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Smartflow®, a brand of Burger & Brown Engineering, Inc.

4500 E. 142nd Street, 64030 Grandview, MO
USA

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SWAP® Valve for Quick Mould ChangeQuickly evacuate injection mould cooling water lines with a single handle motion. Keep shop floors clean and dry. Change moulds faster.

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K 2022 hall map (Hall 13): stand A89-10

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Contact

Paul Horner

Director European Headquarters

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44 (0) 1908 322 282

Email
sales@invotecsolutions.co.uk

Corey Brown

President

USA

Phone
1 816-8786675

Email
cbrown@burgereng.com

Mark Brown

CEO

USA

Phone
1-816-878-6675

Email
mbrown@burgereng.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Process automation
  • 03.07.007  Material handling
  • 03.07.007.05  Dosing and metering equipment
  • 03.07.007.05.01  Volumetric dosing and metering equipment
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Process automation
  • 03.07.009  Mould changing
  • 03.07.009.04  Mould changing systems
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.09  Ancillary equipment
  • 03.09.002  Heating and cooling technology
  • 03.09.002.03  Internal cooling equipment
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.10.004  Measuring and test equipment for thermal properties

Measuring and test equipment for thermal properties

Our products

Product category: Internal cooling equipment, Volumetric dosing and metering equipment

Tracer®VM and Tracer®VMA Line of Electronic Flow Meters and Regulators

TracerVM flow meters and TracerVMA with AutoReg are the newest flow meter and regulator solutions from Smartflow.
Many configurations are available to meet your application and budgetary needs. Highly accurate vortex shedding sensors provide temperature and flow sensing without moving parts using the most stable and precise technology in the industry.
  • TracerVM Base flowmeters are the most economical models with .5 to 3.5V output for connection to PLC or TracerVM Bluetooth Interface. These models are non-display and perfect for mounting on each circuit of a return manifold.
  • Smartlink® TracerVM Interface connects up to 8 TracerVM Base units to collect, transmit and store data for monitoring and process validation. This unit facilitates flow rate and temperature data collection and analysis via Ethernet connection. Alternately, the interface facilitates mobile device display via Bluetooth. Data export to .csv file is performed easily. Free PC software is available for users to download.
  • TracerVM with User Interface provides local or remote display capabilities in addition to programmable switching function for out of limit parameters. A separate relay is provided for connection to stack light or other peripheral. Features include: Reynolds Number Display, Totalizer Function, Programmable Switch, BTU's/min Calculation, Glycol Content Input, Turbulent Flow Indication (FCI Technology) and more.
  • TracerVMA with AutoReg is the most advanced solution including automatic flow regulation based on input from the user. Target flow rate or Reynolds Number is achieved quickly without intervention from processors. An alarm is provided if the target is not attained with the available flow. All functions of the TracerVM with User Interface are included in this unit including remote or locally-mounted full color display.
TracerVM and TracerVMA series meters and regulators are the number one solution for flow monitoring for injection mold cooling in support of Scientific Cooling principles.

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Product category: Mould changing systems

FasTie® Quick Ejector Tie-In System

FasTie Quick Ejector Tie-In System includes couplers and pull studs that quickly "tie-in" the mould ejector plate to the press ejection system in an injection moulding machine, dramatically reducing mould change time. The greatest time savings are realized in presses where space is limited and the ejector system is difficult to tie in using solid knock-out bars..
In a typical installation, the FasTie coupler is installed into the press ejector plate. The quick-connect locking mechanism in the coupler snaps mechanically onto the mould-mounted pull stud during mould installation. To release the ejectors, apply shop air to the coupler. The coupler opens to release the pull stud, disconnecting the press and mould ejector plates. The coupler remains in the open position, ready for a new mold to be set.

For multiple ejector locations, an air manifold is recommended to release all couplers simultaneously.

Four FasTie sizes are available: 1-inch, 1-3/8 inch, 2-inch, & 3-inch models suitable for most presses and knockout configurations.

