Month: April 2020

TTX’s Automated Conveyor Carrier System Offers Wireless, Flexible Operation

TTX’s Automated Conveyor Carrier System is designed for wireless, flexible operation. Therma-Tron-X’s (TTX) Automated Conveyor Carrier (ACC) is an overhead material handling system that incorporates a wireless network to send instructions to individual, battery-powered carriers throughout an assembly line, paint line or anywhere in a facility. According to the company, the ACC system is a …

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Iwaki America Offers Magnetically Driven Pumps

Iwaki America’s magnetically driven pumps are suitable for recirculating, filtering and transferring plating and cleaning solutions. Available in low-cost, glass-filled polypropylene and chemically resistant ETFE Teflon, its range of products cover low- to high-flow applications. The dry running design protects processes during times of upset conditions. Both flooded suction and self-priming pumps are available, depending …

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Sherwin-Williams Launches Powdura ECO Coatings Using Recycled Plastic

The General Industrial Division of Sherwin-Williams (Minneapolis, Minnesota) launched its first set of products from its Powdura ECO platform – the first and only line of powder coatings that uses a polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET). According to Sherwin-Williams, Powdura ECO powder coatings promote sustainability throughout the supply chain and help …

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Self-Contained Cleaning System Offered by Vollrath Manufacturing Services

Vollrath Manufacturing Services (Sheboygan, WI) is offering a mobile self-contained cleaning system. The Companion Cart Mobile Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting System is designed to clean, sanitize and disinfect items in locations without having to bring them to a water source. While this system was initially developed for food safety and sanitizing, the team at Vollrath …

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Special Issue on Advanced methods of Machine Learning/ Artificial intelligence applied to the discovery and design of materials – Call for Papers

In materials science, the rate at which fundamental discoveries are being made has greatly augmented mankind’s potential to manipulate matter. While impressive, these advancements pale in comparison with the impact that data sciences have had on the way our society ingests, manipulates, and exploits information, contributing to the realignment of entire segments of the economy …

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Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) announces a weekly webinar series

Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) is pleased to announce a weekly Webinar Series, every Wednesday at 10 am US Eastern Time, freely open to anyone interested in mechanics around the world. Coming soon: 15 April 2020, John W. Hutchinson, Harvard University. New developments in shell stability 22 April 2020, John A. Rogers, Northwestern University. Enabling Ideas …

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Diamond Vogel Launches Product Line for Fleet Applications

  Diamond Vogel (Orange City, Iowa) introduces Diamond Fleet, a two-component single stage topcoat designed for OEM fleet and fleet refinish applications. According to Diamond Vogel, Diamond Fleet is an acrylic polyester urethane that exhibits urethane toughness, gloss and color retention, and chemical and abrasion resistance. The company states that Diamond Fleet takes advantage of …

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Hauzer Launches Flexible PVD Coating Machine

IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V. (Venlo, The Netherlands) announced a new batch-coating machine for physical vapor deposition (PVD). The Hauzer Flexicoat 1250 builds on the existing Flexicoat platform and has 33% more loading capacity compared to the Flexicoat 1200.  The Flexicoat 1250 has seven cathode positions, which can be configured to meet the customer’s business …

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