Emily Park

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Laboratory-Scale Carbon Fiber Production Equipment

Posted by Emily Park on Sep 26, 2017 8:21:00 AM

Whether you’re a product developer working on a new prototype fiber or a researcher looking to develop new production processes, you’ll need lab-scale equipment to produce your small volumes of carbon fiber.

For laboratory settings, full-size fiber manufacturing equipment is impractical. Fortunately, you can find lab-scale carbon fiber equipment to suit the needs of research and development much better.

When selecting laboratory equipment, keep in mind that you’ll not only want smaller versions of carbon fiber manufacturing machines, but also equipment that is flexible and can adapt to different processes as needed.

All of the systems are modular, thus individual components can be purchased, and as the need arises components can be added on.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best carbon fiber equipment for laboratory applications:

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Will we see you at CAMX in Orlando?

Posted by Emily Park on Sep 1, 2017 7:56:00 AM

We here at Izumi International are looking forward to attending The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Orlando, running from September 11 to 14.

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Adaptable Lift Stations for Automated Processes

Posted by Emily Park on Jun 27, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Do you need to transport products to conveyors at multiple heights? Do you need to load products into vertical storage racks and then retrieve them?  If so, you’ll need a high-quality vertical lifting actuator, or lift station.

In our experience, Robotunits extruded aluminum lift stations are among the best solutions for multi-level product conveyance or storage requirements. Here’s what sets them apart:

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Topics: Industrial Automation

A Guide to Musashi Adhesive Dispensing Solutions

Posted by Emily Park on Jun 8, 2017 8:49:00 AM

Looking for a reliable way to dispense pastes, sealants, epoxies and other adhesives for your manufacturing or R&D line? We’d like to get you pointed in the right direction.

In previous posts, we’ve looked at the general types of fluid dispensers available for product automation and how they work. In this post, we’re going to start with the needed adhesive application and list some of the specific dispensing products that are a best fit.

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing

Robotunits Extruded Aluminum Framing Spotted in Action

Posted by Emily Park on May 26, 2017 8:17:53 AM

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the strength and efficiency of extruded aluminum framing for mounting robots and other manufacturing equipment. We noted its strength when it came to bearing weight, but there’s another aspect to consider as well.

Several months ago we were at a trade show and saw a Robotunits aluminum frame in use. Representatives from ABB had set up a demonstration of their FlexPicker robot on the exhibition floor, and they relied on a Robotunits aluminum frame for the display. See the video we shot below:


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Topics: Industrial Automation, Aluminum Extrusion

Why We Recommend Robotunits T-slotted Aluminum Extrusion

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 16, 2017 1:07:12 PM

Are you considering investing in an aluminum frame system to mount production equipment or build
workstations? T-slotted aluminum extrusion systems are growing in popularity due to their ease of assembly and adaptability to changing workflows. (See our previous blog post to learn more about the many advantages of aluminum extrusion systems.)

There are many aluminum extrusion systems on the market to choose from. Here at Izumi International we highly recommend the Robotunits system, for several reasons:

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An Overview of Fluid Dispensing Systems

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 10, 2017 8:18:00 AM

Whether you’re in a traditional manufacturing industry or on the cutting edge of pharmaceutical or biomedical research, your production line is likely to need at least one fluid dispensing system.

Choosing the right dispensing system can be difficult with such a wide range of equipment on the market, from high-speed systems that dispense adhesives and greases to precision-volume dispensers for chemicals.

We’ve written a series of posts on the advantages of different dispenser types, but here is a high-level overview:

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Topics: Industrial Automation, Fluid Dispensing

Mechanical Dispensing Systems and Their Benefits

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 3, 2017 8:16:00 AM

This post is third in a series about fluid dispensing systems

In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of pneumatic dispensers, which work well in many manufacturing applications. However, if the liquids you’re trying to dispense have extremely high viscosities, or varying viscosity throughout the process (as in the case of some sealants, greases, waxes, or epoxies) a mechanical dispensing system is probably the best fit for you.

Here is an overview of mechanical dispenser systems (also called displacement systems):

Consistency and Precision

Because a pneumatic dispenser uses air pressure to dispense fluids, it will force out more fluid when it’s warm and less viscous, but less when it’s cooler and thicker. This is an issue if your process depends on consistent volume rates. 

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing

We’ll be at JEC World—will you?

Posted by Emily Park on Jan 27, 2017 11:04:56 AM

JEC World International Composites Event, the earth’s largest composites show, will be held March 14-16, 2017 at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, just outside of Paris.

Drawing 37,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, JEC World is a can’t-miss event for those in the carbon fiber industry. It offers three days of presentations from experts in the field, live demonstrations of new technology, and 1300 exhibitors displaying the latest applications of composites.

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Topics: Trade Shows and News

Benefits of Pneumatic Dispensing Systems

Posted by Emily Park on Jan 20, 2017 8:12:00 AM
This post is the second in a series about fluid dispensing systems.

One of the most commonly used types of fluid dispensers in the world of manufacturing is the pneumatic dispenser. As the name implies, these dispensers use a controlled, pressurized air source to force fluids out in either lines or dot patterns.

If you’re looking for a basic dispensing system for your product creation process, a simple pneumatic dispenser may be all that you need. Here are some of the key benefits:

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Topics: Fluid Dispensing