Features and Benefits
  • Faster Mould Changes (implement SMED in manufacturing process)
  • Various Thread Sizes Available
  • Flexible Modular Installation (Center Ejector or Multiple Knockouts)
  • No Mould Modifications Required
  • Reduced Wear, parts stay connected during moulding cycles
  • Connects Mechanically
  • Disconnects Using Shop Air
  • Retracts Completely for Full Ejector Stroke Utilization
  • Hardened Steel Materials

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Product category: Internal cooling equipment, Measuring and test equipment for thermal properties

Cooling Water Manifolds (the platform for Engineered Solutions)

Smartflow Cooling Water Manifolds in standard and custom configurations are available from 3/4" through 2" line sizes with multiple port options. Manifolds in aluminium or stainless steel are excellent tools for organising cooling water flow critical to manufacturing quality moulded parts efficiently.

Each of the following manifold styles benefit plastics processors in unique ways.
  • Standard Aluminium Manifolds are economical and provide ample flow to mould circuits in support of Scientific Cooling℠ Principles. 
  • Duoflow Aluminium Manifolds provide smaller footprint ideal for mounting permanently to moulds in storage, reducing mould change time by simplifying water hookup to a single supply and return connection per mould half.
  • Stainless Steel Manifolds are suited for areas where water conditions are prone to corrosion when using other materials (de-ionised water for example).
Manifolds may be fitted with any of the following devices to increase function:
  • Quick disconnect or hose tail fittings
  • Ball valves
  • Mechanical flow meters 
  • Tracer®VM electronic flow meters
  • Mechanical flow regulators (brass or Delta-Q®)
  • Tracer®VMA with AutoReg™ electronic flow regulators
In a world with ever-evolving need for efficient process control and validation, it is important to have customizable options suited to each moulding situation. Smartflow manifolds provide the basis for creating Engineered Solutions to industrial cooling water applications.

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Company news

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10 Jun 2022

New Low Flow Indicators Released

Low Flow Indicator with Optional Delta-Q® Precision Flow Regulator

The Smartflow® Low Flow Indicator with Optional Delta-Q® Precision Regulator is an economical flow display solution for use inside critical, restricted cooling paths such as those with bubblers or baffles. 

The design and materials are based on the proven flowmeter platform of Smartflow small mechanical flowmeters. The unique flow path design provides visual indication of flow between 0.3 and 4 Liters Per Minute (0.08 to 1 GPM).

Maximum operating pressure is 6.9bar (100psi) for use standard process water cooling circuits. The new low flow indicator and the Delta-Q precision flow regulator form a cohesive assembly for additional control of flow if needed. Temperature and pressure gauges along with quick disconnect fittings can be added as needed. Threaded connections are available in brass or reinforced nylon materials in sizes 1/4”, 3/8” and ½” in NPT or BSPT.

This new flow indicator operates at a much lower flow rate than existing mechanical flow meters, economically and reliably solving the problem of unknown cooling conditions inside restricted, critical cooling channels.

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About us

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Burger & Brown Engineering is internationally known for its SMARTFLOW ® proprietary products for the moulding industry. Smartflow products comprise a line of multi-port manifolds for water and non-aggressive liquid applications, flowmeters for monitoring flow, temperature, and pressure, and limit switches for ejector plate, slide retention, and core pull applications.

Recent product introductions include cooling efficiency aids such as the Low Flow Indicators, Delta-Q ® precision flow regulators, Tracer®vm electronic flowmeters with Smartlink® Interface. ManifoldBuilder.com was launched in 2013 to allow customers access to 3D CAD information on Smartflow manifolds and custom assemblies. All Smartflow products are designed to help injection moulders save time and money through increased efficiency and moulded part quality.

Scientific Cooling Classes are available to educate injection moulders on cooling process efficiency using the science of heat transfer calculations specific to the plastics industry.

Working with European Headquarters office in the UK, Invotec Solutions Ltd., Smartflow customers worldwide have quick access to quality accessories used to manufacture plastic injection moulded parts faster and more efficiently.

Company data

Number of employees 31 - 100
Area of business
  • Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
Target groups Plastic product manufacturing