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Negri Bossi Launch NOVA eT Range at PDM 2018

NOVA eT

PDM 2018 will be the platform to launch the Negri Bossi NOVA eT all-electric machine range to the UK market. An 80 tonne NOVA eT 80 machine will be used to demonstrate the ability to combine energy efficiency with high levels of accuracy and productivity.

In production will be an eight impression ‘pin carrier’ tool, each highly intricate moulding weighing in at just 0.46 grams. The tool utilises the Kistler MultiFlow automatic hot runner balancing system that regulates the temperature of the individual hot runner tips to ensure that all filling curves are identical.

MultiFlow, an advanced feature of Kistler’s ComoNeo system, provides automatic compensation for batch fluctuations and process disruptions. This is a key advantage over systems based on melt front detection.
The NOVA eT is Negri Bossi’s fourth-generation all-electric machine. The controller has a new multi-touch platform and is Negri Bossi’s third generation of touchscreen control. This demonstrates a pedigree resulting from staying ahead of the competition when it comes to incorporating new technologies into mainstream products.

Available in models from 50 to 350 tonnes, the machines have highly configurable injection units. Multi-colour options are available with additional injection units being full electric.

The machines are designed for maximum reliability and achieve energy savings of up to 80% when compared to conventional hydraulic drive solutions. Substantially reduced cycle times, due to full overlapping movements, are also provided.

Craig Ward, Group CEO recently commented,
“The NOVA eT product is targeted at markets which require the performance that an all-electric solution gives and as such the specifications reflect this. The product features a new multi-touch controller, Tactum with features such as swipe and scroll. The machine is equipped with a new ‘smart flex 2’ locking unit with a different toggle geometry designed to be coupled specifically with electric closing and to have characteristics optimised to its target market.”

In keeping with Negri Bossi tradition, the machines have been designed for reliability, longevity and performance. The ‘Smart Flex 2’ toggle system benefits from 70 years of experience and design evolution, while linear runners with self-lubricating bearings on the moving platen, ensure cleanliness of the die area, making them perfect for cleanroom environments.

Taylor invest in 2000 tonne giant

Taylor Engineering & Plastics (TEP) recently took delivery of a Negri Bossi VH2000 machine to increase their large size moulding capacity.

Negri Bossi VH2000 TEP

Originally named Taylor Patterns, the business was formed in 1949 as patternmakers and toolmakers to the automotive sector. Moulding and painting processes were introduced throughout the sixties and seventies to meet the emerging demands for OEM products requiring plastic enclosures. By 1977, TEP was established in its current format and continued its expansion with further injection moulding, structural foam moulding (ESF), DCPD technologies and the development of its painting and finishing facilities.

By offering the optimum choice of production processes in both thermoplastic and thermoset RIM materials, TEP provides a cost-effective solution to its customers’ polymer requirements.

Supported by the latest technology and best-practice quality systems, TEP now manufactures on 4 sites in Rochdale, Lancashire:

Site 1: Toolroom, Thermoplastic Injection, Structural Foam (ESF) and DCPD moulding

Site 2: Finish Painting and Assembly 1

Site 3: Finish Painting and Assembly 2

Site 4: DCPD Moulding, Finishing and assembly

Site 5: Stores & Logistics Centre

TEP operates injection moulding machinery up to 2700 tonnes and due to a recent increase in production requirements they installed a Negri Bossi VH2000 tonne machine. This installation has provided TEP with capacity to better service existing customers and at the same time provide opportunities for new customers.

Quote from TEP Chairman, Rodney Taylor “This current investment along with two smaller machines of 110 and 210 tonne will complement the existing wide range of moulding capability set alongside our Technical Coatings Division that will provide “A” Class finishes to Tier 1 OEMs across a broad range of industries.”

The new Negri Bossi Bi-Power VH2000 tonne giant is a two-platen hybrid machine with small footprint and very low energy consumption. The machine has an electric screw drive allowing all movements to be overlapped to reduce cycle times and provide a higher levels of productivity.

Great success for Negri Bossi at Interplas

Negri Bossi Interplas 2017

Negri Bossi welcomed new and existing visitors to their Stand H70 at Interplas, which was the first UK showing of the new ELE all-electric machine range.

The ELE machines are designed for maximum reliability and achieve energy savings of up to 80% when compared to conventional hydraulic drive solutions. Substantially reduced cycle times, due to full overlapping movements, are also key features. The range which is available from 50 to 350 tonnes, is equipped with the latest ‘Tactum’ multi-touch controller which was demonstrated at the show.

An ele 180 tonne machine moulded a 4 impression in-mould labelled disk equipped with a Sytrama side entry robot, running in a 3 second cycle.

Also on demo was a servo hydraulic Canbio ST 250 tonne machine. A cartesian robot removed 4 wine glasses from the mould and placed them on a conveyor. Using a mobile app visitors could select from three different juices and a Sytrama six axis robot filled the glasses with their chosen tipple.

The new ELE machine created particular interest and the team are now processing numerous quotes generated from stand visitors.

If you didn’t get chance to visit the show and would like to arrange a demonstration contact our sales team at sales@negribossi.co.uk or call on +44 (0) 1788-222550.

