Plastics and Textile technology

LASELEC develops system to reduce wire waste in industry

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 21-févr.-2013 05:50:16

LASELEC, a leader in the UV-laser industry, has designed a new wire-marking system that will reduce wire waste in industry. The company has developed a method that uses ULYS Modena wire markers and an automatic feeding system to reduce waste from 1 metre to between 4 and 12 centimetres. Each time production begins on a new type of wire, up to a metre is wasted, which can lead to substantial costs due to the price of aeronautical wire, for example. LASELEC, a worldwide leader in the UV-laser industry, has developed a method that can reduce such waste to a length of between 4 and 12cm, using ULYS Modena UV-laser wire markers and automatic feeding. The system can be mounted on both single-spool and multi-spool dereelers and, thanks to LASELEC’s innovative design, the system can also be retrofitted on all ULYS Modena machines that are already installed. Using UV lasers to identify electric wiring is currently a method in widespread use in both military and civilian projects, as it is a process that provides indelible marking without damaging the insulation, thanks to the machine’s robust and reliable wire dereeling and cutting system. The ULYS Modena UV-laser range perfectly meets all wire-marking requirements, from the ULYS 110 , which is an entry-level machine that is suitable for low-production rates, to the ULYS 990 , which has unmatched productivity. Entities involved in modification, maintenance and repair of aircraft are showing growing interest in this technology. The MRO 200 was developed by LASELEC specifically to meet the needs of such aerospace companies. Devoted to small and medium-size production runs and to unit-by-unit production, this range of markers is used in workshops producing such runs and can be used for rework. The French-based company’s computer-controlled laser cable markers are easy to operate, reliable and efficient. The marking ranges are constantly evolving and have had new models added this year. A key benefit of direct UV-laser marking is a reduction in the wiring weight, which subsequently reduces the weight of the wire-equipped devices, lowering users’ energy costs. Such wire marking is gradually replacing sleeving in the aeronautics industry, and LASELEC equipment is used by all the main aircraft manufacturers, including Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Embraer, Eurocopter, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky and Westland Helicopters. The rail industry has also begun using LASELEC equipment, including Canadian rail specialist Bombardier Transportation. Similarly, workshops for industrial vehicles, as well as those for upscale, competition and rally vehicles, feature such equipment, which is specifically suited to their particular requirements. In 2012, LASELEC began to take part in VESUVE, a collaborative R&D project that aims to improve considerably the productivity of aeronautical-cable production by developing the laser solutions of the future. VESUVE will take place within the framework of the French government scheme known as the  Fonds Unique Interministériel (FUI) and will be supported throughout by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project was selected by ERDF thanks to its innovative approach to wire waste, along with the business that it will generate. LASELEC makes over 80% of its turnover outside France. Since 2004, the company has had great success in India, signing contracts with HAL Group and its subcontractors, including ROSSEL and AMPHENOL-SEFEE Group, in 2011 and 2012. The reliability and quality of LASELEC products and its customer service are acknowledged worldwide, especially in Japan where the company founded a support centre in 2011 and established relationships with FHI, JAMCO, MHI and SANYU.  Moreover, LASELEC is successful in China, where it has a range of customers, including Changhe Aircraft, Lode Technology and Shanghai Aircraft. LASELEC is also well-established in America, thanks to the Customer Support Service provided by LASELEC Inc. from its offices in Dallas and Queretaro. About LASELEC LASELEC is a French-based specialist in laser technology with over 20 years’ experience. The company provides UV-laser systems for wire and cable marking. The company will attend the following trade shows in 2013: -       HELI-EXPO (USA) from 4 to 7 March 2013; -       Paris Air Show (France) from 17 to 23 June 2013; -       MAKS Air Show (Russia) from 13 to 18 August 2013; -       NBAA (USA) from 22 to 24 October 2013. For further information about LASELEC, please go to: www.laselec.com   LASELEC Ms. Marie-Line Laval Sales Director Tel: +33 (0) 582 950 555 Email: info@laselec.com Web: www.laselec.com


