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Davis-Standard to Promote Total Solutions at Chinaplas 2021
Davis-Standard, LLC will market total solutions encompassing product capabilities and support services at booth #R11, Hall 10 during Chinaplas 2021,
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Interview with Plastics Technology, “PPEs Are Here to Stay: Is Your Sheet Line Ready
Plastics Technology’s interview with Steve DeAngelis, VP of Sheet and Foam Systems with Davis-Standard This article can also be viewed
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Plastic Coated Papers Installed Second Davis-Standard Extrusion Coating Line | Employee-Owned Business Thrives on Entrepreneurial Spirit and Quality Products
Plastic Coated Papers, Inc. of Pensacola, Florida, installed its second Davis-Standard extrusion coating line. The employee-owned company, which has seen
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Davis-Standard Introduces Model 4000AG Fully Automated Crosshead
Davis-Standard is pleased to introduce the Model 4000AG fully automated crosshead for elastomer hose applications. Based on Davis-Standard’s successful fleet of manual Model 2000, 3000, and auto 3000A designs, this crosshead delivers closed loop, stepper-driven automatic control of tube concentricity and wall thickness in a hands-free, low maintenance package. “The Model 4000AG is a practical next step in Davis-Standard’s efforts to support processing efficiency and scrap reduction,” explained Joe Wnuk, Vice President of Davis-Standard Elastomer Systems. “Hose producers can improve product dimensional qualities while increasing material savings during start-up and product size changeovers. More consistent hose, minimized scrap, and ease of operation all equate to considerable cost savings and more consistent manufacturing practices.” Wnuk said the Model 4000AG is also beneficial from the perspective of workplace safety and user-friendliness. The design is engineered to minimize operator involvement and use of hand tools. The crosshead’s fixed die eliminates the need to loosen or tighten bolts for fine-tuning. For concentricity adjustment, operators use a joystick instead of manual wrenches. Wall thickness modifications are stepper-driven, eliminating the requirement of hand tools and intrusive thickness measuring devices. For ease of operation, the crosshead’s HMI touchscreen interface streamlines functionality. Initial tooling set-up and maintaining operator-to-operator consistency is simplified. Immediate in-line product feedback helps identify and correct off-spec issues, reducing errors and promoting reliable on-spec results. Programmable features provide seamless integration of existing or new X-ray gauge controls. In terms of retrofits, many existing Model 2000 and 3000 heads can be retrofitted to take advantage of the Model 4000AG automated design features. These retrofits require the current Model 2000/3000 standard tooling. The use of an existing X-ray gauge and controller to provide a signal is integrated into the Davis-Standard PLC Controller, Have a question or want to inquire about the Model 4000AG? Contact us today!
NewAge Addresses Surge in Biopharm Product Demand with Davis-Standard Silicone Extruders and Added Capacity
[caption id="attachment_5278" align="alignnone" width="525"] Silicone Extrusion line at NewAge Industries.[/caption] NewAge Industries of Southampton, Penn., has been instrumental in the fight against COVID-19, propelling the company to grow production capacity and add manufacturing space. In early 2021, NewAge will install three Davis-Standard silicone extruders at a new 90,000 square-foot facility, and add 3,600 square-feet to its existing plant for more cleanroom space. This increased capacity will go a long way towards supplying AdvantaPure tubing sets, used in the production of the COVID-19 vaccine. NewAge’s high-purity, technically designed and engineered flexible tubing and hose, has been critical to applications involved in test kits, virus detection equipment and front-line supplies. In addition to biopharmaceutical markets focused on single-use processes, NewAge supports markets in food and beverage, cosmetics, health and beauty, industrial and agricultural applications. The three new silicone extruders will complement the company’s existing Davis-Standard equipment line-up, representing a nearly 25-year business relationship. NewAge purchased its first Davis-Standard extruder and feedscrew in 1996 to support flexible PVC and PU tubing applications. Less than two years later, NewAge was back to purchase their first Davis-Standard silicone rubber extruder. Three additional silicone extruders followed that included the support the company’s AdvantaPure product line. In addition, NewAge has six Davis-Standard thermoplastic extruders that service five extrusion lines, two of which are dedicated to AdvantaPure’s AdvantaFlex TPE product offering. Davis-Standard has also completed control upgrades, provided laboratory periphery equipment and aftermarket support. “Our business relationship with Davis-Standard is built on honesty and outstanding customer support,” said Matt