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Development of a cyclic economy

The economic downturn has decimated the market for recycled materials like cardboard, plastic, newspaper and metals. Across the country, this junk is accumulating by the ton. Human beings would produce so much waste a day, while waste which is directly disposed could cause environmental pollution without sorting and recycling.

At present, Botswana current waste disposal methods are mostly in the traditional way of dumping landfill, taking up thousands of acres of land and flying insects and flies, overflowing sewage, sticking to high heaven, seriously polluting the environment. While western countries have widely used alternative waste disposal method – incineration. After high-temperature incineration of waste will not take up a lot of land though, but it needs not only amazing investment and will increase the risk of secondary pollution.

While no matter landfill or incineration, these ways are unnecessary waste for the resource, we continue to turn the limited resources into waste and then bury them, where our generations are to survive?

Therefore, the waste classification is imperative, not only can it reduce the footprint and environmental pollution, but also it can turn waste into wealth, with social, economic and ecological benefits in three areas. Such as the separation of the PPPE waste plastic, it can be used for washing, granulating, film blowing, bag making, can also be injection molding, moreover it also produce landscape WPC, while the PET bottle material, can be used for washing, granulating, clothing, or producing packing tape ; wood can make paper and so on. In short, waste is the one when mixed together, while after separation and recycling, it turns into wealth.

Ordinarily the material would be turned into products like car parts, book covers and boxes for electronics. But with the slump in the scrap market, a trickle is starting to head for landfills instead of a second life.

“It’s awful,” I guessed, on like scrap metals and aluminum where they are taken to South Africa for recycling, there is no market for cardboard, like old cereal, rice, pasta boxes and papers.

Looking at the office papers being used by government offices; departments and, many private companies together with tender documents submitted to various governments departments and different organization’s quarter-acre yard is already packed fence to fence. Either of all these profitable junks go to landfill or it begins to cost us environmental hazard; or even money to dispose.

There are no signs yet of a nationwide abandonment of landfill. But I flutter that after years of growth, the whole system is facing an abrupt shutdown.

Many large recyclers in China and South Africa are enjoying the waste product of our country, turning them into useful commodities, selling the recycle commodities back to us and at the same time making revenue to boost South Africa economy. Why must we rely on other countries; thinking that they are cleaning our country for us but rather using us to make their economy richer? Why should we continue to be paid P2.00 for a ton for what we think is a waste and then pay P500.00 to buy it again for reuse? Which economy has gain? P 2.00 or R 500.00?

The scrap market in general is closely tied to economic conditions because demand for some recyclables tracks closely with markets for new products. Cardboard, for instance, turns into the boxes that package electronics, rubber goes to shoe soles, and metal is made into auto parts .I want to assume that awareness into the forces behind the recycling should be a major need in our economy.

Botswana environmentally conscious inspectors have been able to pat themselves on the back and feel good about creating or building new landfills nationwide rather than suggesting to the government to create a serious recycling business programs for citizens.

A recycling business programs for citizens will help in curbing unemployment and at the same time boost our economy. But most recycling programs seen from other country benefiting from it have been driven as by speechmaking.

It is obvious that South African cities and their contractors made recycling easy in part because there was money to be made. Businesses, too — like grocery chains and other retailers — have profited by recycling thousands of tons of materials like cardboard each month. So why can’t Batswana  also do it rather than giving South Africa  to do it for us; in short, “Making money out of us”?

What economy should know is that; waste and food scraps will continue to emerge months after month as a mountain of loamy compost hazardous materials not allowing air to enter but rather allowing pungent odors wafting over the countryside. “This is the bad side of trash,”

I strongly believe there are more practical wealth, success and profits in recycling paper, particularly for the Botswana and some other Southern African market. Waste paper recycled products should be able to command rapid economic growth and revenue to Batswana and our government instead of dumping it into landfills. Not to sell it would be like burying money because of that, collecting paper for recycling should be at an all-time high.

Bagaetsho, this decade is the best for recycling markets ever and if you can’t make money recycling, you should go elsewhere. Recycling should be part of almost everyone’s life. Lets’ be a model of how to recoup from a stumble.

Polymer Corp. invests in injection molding division

Polymer Corp is expanding its injection molding division with a bigger press and a move from Monson, Mass., to nearby Palmer, Mass., which will increase its large-part manufacturing capability and provide more space.

“The main thing is that we outgrew our other facility. It is inefficient and we had to get more efficiency,” said President and CEO Bob Underwood, in a telephone interview.

