February 15, 2012
Gamma Meccanica SpA has developed a patent-pending Ecotronic control unit for use with its Compac line of reclaim systems for film, fibers and sheet.
The controller allows the Compac to save more than 40 percent of the energy from older Compac systems, and competitors’ units. A new transmission design has the latest frequency drive technology for rotor control, plus a software program that gives precise temperature control when operating the unit. Water is no longer used to control temperature.
Because the Ecotronic allows the reclaim system to run at much higher temperatures, the company can guarantee up to 10-15 percent moisture removal for most applications, without hurting throughput and quality of the granule.
Gamma Meccanica’s Tandem solution offers double filtration for recycled materials, with 100 percent print coverage and highly contaminated. The TDA 6.0 water ring pelletizer comes in a compact design, for 7-inch and 8-inch extrusion lines.
Gamma Meccanica, based in Bibbiano, Italy, is a 35-year-old company with more than 90 employees. Gamma Meccanica North America is in Greer, S.C.
The company makes reclaim systems for PET and nylon film, fibers and sheet. It is using the Ecotronic control and its Force Feed technology to reprocess bio-materials such as polylactic acid.
The firm specializes in handling materials that are heat-sensitive, low bulk density and hygroscopic.
Gamma Meccanica North America plans to exhibit at the Plastics Recycling Conference March 20-21 in Atlanta, and NPE 2012 (Booth 8644), April 1-5.
For technologies that the company does not manufacture in-house, it partners with Herbold Meckesheim USA for washing systems, Weima America Inc. for shredders and Kreyenborg Industries for screen changers.
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