Bauer, production manager at NewAge. “Davis-Standard always has our best interest in mind when selling us equipment for any of our processes. When something is not right, they will make it right, no matter what. The quality of their machinery and customer service is the reason every extruder owned by NewAge displays the Davis-Standard nameplate.” “NewAge is always innovating, which is something we appreciate at Davis-Standard because that’s a driver for us as well,” said Larry Giammarco, regional sales manager at Davis-Standard. “Being able to deliver reliable and high-performance elastomer and thermoplastic machinery to support their goals over the years has been rewarding. We appreciate their trust in us and look forward to delivering their latest batch of silicone extruders in 2021.” NewAge is the only employee-owned and B-Corporation in the Life Sciences/Biopharma industry in the United States. The company supplies one of the most diverse product lines of tubing, hose and fitting as well as unrivaled custom extrusion and fabrication services. Being an employee-owned business gives NewAge a unique advantage in supporting customers. Every team member plays an integral role in meeting customer experience goals and provides regular input on how to improve processes, eliminate waste, save costs and support fellow team members. The business’s success and failures are contingent on a team effort, and that has been instrumental to NewAge’s growth. “NewAge is comprised of people committed to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The team continually works to improve processes, products and communications,” explained Bauer. “We understand that success depends on everyone, business partners included, working well together. It’s a model for teamwork that we’re very proud of, and that has translated well in supporting customers.” For more information about NewAge, visit www.newageindustries.com. For more information about Davis-Standard’s equipment line, visit www.davis-standard.com.
SIFEM to Represent Davis-Standard in France
ER-WE-PA Davis-Standard GmbH is pleased to announce that SIFEM Cable will serve as Davis-Standard’s sales agent in France. SIFEM has more than 40 years of experience in industrial projects and extrusion applications encompassing film, sheet, pipe and profile, and wire and cable. As Davis-Standard’s representative, they will be responsible for facilitating direct contact with plastic converters and stakeholders throughout France, specifically identifying converting needs and marketing packaging solutions. “SIFEM has reputation for being a dynamic and responsive partner. Their team is known for listening to customers, whether it is for new equipment, a replacement or retrofit project, repair or technical services,” said Daniel Schiller, Area Sales & Project Manager of ER-WE-PA GmbH. “We look forward to working with them as they market our multi-faceted converting solutions and other extrusion technology in France. We also look forward to expanding our reach there and being able to offer regional service through our facility in Germany. ” For more information about SIFEM, visit www.sifem-extrusion.com. To speak with Alexandre Feuillet at SIFEM for Davis-Standard inquiries, please call +33 1 43 49 39 39 or connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandre-feuillet-10a693b6/.
Interview with PFFC: Efficiency in Winding and Unwinding
In a recent interview with PFFC, Dan Hould, Davis-Standard's Product Manager, discusses the most essential part of winding and unwinding.   Check out the article on the PFFC website here.
Davis-Standard to Host Virtual “Basics of Plastics Extrusion” Seminar
Davis-Standard is pleased to offer its popular “Basics of Plastics Extrusion” seminar, in virtual fashion, October 6 – 8, 2020. This three-day interactive seminar will cover the fundamentals of plastics extrusion, composition and properties of various polymers, and the mechanics of essential downstream processes. Session topics will include extruder components, temperature control, control systems, maintenance practices, screw and die design, among others. In addition, all participants will see a virtual borescoping and lab demonstrations, and receive a virtual tour of Davis-Standard’s manufacturing and technical facilities. “This seminar has been extremely beneficial to customers who seek to improve the knowledge base of their engineering and operational teams to strengthen overall productivity,” explained John Christiano, Davis-Standard’s Vice President of Extrusion Technology. “Although the seminar will be in virtual format this year, it still contains the same amount of robust instruction and interaction with our engineering and technical teams. We look forward to an outstanding session.” Daily instruction will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. for a total of 15 training hours. The fee is $695 per person with a 10 percent discount given for groups of three or more from the same company. Course books and materials are included. Class size is limited to promote student and teacher interaction. For enrollment details or more information about this seminar click here.