The company, which is headquartered in Rockland, Mass., is converting about 58,000 square feet of what was formerly warehouse space in Palmer into a more modern manufacturing facility that it hopes will be ready in late September or early October.

“Our work production is much larger than it’s been in the last five to 10 years,” said Jim Ryan, the company’s chief operating officer.

The company is revamping the building for manufacturing, including new wiring and a 5-ton overhead crane, according to Ryan. Floors are being redone, and a clean room area is in the design stage.

The company has already ordered an 800 ton Haitian press to boost its capacity, and it will soon be delivered to the new facility. Overall, Polymer Corp. has 23 injection presses, ranging from 28 tons up to the new 800 ton.

Last year the company installed two 500 ton Haitian presses.

The move will be made in stages to provide continuity in the production process. It will start in mid-September with plans to be completed by the end of October.

“It is a very good location for our workforce and is close to the Mass Pike,” Ryan said.

The company’s existing facility in Monson has lower ceilings and was not built for modern manufacturing. The company looked at alternate locations, both in state and out of state. However, a key consideration was its skilled workforce. The company expects all 78 employees to make the move.

Ryan said Polymer Corp. worked closely with state and local officials. The state announced that the company will receive a 10-year tax increment financing package of $57,757 from the town of Palmer. It is also getting $368,486 in investment tax credits from the state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council. The project is expected to create 23 new jobs.

Underwood said the project was a significant investment and will allow for growth opportunities. Polymer Corp. does work that range from gunstocks and recoil pads for recreational firearms to medical equipment housings. It also does high-end industrial products and defense work.

The company also does liquid resin casting at its Rockland facility, and it has a Polymer marine division for undersea components for various industries.

“We’re having a really good year – a record year,” Underwood said.

He would not disclose sales figures, but noted that the company has had continuous growth through the downturn has seen a substantial pickup in business lately.

Automotive components manufacturer diversifies business focus

The economic crisis led to a slump in business and motivated the components manufacturer to reassess its focus on automotive components and branch out into the nonautomotive electronic components sector by becoming a contract manufacturer for a broader range of original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Murray reports that the company’s focus on quality compliance and standards certifications throughout its manufacturing processes has enabled it to expand into the nonautomotive electronic components industry with ease.

“We have designed our engineering processes to be fully aligned with the procedures and practices of the various automotive OEMs. We have advanced product quality planning teams who are responsible for undertaking quality assessments, failure modes and effects analyses to help identify potential failures, based on similar past experiences and production-part approval process procedures,” he says.

Further, the company has strict in-house electromagnetic compatibility testing equipment to ensure that the products are not susceptible to outside influence and that they do not emit any electromagnetic influences.

The tests are based on automotive industry specifications as outlined by German safety monitoring agency TüV and the German Association of the Automotive Industry, besides other specifications.

The lessons learnt from automotive industry specifications and Pi Shurlok’s lessons are applied to each new task being handled, says Murray.

Pi Shurlok GM Dion Hardy states the company aims to retain its quality standards, as well as reduce manufacturing costs and rationalise its activities to increase manufacturing capacity, while also extending its customer base in the industrial market, where it is seeking more business opportunities.

The company’s OEM component supply currently constitutes about 60% of its business, with the balance being components supplied to the non-OEM automotive sector.

The manufacturer plans to reach an equal 50% ratio between its automotive OEM supply and its non-OEM supply by diluting the non-OEM supply with nonautomotive components.

“Pi Shurlok’s immediate available manufacturing capacity is 47% and, as a result of its existing and established infrastructure, new production programmes can be implemented in a short time with minimal investment,” says Hardy.

The low- to medium-volume manufacturer provides a niche supply of electronic components for domestic OEMs and eight international clients in Europe, the Americas and Asia, including Japan.

The company’s manufacturing facility, in Pietermaritzburg, comprises three separate flexible assembly plants and has a combined floor space of 8 300 m2. The facility includes surface mount device facilities, antistatic floors, cleanrooms and wave soldering equipment in inert environments.

There are four component production lines that populate circuit boards using component cassettes in a pick-and-place method. This is done by a fully automated or semi-automated system, depending on the component being manufactured.

The linear cell assembly structure places each staff member in charge of a range of tasks when moving between the cell structures and specific client instrument clusters.

This enables staff to acquire various skills, as well as familiarise themselves with the hardware, software, mechanical, illumination and visual aesthetic elements of the manufactured products.