ROLL N BLOW Thermoforming machine

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 18-avr.-2011 12:23:28

           As part of a world exclusive, Serac will unveil French start-up Agami’s Roll N Blow thermoforming machine at its stand at Interpack. Serac is a shareholder in Agami and both companies are working in tight partnership. The machine is designed to produce bottles much more inexpensively than is possible using traditional methods, and that are much lighter. It uses innovative tubular thermoforming technology, with reels of plastic sheeting that are extruded flat at high speed. It can produce tall, round bottles with capacities of between 100 and 500 mL. It is targeting the producers of fresh dairy products, yoghurt drinks in particular, as well as fruit juice manufacturers.   A simple technology that combines thermoforming and blowing. The raw materials come as rolls of plastic sheeting. The sheeting is cut into strips. Each strip is shaped into a tube around a blow pipe. Each strip is then welded longitudinally. The resulting plastic tube is then heated and blown into a mould in order to create a bottle. Many types of plastic can be used for thermoforming (PS, PP, PLA, PET, etc.). There are also economic benefits in using multilayer materials, since the films are extruded flat.   Real cost savings Producing very wide plastic films, extruded flat at high speed, is very economical. On the machine, the plastic is converted from sheet form straight into bottle form. This generates purchase savings of 30 to 50%. Using reels of plastic sheeting as the base material reduces transport and storage costs, as well as the costs of handling the bottles or empty preforms before they are blown. Whereas previously 25 lorries were needed for supplying actual bottles or 5 lorries for supplying preforms, now only one is needed for supplying the reels of plastic sheeting.    In terms of the accessories required for production, consumption is reduced right across the board compared with traditional technologies: the blowing is carried out at low pressure (less than 6 bars) and at low temperature (under 150°C). There is no need for a high-pressure compressor and 2 to 3 times less electricity is needed than with traditional preform blowing.   The Roll n Blow thermoforming machine on display at the show can produce up to 7000 bottles/hour. Come and view this innovation at Serac’s stand at Interpack 2011: Hall 13 C63/D64.   Press Contact : Dominique Ledru au 02 43 60 27 83 (Tel direct) Email: doledru@serac.fr Website: www.serac-group.com   For any further information about Serac’s stand at Interpack: www.serac-group.com/interpack2011   MALAYSIA – Serac Asia Mr. Wilfrid MARIE Tel: (60) 123 052 620        


The GEPPIA to gather and enhance innovations by French equipment manufacturers attending the INTERPACK 2011 tradeshow

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 18-avr.-2011 12:08:37

The GEPPIA (French Partnership For Food and non-Food Processing and Packaging Machinery) will be taking part in the INTERPACK tradeshow in Düsseldorf from May 12 th to 15 th , 2011. Its objective is to put forward new products as well as industrial and commercial complementarities from the French equipment manufacturers exhibiting at the tradeshow, and to provide comprehensive solutions on the international market. On the occasion of the INTERPACK 2011 tradeshow, the GEPPIA will be introducing innovations by about thirty of its members, who are all French equipment manufacturers specialised in packing and packaging. Among the new products, here are three you should make sure you do not miss: ·         By CERMEX  (SIDEL GROUP): VersaFilm ® , a new range of shrink-wrappers without sealing bar ·         By the SERAC GROUP : the Roll’n blow thermoforming machine, for the production of bottles from a basic plastic sheet ·         By SLEEVER INTERNATIONAL : a sneak preview of a new machine concept and up to 35% savings on consumables. All of the GEPPIA members’ (see the list below) new products have been gathered into a booklet especially designed for the tradeshow. This document is available and may be downloadable from the following address: http://www.geppia.com/geppia/easysite/geppia-int/en-us/press/interpack-2011-press-release-french-oem At INTERPACK, the GEPPIA is supporting about thirty French companies: APEX Automate - ARCIL (Aprium - Synerwave - Synerlink) - BERNHARDT et Cie - CDA LABELING - CERMEX (Groupe Sidel) - CETEC Industrie S.A. - CLARANOR - CLEXTRAL S.A - Ets. André ZALKIN & Cie - FARBAL Production - HEMA (Groupe Sidel) - IXAPACK - KARLVILLE Development SAS - LUCEO c/o Edixia (Groupe TIAMA) - MECAPACK S.A. (Groupe Proplast) – NEWTEC - OTOR (Groupe DS Smith) - PAKEA - PKB - REVTECH - SERAC Group (Nova) - SG2C - SLEEVER International - STERIFLOW Barriquand SAS - STOPPIL S.A. - TECHNIBAG - TECMA Pack - THIMONNIER.A. – TIFLEX SA -   The GEPPIA will be available from May 12 th to 15 th at booth D10-13 – Hall 6 to answer all of your questions. About GEPPIA: Taking full advantage of the synergies that characterise its member companies, the GEPPIA’s mission is to support and promote manufacturers while highlighting their know-how. After five years of existence, the GEPPIA has already assembled close to a hundred members and partners. It gathers just about all equipment manufacturers specialised in the design and manufacture of packing machines and automated packaging lines, as well as part of the manufacturers making Process machines and materials.   www.geppia.com Press contacts : Jean-Marc DORE Chairman GEPPIA 41, rue de La Condamine 75017 Paris - France Tél. : +33 1 42 93 82 70 Fax : +33 1 55 06 10 48 info@geppia.com