Brad Sprague Joins Davis-Standard’s Aftermarket Group
Davis-Standard is pleased to announce that Brad Sprague has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager Aftermarket – Midwest Region. In this capacity, he will be responsible for all large aftermarket sales including feedscrews, barrels, feed sections, gearboxes, conversion packages, control upgrades and extruder and equipment rebuilds for customers throughout the midwestern United States. He will support all Davis-Standard product groups in this role. Sprague brings more than 27 years of experience to his position, most recently with Graham Engineering as a regional sales manager. He has previous experience with Davis-Standard as a regional manager for the pipe and profile and elastomer product groups, also serving the Midwest region. Sprague is an active SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) member.
Davis-Standard’s Elastomer Solutions at RubberTech China
[caption id="attachment_4084" align="alignnone" width="401"] Model 3000A crosshead for rubber hose applications[/caption] Davis-Standard, LLC will market elastomer solutions encompassing product capabilities and support services at booth #1A113 during RubberTech China, September 16-18, in Shanghai. This will include the new model 3000A (automatic) crosshead as well as the company’s expanded manufacturing space at Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastic Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. As the global extrusion community continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis-Standard remains steadfast in fulfilling customer needs while keeping the health and safety of employees a priority. “After several months of adapting to the pandemic, we look forward to reconnecting with our customer base in Asia,” said Joe Wnuk, Vice President of Davis-Standard Elastomer and Profile Systems. “Now more than ever, it’s important to look at best practices in terms of equipment performance, employee safety, innovative products and supply chain efficiencies. We are eager to work collaboratively with customers to develop and support solutions specific to the Asian marketplace.” Davis-Standard engineers elastomer equipment for the production of tires, automotive hoses, adhesives and sealants, recreational equipment, construction and medical applications. Elastomer-specific technology is designed for efficiency and performance, including the DSREV extruder and the company’s latest crosshead design, the Model 3000A crosshead for rubber hose applications. This crosshead helps reduce scrap and accelerate start-up times for smaller lots. The results in material savings, quick product changes, simplified maintenance and improved quality are significant. In addition, a hydraulic pump system is not needed and the compact design does not require hoses. According to Wnuk, “One of the best features of this automatic design is the precision adjustment, which contributes to material savings due to tighter tolerances within specifications. This is especially valuable with frequent product and dimension changes, which are becoming more and more common.” The DSREV extruder has a patented pneumatic roll feed system for a uniform and consistent feed rate, electric heating and water-cooling for quicker response times, and feedscrews that maximize output and minimize scorch. Using a gear pump, processors are able to isolate high pressure and achieve pressure stabilization. Davis-Standard’s gear pump is equipped with a two-roll feeder (TRF) for cold feeding or to be used as a stand-alone device for fine mesh straining. Other advantages include improved filtration, reduced material retention time and a smaller footprint to integrate into existing lines. This is all supported by Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastics Packaging Machinery, Co., Ltd., which is central to the company’s customer focus in Asia. Developments in the areas of machine building and assembly, inventory and aftermarket services, field service engineering, and installation at customer sites have been essential to supporting customers. Last year, Davis-Standard added a 35,000 square-foot (3,251 square-meter) facility near the existing Suzhou shop to house control panel assembly and provide warehousing. In an ongoing effort to strengthen efficiencies and customer satisfaction, Davis-Standard’s Suzhou facility achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This validates processes across the board, internally and externally, and serves as a benchmark for the company’s commitment to operational quality and process improvement. For more information about Davis-Standard elastomer systems prior to the show, visit https://davis-standard.com/extrusion_system/elastomer/.