Nilan Tool and Mold Changes Ownership

Nilan Tool and Mold, a leading manufacturer of molds for injection molded rubber components, completed the sale of it’s assets on July 9th, 2012. For more than 40 years, Nilan Tool has been designing and fabricating molds for the rubber and plastics industries. Building molds from standard compression to state-of-the-art valve gated cold runners has made Nilan a leader in the medical, automotive and aerospace industries. Hermann Grabenstatter, the outgoing Owner and President, has been involved with Nilan for over 40 years. “The market for domestically produced engineered parts is growing rapidly and Nilan is uniquely positioned to take advantage that growth” says Grabenstatter.

The new owner, Tyler Jeffrey, is President and CEO of the new organization. Jeffrey, a resident of LaGrange, Il, has over 23 years of business experience in a wealth of industries, most recently as the Sr. Vice President at World’s Finest Chocolate in Chicago. Hermann will remain with the business to aid in transition and provide technical expertise, training, and consulting. Nilan Tool and Mold has been an industry leader in making molds for injection molded rubber parts. Nilan specializes in high tolerance parts for the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries.

“Hermann has built a strong business with a unique niche. I plan to continue his legacy and grow from the solid foundation he’s built.”, said Jeffrey.

Employees and customers were notified this week of the change. The company will look to increase sales through enhanced offerings, skills, and a dedication to industry leading quality. Nilan has been a supplier for over 30 years to Federal Mogul, CR Industries, DANA Corporation, Freudenberg-NOK, and Parker Hanifin Corporation to name a few.

Louisiana Robotic Machines Wins

Louisiana Robotic Machines Wins ‘Special Design’ Award For Robotic Hand Using igus Cable Carriers

Louisiana Robotic Machines has developed an innovative, all-pneumatic robot hand that uses Zipper-style cable carriers in its finger joints. The design won the “Special Design” award in the igus vector 2012 competition, which sought to honor those implementing polymer cable carriers in unique and challenging ways.

Louisiana Robotic Machines designs, develops, and builds robotic manufacturing machines. Recently, the company embarked upon the design and development of its DigitL Pneumatic Hand: an all-pneumatic hand intended for educational environments. Since the robot hand is for instructional use, it had to be easy to assemble and disassemble. The company opted to use five Zipper Energy Chain cable carriers from igus to build out the fingers and thumb, which resolved design challenges that Louisiana Robotic Machines had previously encountered, such as too much weight and a lack of durability.

Small cylinders in the Zipper chains carry out the movements, bending and stretching the fingers. The zip-up principle of the Zipper Energy Chains makes fitting and servicing the cylinders effortless. The chain’s polymer material holds its strength under stress and the chains themselves allow visual observation without restricting the moving, mechanical parts. By reducing the number of parts involved from 75 to 25, the company also reduced assembly and disassembly times.

Louisiana Robotic Machines saved thousands of dollars in injection molding and tooling by integrating the igus Zipper Energy Chain cable carriers into their design. The fact that the Zipper chains are readily available also contributes to a LEAN Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing package for the company.

The Digitl Hand won the Special Design award in the vector 2012 competition, which received 162 entries from 27 different countries. KUKA Systems, located in Augsburg, Germany, received the gold vector award for their design of the KUKA Cobra: a faster, lighter and more compact robot system for press automation, which increased output while combining a dynamic linear axis with unique flexibility.

Joury van Gijseghem from DEME, in Antwerp, Belgium, received the silver vector for the Amoras project. Brackwater from the Port of Antwerp is routed into large tanks and the sludge suctioned off by pumps on the bridge for treatment. These pumps can be moved across the entire span of the 492 foot bridge using a System E4-350 Energy Chain from igus, which is wear proof, maintenance free and resistant to seawater and mineral oil. The unique design allows the entire plant to operate around the clock without the need for maintenance.

The SCM Group S.p.A., from Rimini, Italy, received the bronze vector for its use of igus’ TwisterBand Energy Chains to manufacture a custom woodworking machine. The machine is able to carry out numerous different movements as it follows the contour of the workpiece, including rotating around its own axis with an overall rotation of 1,440 degrees in both directions. The igus TwisterBand was a lightweight and low cost solution for SCM.

