GINDUMAC visits NPE 2018 - The Plastics Show - Orlando, FloridaOne of the world’s leading plastics trade show and conference
Orlando, Florida – 05/10/2018
The NPE is one of the most important trade shows for the plastics processing industry worldwide. It is regarded as the plastic industry’s most influential event. A place to be for GINDUMAC to check on the latest game-changing technologies and breakthrough innovations in plastics manufacturing.
“NPE2018: The Plastics Show provides exclusive access to the innovations, people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s industry marketplace.”
Visiting the leading OEM of injection moulding machinery
At NPE this year we had the chance to exchange with the leading OEM for injection moulding machinery specifically on recent business developments for new and used machinery in the North American markets.
At the Arburg booth
At the NPE, Arburg showed how they already bring digital transformation and Industry 4.0 to reality. Another highlight was the hybrid Allrounder 1120 H with a clamping force of 730 US-tons which is shown as a American premiere. Now with this model, also available in the US, Arburg extends the clamping force range up to 730 US-tons.
At the KraussMaffei booth
KraussMaffei showed at this year’s NPE a GX900 with a new speed option to make packaging and logistics applications faster. With the GX 900-12000, short cycle times of less than 14 seconds can be ensured. With Plastics 4.0 products like the “DataXplorer” the company underlined also its focus on digitization as one important growth driver.
At the Wittmann Battenfeld booth
Wittmann Battenfeld showed with its “Pathway to 4.0” how it sees the future of injection moulding. For example visitors could discover how product and process data is collected with the “WITTMANN 4.0 Plug and Produce production network hierarchy” connecting injection molding machines and peripheral devices.
At the Engel booth
Engel featured the launch of Wintec brand in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil on NPE this year to respond to the strong demand for standard machines. Also, with the launch of Engel’s newest e-connect platform in time for NPE, it underlined its ambitions for Industry 4.0 related innovations.
At the MILACRON booth
MILACRON played big on this year’s NPE. It presented the largest injection press at the trade show with 2,250 tons of clamping force and a 498-tonner roboshot that has an option to boost the all-electric press up to 550 tons.
At the Sumitomo DEMAG booth
Sumitomo DEMAG showed all-electric and hybrid machines at NPE this year. The focus laid on high-speed medical and packaging applications. For example the El-Exis SP 300 ultra-high-speed hybrid machine is capable to run 72 water caps on a 2-sec cycle.
Our Founders & Directors, Janek Andre and Benedikt Ruf represented GINDUMAC at NPE 2018. In two days they exchanged with several OEMs, partners and suppliers to check on new business opportunities. Before leaving they raised the GINDUMAC flag in front of Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida sending greetings to the GINDUMAC team.