Laselec unveils new laser marking process for aluminium wire

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 18-avr.-2011 07:24:45

  Laselec has developed a marking process specially designed for aluminium wire. Produced at the request of international aerospace group Airbus, this novel process, which has resulted in the lodging of several patents, involves pre-marking spots with laser. A high degree of precision is required in order to position the dots: this was a challenge for Laselec, which the specialist in laser wire marking managed to overcome.   In order to meet current weight-reduction constraints, aluminium wire is being used extensively and increasingly in the latest generation of aircraft. To give an idea of the significance of the issue, an A380 aircraft, manufactured by Airbus, requires over 500km of wires and cables of various kinds, and each section must be clearly identified in order to facilitate maintenance.   Further to requests from Airbus, Laselec has designed and developed a specific process for the marking of aluminium cables that is perfectly adapted to their characteristics. Laselec has a proven track record in the field, having successfully developed the first-ever system for stamping and identifying cables with the help of UV-laser technology, as early as 1989.   The latest technology developed by Laselec consists in a pre-marking of the spots by laser. The spots need to be positioned with the utmost precision in order to guarantee the safety of the crimping process. The key issue is that, on this type of aluminium cables, the contact points are totally leak-proof, without any openings that would enable the operator to check, by the end of the process, that the operation has indeed been carried out correctly.   At present, cabling companies use ‘felt-tip’ markers. As Eric Dupont, CEO of Laselec, explains: "The main disadvantage of this manual method stems from the imprecise and non-permanent nature of the resulting markings, which precludes any verification, after the event, of the crimping operation. Pre-marking the cables with laser-printed dots that are positioned with great precision solves these problems and, thus, guarantees the security of the operation.”   The novel process for the marking of aluminium wires, which has resulted in the lodging of several patents by Airbus and Laselec, has been approved, and should shortly be deployed by wiring and cabling companies across the aerospace industry.   The use of a laser system guaranteeing a permanent marking solution that does not damage the insulator represents a genuine technological breakthrough in the cable and wire marking sector. Widely used in both civilian and military programmes, this technique has proved very successful in various sectors. This is particularly true of the automotive industry, for top-of-the-range, competition and rally vehicles.   The models available in the ULYS Modena range, developed by Laselec, are upgradeable, enabling the end-user to meet all marking requirements. Designed for low-volume production sites, the basic ULYS 110 units can be adapted to achieve the unrivalled productivity levels offered by the ULYS 990, which is equipped with two lasers. The MRO 200 , for its part , has been developed by Laselec to meet the specific requirements of aircraft maintenance, modification and repair centres. ULYS Modena and MRO 200 are computer-controlled and fully automated, which makes them easy to use and guarantees a high level of productivity.   Laselec has also designed a sample tester, the MT 200 , in order to verify the UV markability of cable and wire types currently under development, and to carry out periodical inspections of the cables (or wires) during production. The new EN 4650 standard underlines the manufacturer’s responsibility for the composition of wires and their various characteristics, which must remain unchanged after undergoing laser marking.   More than ever before, the MT 200 is emerging as a vital tool for verifying the suitability of the contrast level under the laser irradiation conditions applied by the users. The COMET system completes this range of equipment, offering the possibility to check the contrast of the markings once they have been applied. The software integrated into the COMET system performs the real-time analysis of the data obtained from a digital camera and a dual optical-fibre sample lighting system.   Laselec’s cable and wire marking equipment is widely used by the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Agusta Westland, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopters, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Changhe Aircraft, EADS, Embraer, Eurocopter, Gulfstream Aerospace, HAL, Hawker Beechcraft, Honda Aircraft, IAI, MIG, Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Shanghai Aircraft, and Tusas Aerospace.     About Laselec   With over 80% of its turnover generated internationally, Laselec is focusing extensively on Asia and on the American market in 2011.   Laselec has been represented in India since 2004, and equips some of the largest Indian prime manufacturers, including HAL. A new site will be set up in the Asia-Pacific region this year, with stocks of spare parts stored in ‘service stations’ strategically located within easy reach of the main users.   Laselec is well-established on the American continent, where the company provides its clients with high-quality products and customer service from its main facility in Dallas (Texas). Laselec’s US team will be attending four trade shows in 2011.   The latest products and technologies developed by Laselec will be showcased at the following trade shows in 2011: from 9 to 13 February, at AERO INDIA in Bangalore (India); from 5 to 8 March, at HELI EXPO in Orlando, Florida (USA); from 17 to 20 April, at the Army Aviation Association of America/Quad-A in Nashville, Tennessee (USA); from 10 to 11 May, at a trade event held at Thai Airways Technical Department (Thailand); from 18 to 19 May, at the Wire Processing Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA); from 20 to 26 June at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris (France); and, finally, from 10 to 12 October, at the NBAA in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).   For further information about Laselec, please go to: www.laselec.com   LASELEC Marie-Line Laval Sales Director Tel: +33 (0) 582 950 550 Email: info@laselec.com Web: www.laselec.com  


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