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Rotational moulding is an extremely important industrial process used in the manufacture of large and small, hollow plastic products. QUB has been at the forefront of major technological advances in the process for more than 30 years. Innovations in process monitoring (Rotolog™), process simulation (Rotosim™) systems and process optimisation (Rotocooler™) have had significant impacts on the process globally. One of the latest innovations currently on trial at QUB is the use of internal mould water spray cooling device (Rotocooler™). The Rotocooler device has the potential to significantly reduce manufacturing times and energy waste by accelerating the cooling phase of the process through the innovative use of water mist. This represents a fundamental step change in the capabilities of the rotational moulding process significantly reducing manufacturing cycletimes and energy usage and it is the catalyst for this project.  The vision is to create an entirely autonomous rotational moulding process cooling system where the cooling phase (50-70%) is directed and controlled through an intelligent system that uses a combination of signals from in-process sensors and predictions from simulation. The core research work will be the integration of the data derived from real-time process measurement and simulation, and it is fully interdisciplinary as it demands the expertise of mechanical engineers in rotational moulding, simulation and process monitoring, and electrical engineers in signals processing, data analytics and process control.

The project will require a dynamic individual, with strong leadership potential and organisational skills to fully exploit this opportunity by drawing together the work of an existing team of interdisciplinary researchers with the international industrial consortium that is developing the advanced moulding system. To get to know more about this project, plese click on the link below:

https://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/Doctoral-Training-Centres/citigens/Martin/#d.en.954003%20[qub.ac.uk]

Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is an international program designed to prevent resin pellet, flake, and powder loss and help keep this material out of the marine environement. Zero Pellet, Flake, and Powder Loss is a priority for the plastics industry—and a critical issue for our environment.
Spilled pellets, flakes, and powder can make their ways into local waterways and ultimately estuaries and the ocean. This isn’t just an eyesore and a litter issue; pellets, flakes, and powder, if accidentally mistaken for food by birds or marine animals, could harm them. That’s why the industry is behind Zero Pellet, Flake, and Powder Loss—and it can only be achieved with your help.
The OCS Program was created to help you protect the environment and keep it clean.
To find out more how to become a supporter of OCS, please click on the link below.
https://www.opcleansweep.org/supporters/become-a-supporter/

Rototrends 2 rev Explore the potential of rotational moulding in design and check the latest ARMO magazine ROTOTRENDS.

Please download and enjoy it: RotoTrends 02.pdf

 

ARMO Educational Video - ENG - Full Version

ARMO Educational Video - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

The latest version of the 2019-2020 Rotational Moulding Product Showcase has arrived.
Please click on the picture to download it.

It inludes:

Letter From The Chair
2019-2020 ARMO Rotational Moulding Product Showcase
Rotational Molding Continues to Surge by Alvin Spence, Centro Incorporated
Blending Lifelong Passions with Outstanding Design and Business Leadership by Michael Paloian, Integrated Design Systems, Inc.
RS Sailing Teaching the World to Sail by Martin Spencer, Unique Roto
Spin Hanging Lamp & Mara Collection – An Interview by Claudia Bolognino, SLIDE®
Creating New Roto Applications with Matrix’s Advanced Polyamide 6 (PA6) Powders by Matrix Polymers
Powder King® Presents its All New Proprietary EC200 Embedded Controller by Powder King®
Persico gets to the Core of the Problem through Smart Moulding by Persico Industrial
ARMO Calendar 2020 and many other interesting articles and news.

Enjoy it!