Zeus Expands Catheter Capacity, Adds Minnesota Plant

State-of-the-art facility said to open this summer.  


The Power of Self-Emptying Technology for Extrusion Lines

Advanced purging compounds can save you time, frustration, and cost.

Crosshead Offers Precise Concentricity Adjustment

Medical crosshead features patented single-point concentricity adjustment.  

Spiderless Pipe Die Touts Material Savings

Capable of providing a finished extrusion with OD from 2 in.-15 in.   

Surface-Flaw Detection for Pipe, Tubing

System offers 360° in-process inspection of pipe, tube, hose, wire, and cable.  

Guill Adds Three to Employee Roster

Extrusion tooling maker Guill Tool has recently hired of three new employees.

High-Speed Cutters for Corrugated Tubing

Applications for new cutter line include medical, automotive, and other industrial.  

Radar-Based Wall-Thickness Sensor

Measurement units include an array of these sensors positioned around the circumference of the pipe, which can be placed in multiple locations on an extrusion line.  

Crosshead Die Features Single-Point Concentricity Adjustment

One adjustment bolt controls 360° of adjustment.

Teel Adding Capacity, Bumping Pay for Hourly Workers

Teel growing to meet market demand, meaning increased employment opportunities for the area.  

Haul-Offs Offer Heavy-Duty Pulling for Pipe

The new PipeMaster MBC Series Pipe Haul-Offs from Conair offers durable, powerful pulling solutions for PVC and polyolefin pipe extrusion lines, with six models sized to handle pipe from 2.5 in. (63 mm) to 24.9 in. (630 mm) in diameter.

Green’s the Theme in Extrusion/Compounding

The drive toward circular economy is requiring processors to make more use of PCR. Machine builders at K—across all extrusion processes—will be highlighting innovations to help them do just that.

Belling Machine Forms 'Rieber' Socket in PVC-O Pipe

Italy’s SICA has developed an innovative Rieber belling process specific for PVC-O pipes. At the same operating pressure, these pipes require a wall thickness of about 35-40% less than those in conventional PVC pipe and allow the construction of water supply pipes up to 25 bar of operating pressure.

Tank Offers High-Capacity Cooling for Pipe

Suited for extruded PVC and polyolefin plastic pipe up to 24.9 in. in size.  

Large Die Cart with Crosshead

Can be assembled and disassembled easily. Stand also serves as cleaning station.

Is Your Profile Die the Problem? Or Is It the Heaters?

When a profile is not being extruded to the tolerances of previous runs, the die is often suspect—but the real problem may be the heaters. Learn the five heater-band principles before you do any profile die work.

New HDPE Pipe Processor Goes ‘QuickSwitch’ Route

Encoma of Canada installs KraussMaffei’s first-ever QuickSwitch line in North American to maximize pipe production flexibility, with more capacity on the way.

New Pulverizer Helps PVC Processor Boost Output

New unit from Pallmann converts PVC scrap and delivers 2000 lb/hr of recycled PVC at 20 mesh (840 micron) particle size.   

Rotating Tubing Dies Increase Wall Strength

New design of rotary inline or crosshead dies feature speeds to 1000 rpm.

High-Precision Corrugated Pipe Cutter

Said to be ideal for corrugated tubing used in medial, automotive and other applications.  

Polyolefin Pressure Pipe Can Now be Biaxially Oriented

Technology introduced by SABIC reportedly improves properties across the board and cuts resin use by at least 30%.  

Teel Gets Government Contract for Swab Sticks

Grant will allow Teel to produce hundreds of millions more swab sticks for Covid-19 test kits.   

10 Billion Feet…And Counting

‘Our reason is water.’ Those four words explain a focused strategy that helped Advanced Drainage Systems evolve from a two-man startup into a global supplier of corrugated pipe and water-management solutions with 10 billion+ ft of pipe in service all over the world.