UK launch of All Electric ele at Interplas

LSR MachineNegri Bossi welcomes visitors to Stand H70 at Interplas for the first UK showing of the new ELE180 all-electric machine.

The machines are designed for maximum reliability and achieve energy savings of up to 80% when compared to conventional hydraulic drive solutions. Substantially reduced cycle times, due to full overlapping movements, are also key features. The range which is available from 50 to 350 tonnes, is equipped with the latest ‘Tactum’ multi-touch controller which will be demonstrated at the show.

The ele machine will be moulding a 4 impression in-mould labelled disk equipped with a Sytrama side entry robot, running in a 3 second cycle.

Also on demo is a servo hydraulic Canbio ST 250 tonne machine. A cartesian robot will remove 4 wine glasses from the mould and place them on a conveyor and a Sytrama six axis robot fills the glasses with juice.

Come and visit us on Stand H70 between the 26th and 28th of September and taste some of our delicious Italian coffees!

SI Protech exports 75% of its production

From the internationally little-known seaside town of Littlehampton, SI Protech manufacture products for some of the biggest names in the drinks industry, including Heineken, Krombacher and many more. With approximately 80% of their business coming through referrals, SI Protech has a clear position as reputable industry leaders within the market. In the 19 years since it’s been established it has reached many milestones, including:  

  • 2007 – move beyond just prototyping into manufacturing    
  • 2009 – moved to the current 30,000 sq.ft. factory in Littlehampton to cope with demand
  • 2016 – acquired by Mitchell Joseph Corp. in the US giving them access to more capital and the US markets  

Negri Bossi has worked with SI Protech through all these transitions, where they now operate 12 modern machines ranging from 55 to 800 tonnes which was their most recent investment.

Quote from SI Protech founder, Mark Sillince “We have been committed to Negri Bossi machines for the past 12 years and have always found them highly reliable, with good shot to shot repeatability provided they are maintained as with any moulding machine. Controls are very user friendly. The cost of ownership is in my opinion among the best available at this level of machine and adopting a standardised purchasing policy has served our business very well”

One of the biggest step changes in SI Protech’s recent history was to allow Mark Sillince, as the key innovator, to focus his time even more in this area without the day to day technical demands of the business. This has been helped by the appointment of a new MD, Alan Edmonds and the development of the technical team. Throughout his years in the industry, Mark has worked for some of the biggest brewers and is well recognised in the manufacturing industry. The business has grown to £4.0m t/o and sales, in the past 3 years have expanded at about 10-15 % pa.

75% of what SI Protech produces is exported around Europe and worldwide. This remarkable value alone highlights the successes of what it does – that multinational companies from around the world come to a little town in West Sussex to have their products developed and manufactured. Trust in the company and its quality assurance has been key to its success in the UK and overseas. SI Protech are ISO 9001 Certified for quality across all aspects of its business, and prides itself on always providing customers with the best products and results. What’s more, its ISO 14001 certification highlights SI Protech’s commitment to the highest environmental standards, in an industry where it can easily be overlooked. SI Protech understands the importance of a growing business. Last year’s sales and profits are both up year on year, and it always ensures products are delivered on time and on budget to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Innovation is at the heart of everything SI Protech does. Whether it’s the latest inventions or the way the company progresses, innovation has been the driving force of its success. The vast array of innovations which spread back over the company’s history and into its future, makes the company what it has become today. From designing and manufacturing critical components for Heineken’s 5 litre draught keg unit to creating its own Intellectual Property, innovation is SI Protech’s driving force. Marks name appears on the patent for Boddington’s beer can with a widget – one of the biggest revolutions in the beverage industry history.

One of its proudest and most recent innovations, has been the development of the Chill-Can – the world’s first self-chilling can.

This elite technology will revolutionise the way drinks manufacturers sell and marketed their drinks. It’s described as: “A revolutionary, safe, environmentally friendly patented technology that the beverage industry has coveted for decades.” And this isn’t where it ends. SI Protech has continued to work with a number of household names to broaden the capabilities of this innovation, expanding it into new markets. It’s industry-leading developments like this, and many others in its portfolio, that highlight the pioneering methods behind how SI Protech works.

In a world full of demanding consumers who are always looking for ways to make their life easier, SI Protech manufactures products to fulfil that demand. Investment has also played a heavy part in its recent growth, with substantial investments being put into injection moulding machines, robots, ancillaries and automated assembly equipment and into the people.  By constantly improving the infrastructure and equipment, it ensures work is always at the highest standard and keeps up with the latest technology. SI Protech invests 10% of its annual turnover into research and development; mre than most FTSE companies who spend roughly 5%. It’s this investment into manufacturing that keeps SI Protech competitive with larger manufacturing companies. The efficiency of how SI Protech has always, and continues to be run is one of its greatest achievements. It has 25 core employees with very low staff turnover, meaning it has a factory of committed and highly trained workers. Even the contract employees return year after year to keep up with seasonal demands. And while automation has become a bigger part of the business, it hasn’t taken over the quality provided by the workforce. SI Protech always ensures its staff are redeployed in other areas of its manufacturing process, ensuring their specialities continue to drive the business.

Much of the new investment has been to support our key customers such as Heineken and its operating companies around the world and our parent company in the USA – the Joseph company headquartered in Irvine , California.