The Benefits of a Modular Machine

Traditionally, a complex manufacturing machine has one large, powerful controller that governs sequencing, motion and I/O. Multiple drives and motors are connected to the controller via a motion network. The controller itself can be linked to a human-machine interface, a PC, or both. It might also be connected to a manufacturing execution system or an enterprise resource planning system.

This approach is not the easiest system to optimize, but it does have its advantages, particularly if the application requires synchronized motion between multiple axes. Such applications include six-axis robots, injection molding machines, milling machines and water-jet cutting machines.

For an automated assembly system, however, engineers would prefer to take a modular approach to machine design. A modular system is more flexible, faster to change over, and—for medical device assembly—easier to validate and simpler to clean.

“With a modular system, it’s easier to diagnose an issue,” says Chris Knudsen, product marketing supervisor at Yaskawa America Inc. “You can isolate a problem to a specific module instead of a whole line. And, if the module is critical to your process, you can have a spare ready to go in case of a problem or sudden bottleneck.”

For the machine builder, a modular approach means less development time, smaller component inventories, and the ability to integrate a wider range of machine functions. Machine builders can also rough out common modules, such as pick-and-place units, in advance of a project.

A modular system consists of a series of cells or modules. Each cell has its own control—a programmable automation controller (PAC). A PAC is a compact controller that combines the features and capabilities of a PC-based control system with that of a typical programmable logic controller (PLC). PACs are available from a number of companies, including Yaskawa, Beckhoff Automation, Opto 22 and Schneider Electric.

“A modular system has more of a distributed control system vs. a centralized control,” explains Knudsen. “PACs have become smaller, more connectable and less expensive, and you can now afford to just pop one of these controls into each module, as opposed to one big, fancy controller running the entire system. So you might have a line with five PACs and one PLC that’s just monitoring the whole line.”

“With a modular system, it’s easier to diagnose an issue.”—Chris Knudsen, Yaskawa America Inc.

High-speed networks, such as Ethernet/IP, Modbus and OPC, have supplanted point-to-point wiring in assembly systems and enabled engineers to take a modular approach to design. “Network speeds are now close to the speed of PC or PLC backplanes,” says Knudsen. “These open network standards also ensure interoperability.”

On the software side, standardized, object-oriented programming environments, such as IEC61131-3, are well-suited for modular machine design. IEC61131-3 has been adopted by numerous suppliers, including Yaskawa, Siemens, Bosch Rexroth, Schneider, Beckhoff, Omron, Mitsubishi Electric, and B&R Industrial Automation.

“Object-oriented programming means that the code is modularized,” says Knudsen “Think of an object as a subroutine. You feed it some variables and it spits out an answer, but you don’t necessarily need to know everything that’s going on inside the subroutine.”

Is a modular system faster than centralized control? “There’s a speed advantage within the module, because you have this controller that’s handling everything just for that module,” says Knudsen. “There may be a slight speed disadvantage when synchronizing the motion of each module. In a traditional system, if I want to synch, say, Axis 9 with Axis 1 and Axis 2, I would be doing it across the backplane of the controller, which is immune to noise and very fast. That’s why a milling machine will have a central controller, because it’s got to synchronize everything very tightly.

“On the other hand, a traditional system will eventually max out on axis count, I/O count and scan times.”

Outsourcing Mold Design and Mold Making Plastic Injection Molding

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Things To Take Into Consideration

Industrial facilities that make these types of plastic items must be cautious when deciding on the best plastic supplier seeing that not all materials will be of the very best quality. Following, we will clarify several things about plastic molding techniques so you can make the best decision.

Initially, you need to determine which production method best fits your product’s requirements. Additionally, do you need simply small design support or a complete concept to reality process?

Any structural foam process offers the selling point of making rigid products which have an external skin wrapped around a cellular foamed center. This method allows parts to have a big strength to weight ratio which can be more firm as compared to solid parts of the same weight.

Gas assist molding can be described as process which applied nitrogen that will carve out big sections from the product. The gas forms channels through the hotter, a lot less viscous sections of the part and do not mix with the resin. The main advantage of this process allows moldings to get thick wall portions without sink marks as well as the swirl look that structural foam results in.

The high-pressure injection molding method creates parts that look wonderful and will be offering an unequalled flexibility of design and style. The range of products this technique allows for is undoubtedly something you should consider, but it’s worth it to evaluate all available techniques and select the right one for the item.

Numerous molded plastic manufactures offer additional valuable solutions. These types of services will help you throughout many aspects of the component manufacturing process. These types of services incorporate identifying assembly requirements, decorating and also design companies, fabrication, supply management, kitting, ideas for painting, as well as program operations.

