Ecotronic control designed for reclaim lines

Published: February 15, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Product News, NPE 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.

Tel. 864-675-0775 fax 864 848-9948, email info@irecyclingsolutions.com.


Comments

Ecotronic control designed for reclaim lines

Published: February 15, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Broad spectrum purging compound from Shuman

August 27, 2014 9:39 am ET

Shuman Plastics Inc. has developed a broad-purpose purging compound suited to a variety of processing conditions in injection and blow molding,...    More

Image

Sony entering recycled PC market

August 27, 2014 11:08 am ET

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. is getting into a sideline of selling recycled resins.    More

Image

PolyOne expands special effects offerings for PET

August 27, 2014 11:03 am ET

PolyOne Corp. has added a new line of shimmer and frost-effect colorants to its InVisio line of color services and solutions.    More

Image

Scott & Fyfe launches fire-resistant mat for rail cars

August 27, 2014 10:56 am ET

Scott & Fyfe Ltd. has added an exceptionally fire-resistant chopped glass mat to its Polymat reinforcement product line.    More

Beckhoff Automation increases sales, expands headquarters plant

August 27, 2014 10:53 am ET

Beckhoff Automation GmbH of Verl, Germany, generated global sales of 435 million euros ($575 million) in 2013, an increase of 7 percent.    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events