St Augustin, Germany -- German polyurethane machinery supplier Hennecke held open days 15-16 June at its corporate headquarters, to inform nearly 100 interested processors about the benefits of the Elastoline F development for making cast elastomer parts. The company says the equipment is "a completely new type" and ideal for processing systems based on TDI (toluene diisocyanate) or MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate).
The difference lies in the modular machine concept, allowing it to meet specific customer requirements, says Hennecke.
Technical PU cast elastomer components are indispensible in mechanical engineering and many other industrial sectors today: they offer extremely high resistance to wear, great mechanical resilience, low residual deformation and vibration-absorbtion in numerous applications, Hennecke notes.
Demand for such parts has grown continuously over the past few years, and Hennecke has helped processors optimise the quality and quantity in manufacture of elastomer parts.
Elastoline machines cut the manual work required, improve hygiene in the workplace and offer "optimised functional sequences," says Hennecke.
The company feels that the latest machine generation, Elastoline F, supports processor using MDI and TDI-based PU elastomers of all types, claiming it "ensures top-quality production results even when very different requirements and extremely difficult processing parameters are to be met."
The machine concept is flexible with a modular setup of the metering lines and a compact design, which allows customised order adjustment and subsequent modifications.
Another highlight is advanced mixhead technology, equipped with a hydraulic control system for extremely short switching cycles and superior metering quality right from the factory.
Construction and design of this forward-looking elastomer plant "is able to keep up with considerably more costly solutions," says Hennecke.
PIC: Visitors observe the Elastoline F's operation at one of Hennecke's open days