taichung Machinery Works about the difference between wheel machines and general purpose multi-axis machine tools.

 

“The car wheel machine is for clamping the part, because for the part to be clamped, you need a special chuck,” Hsueh explained.

 

“Usually for special purpose machines, the chuck is the key component to reduce setup time and for clamping efficiency. Wheel chips are also different from steel chips, so even a chip conveyor and the protection of ball screws are also somewhat different. For special purpose machines, you should pay attention to the kind of part you’re making, what kinds of chips are produced, what kind of coolant you use and how you dispose of it.”

 

Hsueh explains that Victor Taichung’s special-purpose wheel machines are actually modified general-purpose machines – this saves costs for the company as well as its customers.

 

“We can mass produce all the machine parts, as 80 percent of parts are compatible (between machines),” Hsueh said. “We have some customers that want special-purpose machines only and we pay a lot of attention to them. If we increase production of our general-purpose machine, the special-purpose machine would also become cheaper. We like it cheaper for mass production. That’s why we have a special machine for wheels, but wheel machines are heavy duty for heavy cutting. You need a very reliable machine base and fortunately at Victor Taichung Machines, we build the machines this way from the beginning.”

 

For more information, visit the Victor Taichung Machinery Works website.

 

 

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Understanding The Different Types of CNC Lathe Machine

Many people are surprised that there are different kinds of CNC lathes. Although the concept behind the machines is much the same, there are differences. Before choosing just any CNC lathe services, it would be helpful for you to have a better understanding of this machine and its unique types. That way, you end up hiring the right CNC cutting service – one that can accomplish what you need done.

 

Lathe Machine Types

 

For CNC lathe machines, there are four primary types.

 

  • Speed Lathes –

    The speed lathe has a simple design. On this machine, there is only a headstock, tailstock, and tool post. Although the speed lathe only operates in either three or four speeds, the spindle speed is high. Typically, people use this type of lathe for light machine work, including metal spinning, wood turning, and metal polishing.

 

  • Engine Lathes –

    Of all lathe machines, the engine lathe is the most commonly used. Not only is this lathe incredible for lower-power operations, but it is great for high-power operations as well. This machine also comes in a variety of lengths up to 60 feet. Although many CNC machine shop services rely on even more sophisticated equipment, an engine lathe is often part of the lineup. This lathe also operates on a broad range of speed ratios, and because of that, it can machine different metals.

 

  • Turret Lathes –

    Especially for quick operations, the turret lathe is ideal. Mounted on to a single structure are various types of tool posts. This single setup makes it possible to finish jobs quickly. Along with a capstan wheel for positioning the next tool, this machine performs a sequential process using the turret but without the workpiece moving, thereby preventing errors associated with misalignment.

 

  • Tool Room Lathes –

    By being so versatile, this type of lathe machine provides unbeatable and enhanced finishing. Also, the tool room lathe has more speeds, it gives different feeds, and for manufacturing die, it works perfectly.

 

Along with the most common types of lathe machines, there are others, including automatic lathes, brake drum lathes, crankshaft lathes, duplicating lathes, jeweler’s bench lathes, and multi-spindle lathes.

 

Trusting the Best

 

With so many options, it is important that you choose the right CNC lathe services.

 

If you are looking for the best automatic lathe machine supplier, I recommend that you can visit the website of JINN FA: www.jinnfa.com. The company is a precision machine tool manufacturer in Taiwan. It designs and manufactures a wide range of lathe machines. For more details, please send inquiry to JINN FA.

 

 

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Tips for Buying A New Executive Desk Chairs

How to buy a great executive office chair? The answer you can find in this article.

 

When buying a new executive desk chairs, there are several essential pointers that you must be aware of before purchasing to avoid having buyer’s remorse, after paying for the latest leather executive chair.

 

Size of Executive Chairs

 

The size must be able to allow the largest size personnel in your office or home to be seated comfortably in it. If you are purchasing this chair for your boss to sit on, and you know that he is not going to fit into the chair 1 year down the road, then it is advisable for you to buy a bigger chair for him. If your relatives or friends are going to sit in the chair when they drop by your home, make sure too that they are fit into the chair. You don’t want them to spoil your newly bought chair. Usually, the larger the chair, the more weight it is able to carry.