Determined by your product, you may need to select a manufacturer who is able to make items from a variety of materials. Get a manufacturer that can utilize a wide variety of plastic components, resources and filler systems. Look into one who features a range of materials ranging from commodity grades of polyethylene to engineering grades of Nylon. Perhaps you are in need of simple glass reinforcements or maybe unique carbon based ingredients. A competent maker will have a way to provide the choices you are looking for.

Obviously, the grade of the materials you make use of will influence the outcome of the product. You will want to be sure that your vendor is licensed and that they are capable to use the newest technology.

It also helps when the firm is helpful and works together with various other firms in their industry. When you work with the same producer and create a friendly business relationship, you need to make sure that they will always be capable of meet your requirements. In case you stick to all the guidelines above, you’ll never need to be concerned that your supplier is going to fall short on anything you require.

Things To Take Into Consideration When Selecting

When walking through your own home, take a look at the volume of things you’ve got that are made from plastic. Folks with kids know how important it is to have mugs that happen to be produced from plastic instead of glass as mishaps will take place. Having to keep food in the fridge with no use of plastic is actually hard to think about.

Plastic Manufacturing

Industrial facilities that make these types of plastic items must be cautious when deciding on the best plastic supplier seeing that not all materials will be of the very best quality. Following, we will clarify several things about plastic molding techniques so you can make the best decision.

Initially, you need to determine which production method best fits your product’s requirements. Additionally, do you need simply small design support or a complete concept to reality process?

Any structural foam process offers the selling point of making rigid products which have an external skin wrapped around a cellular foamed center. This method allows parts to have a big strength to weight ratio which can be more firm as compared to solid parts of the same weight.

Gas assist molding can be described as process which applied nitrogen that will carve out big sections from the product. The gas forms channels through the hotter, a lot less viscous sections of the part and do not mix with the resin. The main advantage of this process allows moldings to get thick wall portions without sink marks as well as the swirl look that structural foam results in.

The high-pressure injection molding method creates parts that look wonderful and will be offering an unequalled flexibility of design and style. The range of products this technique allows for is undoubtedly something you should consider, but it’s worth it to evaluate all available techniques and select the right one for the item.

Numerous molded plastic manufactures offer additional valuable solutions. These types of services will help you throughout many aspects of the component manufacturing process. These types of services incorporate identifying assembly requirements, decorating and also design companies, fabrication, supply management, kitting, ideas for painting, as well as program operations.

Determined by your product, you may need to select a manufacturer who is able to make items from a variety of materials. Get a manufacturer that can utilize a wide variety of plastic components, resources and filler systems. Look into one who features a range of materials ranging from commodity grades of polyethylene to engineering grades of Nylon. Perhaps you are in need of simple glass reinforcements or maybe unique carbon based ingredients. A competent maker will have a way to provide the choices you are looking for.

Obviously, the grade of the materials you make use of will influence the outcome of the product. You will want to be sure that your vendor is licensed and that they are capable to use the newest technology.

It also helps when the firm is helpful and works together with various other firms in their industry. When you work with the same producer and create a friendly business relationship, you need to make sure that they will always be capable of meet your requirements. In case you stick to all the guidelines above, you’ll never need to be concerned that your supplier is going to fall short on anything you require.

First American Plastic Recognized As A Certified Minority Owned Business

First American Plastic Molding Enterprise sets an industry standard as a successful minority-owned and operated business. With high standards and a dedicated staff, First American offers the best in plastic molding services.

“We at First American Plastic are proud to lead our industry with a skilled staff, cutting edge tools, and the experience to help our customers complete even the most complicated plastic molding project,” said Steve Erickson, a vice president at First American Plastic Molding Enterprise. “We’re happy to represent diversity ownership with services that have earned a reputation for excellence.”

As a certified Minority Business Enterprise, First American is recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Arkansas-Mississippi Minority Supplier Development Council. Certification indicates that a company is no less than 51 percent minority-owned, operated and controlled.

First American Plastic Molding Enterprise is known as a top provider of quality plastic molding services. The company offers mold repair and maintenance services, as well as mold design and climate-controlled storage. First American can be involved with projects at varying degrees, either providing design guidance or completing entire projects.

“To hear more about our quality services, or to find out more about what it means to be a certified minority-owned business, call a First American representative today,” Erickson said.