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Wire and Plastic Machinery Newsletter, February 2016

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 WIRE AND PLASTIC MACHINERY CORP. NEWS BULLETIN
February 1, 2015

USED/RECONDITIONED EQUIPMENT FOR THE WIRE AND CABLE MANUFACTURER
Barrel Packers, Binders, Bobbin Winders, Braiders, Capstans, Caterpullers,
Coilers, Dancers, Extruders - Plastic, Extruders - Rubber, Extrusion Lines - Plastic,
Extrusion Lines - Rubber, Granulators, Miscellaneous, Motors, Optical Fiber Equipment, Ovens, Payoffs, Plastics Equipment, Preheaters, Printers, Reels, Rewinders, Rotating Equipment, Screws, Stripers, Strippers, Take-ups, Tapers, Testers, Textile Machinery, Tubular Stranders, Welders, Wire Drawing, NEW CATEGORY-Reconditioned and Painted

 

CONCURRENCE –
"Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? – Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) English Ballet Dancer
I had problems finding the right word to describe what is going on next week. I finally found “concurrence” of which one of its meanings is a simultaneous occurrence. How do you simply describe the assembly of these seemingly totally unrelated events – Super Bowl Sunday (and without Roman numerals to boot), Chinese Lunar New Year (#4713 - Year of the Red Fire Monkey), Mardi Gras (and subsequent Ash Wednesday and Lent) and the continuing visible planetary alignment of Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. Add in the first real primary vote for this year’s presidential election (New Hampshire) and you have a lot happening in a very short week. I noticed all this first when making up the annual family calendar and it just awed me that such major events could just align themselves one day after another. Does it mean anything? Of course not. But it does raise some good water cooler/coffee pot conversations. And there are always some that think it does mean something more. For instance, according to the Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, we will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to have good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind. That implies the status of events will be changing very quickly. Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationship and people relationship. And don’t forget that, supposedly, if the NFC team (Carolina Panthers) wins the Super Bowl, it will be a Bull Market; alternatively if the AFC (Denver Broncos) wins, then a Bear Market. By the way, I am rooting for Carolina mainly because, I just don’t like teams that beat my favorites. And of course, for Mardi Gras, just say “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” Let the good times roll!

WAREHOUSE MANAGER’S PICK OF THE MONTH 
Robin Baringer is manager of the Wire & Plastic Machinery Wadesboro, NC facilities. These 4 warehouses are located about a 1.5 hour drive east-southeast of Charlotte Airport. Robin has over thirty years of experience in the Wire and Fiber Cable Industry. He has worked throughout the industry for General Cable, Thermo-Electric Wire and Cable, Chester Cable, Remee Products, and O’Tech Corp. His expertise includes, cable design, extrusion processes, braiding, fiber optic tight buffer and loose tube processing. Robin has experience with machine layouts, applications, installations and understands the global environment and technologies in today’s competitive processes.

For this month, Robin pointed out a Ceeco 72” Drum Twister which has already been cleaned and painted for immediate delivery. This is a fork type machine and includes hydraulic lift platform and swinging arm traverse. Unit has 50 HP main DC motor and 20 HP DC traverse motor and use Reliance Flex-Pac 3000 DC Drives. Also included are a 10 position Oscillator Binder, 2 Concentric Binder Heads, Counter, Jelly Fill Tank, Tape Letoff, Filler Head and Form Tray Stand. The catalog number is CBR1202. If this is too small for you, take a look at the 96” cabler (CBR1201). Input these numbers into the inventory search area on our website (www.wireandplastic.com) to see photographs of the units. From there, you can then do an online quote request or email/call us direct.

COINCIDENCE – 
Four expectant fathers pace in a hospital waiting room while their wives are in labor. The nurse enters and tells the first man, "Congratulations, you're the father of twins."

"What a coincidence," the man says. "I work for the Minnesota Twins baseball team."

A little later, the nurse returns and tells the second man, "You are the father of triplets."

"That's really an incredible coincidence," he answers. "I work for the 3M Corporation."

An hour later, the nurse tells the third man that his wife has just given birth to quadruplets.

The man says, "I don't believe it! I work for the Four Seasons. What a coincidence."

After hearing this, everyone's attention turns to the fourth guy who has just fainted. He slowly regains consciousness and whispers, "I should have never taken that job at Millennium Computers."

WHOSE EXTRUDER DO YOU WANT? –
Some companies are better known than others for certain items. Over the many years that I have been in the industry, the US extruder manufacturer with the most respected name has been Davis Standard. Going into the standard database that we have, there are over 400 entries of plastic extruders just for the Davis Standard brand. Plus there are a chunk of their rubber extruders. Below is a short list of cleaned and painted Davis Standard plastics extruders ready to go. Head for www.wireandplastic.com and input the Item # in the search field to get additional info and to see photos. Then send in online quote request or email/phone us direct for pricing.