 

Durability of The Chairs

 

Check the description of the product and the materials used to make the chair. You want a high-quality executive desk chair that you can use for years. Check out the tilting angle of the chair is able to be tilt. You do want to sneak a quick nap when you are tired. Take note of what the chair is made of. You want a chair that you can maintain easily and not one that could be infested by termites. The armchair should be able to adjust its height and have a 360 degrees swivel rotation.

 

Design of Executive Office Chairs

 

No point buying the best chair when it looks like an oddball in your office or home. The design of the executive desk chairs you are purchasing should match your home or office decoration. There are many designs and colors, mixed and matched to have the chair blend nicely into your office. There should not be sharp edges at all to avoid getting anyone injured when sitting on the chair. If you are looking for comfort, make sure that the chair has a head rest and is able to fix its tilting angle. This is to allow you to take short comfortable naps, after working on a long project, in the chair.

 

Hidden shopping tips for new executive desk chair, before paying for your new executive chair, check out the reviews of the chair. It is also a good way to buy high quality office chairs.

 

Where to Find The Best Executive Office Chairs Manufacturer?

 

About this question, I will recommend that you can try to visit the website of VOXIM: www.voxim.com.tw. The company is specializing in producing kinds of quality office chairs.

 

VOXIM provides FILIO executive office chairs with the highest level of European quality leather executive seating, at a fraction of the price. The executive desk chairs are featuring hand crafted, double stitched, grade A Italian leather upholstery together with top of the range Italian synchron mechanism.

 

If you need more information about executive desk chairs, please feel free to send inquiry or contact with VOXIM directly.

 

 

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Something You Should Know About Capping Machines

An Excellent Automatic Capping Machine is must-have equipment in liquid packing line.

 

Capping machines are used to secure caps onto bottles and drums. There are three basic types of equipment: manual, semi-automatic, and automatic. Manual capping machines aid in the setting or holding of products. Operators are responsible for most controls and activities. Semi-automatic capping machines allow a single operator to perform routine activities quickly and accurately. These cappers help with both placement and packaging. Automatic capping machines perform activities without operator intervention. In fully-automatic applications, operator involvement is limited to the replenishment of packaging components.

 

Types of Capping Machine

Rate and cap type are important specifications to consider when selecting capping machines. The rate is the number of pieces per minute that the capper produces. Cap types include:

 

  • Child-Resistant Closures:

Child-resistant closures (or caps) have a mechanism that makes it difficult for a child to open. Pharmaceutical container caps are an example.

 

  • Cork Caps:

Cork caps use the lightweight elastic outer bar of the cork oak, especially for bottle closures.

 

  • Crimp Flutes:

Capping machines press crimp flutes into the flaring skirt of a shallow metal disk. In turn, this disk holds an inner disk made of a resilient lining material to form the actual seal.

 

  • Press-On Closures:

Press-on closures are held in place through the use of beads or undercuts instead of threads. They are sometimes called snap-fit closures.

 

  • Screw Caps:

Screw caps are secured to the container with a threaded connection.

 

  • Tamper-Proof Seals:

Tamper-proof closures change in appearance after they are removed. An example is a tear-off band from a cap that either falls off or tears so that the break is easily seen.

 

  • Tear-Off Caps:

Tear-off caps or seals are designed to be torn off. Capping machines designed for specialized or proprietary closing methods are also available.

 

What are The Applications of Capping Machinery?

Capping machines differ in terms of applications and features. Some cappers are designed for industrial or general packaging operations. Others are designed for agricultural, chemical, cosmetic, or food and beverage processing applications. Capping machines for household products, medical and military-related products, paints and coatings, and pharmaceutical products are also available.

 

The Recommendable Automatic Capping Machine Manufacturer

Having reliable automatic capping machine is essential in liquid packing line, different types of capping machine will be involved in the capping process depended on the closure type and package shape. KWT carries versatility capping solution for different scope of packaging line.

 

Established in 1997, KWT is the leading packaging machinery manufacturer in Taiwan. With advanced technology and strong R&D capability, KWT has become a leader in packaging market and the best partner providing quality design and manufacture to worldwide for filling machine, automatic capping machine and labeling machinery. If you need more details, welcome to check out KWT’s website: www.kwt-auto.com to find the one you need.

 

 

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