EXP961 – 2 1/2" Davis Standard Extruder, 24:1 L/D, Thermatic II – Bonham, TX

EXP741 – 3 1/2" Davis Standard Horizontal Extruder, 32:1 L/D Thermatic III, with port for gas injection – Wadesboro, NC

EXP603 – 6" Davis Standard Extruder, 24:1, 600SII, Water Cooled, 200 HP DC Motor – Wadesboro, NC

EXP1202 – 1 1/2" Davis-Standard 24:1 Extruder, Air cooled – Attleboro, MA

EXP1158 – 3.5" Davis Standard 24:1 Thermatic III Air cooled extruder w/ 100 HP DC Drive – Attleboro, MA

EXP1092 – 4 1/2" Davis Standard Extruder, 24:1, Thermatic II, Model 450S, 150 HP DC – Wadesboro, NC

EXP1058 – 3 1/2" Davis Standard Extruder, 24:1 L/D, Thermatic III, 75 HP DC Drive – Bristol, CT

GETTNG READY FOR GERMANY
The Wire Show in Dusseldorf will be happening on April 4-8 and of course, given the significance of this show and its distance away from us, means a lot of advance planning. As the booth has literally doubled in size from previous years and is now an island of its own, it has taken a bit of discussion to come up with the optimum layout to handle the traffic flow and to ensure that we are able to talk with everyone that comes by. The booth number has changed to 9E20 but is essentially in the same location as before. Please contact us ahead of time so we can schedule and prepare significant discussion time for your upcoming projects. I’ll give a bit more feedback on the booth design next month. I hear the Alts calling my name!!

BETTER DEFINED – 
Coffee (n.) the person upon whom one coughs.

Flabbergasted (adj.) appalled over how much weight you have gained.

Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

Esplanade (v.) to attempt an explanation while drunk.

Willy-nilly (adj.) impotent.

Negligent (adj.) A condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

Lymph (v.) to walk with a lisp.

Gargoyle (n.) olive-flavored mouthwash.

Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

Balderdash (n.) a rapidly receding hairline.

Testicle (n.) a humorous question on an exam.

Rectitude (n.) the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

Pokemon (n.) a Rastafarian proctologist.

Oyster (n.) A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

Frisbeetarianism (n.) The belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

Circumvent (n.) an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

Intaxication (n.) Euphoria at getting a tax refund until you realize it’s your money.

Reintarnation (n.) Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

Bozone (n.) The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas

from penetrating.

Foreploy (n.) Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purposes of getting laid.

Cashtration (n.) The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent.

Giraffiti (n.) Works of art, spraypainted very, very high.

Sarchasm (n.) The gulf between a sarcastic quip and someone who doesn’t get it.

Inoculatte (v.) To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Hipatits (n.) Terminal coolness.

Osteopornosis (n.) A degenerate disease.

Karmageddon (n.) Final moments on Earth

Glibido (n.) All talk and no action.

Dopeler effect (n.) The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Arachnoleptic fit (n.) The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidently walked through a spider web.

Beelezebug (n.) Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

Ignoranus (n. and some of us all) A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME – 
We have plenty of items in all of our warehouses that are already cleaned and painted and are just sitting on the floor just waiting for that certain someone to give them a new home. Head for www.wireandplastic.com and input the Item # in the search field to get additional info. Then send in online quote request or email/phone us direct for pricing.

CAP144 – 36” Davis Standard Belt Wrap Capstan –Attleboro, MA

CLR259 – 22” Dual Head Collapsible Head Coiler –Bonham, TX

CAT548 – 48” Bartell Belt Caterpuller –Bonham, TX

PAY1717.11 – 4 position Nextrom Fiber Payoffs (CMP1170) –Bristol, CT

PRE183 – Roots-Tech Preheaters –Attleboro, MA

MORE FUN STUFF FROM THE WEB –  

Bash The Trash - http://www.bashthetrash.com/Bash_the_Trash_Environmental_Arts/Pictures_Video/Pictures_Video.html

Pass the Salt - http://m.wor710.com/onair/mark-simone-52176/the-funniest-video-ever-about-kids-13030114/

Getting a Cup of Coffee - http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/president-barack-obama-just-tell-him-you-re-the-president

Planets - http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

Going to New Orleans - http://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/7-things-to-know-when-traveling-to-mardi-gras.html

PLANNING AHEAD - 
2nd Advanced Cable Middle East 2016 – The Oberoi Dubai, Dubai, UAE – February 2-3, 2016
Wire 2016 – Düsseldorf, Germany – April 4-8, 2016 (Booth 9E20)
Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo – Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI – May 11-12, 2016
WAI's Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2016 – Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT – June 7-9, 2016  (Booth 410)
Wire China 2016 – Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China – September 26-29, 2016 (Booth W1G05)
65th International Wire and Cable and Connectivity Symposium – Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI – October 2-5, 2016 (Booth 319)
Wire & Cable India – Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre Goregaon (East), Mumbai, India – October 5-7, 2016

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Erik Macs – Director of Sales
Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp.
100 Franklin Street
Bristol, CT 06010 USA
Tel: 1-860-583-4646 x317
Cell: 1-774-721-1185
Web: www.wireandplastic.com
Email: [email protected]
SKYPE: erikmacs

 

Other WPMC Contacts:
Rick Narang – President and Founder - [email protected]
Rahul Sachdev – Executive Vice President - [email protected]
Greg Malcervelli – VP Sales - [email protected]
David Forber – International Sales Consultant - [email protected]
Dennis Godin – VP Engineering - [email protected]
Marc Perkins – Commissioning Engineer - [email protected]
Rishi Narang – Marketing Manager - [email protected]
Raj Kapur – Director of Operations - [email protected]
Robin Baringer – NC Warehouse Manager - [email protected]
Jim Shaner – TX Warehouse Manager - [email protected]
John DaSilva – MA/RI Warehouse Manager - [email protected]
John Sullivan – New Haven, CT Warehouse Manager – [email protected]Wendy Wood - Sales & Inventory Administrator - [email protected]
Carol Lass - Administrative Assistant - [email protected]

 

 

 


Tags: Rotating Equipment, Extruders, Wire and Cable, Used Machinery, Davis-Standard Extruder, Reconditioned Equipment, Ceeco, Drum Twister, WPMC

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